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Located just 20 minutes north of Pittsburgh, Butler County is delightfully diverse and boasts rolling hills, breathtaking views, tasty trails, and quirky attractions. Several attributes make the area special like its beautiful parks, charming towns, locally-owned businesses, rich automotive history, award-winning restaurants, one-of-a-kind attractions, and a variety of accommodations and multifunctional venues.

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MARS NEW YEAR to host Mars Brew Fest Fundraiser in June

May 17, 2022

MARS NEW YEAR will host the Mars Brew Fest fundraiser on June 18, 2022 to raise money for the annually hosted Mars New Year Celebration Festival. The event will be held from 5:00 to 8:00PM, at the spaceship (Pittsburgh Street and Grand Avenue, Mars PA 16046). Come and enjoy brews from Butler... more

2022 Butler County Tourism Ambassador of the Year

May 11, 2022

The 2022 Butler County Tourism Ambassador of the Year was Retired Judge Martin O’Brien, who was instrumental in the establishment of Washington’s Trail 1753.

Butler County Tourism Awards $100,000 in Member Grants

May 5, 2022

Twenty-eight Butler County travel and tourism businesses and organizations received a total of $100,000 in grant dollars from the Butler County Tourism & Convention Bureau (BCTCB). The winners were announced last night at the BCTCB’s annual Toast to Tourism Dinner held at the Tanglewood... more

National Travel and Tourism Week 2022

May 2, 2022

Celebrated annually during the first full week in May, National Travel and Tourism Week (NTTW) was created by Congress in 1983 to elevate the economic power of travel in the U.S. The 39th annual NTTW (May 1-7) arrives as the industry looks ahead to future growth and success following the... more

Butler County History Day

April 27, 2022

Butler County Tourism & Convention Bureau is excited to announce the inaugural Butler County History Day that will take place across Butler County, PA on Saturday, May 7, 2022. The event begins at 10AM and runs through 3PM and will highlight historical sites throughout the county.... more

Butler Bikes & BBQ Returns to Butler County this Summer

April 20, 2022

Butler County Tourism & Convention Bureau will be hosting the second annual Butler Bikes & BBQ event held at the Butler Farm Show Grounds on Route 68 in Butler, July 22-24. This family-friendly event will feature a variety of motorcycles, food and merchandise vendors, a bike show and... more

Can-Am Police-Fire Games - SRU

March 1, 2022

Slippery Rock University (SRU) will be the hub for the 2024 Butler County Can-Am Police-Fire Games presented by Heroes First Home Loans. The Can-Am Police-Fire Games, taking place July 15-21 in 2024, is a multi-sport, Olympic-style event featuring traditional sports and competitions that include... more

2024 Can-Am Police-Fire Games Title Sponsor

January 18, 2022

Heroes First Home Loans will be the title sponsor for the Can-Am Police-Fire Games, which will take place in Butler County, July 15-21 in 2024 at a variety of venues throughout the area. Can-Am Police-Fire Games is a multi-sport, Olympic... more

Eva Bryn Shoetique - Nominations for Essential Workers

January 6, 2022

Eva Bryn Shoetique is starting the new year off on the right foot by giving away three pairs of stylish shoes (up to $150 value each) to front line workers that are still showing up to serve the community despite ever changing, and challenging industries. One pair of shoes will go to an educator... more

30 Days of Giveaways - 2021

November 22, 2021

Butler County Tourism & Convention Bureau is kicking off the holiday season with record-breaking donations for its award-winning holiday promotional campaign, “Butler County Tourism’s 30 Days of Giveaways”. Over $6,000 worth of prizes have been donated by local tourism partners, which will... more