The Bantam Jeep Heritage Festival is a premier annual event that attracts Jeep enthusiasts from all over the world.

The Festival is a Jeep-only event.  All drivers must be at least 18 years of age.

For those who are pre-registered or those planning to register on-site, here are participant instructions for all Festival activities. 


Date & Location

The main event is at Cooper's Lake Campground near Slippery Rock, PA [Map it]

  • Friday, June 10 - 9 a.m. - 4 p.m.
  • Saturday, June 11 - 9 a.m. - 6 p.m.
  • Sunday, June 12 - 9 a.m. -3 p.m. 

* Note:  On-Site trails close 30 minutes before the Festival ends each day. 

The Jeep Invasion will take place in Downtown Butler, Pennsylvania on Friday, June 10 from 6-10 p.m.


Prices include all applicable taxes.

(Festival attendees who are coming to see the show and not participate in activities with their Jeep.  Tickets can be purchased at admissions booth during the Festival):

Adults:  $10 per day
Kids 3-12:  $3 per day

Jeep Activities

  • Jeep Playground & On-site Trails: $50 for access all three days
  • Moraine Trail Ride: $25
  • Mystery Road Rally: $35
  • Jeep Team Challenge: $35
  • Glacial Interpretive Driving Tour: $20
  • Historic Travels Tour:  $25
  • Show 'n Shine: $25
  • Ruff 'n Tuff: $25
  • Jeep Invasion:  $15

Did you know that if you sign up to volunteer for two shifts (approximately 4-5 hours each), you can participate with your Jeep for free?  You'll get free access to the Playground/On-site Trails, Moraine Trail Ride, Show 'n Shine and Ruff 'n Tuff.  That's a $125 value! Simply register as a Participating Volunteer on our registration page. 

Participant Packages:

Bantam Night Ops Mission #2016:  New for 2016, be part of this exclusive opportunity to participate in our new activity.  On Thursday, June 9 between 9:30 p.m. and 11:30 p.m., enjoy a leisure night ride on a stock trail under the moonlight (low range and front and rear tow hooks required, and street tires NOT recommended). After the ride, everyone in your Jeep will enjoy a bonfire, pizza, s'mores and a drink. Package participants will also receive guaranteed entry in the Jeep Invasion, Playground/On-Site Trails, Mystery Road Rally and Ruff 'n Tuff. Each registered Jeep will receive an exclusive gift bag at the start of the trail ride containing items made specifically for Night Ops Mission #2016 participants like t-shirts (2 per Jeep), an LED flashlight and glow-in-the-dark wristbands. Hurry - only 105 Jeeps can participate so don't miss your chance to be part of this new activity!  Package price is $250.  Discounted for Participating Volunteers.

Festival Package:  Participate in three popular Festival activities at a 30 percent discount.  Package includes Playground/On-Site Trails, Mystery Road Rally and Ruff 'n Tuff plus two FREE Festival decals.  Package is available only to 1,000 Jeeps or must be purchased by April 15.  Package price is $77.


Registered Jeeps, Waivers and Wristbands

New in 2016:  Procedures for Occupants of Registered Jeeps

 Registered Jeeps

Each registered Jeep will receive a decal that must be displayed in the top corner of the driver’s side windshield.  The decal is required for admittance to any Festival activities. Jeeps registered for the Playground/Trails will have a different decal than Jeeps not registered for those activities.

A separate decal for those registered for the Jeep Invasion will be issued and must be displayed in the top corner of the passenger’s side windshield.


All occupants riding in the Jeep must wear a participant/waiver wristband which provides three-day admission to the Festival.  One wristband will be for adults 18 years of age and older, another will be for minors under the age of 18 and the third will be for children under age six. 

By wearing the wristband, all occupants are agreeing to the terms and conditions of the Festival Waiver and Rules that can be found here and will be included in your registration packet. 

Anyone over the age of 18 and wearing an adult participant/waiver wristband may drive the registered Jeep.

During online registration, the names and ages (on June 10, 2016) of all occupants must be provided.

Participant/waiver wristbands cost $18 for adults 18 and over.  Minors 7-17 are $10 and children under the age of 6 are free.  One adult waiver wristband is free for each registered Jeep.  Wristbands are valid all three days of the Festival.

All drivers must be 18 years of age or older.

Single day participant/waiver wristbands are not available.


Pre-Registration Details

Save time and help ensure your spot in activities by pre-registering your Jeep by Sunday, May 8.  Last year, most activities were completely sold out before the Festival so please register so you can be part of all of the fun in the birthplace of the Jeep. Your registration packet, decals and wristbands will be mailed to you at the end of May so you do not need to wait in any lines to pick up the materials you need to participate with your Jeep. 

Your Jeep must be registered to participate in any Festival activities.