Driving a Jeep is unlike driving anything else. These fun vehicles are always ready to take on off-roading challenges. And there’s so much history behind them! If you’re a Jeep enthusiast, there’s a fun and unique event coming up that you won’t want to miss. Check out the Bantam Jeep Heritage Festival.
About the Bantam Heritage Jeep Festival
The Bantam Heritage Jeep Festival will be Friday, June 7, through Sunday, June 9. The main event will take place at Cooper’s Lake Campground. The address there is 205 Currie Road, Slippery Rock, PA.
On Friday night, there will be a Jeep Invasion in downtown Butler. This event is always so much fun. If you want to bring your Jeep out for everyone to see, be sure to pre-register. The cost is $15. There will be 1,200 Jeeps parked throughout downtown for everyone to enjoy. The streets will be closed, and more than 15,000 Jeep enthusiasts will enjoy the evening. Lots of special events will be going on downtown, including DJs playing music for everyone.
But the Bantam Heritage Jeep Festival is about a lot more than that. There’s a huge variety of events throughout the weekend.
Lots of organized trail rides are available, from exploring the off-road trails on-site to guided rides through nearby parks and scenic areas. Don’t miss the Night Ops trail ride for a new and creative way to enjoy the area.
A huge highlight of the Bantam Heritage Jeep Festival is the Jeep playground. You can put your vehicle and your driving skills to the test! At the playground, you can drive over dirt piles, rocks, tires, and concrete obstacles. You’ll also get to play in the mud and maneuver around poles. The Jeep playground is busiest on Saturday between 11 a.m. and 3 p.m., so plan to visit on Friday or Sunday if you can.
Another crowd favorite is the Jeep team challenge. You’ll need a driver and a passenger for this one. Your team will have to get creative to complete challenges on a special course. Teams always have a blast and learn to put a lot of trust in their teammates. The top 5 teams will get awards, but everyone has a great time.
These are just some of the highlights of the Bantam Jeep festival. There are Jeep decorating contests, clinics on Jeep modifications and talks from drivers who have taken their vehicles all over the world, history exhibits, a swap meet, and more. This weekend is going to be so much fun.
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Pre-registration is over, but you can still head over to the Bantam Heritage Jeep Festival and register on-site. There’s a $10 on-site registration fee. Wristbands for adults are $20. Minors ages 7 to 17 are $10. And kids under 7 are free but still need to register. Some of the events cost extra, so be sure to check out the festival’s website as you plan your weekend.
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