Oil Heritage Festival 2019

Thank you to our generous Sponsors!

Gold Level Sponsors (additional sponsors listed below schedule):

2019 Schedule of Events

Pre-Festival Events

July 19-21 – Annual Hop Homan & Chops Cunningham Memorial Softball Tournament

Hasson Heights and Mitchell Fields

July 20 – Oil Heritage Festival Bike ‘n Brew

Justus Park, Free outdoor activities 11 AM – 4 PM, Brew Fest 5 PM – 8 PM, Music provided by Oil City Arts Council, Tickets: ohfbikenbrew.org

July 20 – Bike Rodeo

Justus park, 11 AM – 1 PM, Ages 5 – 12, Sponsored by PennDOT & Safe Kids Clarion-Venango

July 20 – River Valley Disc Society Golf Tournament

Hasson Park Course, 11 AM Shotgun Start, Entry fee: $10, Optional Ace-Race & CTP: additional fee

July 21 – Oil Heritage Annual Raft Race

Henry’s Bend to Justus Park, 11 AM, Event will be cancelled if there is bad weather or dangerously high water

July 21 – Family Picnic in the Park

Justus Park, 12 – 2 PM, FREE food & games, Sponsored by Oil City Churches

July 22-23 – Children’s Dinosaur Camp

Venango Museum, 10 AM – 3 PM, Limited to first 20 registrants, More information: www.venangomuseum.org or 676-2007

July 23 – Music at the Museum: Matthew Ball aka The Boogie Woogie Kid

Venango Museum, 7 PM – 9 PM

July 24 – Oil Heritage Art Show Reception & Grand Opening

National Transit Building, 6 PM – 9 PM

July 24 – Music on the Square: The Porter/Huber Quartet

Town Square, 7 PM – 9 PM, Rain location: TBD

July 25-27 – Youth Alternatives, Inc. Tiny Tot Contest

Children ages 1-3, Deadline to enter July 22, Voting at Headquarters, winners announced during intermission at July 26 evening concert

Thursday, July 25

Oil Heritage Festival Junior Olympics

Oil City High School Track, Registration: 8:30 AM, Event: 9 AM, Age groups: 5/6, 7/8, 9/10, 11/12

Venango Chamber Golf Scramble

Wanango Country Club, 11 AM Shotgun Start, Prep-registration required

Oil Heritage Art Shows

National Transit Building, Annex, Graffiti Gallery & 42 Seneca Street, 12 PM – 4 PM

YWCA Spaghetti Supper

109 Central Avenue, Oil City, 4:30 PM – 6:30 PM, Cost: Adults $10, Children 4 to 12 $5, 3 and under FREE, Tickets may be purchased at the YWCA of Festival headquarters, Take-outs available, drive-thru pickup in back of building

Oil Heritage Festival Children’s Parade

Lineup: 5 PM, Step Off: 5:15 PM, The Crossing Free Methodist Church of Oil City to Central Ave Plaza, Registration forms available until 4 PM at Festival headquarters, Printable form HERE

Children’s Fun Fair

Hosted by Youth Alternatives, Central Avenue Plaza, 5:30 PM – 7:30 PM, FREE games and crafts for children preschool through 6th grade, Rain location: Oil City YMCA

FLEX Ice Cream Social

Central Avenue Plaza, 6 PM – 8 PM, Entertainment provided by Mostly Brass 6 PM – 7 PM

Oil City Front Porch Contest

Central Avenue Plaza, Winners announced at 7:30 PM

OHF Queen Crowning

Central Avenue Plaza, 7:30 PM

Friday, July 26

City of Oil City Children’s Pool Party

James A. Nelles Memorial Swimming Pool, 12 PM – 4 PM, Age groups: 4 – 6, 7 – 9, 10 – 12 (10 & Under must be accompanied by adult), Cancelled in case of rain

Oil Heritage Art Shows

National Transit Building, Annex, Graffiti Gallery & 42 Seneca Street, 12 PM – 6 PM

Succulent Pork Chop Dinner in the Park

Hosted by Boy Scout Troop 17, Hasson Park Main Pavilion, 5 PM – 8 PM, $10 per meal, Drive-thru take outs available

Youth Alternative’s 9th Annual Barrel Race

James A. Nelles Memorial Swimming Pool, 5 PM, $5 per ticket (barrel) or 3 for $10, Tickets available at Youth Alternatives (1 Graff St.) and Festival Headquarters

Concerts in the Park

Sweet Judy 5 PM – 7 PM, Chuck Justice and the Junkyard Lawyers 7:30 PM – 10 PM, Justus Park, $1 Gate Fee

Saturday, July 27

Oil City Firefighters 5K Run/Walk

Benefiting Oil City Firefighters, Race begins on West 1st and Petroleum Streets, 9 AM, Cost: Pre-registration $20 Day-of registration $25, Printable form HERE

Oil Heritage Artisan & Fine Craft Festival

Seneca Street 9 AM – 3 PM & Town Square 9 AM – 7 PM

Oil Heritage Art Shows

National Transit Building, Annex, Graffiti Gallery & 42 Seneca Street, 12 PM – 6 PM

Oil Heritage Festival Parade

41 Years of Oil Heritage – The area’s largest parade! Begins at Orange Street to Seneca Street, Step off: 5 PM, Printable form HERE

Concert in the Park

Lawyers, Guns & Money, 7 PM – 10 PM, Justus Park, $1 Gate Fee

Fireworks Spectacular

Fireworks by Kellner Fireworks, Justus Park, 10 Pm, $1 Gate Fee

Sunday, July 28

Oil Heritage Artisan & Fine Craft Festival

Town Square 11 AM – 4 PM

Oil Heritage Car & Motorcycle Cruise

Seneca Street, Noon – 4 PM, $5 Entry fee (Dash Plaque, T-Shirt, and goodie bag for first 100 participants)

Gospel Blues Music on the Plaza
Sponsored by Christ Episcopal Church, Prayer service/concert by Long Tall Deb & Colin John, 12 PM – 2:30 PM

Oil Heritage Art Shows

National Transit Building, Annex, Graffiti Gallery & 42 Seneca Street, 12 PM – 4 PM

Silver Level Sponsors:

City of Oil City

Bronze Level Sponsors:

Clarion University Venango

UPMC Northwest

Heritage Level Sponsors:


PNC Bank

Morrison Funeral Home

Thursday on the Plaza Sponsors:

Clarion County Community Bank

First United National Bank

Rotary Club of Oil City

Reinsel Funeral Home & Crematory

Car Show Logo Sponsors:

4 Your Car Connection


Oakwood Heights

Moonlight Packaging

UPMC Northwest

Oil City Healthcare and Rehabilitation Center

Car Show Sponsors:

Central Electric Cooperative

Patron Sponsors:

Dr. Robert Pilewski

Donald & Wilma Johnson

Barb Crudo