By: KDKA-TV News Staff
BUTLER COUNTY (KDKA) — Thousands of Jeeps from more than 30 states are in Butler County this weekend for the 10th annual Bantam Jeep Heritage Festival.READ MORE: Pa. AG Agents Arrest 1 Man During Drug Trafficking Bust In McKeesport
It is happening at Cooper’s Lake Campground.
The festival features obstacle courses, mud pits, competitions and other events.
And you can learn about Butler County’s connection to the Jeep.READ MORE: Tired-Tired Or Sleepy-Tired? How To Combat Sleepiness And Fatigue During The Day
“In 1940, the Jeep was invented in Butler, Pennsylvania…so this is what the Jeep became in 1941 for the war effort,” said Jack Cohen, President of the Butler County Tourism and Convention Bureau. “And they won the contract from the Army, and they began to build these cars and the Army bought the contract and then they gave it to Ford and Williams.”
Tickets cost $10 for adults and $3 for kids.
The festival picked back up at 9 a.m. this morning and ends at 6 p.m.MORE NEWS: Pittsburgh Weather: Severe Weather, Including Hail And Strong Winds Possible
Tomorrow’s hours are 9 a.m. until 3 p.m.