Learn About the Bantam Jeep Fest
It’s time to start gearing up for JeepFest! What, never heard about this event? Oh my, get ready to learn about a weekend of fun. Going on for several years, 2019 makes it the ninth year of the event that continues to be one of the largest Jeep-only events in the United States. It’s a little a ways away, taking place this year from June 7 – 9, 2019 but can anyone really be too prepared? Plus, if in need of some Jeep® accessories, it’s the perfect time to start saving up. Read on to learn all about the Bantam Jeep Heritage Festival.
Bantam, who? Unless from the area, the name Bantam may be unfamiliar, and so will the Friends of the Bantam Jeep Association. The Friends of the Bantam Jeep Association (FBJA) is a non-profit organization that provides opportunities for Jeepers (Jeep owners and enthusiasts) around the world so that they may learn about, share, and celebrate Jeep ownership. With its roots founded in Western Pennsylvania and Butler, PA, FBJA hosts the Bantam Jeep Heritage Festival every year. Not only is it fun for the family, but the festival helps the FBJA to use its operational proceeds to support charitable contributions to other local non-profit organizations in the community.
Jeep Heritage Festival
The Bantam Jeep Heritage Festival is a family-oriented event made to tribute the father of all jeeps, its history, the engineers that developed the first Jeep, and especially the off-road automobile’s birthplace, Butler Pennsylvania. Plus, is there really any better way to commemorate all of this other than inviting Jeep enthusiasts from all over the world to tackle the on and off-road experiences that define the vehicle’s past and the lifestyle it now promotes? We don’t think so.
We wonder if any of these trails will be eligible for the Jeep Badge of Honor Program. Remember this? It’s a free program Jeepers can enter by installing the app and registering their Jeep vehicle. By trekking through some of the best trails to test the guts and glory of a Jeep off-road warrior, members can view the hundreds of thousands of legal off-road trails in the U.S.A. and the 49 trails Jeep has officially deemed worthy to be considered Jeep Badge of Honor trails. Conquer one and get an actual badge to put on your Jeep.
The Jeep Heritage Festival began in 2011 with a little more than 1000 Jeepers attending. That same year, the Festival set the Guinness World Record for the Largest Jeep Parade. If that doesn’t get a festival on the map, nothing will. Over the course of eight years, the Festival has grown to include something for every Jeeper out there, whether their interests are off-roading, history, military Jeeps, or just showing off their vehicles and simply enjoying the Jeep lifestyle.
The festival, held at Coopers Lake Campground, is a family-friendly event that takes place every year in the second week of June. About an hour north of Pittsburgh, PA, Jeepers can find the many on-site off-road trails, playground with obstacles, Jeep History exhibit, and a huge vendor area with 150+ companies at the festival. To get an all-access pass for everything, Bantam offers a sweet deal of only $50 for all three days to the Jeep Playground and On-Site trails.
Learn more about the Bantam Jeep Heritage Festival (bit.ly/1j8anIg) and get ready to go off-road this summer. If you make it, share some pictures with us on Aventura Chrysler Jeep Dodge Ram social media.