2022 Oil Region Outdoor Recreation Business Contest

Do you have an idea for a business that would better attract and accommodate trail users in the Oil Region National Heritage Area?

Do you want to make improvements to your current business in the Oil Region that serves outdoor enthusiasts?

This contest rewards new and expanding businesses that submit solid business plans to provide vital goods and services to users of the bicycle, mountain bike, hiking, water, ski, ATV, equestrian and/or any other type of trail or outdoor recreation.

The Oil Region in Western Pennsylvania is comprised of all of Venango County and Hydetown, Oil Creek Township, and Titusville in Crawford County. Also included in the contest area are Foxburg (Clarion County).

Concept Paper Deadline

July 15, 2022 4:30 p.m.

Criteria for the Concept Paper - Details online at:


Finalists Selected

& Announced July 29, 2022

Business Plans Deadline

October 28, 2022 4:30 p.m.

Learn more about Business Plans at: www.oragot.com


November 14-18, 2022

Winners Announced

December 3, 2022

Oil City Christmas Past,

Town Square

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