Oil Heritage Festival, St. Stephen Church Festival Open Thursday

July 25, 2013
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The annual Oil Heritage Festival kicks off Thursday (July 25) with numerous events throughout the day and the evening.  The popular four-day event will conclude on Sunday.

Thursday’s activities begin with the OHF Junior Olympics at the Oil City High School track.  Registration starts at 8;30 AM, and the event will begin at 9:00 AM.

Other Thursday events which will begin in the morning will include the “Friends of the Library” book sale at Christ Episcopal Church (10:00 AM – 6:00 PM) and the Transit Studio Artists exhibit (11:00 AM – 6:00 PM).

The Oil Heritage Art Show in the National Transit Building opens at noon.  The annual YWCA spaghetti supper will be served from 4:30 PM until 6:30 PM.  The festival’s children’s parade lines up at the Free Methodist Church on Wilson Avenue at 5:00 PM, and will begin at 5:15 PM.  Also starting at 5:00 PM will be the St. Stephen Church Heritage Festival, which will run for three consecutive nights in the church parking lot, and a summer picnic on the 100-block of East 1st Street.

The Children’s Fun Fair, the Teddy Bear Picnic and “Rock on Oil City” will all begin at 5:30 PM at Central Avenue Plaza.  At the same location, an ice cream social will start at 6:00 PM, and the crowning of the Oil Heritage Festival Queen will take place at 7:00 PM.

The opening day’s musical highlight will be a concert featuring J.D. Eicher and the Goodnights, starting at 7:30 PM at the band shell in Justus Park.

More information on the festival is available at oilheritagefestival.com

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