Van Oil Pageant & Festival
Van Oil Pageant since 1979
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The 37th Annual Van Oil Pageant will begin on Sunday, September 18, 2016 with the mandatory Oil Pageant Tea at the newly remodeled “Movie House” in downtown Van.
The rehearsal will be on Wednesday September 28th at the Van JR Hi Auditorium. The Pageant will take place at the Van Jr Hi Auditorium on Saturday, October 1, 2016.
All young ladies, ages 0 – 19, and live in Van Zandt County are eligible. (Also eligible if living in Smith County, but a student of Van ISD District) There are also categories for young gentlemen from ages 0 – 7 years.
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 2016!
Van Oil Celebration began with Oil Discovery 1929.
The 87th Annual Oil Celebration will begin on Saturday, October 8, 2016 with a parade beginning at 10 AM and the Festival beginning at Van United Methodist Church parking lot and a 5 K run after the parade, and lots of other activities through 4 PM.
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.
The Vendor registration form is ready and 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.