Festivals & Events

Butler County features many fun events for the whole family, from one of the biggest Jeep festivals in the country to small town events that have been around for more than 50 years. Enjoy live music, games, crafts and all sorts of great activities, right here in Butler County, PA!

Fri, September 30th

  • Nature & Wildlife Show at The Art Center

    The Associated Artists of Butler County’s Nature & Wildlife Show. Opening Reception is Sept. 2 from 7-9 PM. Hours: Wed.-Fri.: 10 - 4 pm Sat.: Noon - 4 pm

  • Let's Decorate for Fall Sale

    It's time to decorate for Fall. You can find everything you need for both inside and outside decorating. All of our gifts will be 10% to 20% off. There will be beautiful mums from Lamperski...

  • Haunted House and Corn Maze

    The Haunt is open every weekend in October. Opening night will be Fri, Sept 30th, and the final night will be Sat, Oct 29th. Ticket price for Friday...

  • Zombies Shoot & Haunted Compound

    Come see our all new compound. Zombie shoot, zombie compound, wagon ride, ghost stories, campfires, food, fun and private parties welcome. Adults $29.99 plus $1.50 processing fee Kids 10...

  • Vintage Hitchcock

    Spies, murder. Love and other trademarks of Alfred Hitchcock come to life in the style of a 1940’s radio broadcast of the master of suspense’s films, The Lodger; Sabotage; and The 39 Steps. Triple...

  • Powerful Connections for Women

    The 6th Annual Powerful Connections for Women will be held on September 30, 2016 from 8AM - 3PM at the Robert M Smith Student Center, Slippery Rock University. The registration fee is $65, which...

  • Petting Zoo and Pony Rides

    Come by for family fun.

  • .38 Special at Jergel's

    After more than three decades together, 38 SPECIAL continue to bring their signature blast of Southern Rock to over 100 cities a year. And at each and every show, thousands of audience members are...

  • Big River

    This sweeping musical based on Mark Twain’s The Adventures of Huck Finn won SEVEN Tonys including Best Musical and Best Original Score. You won’t want to miss a single smile, wink or tear as we bring...

Sat, October 1st

  • Butler County Symphony Orchestra presents Magnificent Russians

    Sean Chen, piano. Rachmaninoff: Piano Concerto No. 2 . Rimsky-Korsakov: Scheherazade.

  • Freedom Farms Fall Festival

    Every year in October, we invite people of all ages to come join us for our Freedom Farms Fall Festival event for the four weekends leading up to Halloween. During the festival, we host a large...

  • Fall Foliage Pontoon Cruises on Lake Arthur

    Saturdays in September...

  • Haunted House and Corn Maze

    The Haunt is open every weekend in October. Opening night will be Fri, Sept 30th, and the final night will be Sat, Oct 29th. Ticket price for Friday...

  • Zombies Shoot & Haunted Compound

    Come see our all new compound. Zombie shoot, zombie compound, wagon ride, ghost stories, campfires, food, fun and private parties welcome. Adults $29.99 plus $1.50 processing fee Kids 10...

  • Vintage Hitchcock

    Spies, murder. Love and other trademarks of Alfred Hitchcock come to life in the style of a 1940’s radio broadcast of the master of suspense’s films, The Lodger; Sabotage; and The 39 Steps. Triple...

  • City of Butler Farmers' Market

    Shop for a variety of locally grown produce, crafts, home products, baked goods, gifts, and prepared foods. Each week, the Market also showcases local musicians who provide our MARKET MUSIC.

  • Portersville Steam Show Fall Fling

    The Portersville Steam Show provides a large variety of activities for the whole family. A vintage village, saw mill, cider press, gas engines, oil field equipment, farm animals, train rides, steam...

  • 3rd Annual Mud Run

    Are you ready for the challenge? And who doesn't like to get a little dirty??? Join us at the Zelienople Park for a family Mud Run with 15 obstacles including tires, haystacks, pools of mud and...

  • 32nd annual Mars Applefest

    Join us in Mars, PA for a day of fun, food and shopping Mars Applefest Live Entertainment will be presented on the main stage at the corner of Grand Avenue and Pittsburgh Street. All...

  • Butler County Farm Tour

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  • Fall Tasting at Cooper Station

    Come for our fall tasting in our new banquet hall / event venue There will be 25 different beer crafters, wine and cocktail samples and pretzels & cheese and brats and nachos. Tickets are $20 pre...

  • Concordia Oktoberfest

    Concordia Oktoberfest. Concordia Lutheran Ministries Cabot campus is transformed into a site for fun, food, friends and family the first Saturday in October each year to enjoy the traditional German...

  • Spiders of PA

    Join park naturalist Mike Shaffer to learn about the common spiders of Pennsylvania. Learn about the two venomous spiders found here in Pennsylvania. Afterwards we will take a hike to find spiders...

  • Mixed Media Paint, Gather and Sip

    October 1st ..... Elegant Fall/White Pumpkin October 24th .... Potted Lavender December 11th ... Holiday Joy & Essential Oils

  • The Reagan Years @ Jergel's Rhythm Grille

    Premier 80's band.

  • Big River

    This sweeping musical based on Mark Twain’s The Adventures of Huck Finn won SEVEN Tonys including Best Musical and Best Original Score. You won’t want to miss a single smile, wink or tear as we bring...

Sun, October 2nd

  • Freedom Farms Fall Festival

    Every year in October, we invite people of all ages to come join us for our Freedom Farms Fall Festival event for the four weekends leading up to Halloween. During the festival, we host a large...

  • Fall Foliage Pontoon Cruises on Lake Arthur

    Saturdays in September...

  • Vintage Hitchcock

    Spies, murder. Love and other trademarks of Alfred Hitchcock come to life in the style of a 1940’s radio broadcast of the master of suspense’s films, The Lodger; Sabotage; and The 39 Steps. Triple...

  • Autumn Scene Painting Workshop

    Taught by Marianne Hilke. Painting with the rich vivid fall colors if the theme of this workshop, students can work in oils or acrylics. Demonstrations will help visualize as we discuss problem...

  • 2nd Annual Wood’s Warriors Bowl-for-a-Cure

    Kiersten and Kierra Wood’s mother, Melissa, was diagnosed with Huntington’s Disease eight years ago. All proceeds raised will be donated to the Western PA Chapter of HDSA. $20 for adults. $12...

  • The Blues Celebrates Life and Courage @ Jergel's

    Join us for an afternoon of great entertainment and all for a great cause as the proceeds benefit "Our Clubhouse", a nonprofit that offers support to cancer patients and their families during and...

  • OctoBEERfest

    Partnering with ShruBrew to do a beer tasting event at the store. We will have snacks & raffles along with the beer tasting.

  • Happily Ever After Wedding Show - Chance to win a dream wedding!

    Join us for the 2nd Annual Pittsburgh Marriott North Wedding Show on October 2, 2016 from 1PM-4PM. Experience North Pittsburgh's destination wedding venue and build your dream wedding. Visit the...

  • Pittsburgh Marriott North’s 2nd Annual Happily Ever After Wedding Show

    Experience North Pittsburgh's destination wedding venue and build your dream wedding! Visit with the area's top wedding vendors and have the opportunity to win your dream wedding reception!...

  • Petting Zoo and Pony Rides

    Come by for family fun.

  • Big River

    Big River. This sweeping musical based on Mark Twain’s The Adventures of Huck Finn won SEVEN Tonys including Best Musical and Best Original Score. You won’t want to miss a single smile, wink or tear...

  • Nature Detectives: The Fungus Among Us

    Families are invited to become “nature detectives," exploring the mysteries of mushrooms and other fungi that are an important part of the ecosystem. Participants will investigate to find out where...

  • 23rd Annual Chef Tasting Party & Auction

    Sample the best in food and beverages by local restaurants, caterers, bakeries, wineries and craft breweries. Included are appetizers, soups, salads, entrees, side dishes, dessert, gourmet coffees...

  • Mixed Media Paint, Gather and Sip

    October 1st ..... Elegant Fall/White Pumpkin October 24th .... Potted Lavender December 11th ... Holiday Joy & Essential Oils

Mon, October 3rd

  • Homeschool Art Classes, Early Art - Prehistoric

    Daytime art classes open to students 5-12 years old. Students will use knowledge they learn from mini art lessons to create one of a kind artworks inspired by historic art. Classes will cover a...

  • Homeschool Art Classes

    Daytime art classes open to students 13-18 years old. Students will use knowledge they learn from mini art lessons to create one of a kind artworks inspired by historic art. Classes will cover a...

  • Homeschool Art Classes, Prehistoric

    Daytime art classes open to students 5-12 years old. Students will use knowledge they learn from mini art lessons to create one of a kind artworks inspired by historic art. Classes will cover a...

  • Needle Felting Class

    We are now offering needle felting classes designed for beginners- no previous experience is necessary. Students will discuss different felting methods and sample the various fibers used in felting....

Tue, October 4th

  • Vintage Hitchcock

    Spies, murder. Love and other trademarks of Alfred Hitchcock come to life in the style of a 1940’s radio broadcast of the master of suspense’s films, The Lodger; Sabotage; and The 39 Steps. Triple...

  • Homeschool Art Classes, Early Art - Prehistoric

    Daytime art classes open to students 5-12 years old. Students will use knowledge they learn from mini art lessons to create one of a kind artworks inspired by historic art. Classes will cover a...

  • Homeschool Art Classes

    Daytime art classes open to students 13-18 years old. Students will use knowledge they learn from mini art lessons to create one of a kind artworks inspired by historic art. Classes will cover a...

  • Homeschool Art Classes, Prehistoric

    Daytime art classes open to students 5-12 years old. Students will use knowledge they learn from mini art lessons to create one of a kind artworks inspired by historic art. Classes will cover a...

  • ShuBrew Fall Beer Dinner

    Summer is almost over, let’s celebrate the flavors of Fall! Join us for a five course Beer Dinner featuring Fallen Aspen Farm on Tuesday, October 4th. Each course is paired with a ShuBrew...

  • Bret Michaels @ Jergel's

    Bret brings his high energy show to Jergel's yet again, which promises to be high energy from start to finish. Hear all of the greatest hits of Poison and also his solo hits throughout the years!...

  • First Tuesday Live Clothed Model Drawing

    Cranberry Artists Network sponsors a professional clothed model for drawing on the first Tuesday of each month through December. Bring all supplies needed.

Wed, October 5th

  • Vintage Hitchcock

    Spies, murder. Love and other trademarks of Alfred Hitchcock come to life in the style of a 1940’s radio broadcast of the master of suspense’s films, The Lodger; Sabotage; and The 39 Steps. Triple...

  • Open Portrait Group w/ Live Model at The Art Center

    Practice a portrait or drawing your fellow students. All levels welcome. No registration needed. $2 members, $4 non-members. 10AM - 12 PM. 

  • Homeschool Art Classes, Early Art - Prehistoric

    Daytime art classes open to students 5-12 years old. Students will use knowledge they learn from mini art lessons to create one of a kind artworks inspired by historic art. Classes will cover a...

  • Homeschool Art Classes

    Daytime art classes open to students 13-18 years old. Students will use knowledge they learn from mini art lessons to create one of a kind artworks inspired by historic art. Classes will cover a...

  • Homeschool Art Classes, Prehistoric

    Daytime art classes open to students 5-12 years old. Students will use knowledge they learn from mini art lessons to create one of a kind artworks inspired by historic art. Classes will cover a...

  • Ladies Night Out Fundraiser

    $12.50 pre-sale $15.00 at the door Event will feature a basket auction, fashion show and shopping. The fashion show will including clothing and accessories from The Style Truck (as seen in Whirl...

  • Trivia Night @ ShuBrew

    Stop in to ShuBrew every Wednesday from 8 PM to 10 PM for our Trivia Nights. Six rounds of various trivia categories guaranteed to make you laugh. First and second place prizes are awarded each night...

Thu, October 6th

  • Monthly Essential Oils & Art Classes

    Nicolette's new location in Portersville is now offering monthly doTERRA Essential Oils classes with various themes. From 101 classes to make-n-takes. All classes will teach you how to use these "...

  • Vintage Hitchcock

    Spies, murder. Love and other trademarks of Alfred Hitchcock come to life in the style of a 1940’s radio broadcast of the master of suspense’s films, The Lodger; Sabotage; and The 39 Steps. Triple...

  • Homeschool Art Classes, Early Art - Prehistoric

    Daytime art classes open to students 5-12 years old. Students will use knowledge they learn from mini art lessons to create one of a kind artworks inspired by historic art. Classes will cover a...

  • Homeschool Art Classes

    Daytime art classes open to students 13-18 years old. Students will use knowledge they learn from mini art lessons to create one of a kind artworks inspired by historic art. Classes will cover a...

  • Homeschool Art Classes, Prehistoric

    Daytime art classes open to students 5-12 years old. Students will use knowledge they learn from mini art lessons to create one of a kind artworks inspired by historic art. Classes will cover a...

  • Afterschool Art Class for Kids

    Starting at the beginning, students will learn about early art and create artwork inspired by what they learn. Ages 5-12 years. Classes will include drawing, painting, printmaking, sculpture and more...

  • Enticing the Curios Palate (cooking class) with The Enchanted Olive

    Are you an adventurous eater? Do you like to play with unlikely flavor pairings? In this 4-week hands-on cooking class, you will have the opportunity to explore and experiment with unorthodox...

Fri, October 7th

  • Haunted House and Corn Maze

    The Haunt is open every weekend in October. Opening night will be Fri, Sept 30th, and the final night will be Sat, Oct 29th. Ticket price for Friday...

  • Zombies Shoot & Haunted Compound

    Come see our all new compound. Zombie shoot, zombie compound, wagon ride, ghost stories, campfires, food, fun and private parties welcome. Adults $29.99 plus $1.50 processing fee Kids 10...

  • Vintage Hitchcock

    Spies, murder. Love and other trademarks of Alfred Hitchcock come to life in the style of a 1940’s radio broadcast of the master of suspense’s films, The Lodger; Sabotage; and The 39 Steps. Triple...

  • Homeschool Art Classes, Early Art - Prehistoric

    Daytime art classes open to students 5-12 years old. Students will use knowledge they learn from mini art lessons to create one of a kind artworks inspired by historic art. Classes will cover a...

  • Homeschool Art Classes

    Daytime art classes open to students 13-18 years old. Students will use knowledge they learn from mini art lessons to create one of a kind artworks inspired by historic art. Classes will cover a...

  • Homeschool Art Classes, Prehistoric

    Daytime art classes open to students 5-12 years old. Students will use knowledge they learn from mini art lessons to create one of a kind artworks inspired by historic art. Classes will cover a...

  • Kids Friday Activities Night

    Do you want a date night, girls night or alone time, set up that camp site and KIDS AWAY from ELLECTRONICS? Bring them to FRIDAY NIGHT ACTIVITY NIGHT where they will eat and create. (Sometimes that...

  • Intro to Essential Oils

    doTERRA in Latin means "Gift of The Earth" Our classes have been very full, very fun,...

  • Into the Woods

    “Be careful what you wish for” seems to be the ongoing theme in Stephen Sondeheim and James Lapine’s Brothers Grimm inspired musical.  The story follwos The Baker and his wife who wish for a...

Sat, October 8th

  • Sleepy Hollow Festival - Harmony

    Sponsored by the Harmony Business Association All day event with live music, trick or treat, a scavenger hunt, costume contests, facepainting, ghost walks, and more. Held in conjunction with the...

  • Freedom Farms Fall Festival

    Every year in October, we invite people of all ages to come join us for our Freedom Farms Fall Festival event for the four weekends leading up to Halloween. During the festival, we host a large...

  • Fall Foliage Pontoon Cruises on Lake Arthur

    Saturdays in September...

  • Zelie on Tap

    Sessions: 3-6 PM and 7-10 PM Sip: Craft beer vendors including ShuBrew, North Country, Conny Creek, Arsenal Cider, Penn Brewery, Voodoo, Fractured Grape, Hofbrau Haus, Erie Brewing, Butler Brew...

  • Cash & Cline

    A tribute to Johnny Cash & Patsy Cline. Terry Lee Goffee makes his forth appearance at The Strand with his wildly popular Johnny Cash tribute concert, and once again, is joined by another gifted...

  • Haunted House and Corn Maze

    The Haunt is open every weekend in October. Opening night will be Fri, Sept 30th, and the final night will be Sat, Oct 29th. Ticket price for Friday...

  • Zombies Shoot & Haunted Compound

    Come see our all new compound. Zombie shoot, zombie compound, wagon ride, ghost stories, campfires, food, fun and private parties welcome. Adults $29.99 plus $1.50 processing fee Kids 10...

  • Vintage Hitchcock

    Spies, murder. Love and other trademarks of Alfred Hitchcock come to life in the style of a 1940’s radio broadcast of the master of suspense’s films, The Lodger; Sabotage; and The 39 Steps. Triple...

  • Fall Flea-Tique

    Flea market, local artisans, vintage items, antiques. Ride for kids fundraising booth will be in attendance. Flea-tique vendors will be located in the town square. Local businesses will be open...

  • City of Butler Farmers' Market

    Shop for a variety of locally grown produce, crafts, home products, baked goods, gifts, and prepared foods. Each week, the Market also showcases local musicians who provide our MARKET MUSIC.

  • Project WILD Teacher Workshop

    Project WILD is an environmental education curriculum supplement and activity guide designed for educators working with students from kindergarten through 12th grade. Project WILD is a collection of...

  • Zelie/Harmony Fall Festival

    Enjoy shopping our Zelienople/Harmony stores or enjoy a relaxing meal at one of our many fine dining establishments.  2 Days of Live Musical Entertainment! The Banjo All Stars • Country...

  • Glaciation

    This program will help you imagine what Pennsylvania was like during the last Ice Age. We will also explore unique glacial features and use Google Earth to locate them. Just a geologic instant ago,...

  • Basic Watercolor Class

    Paint & take home a beautiful bookmark. Simple watercolor techniques. All materials provided for this class. Taught by watercolor artist Sam Tait.

  • Muddy Creek Oil Field Living History Exhibit

    Come see a restored oil well in operation! The Muddy Creek Oil Well is an award-winning restoration site of an antique oil well. The Bessemer Gas Engine and Marshall-Barr No. 19 oil well equipment...

  • Guided Tour/Hike at Preston Park

    Oct. 8: Guided Tour/Hike at Preston Park. The tours last approximately 2 to 2 ½ hours and involve a lot of walking. Guests are encouraged to dress appropriately. For information contact Marcie at...

  • Family Art Afternoons, Autumn Paper Wreath

    Drop in each month for a seasonal project for kids and families. All ages welcome, parent or adult must stay. Signups are recommended, but walk-ins welcome.

  • Homeschool Art Classes, Early Art - Prehistoric

    Daytime art classes open to students 5-12 years old. Students will use knowledge they learn from mini art lessons to create one of a kind artworks inspired by historic art. Classes will cover a...

  • Homeschool Art Classes

    Daytime art classes open to students 13-18 years old. Students will use knowledge they learn from mini art lessons to create one of a kind artworks inspired by historic art. Classes will cover a...

  • Mario Kart Family Day

    Kart building begins at 2 PM. Dress up as your favorite video game character, costume contest and prizes!

  • Homeschool Art Classes, Prehistoric

    Daytime art classes open to students 5-12 years old. Students will use knowledge they learn from mini art lessons to create one of a kind artworks inspired by historic art. Classes will cover a...

  • Family Fun FallFest in Saxonburg

    All are welcome to join our hoedown to celebrate the fall season at the Saxonburg Volunteer Fire Company Carnival Grounds. Live music throughout the event by local groups with a special amateur...

  • Into the Woods

    “Be careful what you wish for” seems to be the ongoing theme in Stephen Sondeheim and James Lapine’s Brothers Grimm inspired musical.  The story follwos The Baker and his wife who wish for a...

Sun, October 9th

  • Freedom Farms Fall Festival

    Every year in October, we invite people of all ages to come join us for our Freedom Farms Fall Festival event for the four weekends leading up to Halloween. During the festival, we host a large...

  • Fall Foliage Pontoon Cruises on Lake Arthur

    Saturdays in September...

  • Zelie/Harmony Fall Festival

    Enjoy shopping our Zelienople/Harmony stores or enjoy a relaxing meal at one of our many fine dining establishments.  2 Days of Live Musical Entertainment! The Banjo All Stars • Country...

  • Homeschool Art Classes, Early Art - Prehistoric

    Daytime art classes open to students 5-12 years old. Students will use knowledge they learn from mini art lessons to create one of a kind artworks inspired by historic art. Classes will cover a...

  • Homeschool Art Classes

    Daytime art classes open to students 13-18 years old. Students will use knowledge they learn from mini art lessons to create one of a kind artworks inspired by historic art. Classes will cover a...

  • Petting Zoo and Pony Rides

    Come by for family fun.

  • Natural Skincare and Medicinal Plants Workshop

    This workshop will explore the historical uses of native plants in healing. We will then create a natural plant based skin care product to take home. The information in this workshop is meant to be...

  • Homeschool Art Classes, Prehistoric

    Daytime art classes open to students 5-12 years old. Students will use knowledge they learn from mini art lessons to create one of a kind artworks inspired by historic art. Classes will cover a...

  • Into the Woods

    “Be careful what you wish for” seems to be the ongoing theme in Stephen Sondeheim and James Lapine’s Brothers Grimm inspired musical. The story follows The Baker and his wife who wish to have a child...

  • Kids Monster Mash Bash

    It's spooktacular!! Walk the haunted trail, roast hot dogs and marshmallows around a campfire. Participate in an optional child costume swap. Enjoy a family friendly movie to end the night. Stay...

  • Mixed Media Paint, Gather and Sip

    October 1st ..... Elegant Fall/White Pumpkin October 24th .... Potted Lavender December 11th ... Holiday Joy & Essential Oils

Mon, October 10th

  • Homeschool Art Classes, Early Art - Prehistoric

    Daytime art classes open to students 5-12 years old. Students will use knowledge they learn from mini art lessons to create one of a kind artworks inspired by historic art. Classes will cover a...

  • Homeschool Art Classes

    Daytime art classes open to students 13-18 years old. Students will use knowledge they learn from mini art lessons to create one of a kind artworks inspired by historic art. Classes will cover a...

  • The $100 Show Art Exhibit

    All art is $100. Opening Reception October 12, 2016 6-8 pm.

  • Homeschool Art Classes, Prehistoric

    Daytime art classes open to students 5-12 years old. Students will use knowledge they learn from mini art lessons to create one of a kind artworks inspired by historic art. Classes will cover a...

  • Gravity and Other Myths

    A multi-award winning and critically acclaimed acrobatics ensemble from Australia, Gravity and Other Myths creates their work with an emphasis on an honest approach to performance, moving away from...


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