The Bantam Jeep Heritage Festival is set to kick off on Friday, June 14 all the way until Sunday June 16. The Bantam Jeep Heritage Festival is an event that commemorates the father of all jeeps, the history behind it, the people who created it, and its birthplace, Butler, Pennsylvania. The main event is at Coopers Lake Campground while the Jeep Invasion takes place in Downtown Butler. The Bantam Jeep Heritage Festival is organized by the Butler County Tourism & Convention Bureau with support from the Butler County Historical Society, Butler Downtown, other local organizations as well as a group of committed volunteers and Jeep enthusiasts that help put together the whole event. The annual event celebrates Butler, Pennsylvania’s role as the birthplace of the jeep.
The inaugural event in 2011 attracted more than 1,300 Jeep participants from 25 states. Festival activities were attended by more than 30,000 spectators. The Festival was awarded a Guinness World Record for the Longest Parade of Jeeps.
New this year is a great opportunity to "Roll Your Jeep." Players who want to try their luck have a chance to win a new 2013 Jeep Wrangler Sport 4x4. To win, a player must roll seven dice that spell out the word "BANTAM!” Each roll is $5 and a limited number of rolls are permitted. Stop by the Roll Your Jeep tent near the Festival Merchandise and try your luck at becoming the new owner of a 2013 Jeep Wrangler! For more information on the 2013 Bantam Jeep Heritage Festival, please visit: http://www.bantamjeepfestival.com/