Van Oil Pageant & Festival

Van Oil Pageant since 1979

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Cindy Pool 1979


Madigan Davis 2018


The 40th Annual Van Oil Pageant will begin on Sunday, September 22, 2019  with the mandatory Oil Pageant Tea at the “Movie House” in downtown Van.

The rehearsal will be on Wednesday October 2rd at the Van JR Hi Auditorium.  The Pageant will take place at the Van Jr Hi  Auditorium on Saturday, October 5, 2019.

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 2019!

Van Oil Celebration began with Oil Discovery 1929.

The 89th Annual Oil Celebration will begin on Saturday, October 12, 2019 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.  A Concert will start at 5 pm with Elfin Paige and Chase McClanahan opening for Holly Tucker.

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

Holly Tucker will playing along with Elfin Page and Chase McClanahan starting at 5:00pm.  Tickets can be purchased at Vandal Nation Station or Van City Office OR ONLINE

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