Oil Heritage Festival 2019

Thank you to our generous sponsors!

Gold Level Sponsors (additional sponsors listed below schedule):


2019 Schedule of Events

For a PDF of the schedule, click HERE

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, Sponsored by Cross Adventuring & Franklin Industries

July 21 – Family Picnic in the Park

Justus Park, 12 – 3 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, Sponsored by Oil City Main Street Program

July 24 – Venango County Humane Society Pet Show

Justus Park, Registration 5 PM, Pet Show 6 PM, Ages 12 & under, Rain Location: Under bridge More information: 673-2808

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

Children ages 1-3, Deadline to enter July 23, Voting at Headquarters, winners announced at 7 PM before July 26 evening concert, Winners will be in OHF Parade on July 27

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

Friends of the Library Book Sale

Christ Episcopal Church Annex (16 Central Ave), 10 AM – 6 PM, All proceeds benefit the Oil City Library projects

Oil City Farmers Market

Central Avenue Plaza, 9 AM – 4 PM

Touch-a-Truck

Central Avenue Plaza, 11 AM – 2 PM, Sponsored by Oil City Library and Oil City Main Street Program

Venango Chamber Golf Scramble

Wanango Country Club, 11 AM Shotgun Start, Pre-registration required at venangochamber.org

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, Free Methodist Church of Oil City to Central Ave Plaza, Registration forms available until 4 PM at Festival headquarters, Printable form HERE

St. Stephen Church Heritage Festival

St. Stephen Church Parking Lot (State & Front Streets), 6 PM – 10 PM

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

Concert: Echo Valley

Central Avenue Plaza, 8 PM – 10 PM

Thursday evening events rain location: Grace United Methodist Church (unless otherwise noted)

Friday, July 26

Friends of the Library Book Sale

Christ Episcopal Church Annex (16 Central Ave), 10 AM – 6 PM

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

Old Fashioned Photo Shoot

42 Seneca Street, 10 AM – 6 PM, $10 per 5″ x 7,” costumes provided, Hosted by Bright Ideas Learning Center

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

Jensin Potts Memorial Baseball Tournament

Oil City Junior League Baseball Fields, Double Elimination, 8 team max. per division: 12 & Under and 10 & Under, Entry fee: $300, Visit Oil City Junior Baseball on Facebook for more information

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

St. Stephen Church Heritage Festival

St. Stephen Church Parking Lot (State & Front Streets), 6 PM – 10 PM

Concerts in the Park

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

Saturday, July 27

Friends of the Library Book Sale

Christ Episcopal Church Annex (16 Central Ave), 9 AM – 12 PM

Old Fashioned Photo Shoot

42 Seneca Street, 10 AM – 3 PM, $10 per 5″ x 7,” costumes provided, Hosted by Bright Ideas Learning Center

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

Venango Youth for Christ Pancake Breakfast

Grace United Methodist Church, 7:30 AM – 11:30 AM, Children Ages 5 – 12 $4, Adults $8

Ike’s Children’s Fishing Derby

Hosted by Oil City Chapter, Izaak Walton League of America, Waltonia Park, Registration: 8 AM, Derby: 9 AM – 10:30 AM, Age groups: 5/6, 7/8, 9-12, Prizes awarded in each

Oil Heritage Artisan & Fine Craft Festival

Seneca Street 9 AM – 3 PM & Town Square 9 AM – 7 PM, In partnership with Hip & Handmade

Jensin Potts Memorial Baseball Tournament

Oil City Junior League Baseball Fields, Time: TBD

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

St. Stephen Church Heritage Festival

St. Stephen Church Parking Lot (State & Front Streets), food booth open at 4 PM, games 6 PM – 10 PM

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

Phydeaux’s Flying Flea Circus & Wahoo Medicine Show

A family friendly show that combines comedy, illusion, and pure PT Barnum hyperbole. Find Phydeaux around Town Square during the Artisan & Fine Craft Festival, 11 AM – 5 PM, Sponsored by Tri-County Pest Control

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

Oil City Eagles

Bronze Level Sponsors:

Clarion University Venango

Goss Gas

St. Stephen Parish

Stubler Drive-Thru Beverages

UPMC Northwest

Heritage Level Sponsors:

Electralloy

Famoore’s Family Restaurant

Klapec Auto Body, Inc.

Morrison Funeral Home

PNC Financial Services

The Villa Italia Ristorante

Provanta, Inc.

Thursday on the Plaza Sponsors:

Agway

Clarion County Community Bank

First Presbyterian Church

First United National Bank

Franklin Oil Region Credit Union

Giant Eagle Oil City

Reinsel Funeral Home & Crematory

Rotary Club of Oil City

USA Choice Internet

Car Show Logo Sponsors:

4 Your Car Connection

Caldwell Printing Services

Friedhaber’s

Moonlight Packaging

Northwest Bank

Oakwood Heights

Oil City Eagles

Oil City Healthcare and Rehabilitation Center

UPMC Northwest

Virgile Scrap Metals

Car Show Sponsors:

Central Electric Cooperative

Franklin – Oil Region Credit Union

Northpointe

Oil City Automotive Center Inc.

Patron Sponsors:

Barb Crudo

bloominGail’s

Donald & Wilma Johnson

Dr. Robert Pilewski

Gunter Financial – Group of Raymond James

H&R Block

In Memory of Alice Shoup

Lutz Radiator

OCP Warehouse

Oil City Vineyard Church

State Street Furniture

VFW Auxiliary