News & Press Releases

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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America250PA Accepting Design Submissions for Bells Across PA

June 30, 2022

America250PA has issued a Call for Artists and is now accepting design submissions from Pennsylvania artists for its ‘Bells Across PA’ art series. Selected artists will execute their designs on fiberglass bell sculptures. These bells will be adorned and transformed by local artists and sponsored... more

Butler County Service Excellence Awards Return for the Summer

June 28, 2022

The Butler County Tourism & Convention Bureau (BCTCB) has announced that beginning July1, it will reinstate its Butler County Service Excellence Awards (BCSEA) program. The program is designed to recognize exceptional customer service and will provide resources for businesses to create a... more

Report: Pennsylvania Needs to Increase Tourism Marketing Budget

June 23, 2022

Imagine being told that a financial investment opportunity, in which you’re already participating, could bring more than a 300 percent return over a five-year period. By increasing your contribution, you’re told, you could significantly influence your family’s future financial comfort.

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New Board Members and Revamped Executive Board

June 21, 2022

The Butler County Tourism & Convention Bureau added two new board members, and approved a new Executive Board, at its monthly board meeting Thursday, June 16. Tracy Rittle and Dustin Drew will serve three-year terms as new board members and may serve an additional consecutive term. Rittle... more

American Austin Bantam Club Brings Annual Meet to Butler County

June 17, 2022

The American Austin Bantam Club is bringing its annual meet back home to Butler County from June 27-29, 2022. The car club, which is celebrating its 60th Anniversary this year, has held the annual event in 23 states and Canada.

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