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Jeep fest, car cruises among summer fun

Car Cruise at ARMCO Park, June 4

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

Location:

341 Centreville Pike, Slippery Rock

Hours:

11 a.m. to 4 p.m.

13th Annual Seven Fields Community Days Carnival, June 8-11

The festival will feature live entertainment, rides, games and food. Fireworks by Pyrotecnico round out the event on Saturday.

Location:

Seven Fields Town Park, 380 Castle Creek Drive, Seven Fields

Hours:

All Day

The annual Jeep Invasion is held on Main Street in Butler during the Bantam Jeep Heritage Festival. Butler Eagle file photo
12th Bantam Jeep Heritage Festival, June 9-11

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

Hours:

Friday, June 9 — 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Saturday, June 10 — 9 a.m. to 6 p.m.

Sunday, June 11 — 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.

The Jeep Invasion will take place in Downtown Butler on Friday, June 9, starting at 6 p.m.

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

Mars New Year Celebration, June 9-10

The Mars New Year Celebration will include space-related programming, STEM education, exhibits and experiences for all ages in an interactive, fun, family-friendly environment.

Hours: 5 p.m. June 9 to 10 p.m. June 10

Location:

127 Grand Ave., Mars

Mars Brew Fest features music, food trucks and local restaurants. Butler Eagle file photo
Mars Brewfest, June 17

Enjoy music, food trucks, local restaurants and much more during Mars Brew Fest. Must be 21 or older.

Hours: 5 to 8 p.m.

Location:

Pittsburgh Street and Grand Avenue, Mars

Weavers of Harmony Fleece-to-Shawl demonstration, June 17

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 St., Harmony, PA 16037

Hours:

11 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Big Butler Parts A Rama, June 16-18

Admission:

$10 for adults

Free for children 12 and younger

Location:

Big Butler Fairgrounds, 1127 New Castle Road, Prospect

Visitors had a chance to see vehicles showcased at Cruise-A-Palooza along Main Street in Butler. Butler Eagle file photo
Cruise-a-Palooza, Butler, June 25

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 5 p.m.

The Big Butler Fair features a variety of rides. Butler Eagle file photo
Big Butler Fair, June 30-July 8

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

Admission: $7 to $9

Location:

1127 New Castle Road, Prospect

Hours:

All Days — 9 a.m. to 11 p.m.

The Cranberry Township Community Days festival is held at the Community Park. Butler Eagle file photo
Cranberry Township Community Days, July 13-15

Entertainment includes carnival rides, food, craft and nonprofit vendors, live concerts, food and craft vendors, games, and so much more.

Location:

Cranberry Community Park, 111 Ernie Mashuda Drive, Cranberry Township

Mega Cruise at the Pittsburgh-Butler Regional Airport, July 8

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:

Free admission, but a $2 donation is requested from pedestrians. Show vehicles enter for free.

Location:

Pittsburgh-Butler Regional Airport, 475 Airport Road, Butler

Hours:

Gates open to cars at noon, for pedestrians at 2 p.m. July 8. Gates open for cars at noon.

Kids take a ride on the barrel train at Zelienople Horse Trading Days Saturday. Seb Foltz/Butler Eagle 07/17/21
59th Annual Horse Trading Days, July 20-22

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

Location:

Downtown Zelienople

Attendees sample different drinks and listen to live music during the annual Beer, Wine and Music Festival at Seven Fields Municipal Park. Butler Eagle file photo
Seven Fields Beer, Wine & Music Festival, July 15

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

Location:

Seven Fields Town Park, 380 Castle Creek Drive, Seven Fields

Hours:

All day

Butler Bikes, Bands & BBQ, July 21-23

Butler Bikes, Bands & 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. The event is open to the public and all ages are welcome.

Location:

Butler Farm Show Grounds, 625 Evans City Road, Butler

Celebrate the Bloom, July 29

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

Location:

Jennings Environmental Education Center, 2951 Prospect Road, Slippery Rock

Hours:

9 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Animals and owners march down West Main Street during the Saxonburg Carnival’s pet parade in Saxonburg. Butler Eagle file photo
Saxonburg Carnival, June 27-July 1

A community event for friends and families to gather for good food, great games and fun rides. The traditional Pet Parade is back on June 27.

Admission:

There is no gate fee. Ride tickets are $20 per rider. There are about 12 rides available at Saxonburg Fireman's Carnival. Rides include traditional merry-go-rounds and swings, as well as a wide variety of rides. Discount ride coupons are available from Saxonburg VFC office prior to carnival week.

Location:

Saxonburg Volunteer Fire Co., 290 Horne Ave., Saxonburg

Hours:

June 27 to 30: 6 p.m. to 11 p.m.

July 1: 4 p.m. to 11 p.m.

Ben Midkiff starts a 1918 Rumely Oil Pull at the Portersville Steam Show.Butler Eagle file photo
Portersville Summer Steam Show, Aug. 3-6

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 12 and young are free.

Location:

1512 Perry Highway (Route 19 North), Portersville

Hours:

8 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Moraine State Park Regatta, Aug. 5-6

Attractions include a vendor marketplace, land recreation, cornhole tournament and regatta car cruise.

Location:

Moraine State Park’s South Shore

Attendees ride a paddle boat at the Butler Farm Show in Butler Township. Butler Eagle file photo
Butler Farm Show, Aug. 7-12

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

Admission:

$10, includes rides and grand stand events, except for demolition derby

Location:

Butler Farm Show, 625 Evans City Road, Butler

Hours:

8:30 a.m. Aug. 7 to 11 p.m. Aug. 12

Riders compete in the saddle bronc riding event during the North Washington Rodeo in Washington Township. Butler Eagle file photo
North Washington Rodeo, Aug. 15-19

The event features world champion cowboys and cowgirls, food, and merchandise.

Location:

North Washington Rodeo Arena, 2225 Oneida Valley Road, North Washington

Hours:

Starts at 8 p.m. each night, rain or shine; Gates open at 6 p.m.

Band Jam, Aug. 25-26

The Band Jam Grass Roots Music Festival is a weekend-long celebration of local music and artists. It features 20 bands and artists.

Admission:

$25 Advance or $35 at the gate

Kids 17 and younger are free

Location:

Cooper’s Lake Campground, 205 Currie Road, Slippery Rock

The Butler Italian Festival features food, music and more. Butler Eagle file photo
Butler Italian Festival, Aug. 25

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

Sprankle’s Octoberfest, Sept. 8-10

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 Volunteer Fire Company, 290 Horne Ave., Saxonburg

Hours:

Sept. 8: 4 p.m. to 9 p.m.

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

Sept. 10: 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.

VillageFest at Slippery Rock, Sept. 16

The event features live bands, contests, games, rides, magic, corn hole and more.

Location:

Downtown Slippery Rock

Hours:

10 a.m. to 5 p.m.

The Tough Mudder event is a 6+ mile obstacle course. Butler Eagle file photo
Tough Mudder, Sept. 9-10

Tough Mudder is a 6+ mile obstacle course designed to test all-around strength, stamina, teamwork and mental grit. This event pushes physical and mental limits, all the while embracing a community built on teamwork and overcoming obstacles.

Location:

Cooper’s Lake, 205 Currie Road, Slippery Rock

Hours:

8 a.m. to 2:45 p.m.

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