Oil Heritage Festival

45th Annual OHF: July 20 – 23, 2023

2023 will mark the 45th anniversary of the annual Oil Heritage Festival, proudly hosted by the Venango Area Chamber of Commerce. The festival honors the area’s rich heritage that resulted from the discovery of petroleum and the “oil boom” that occurred along Oil Creek in the mid-1800s. In that oil fueled the Industrial Revolution and the modernization of America’s transportation industry, our region is frequently referred to as “the valley that changed the world.”

The Annual Oil Heritage Festival, held on the 4th weekend of July each year, depicts our distinctive heritage by incorporating many heritage related events into one of Western Pennsylvania’s major festivals. Volunteers from civic and social organizations help to sponsor wonderful events designed to provide fun and entertainment for people of all ages.

Have a question about the festival? Contact Tessa at (814) 676-8521 or tbyham@venangochamber.org, and click below to follow us on Facebook!


OHF Parade Registration Form – ONLINE

OHF Parade Registration Form – PDF

OHF Craft Show Application – PDF

OHF Craft Show Flyer – PDF

OHF Basket Raffle Donation Form – ONLINE

OHF Basket Raffle Flyer – PDF

OHF Car & Motorcycle Cruise-In Flyer – PDF

OHF Sponsorship Registration Form – ONLINE

OHF Sponsorship Flyer – PDF

Oil City’s Front Porch Contest Registration Form – PDF

OHF Children’s Fun Fair Flyer – PDF

OHF Art Show Registration Form – PDF

OHF Art Show Entry Guidelines – PDF

OHF Art Show Flyer – PDF

OHF Junior Olympics Registration Form – PDF

OHF 2024: July 25-28, 2024 • OHF 2025: July 24-27, 2025 • OHF 2026: July 23-26, 2026