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Oil Museum of Canada to host Black Gold Fest

By July 9, 2019 No Comments
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The Oil Museum of Canada is hosting Black Gold Fest on Sunday, July 14, 2019 from 11:00 a.m. until 4:00 p.m.

Black Gold Fest is a free, family-friendly event celebrating Lambton County’s historical contributions to the development of the world’s oil industry.

There is something for everyone at Black Gold Fest. Some of the activities and events taking place throughout the day include:

  • Blacksmith demonstrations from Blacksmith James Stonehouse;
  • Face painting from Fairy Tale Face Painting;
  • Fire safety demonstrations and truck tours from the Oil Springs Fire Department;
  • Horse drawn wagon tours of the oil fields provided by Fairbank Oil Properties; and
  • An oil well virtual reality experience provided by the Oil Gas and Salt Resource Library.

The Petrolia Lions Club food truck will be on hand selling food and refreshments, and there will be live music in the picnic pavilion. There is so much to explore and experience at the Oil Museum of Canada and Black Gold Fest, we can’t wait to see you!

The Oil Museum of Canada, a National Historic Site, tells the story of Lambton County’s important contributions to the development of the world’s oil industry. Central to the Oil Heritage Conservation District, the museum benefits local residents and visitors by increasing their understanding and appreciation of this unique industrial heritage area. For more information, please visit