46th Annual OHF: July 24 – 28, 2024

**Information will be added and updated as soon as possible.**

Click here for the OHF Home Page where you’ll find forms, flyers, and more!

Click here for a Printable PDF of the OHF Schedule! (coming soon)

Wednesday, July 24th – Sunday, July 28th

GOLD LEVEL SPONSORS

FIND MORE SPONSORS FOLLOWING THE SCHEDULE

FESTIVAL HEADQUARTERS

Located at: 228 Seneca Street

Hours:

• Wednesday: 6 PM – 9 PM
• Thursday: 12 PM – 4 PM
• Friday: 12 PM – 6 PM
• Saturday: 12 PM – 5 PM
• Sunday: 12 PM – 5 PM

*All event information is subject to change. Information will be added and updated as soon as possible.*

July 13

Oil Heritage Festival Softball Tournament
Hasson Heights and Mitchell Fields

Culligan Summer Fun Party
Culligan (425 Seneca Street, Oil City), 12 PM – 3 PM
Join the fun at Culligan for a Summer Fun Party. Learn what Culligan can do for your family while enjoying games, prizes, crafts, popcorn and snow cones! This event is free & open to the public. Parking is available at Oil City Community Alliance Church.

July 20

FLEX Bike ‘n Brew
Venango Chamber
More details coming soon!

July 23

Music at the Museum: Pine Valley Boys
Venango Museum, 7 PM
Admission is by donation at the door

Elks Club Chicken Barbecue
Sycamore Street, 4 PM, featuring barbecued chicken and pork

Oil Heritage Festival Junior Olympics
Oil City High School Track, 5 PM registration, 6 PM start
– Pre-registration is preferred but not necessary. Click here for the registration form.
– Registration opens at 5 PM, Event begins at 6 PM
– A picnic dinner will be provided to participants and their families after the event
– Ages 3 – 12, two divisions, boys and girls in each group – age groups will be broken down closer to the event
– In the event of inclement weather, the event will be canceled. If you are unsure, call the Venango Chamber Office at (814) 676-8521 or check here.

Oil Heritage Art Shows: Reception & Grand Opening
National Transit Building (206 Seneca Street), 6 PM

Oil Heritage Art Shows
National Transit Building (206 Seneca Street)  & Graffiti Gallery (228 Seneca Street), 6 PM – 9 PM

Music on the Square: Tom Petty Tribute Band
Town Square, 7 PM – 9 PM
Sponsored by the Oil City Main Street Program

Youth Alternatives, Inc. Tiny Tots Contest
Children Ages 1-3, Deadline to enter Friday, July 19
Voting at HQ Wednesday – Friday until 4 PM
Winners will be announced Friday, July 26 6:45 PM before the evening concert

Friends of the Library Book Sale
Oil City Library Basement, 9 AM – 7 PM

Touch-a-Truck
Sponsored by the Oil City Library
Central Avenue Plaza, 11 AM – 2 PM

Oil City Curb Market
Central Avenue Plaza, 11 AM – 6 PM

Oil Heritage Art Shows
National Transit Building (206 Seneca Street)  & Graffiti Gallery (228 Seneca Street), 12 PM – 4 PM

YWCA Spaghetti Supper
109 Central Avenue, 4:30 PM – 6:30 PM
Adult – $13, Child 4-12 – $8, 3 & under – FREE
Dine-In, Take-Out, and Drive-Thru options!

Children’s Fun Fair
Hosted by Community Services
Central Avenue Plaza, 5 PM – 7 PM
Free activities for children of all ages!
See the flyer by clicking here

Children’s Parade
More details coming soon!

Concert: Mostly Brass
Central Avenue Plaza, 5 PM – 5:45 PM

FLEX Ice Cream Social
Central Avenue Plaza (5 PM – 7 PM)

Concert: Mitch Littler
Central Avenue Plaza 6 PM – 7 PM

Venango Region Catholic School Festival
St. Stephen’s School Parking Lot, 6 PM – 9 PM

Outstanding Front Porch Contest: Winner Announcement
Central Avenue Plaza, 7 PM
Click here for the registration form. Deadline to registrar is July 16th.

OHF Queen Crowning
Central Avenue Plaza, 7:15 PM
Rain Location: Christ Episcopal Church

Evening Concert: Wyllis Street Band
Central Avenue Plaza 7:30 PM

Friends of the Library Book Sale
Oil City Library Basement, 9 AM – 5 PM

Oil Heritage Art Shows
National Transit Building (206 Seneca Street)  & Graffiti Gallery (228 Seneca Street), 12 PM – 6 PM

City Of Oil City Children’s Pool Party
James A. Nelles Pool
Ages 0-6 from 12 PM – 3 PM, Ages 7-12 from 3 PM – 6 PM, FREE

Food Vendors
Enjoy food from local food vendors in the parking lot during the evening concerts!
**Don’t forget to patronize our downtown restaurants, too! There is so much to offer. Local restaurants include: Billy’s, McNerney’s, Bud’s Pizza, Double Play, Taco Shack, Baked Goods from Heaven, Famoore’s, Villa Italia, The Marvic Tavern, Woods & River, Open Door Café, Core Goods, Pizza Hut, Four Star Pizza, Domino’s Pizza, McDonald’s and more!

Oil Heritage Festival Craft Show
PennDOT Lot (286 Elm Street), 5 PM – 9 PM
Find the registration form here

Youth Alternative’s Annual Barrel Race
James A. Nelles Pool, 6 PM

Venango Region Catholic School Festival
St. Stephen’s School Parking Lot, 6 PM – 9 PM

Concerts in the Parking Lot: Best Intentions
PennDOT Lot (286 Elm Street), 5 PM – 6:30 PM

Concerts in the Parking Lot: Count The Years
PennDOT Lot (286 Elm Street), 7 PM – 10 PM

Oil Heritage Festival Craft Show
PennDOT Lot (286 Elm Street), 9 AM – 4 PM
Find the registration form here

Oil City Firefighters 5K Run/Walk
Race begins on West First and Petroleum Street, 9 AM

Friends of the Library Book Sale
Oil City Library Basement, 9 AM – 3:30 PM

Ike’s Children’s Fishing Derby
Waltonia Park
Registration 8 AM, Fishing 9 AM – 10:30 AM
Bait provided, Bring fishing poles
Age groups: 5/6, 7-9, 10-12
Prizes for each age group!

Oil Valley Disc Society Disc Golf Tournament
Hasson Park Course, Tee-off 9 AM, Entry Fee $30
13th Annual Oil Heritage Disc Golf Tournament, Best shot doubles, BYOP (Bring Your Own Partner), Prizes for Closest to the Pin, with a cash prize awarded to 1st place team
• Registration available online at: discgolfscene.com/tournament/13th_Annual_Oil_Heritage_Doubles_Tournament_2024
• In-person registration will also be available on the day of the event starting at 8:00 AM at the park (cash only)

Bike Rodeo
Sponsored by PennDOT
Parking lot between CATA and PennDOT Office, 11 AM Registration
Activities 11:30 AM – 1 PM involving bike safety, giveaways, and more!
Hot dog lunch provided by R. Lee James
Prizes donated by CATA

Oil Heritage Art Shows
National Transit Building (206 Seneca Street)  & Graffiti Gallery (228 Seneca Street), 12 PM – 6 PM

Oil Heritage Festival Parade
The area’s LARGEST parade!
Step off at 5 PM
Find registration form here: PDF or ONLINE
**CHANGES FOR 2024**
Due to the closure of the Veterans Bridge during the festival, this year’s parade will be held on West Third Street, starting at Mitchell Avenue and ending at Central Avenue. Please see the registration form for complete route information and answers to frequently asked questions. We are confident this change will have little effect on the overall experience of the parade and we encourage your participation.

Venango Region Catholic School Festival
St. Stephen’s School Parking Lot, 3 PM – 9 PM
The festival will pause as the parade passes by!

Concerts in the Parking Lot : The Bus Brothers
PennDOT Lot (286 Elm Street), 5:45 PM – 7 PM

Concerts in the Parking Lot: Lawyers, Guns, & Money
PennDOT Lot (286 Elm Street), 7:30 PM – 10 PM

Fireworks Spectacular
10 PM  
Presented by Kellner Fireworks

Oil Heritage Arts Shows
National Transit Building (206 Seneca Street)  & Graffiti Gallery (228 Seneca Street), 12 PM – 4 PM

Oil Heritage Car & Motorcycle Cruise-In
PennDOT Lot (286 Elm Street), 12 PM – 4 PM
Find poster HERE

Oil Heritage Festival Basket Raffle Drawing
Festival HQ (228 Seneca Street), 4:30 PM

SILVER LEVEL SPONSORS

DBS Development & Consulting, LLC

BRONZE LEVEL SPONSORS

THURSDAY ON THE PLAZA LEVEL SPONSORS

First United National Bank – Oil City

Reinsel Funeral Home and Crematory

CAR CRUISE SPONSORS

Virgile Iron and Steel
Edward Jones Oil City
Northwest Bank of Oil City
Fraternal Order of Eagles Aerie 283
Moonlight Packaging
National Fuel Gas Dist. Corp.
4 Your Car Connection, Inc.
Rotary Club of Oil City
Rossbacher Insurance Group
Friedharber’s
Central Electric Cooperative, Inc.
Stifel – Franklin
USA Choice Internet

PATRON LEVEL SPONSORS

Ron Black
Oil City Vineyard Church
Klapec Auto Body, Inc.
First Presbyterian Church
Barbara Crudo
Agway