Van Oil Pageant & Festival

Van Oil Pageant since 1979

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Cindy Pool 1979


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 Cheyenne Sallee 2017


The 39th Annual Van Oil Pageant will begin on Sunday, September 23, 2018  with the mandatory Oil Pageant Tea at the “Movie House” in downtown Van.

The rehearsal will be on Wednesday October 3rd at the Van JR Hi Auditorium.  The Pageant will take place at the Van Jr Hi  Auditorium on Saturday, October 6, 2018.

All young ladies, ages 0 – 19 and young gentlemen ages 0 –  7 years old and live in Van Zandt County are eligible. (Also eligible if living in Smith County, but a student of Van ISD District)

The Oil Queen must be a student of Van ISD.

Watch the Van Oil Festival or Van Oil Queen pages on Facebook for continued information.  The registration form is ready and can be found under the Chamber drop down box under Registration for Chamber Events.

Looking forward to another special time at the Oil Pageant for 2018!

Van Oil Celebration began with Oil Discovery 1929.

The 89th Annual Oil Celebration will begin on Saturday, October 13, 2018 with a parade beginning at 10 AM and the Festival beginning at Van City Park.  Watch the Van Oil Festival Facebook for things that will be happening that day.

Van ISD Band

Be sure to make plans now to be there and enjoy the parade of floats, tractors, classic cars, along with vendors on the street, fun items like bounce house, dunking booth and more.  Entertainment, singing, & dancing all throughout the Festival.

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The Vendor registration form can be found under the Chamber drop down box under Registration for Chamber Events.

Mark your calendar now for this time of fun and entertainment for all ages.


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