Oil Heritage Festival

46th Annual OHF: July 24 – 28, 2024

2024 will mark the 46th 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!

Find Application and Registration Forms Here:

Basket Raffle Donation Form – Online

Basket Raffle Donation Letter- PDF

Children’s Fun Fair Flyer – PDF

Parade Registration Form – ONLINE

Parade Registration Form – PDF

Sponsorship Flyer – PDF

Sponsorship Registration Form – Online


OHF 2025: July 23-27, 2025 • OHF 2026: July 22-26, 2026 • OHF 2027: July 21-25, 2027