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!

Sat, September 24th

  • 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

  • World of Outlaws Craftsman Sprint Car Series at Lernerville

    Sept. 24: World of Outlaws Craftsman Sprint Car Series at Lernerville. Lernerville Speedway is home of the “Fab Four,” 410 Sprint Cars, Late Models, Big-Block Modifieds and Stock Cars. 313 N. Pike...

  • Fall Foliage Pontoon Cruises on Lake Arthur

    Saturdays in September...

  • 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.

  • The Great Fall Clean-up

    Join us to clean up downtown! Main Street Butler.  Meet at city parking lot.  200 block of North Main, across from Burger Hut. General Clean up Sweeping sidewalks Weeding...

  • National Public Lands Day

    Jennings Environmental Education Center is looking for interested individuals willing to spend a fall day pitching in at the park. Trail construction and rehabilitation will be the focus. As a...

  • Slippery Rock Villagefest

    This 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,...

  • North Country Brewing Canning Facility Tours

    Free tours of the Production Facility with an explanation of how beer is brewed and the process involved from grain to canning.

  • Bodiography Contemporary Ballet

    Enjoy an evening of premiere works by renowned guest artists James Martin (NYU Tisch School of the Arts) and Maria Hackbarth (Founding Director of Wisconsin’s celebrated Warped Dance Company); as...

  • 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, September 25th

  • Fall Foliage Pontoon Cruises on Lake Arthur

    Saturdays in September...

  • Alameda Septemberfest

    Alameda Septemberfest Sunday September 25th 9:00am-4:00pm The 18th Annual Septemberfest is back and admission is still FREE! Fees for vendors, car cruisers, anglers, and 5k participants can...

  • 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...

  • Live Entertainment at The Harmony Inn

    Harmony Inn happily presents live music every Sunday afternoon throughout the year for a little relaxation before your hectic work week begins. Please come join us on Sundays from 4 pm till 7 pm for...

Mon, September 26th

  • Zelienople-Harmony Farmers Market

    Featuring a variety of vendors from local farmers to small area businesses. Contact Sherry at The Enchanted Olive, for more information or to request a vendor application.

  • 2016 Taste of Cranberry

    Join the Pittsburgh North Regional Chamber for the 2016 Taste of Cranberry. Enjoy unlimited samples of your favorite regional restaurants,entertainment and prizes! Back by popular demand is...

  • Bluegrass Mondays at North Country Brewing

    Come join us at The North Country Brewery for Bluegrass Mondays and enjoy some great live music.

Tue, September 27th

Wed, September 28th

  • 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

  • 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. 

  • Live Entertainment at The Harmony Inn

    Live entertainment every Wednesday night at The Harmony Inn. Come join us and check ever changing specials.

  • 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, September 29th

  • 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

  • Birds and More Naturalist Led Walks at Succop Nature Park

    *Thursdays: Birds and More Naturalist Led Walks at Succop Nature Park. Join Audubon Society of Western Pennsylvania for a walk through Succop Nature Park. Our naturalist-led morning walks are free...

  • Drew Baldridge at Jergel's Rhythm Grille

    Music is best when it’s authentic, when it comes straight from an artist’s heart and bursts from the speakers. It makes a connection with the listener that forms an immediate bond. Drew Baldridge...

  • 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...

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

    Come by for haunting fun after dark!

  • 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

    Come by for haunting fun after dark!

  • 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.


Other events in Butler County.