Butler County's great daily newspaper

Jeep festival to roll on

January 12, 2021 News Extra

Advertisement | Advertise Here
A crowd watches mud pit action at the Bantam Jeep Festival at Coopers Lake.

While organizers will carefully monitor the status of the coronavirus pandemic, the 2021 Bantam Jeep Heritage Festival's 10th anniversary event is a go.

Patti Jo Lambert, event organizer, said registration for the festival begins Monday.

The festival will be held from the weekend of June 11 to June 13 at Cooper's Lake Campground, with various activities occurring at other outdoor locations around the county.

“We're very optimistic that by the time June gets here, we will be in a different situation as far as the virus,” Lambert said.

The 2020 event, which would have marked the festival's 10th anniversary, had to be canceled because of COVID-19 and because Cooper's Lake was closed during the summer because of the pandemic.

“There were so many restrictions in place that we would not have been able to hold the event in June, but now we're moving full speed,” Lambert said.

She said with the gradual rollout of COVID-19 vaccinations, she is hoping the case count will have fallen by midsummer.

Lambert said the festival's events and activities, all of which are on for this year, are conducted outside, mostly in the huge Cooper's Lake property.

This is a breaking news report — read more about the changes to the festival in Wednesday's Butler Eagle.

Share this article: