What to Do & Where to Go in Butler County, PA
From the festive to the downright delightful, you'll find a variety of charming towns, unique events, breathtaking attractions and distinctive brewpubs throughout Butler County.
The charming towns of Butler County like Saxonburg and Harmony are captivating! These German towns feature museums, shops, restaurants and more! A stroll along Main Street in Saxonburg offers local restaurants and idyllic shops. A stop in the park pays homage to John Roebling, founder of the town and creator of wire-rope and designer of the Brooklyn Bridge. Harmony is a National Historic Landmark District and captivates visitors with old brick and log buildings. Another interesting town is Butler, which features quaint cafes, dynamic art galleries, hand-painted murals on many buildings paying homage to the region’s history, and an intriguing automotive history.
2. Moraine State Park
Hikes along the trails of Moraine State Park are the perfect place to explore the magic of Mother Nature. Featuring 16,725 acres of pure beauty, Moraine State Park is the county’s biggest attraction and sees over 2 million visitors a year. This exquisite park offers activities for year round enjoyment like camping, hiking, biking, boating, cross-country skiing and more!
3. Summer Festivals
As the hot days stretch lazily along into warm summer nights, opportunities for summer fun are ripe for the picking. Butler County features a variety of summer events, including the Big Butler Fair, Horse Trading Days, Celebrate the Bloom and the Moraine State Park Regatta. Spend an evening or weekend celebrating this time of year and find your favorite summertime activities.
4. Butler County Beer Circuit
Grab your “Passport to Hoppiness” and navigate your way through the Butler County Beer Circuit, a self-guided trail of local brew pubs. Simply fill up your passport with stamps from each location by ordering a pint or a flight then claim a commemorative prize. This self-guided trail features eight different brewpubs, a taproom and a canning facility; all offering a variety of unique and local craft beers year round. Explore something new on the Butler County Beer Circuit.
5. Bantam Jeep Heritage Festival
Butler has an interesting automotive history and is known ‘round the world for being the birthplace of the Jeep. The county celebrates this unique piece of history through the annual Bantam Jeep Heritage Festival, which is now one of Butler County’s most noteworthy events.
Held June 7 through 9, the 9th annual Bantam Jeep Heritage Festival commemorates the history and birthplace of the jeep and draws in tens of thousands of people worldwide.
Most festivities take place at Cooper’s Lake and include off-road trails, a playground with obstacles, Jeep history exhibits and vendor areas, but perhaps the most famous event is the Jeep invasion in Downtown Butler. The roads are shut down and thousands of jeeps and Jeep enthusiasts fill the streets as they peruse through the car show and visit local shops and restaurants.
Find more family fun and maximize your time by digitally mapping out your itinerary with the new mobile app Visit Butler County, PA! Learn more about the app and request a free travel guide by calling 866-856-8444 or go to VisitButlerCounty.com.