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Oil Heritage Festival, St. Stephen Church Festival Open Thursday

July 25, 2013

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

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