Bantam Jeep Heritage Festival
Cooper's Lake Campground
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6/14/2013 through 6/16/2013
Jeeps from across the country are returning home to Butler County to celebrate the area's historic role in birthing this historic vehicle.
Founded in Butler in 1929, the American Bantam Car Company (also known as American Austin Car Company) pioneered the Jeep --- a brand of vehicle that was first used an an all-purpose transport by the US Army. The company folded in 1946; Jeep is now a division of Chrysler Corporation.
Main activities include the Jeep Invasion street party in Downtown Butler, off-road playground, trail rides, show 'n shine, WWII encampment, history exhibit, national vendors, flea market and more. Over 1,500 Jeeps from over 20 states are expected to attend and most activities take place in or near the park.
Presented in part by the Butler County Tourism & Convention Bureau. For more information, call (724) 234-2291.
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