Oil Heritage Festival

43rd Annual OHF: July 22 – 25, 2021

2021 marks the 43rd 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.


We will add links below as these forms become available.

Art Show Registration Information

Fishing Derby Registration Form

Outstanding Front Porch Contest Entry Form

Printable PDF Oil Heritage Festival Schedule

River Valley Disc Society Disc Golf Tournament

Ultimate Frisbee


Summer Playground Oil Heritage Week Events Flyer

Basket Raffle Flyer

River Valley Disc Society Disc Golf Tournament

Ultimate Frisbee

OHF 2022: July 21-24, 2022 • OHF 2023: July 20-23, 2023