The Bantam Jeep Heritage Festival is organized by the Butler County Tourism & Convention Bureau, with support from other local partner organizations and a group of committed volunteers and Jeep enthusiasts. The group’s goal is to create a signature annual event celebrating Butler, Pa.’s role as the birthplace of the jeep. The Festival is the largest Jeep event in the eastern U.S. and takes place over three full days in Downtown Butler and at Coopers Lake Campground just west of Butler.
The Bantam Jeep Heritage Festival is a premier annual event that attracts Jeep enthusiasts from all over the United States, primarily the Mid-Atlantic region. In 2011, more than 1,300 Jeeps from 25 states attended the event. In 2012, 1,485 Jeeps participated. In 2013, our numbers continued to grow with 1,557 participating Jeeps from 29 states and Canada. Since the first year, the number of registered Jeeps has grown by 20 percent.