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Upcoming Festivals in Butler County

June
Car Cruise at ARMCO Park, June 5

Hosted by the YMCA, the car cruise will feature a 50/50, basket raffles, and a DJ.

Location:

341 Centreville Pike

Slippery Rock, PA 16057

Hours:

noon to 4 p.m.

12th Annual Seven Fields Community Days Carnival, June 9-11

The festival will feature live entertainment provided by Shell Shocked on Thursday, Street Level on Friday, and Velveeta on Saturday. Rides, games, and food will also be included, with fireworks by Pyrotecnico rounding out the event on Saturday.

Location:

Seven Fields Town Park

380 Castle Creek Drive

Seven Fields, PA

Hours:

June 9-10: 6 p.m. to closing

June 11: 5 p.m. to closing

Mixing mud and Jeeps is part of the fun at the annual Bantam Jeep Festival. This year's event is scheduled June 10 to 12 at Cooper's Lake Campground in Slippery Rock. The event kicks off with a Jeep Invasion in Butler, known as home of the Jeep, on June 10.
11th Bantam Jeep Heritage Festival, June 10-12

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. All Jeeps must be registered and have current liability insurance that is valid during the Festival dates to participate in any Festival activities.

Location:

Cooper's Lake Campground

205 Currie Road, Slippery Rock, PA 16057

Hours:

Friday, June 10 — 9am-4pm

Saturday, June 11— 9am-6pm

Sunday, June 12 — 9am-3pm

The Jeep Invasion will take place in Downtown Butler on Friday, June 10, starting at 6 p.m.

The Bantam Property Trails and the Babes of Bantam ride take place at 989 Kildoo Road, Portersville, PA 16051.

The Fleece-to-Shawl demonstration, slated June 11 in Harmony, will show off the spinning and weaving talents of six different fiber teams. Submitted Photo
Weavers of Harmony Fleece-to-Shawl demonstration, June 11

The Weavers of Harmony are sponsoring a Fleece-to-Shawl demonstration. Six different teams will demonstrate their spinning and weaving skills. The event is free to the public. After the event, the finished shawls will be on display and available for sale by silent auction, through June, at Wunderbar Coffee and Crepes, 453 Mercer St. in Harmony.

Location:

Harmony Museum’s Weavers Cabin

245 Mercer Street

Harmony, PA 16037

Hours:

11 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Big Butler Parts A Rama, June 17-19

$10 for adults

Free for children 12 and younger

Location:

Big Butler Fairgrounds

1127 New Castle Rd.

Prospect, PA 16052

Cruise-a-Palooza, Butler, June 26

Join the Rodfathers of Butler for the biggest car cruise of the year. There will be DJs, dash plaques, food vendors and special entertainment.

Location:

Main Street in downtown Butler

Hours:

10 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Riders enjoy a lofty view under cloudy skies at the 160th Big Butler Fair. The fair is set July 1 to 9. Butler Eagle file photo
July
Big Butler Fair, July 1-9

The event, billed as “the largest fair in Western Pennsylvania,” includes food, animals, concerts and rides

Admission: $7 - $9

Location:

Address: 1127 New Castle Road, Prospect, PA 16052

Hours:

All Days — 9 a.m. to 11 p.m.

Cranberry Township Community Days, July 14-16

Entertainment includes carnival rides, food, craft and nonprofit vendors, free kid zone with inflatables, live concerts, BINGO, pancake breakfast, Cruisin Cranberry, Community Chase 5K and so much more.

Location:

Cranberry Community Park

111 Ernie Mashuda Dr., Cranberry Twp., PA 16066

Mega Cruise at the Butler County Airport, July 16

Head over to the Pittsburgh-Butler Regional Airport to view over 1,000 show cars, motorcycles, trucks, tractors and airplanes. There will also be food, beverages, music, 50/50 raffles and a basket raffle.

Admission: $2

Location:

Pittsburgh-Butler Regional Airport

475 Airport Road

Butler, PA 16002

Hours:

2 p.m. to 10 p.m.

58th Annual Horse Trading Days, July 21-23

Events Include a Hot-to-Trot 5K / 1-Mile / Tot-Trot; saddle-bags cornhole tournament; Horse Trading Days Dog Show; and the third annual ShuBrew Hot Dog Eating Contest.

Location:

Downtown Zelienople

The 4TH Annual Seven Fields Beer Wine & Music Festival

The Beer, Wine and Music Festival will feature music by Major Morgan and 28 North.

Location:

Seven Fields Town Park

380 Castle Creek Drive

Seven Fields, PA

Hours:

4 p.m. to 8 p.m.

Riders get ready to kick off the July 2021 Butler Bikes & BBQ. This year’s event is July 22 to 24. Seb Foltz/Butler Eagle
Butler Bikes & BBQ at Butler Farm Show Grounds, July 22-24

Butler Bikes & BBQ is a celebration of motorcycles and the people who ride them. This family-friendly event features a variety of motorcycles, food and merchandise vendors, a bike show and kickoff ride, bike accessories, demonstrations, live entertainment, games, scenic rides and more. Butler Bikes & BBQ is open to the public and all ages are welcome.

Festivities will start on Friday evening with a Kickoff Ride through downtown Butler leading into the Butler Farm Show Grounds.

Location:

Butler Farm Show Grounds

625 Evans City Rd

Butler, PA 16001

Celebrate the Bloom, Jennings, July 30

Enjoy a full day of activities as you visit Jennings when the Blazing Star is in bloom. There will be guided walks, workshops, demonstrations, plus local food, vendors and entertainment.

Location:

Jennings Environmental Education Center

2951 Prospect Road

Slippery Rock, PA 16057

Hours:

All day

Saxonburg Carnival, June 28-July 2

A community event for friends and families to gather for food, good games and rides. The traditional Pet Parade is back on June 28.

Admission:

There is no gate fee. Ride tickets are $15-18 per rider. There are approximately 12 rides available at Saxonburg Fireman's Carnival. The rides range from traditional merri-go-rounds, swings, to a wide variety of rides for all kids young and old. Discount ride coupons are available from Saxonburg VFC Office prior to Carnival Week.

Location:

Saxonburg Volunteer Fire Co.

290 Horne Ave

Saxonburg, PA 16056

Hours:

opens at 6 p.m. June 28 to July 2

Clyde Smith of Butler operates an old fashioned diesel-engine-powered sawmill at the Portersville Steam Show in May. Seb Foltz/Butler Eagle
August
Food Truck Nights 2022, every Wednesday in August

These events by The GOAT Sports Bar will feature live entertainment every night.

Location:

The GOAT Sports Bar

530 Northpointe Circle

Seven Fields, PA 16046

Hours:

5 p.m. to 8 p.m.

Portersville Steam Summer Show, Aug. 4-7

A vintage village, saw mill, cider press, gas engines, oil field equipment, farm animals, train rides, steam engines, flea market, crafts, food, kids’ pedal tractor pulling, tractor pulls and a steam building are some of the features to enjoy.

Admission: $5

Children 11 and young are free.

Location:

1512 Perry Highway ( Route 19 North)

Portersville, PA 16051

Hours:

Runs from 9 a.m. Aug. 4 to 8 p.m. Aug. 7

Moraine State Park Regatta, Aug. 5-7

Attractions: vendor marketplace; land recreation; cornhole tournament and regatta car cruise.

Location:

Moraine State Park’s South Shore

North Country Brewing Company’s Brewfest, Aug. 6

North Country will be hosting a variety of breweries, providing food, a music stage, and social lawn games.

Location:

111 Arrowhead Drive, Suite B

Slippery Rock, PA 16057

Hours:

General Admission: 1 to 5 p.m.

VIP Admission: nooon to 5 p.m.

People check out the antique tractors that is a popular attraction at the Butler Farm Show, which is scheduled Aug. 8 to 12. Butler Eagle File Photo
Butler Farm Show, Aug. 8-13

This unique event showcases Butler County’s farming community with a variety of farming exhibits, tractor pulls and demonstrations. Attendees can also enjoy arts and crafts, carnival rides, delicious food vendors and more.

Admission: $10

Location:

Butler Farm Show

625 Evans City Road

Butler, PA 16001

Hours:

Runs from 8:30 am Aug. 8 to 11 p.m. Aug. 13

Bareback bronc riding is just one event at the North Washington Rodeo, scheduled Aug. 16 to 20. Butler Eagle File Photo
North Washington Rodeo, Aug. 16-20

Features: World champion cowboys and cowgirls, food and merchandise.

Location:

North Washington Rodeo Arena

2225 Oneida Valley Road

Petrolia, Pennsylvania 16050

Hours:

Starts at 8 p.m. each night, rain or shine

Gates open at 6 p.m.

Band Jam at Cooper’s Lake Campground, Slippery Rock, Aug. 26-27

The Band Jam Grass Roots Music Festival is a weekend-long celebration of local music and artists. It features 19 bands and artists .

Admission: $25 Advance / $35 at the gate

Kids 17 and younger are free

Location:

Cooper's Lake Campground

205 Currie Rd., Slippery Rock, PA

Butler Italian Festival, Aug. 26-28

The Butler County Italian Festival is a three-day celebration of all things “molto Italiano.” From music and food to friends, family and fine wines, it’s a “taste of Italy” in all the red, white and green trimmings that make Mediterranean merriment a splendor all its own.

Location:

Main Street in downtown Butler, from Cunningham Street to Brady Street.

September
Visitors listen to the musical entertainment in Roebling Park at the 2011 Saxonburg Festival of the Arts. The festival this year is Sept. 10 and 11. Butler Eagle File Photo
Saxonburg Arts Festival, Sept. 10-11

The festival includes arts, crafts, food, music, shows, photo exhibits, contests and more. Arts festival vendors will be located in Roebling Park and on Main Street.

Location:

Roebling Park

199 N. Rebecca Street

Saxonburg, PA 16056

Hours:

Saturday —10 a.m. to 6 .pm.

Sunday — Noon to 5 p.m.

Sprankle’s Octoberfest in Saxonburg, Sept. 9-11

A one-of-a-kind festival experience of local vendors, sponsors and musicians. Rich in history, Sprankle’s Octoberfest is a chance to gather, celebrate, and appreciate friends.

Location:

Saxonburg Fireman’s Grounds

210 Horne Ave.

Saxonburg, PA 16056

Hours:

Friday, Sept. 9: 4 to 9 p.m.

Saturday, Sept. 10: 10 a.m. to 9 p.m.

Sunday, Sept. 11: 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.

NASA Scale Classic, Sept. 16-18

Enjoy three days of radio control scale airplanes, mingling with world class RC modelers, aviation displays, a food truck, and competitive flying.

Parking: $5

Location:

317 Mack Rd.,

West Sunbury, PA 16061

Hours:

Sun-up to 5 p.m.

People flood Main Street in Slippery Rock during the 2010 VillageFest. This year’s event is Sept. 24. Butler Eagle File Photo
VillageFest at Slippery Rock, Sept. 24

Live Bands, contests, games, rides, magic, corn hole, and more!

Hours: 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Location:

Downtown Slippery Rock

Tough Mudder, Cooper’s Lake, Sept. 24-25

Tough Mudder is a 10-12 mile (18-20 km) obstacle course designed to test all-around strength, stamina, teamwork, and mental grit. This event pushes your physical and mental limits and all while embracing a community built on teamwork and overcoming obstacles.

All day

Location:

Cooper’s Lake

205 Currie Rd.

Slippery Rock, PA 16057

Fall Family Fun Day at Alameda Park, Sept. 25

11 a.m. to 3 p.m.

The Alameda Car Cruise will be among attractions at the Fall Family Fun Day. Cars will be featured. Spots are first come; first serve and the first 200 cars will receive a dash plaque. There will be food truck vendors and child activities at no charge, including bounce houses, dragonfly balloons, and crafts. Craft vendors will be at the event featuring many local items.

Location:

184 Alameda Park Road

Butler, PA 16001

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