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.


Printable PDF Oil Heritage Festival Schedule

Safety Plan

Raft Race Registration Form

Oil Valley Disc Society Disc Golf Tournament

Fishing Derby Registration Form

Parade Registration Form (Print)

Parade Registration (Online)

Craft Show Application

Outstanding Front Porch Contest Entry Form

2021 Sponsorship Form

Art Show Registration Information

Do you have an event you would like us to list in the schedule?
Complete the form linked here.


Basket Raffle Flyer

Car & Motorcycle Cruise-In Flyer

Craft Show Flyer

Concerts Flyer

OHF 2022: July 21-24, 2022 • OHF 2023: July 20-23, 2023 • OHF 2024: July 25-28, 2024