Major Events

You might already be familiar with the Big Butler Fair and the Regatta at Lake Arthur, but Butler County has events all year long!

  • Slippery Rock
    Bantam Jeep Heritage Festival

    June (Fathers Day Weekend) - The Bantam Jeep Heritage Festival is a premier annual event that attracts Jeep enthusiasts from all over the Mid-Atlantic region. The group’s goal is to create a signature annual event celebrating Butler, Pa.’s role as the birthplace of the jeep.

  • Prospect
    Big Butler Fair

    July - The Fair is always over the 4th of July!  The Big Butler Fair is a PA Century Fair and has been in existence for over 150 years.  It is one of western Pennsylvania's biggest fairs.

  • Butler
    Butler County Home Show

    The 6th annual Butler County Home Show will be held April 7-9, 2017 at The Family Sports Center on Rt. 68.

  • Butler
    Butler Fall Festival

    September - Family oriented festival featuring local ethnic foods from tacos, gyros, stuffed grape leaves, spinach pie, baklava, nachos, egg rolls, fried rice, fried pickles, cheese sticks, onion rings, fried jalapeño poppers and hot sausage to smoked turkey legs.

  • Butler
    Butler Farm Show

    August - This event showcases Butler County's farming community. Farm-related activities include judging, exhibits & demonstrations, animals, arts & crafts, and farm products.

  • Go Green Festival plus Electric Car Show & Cruise

    September - The 3rd annual Go Green Electric Car Show is presented in cooperation with the National Drive Electric Week (NDEW) being celebrated September 9 through 17.

    ​The Electric Car Show will take place September 16, in the lower lot of Kohl's Department Store in the Cranberry Commons shopping center from noon till 5pm. The show is open to all owners, dealers, and manufacturers of plug-in BEV (Battery Electric Vehicles), and PHEV (Plug-in Hybrid Electric Vehicles) including cars, trucks, buses, motorcycles, bikes, tractors, boats, go-carts, and any vehicle that plugs into the electrical grid or solar power supply.
    Interested and want to bring your electric vehicle?    Owners of electric vehicles and plug-in hybrid cars are invited to register and display their vehicles.

  • Zelienople
    Horse Trading Days

    July - The event, celebrated for over 49 years, has grown to one of the largest in the area and welcomes as many as 40,000 guests each year. We encourage you to tour the historic sites, enjoy the free concerts, explore our unique stores, and dine at our fine restaurants and cafes.

  • Butler
    January Ice Jam

    The January Ice Jam is a FREE family friendly event held annually in Butler, PA. Whether you are a beginner, a seasoned musician, or simply a great pair of ears, why not stop by to see what all of the fuss is about?

  • LionHeart Event Group

    LionHeart Event Group is a full-service event management and production company that specializes in outdoor festivals, concerts, sponsorship activation, and signature events.

  • Petrolia
    North Washington VFD Rodeo

    August - This annual event includes a rodeo parade, bareback bronc riding, calf roping, saddle bronc riding, steer wrestling, bull riding,  team roping, and much more.  This event is rain or shine!!

  • Butler
    Pennsylvania Gun Collectors Show

    Our Mission to Gun owners

  • Prospect
    Pittsburgh Oktoberfest

    Join us at the Big Butler Fairgrounds for a three-day traditional German festival where you'll find authentic German food, live music, German dancers, German and craft beer, wiener dog races, dog

  • Portersville
    Portersville Steam Shows

    May, August, and October - The Steam Show has a large variety of activities for all, including: gas engines, steam engines, tons of tractors, large traction engines, pedal power, steam building and tractor pulls. Sponsored by Northwest PA Steam Engine & Old Equipment Association.

  • Portersville
    Regatta At Lake Arthur

    This annual event takes place the first weekend in August and is focused on opportunities to get out & get active with families & friends of all ages. Enjoy live entertainment, land & lake events, kids activities and more.

  • Butler
    The Rodfathers of Butler

    June - Each year we hold multiple events to promote the good times, music, and vehicles from the 50's and 60's eras. The Cruise-a-palooza is the biggest event and is held at the Farm Show grounds. Activities include live entertainment, food, a DJ, and a 50/50 drawing. Sponsored by the Rodfathers of Butler.

  • Harmony
    Western PA Ride for Kids

    Annual fundraiser to support the Pediatric Brain Tumor Foundation.

  • Zelienople
    Zelienople Harmony Country Fall Festival

    October - Two days of live music, sidewalk sales, arts & crafts, horse drawn buggy rides, children's pony rides, petting zoo, games, clowns, 5K Grandparent walk and run, car cruise and show, flashlight drag racing.

  • Evans City
    Evans City Oktoberfest

    September - This annual event is held over three days, in Evans City.  Festival consists of crafts, food and entertainment daily.  Other activities include community worship service, Little Miss and Mr. Oktoberfest and parade.

  • Slippery Rock

    SeptemberThis is a free street festival featuring children's activities (balloon sculptures, pony rides, face painting, pet rock painting, a treasure hunt and more). There are always lots of crafters, food, and vendors. Don't forget to check out the Farmer's Market, sporting events, and live music.