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Friends of the Bantam Jeep Association Takes Over Bantam Jeep Heritage Festival

Posted in News on November 20, 2015
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The Bantam Jeep Heritage Festival is a huge event that takes place in Butler County, PA, the birthplace of Jeep, and has continued to grow substantially since its first annual run in 2011. The Friends of the Bantam Jeep Association, Inc. have officially taken ownership of this event from Butler County Tourism & Convention Bureau. The Friends of the Bantam Jeep Festival Association Inc. is composed of volunteers that have made the event possible over the last five years and is in the process of becoming a 501c4 non-profit organization.

With a popular event that was growing substantially the Butler County Tourism & Convention Bureau no longer wanted to be responsible for putting on the event, and decided to hand over the event to the Festival’s volunteer planning committee.

The Friends of the Bantam Jeep Association president Rodney Schaffer said, “This group is excited about all the possibilities that exist for the future of the event… We are committed to improving the Festival and growing attendance and giving back to the Butler community” Giving back and improving Butler County, PA is so important to the Friend’s Association that they will also be giving 10 percent of their annual revenue back to other Butler County non-profits.

The Friends of the Bantam Jeep Association can’t wait for next year’s event and have already started planning to improve on last year’s awesome event. In 2015 the festival set a Guinness World Record for longest Jeep Parade and had nearly 3,000 Jeeps in attendance. If you want to be part of one of the coolest Jeep events around, even if you don’t own a Jeep, you can come to the 2016 Festival that will take place from June 10-12 in Downtown Butler and at Cooper’s Lake Campground. For more information about the event go to

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