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What's New at Bantam JeepFest 2019

Posted at Wed, May 15, 2019 12:30 PM

Since 2011, the Bantam Jeep Heritage Festival has been a reoccurring annual event held by the Friends of the Bantam Jeep Association (FBJA) tailored to the celebration and legacy of the Jeep brand. The Jeep was born in Butler, PA. and the festival provides an excellent way to learn about its heritage and history. This is done by focusing on a few core values of the FBJA: Jeep Fellowship, Family-Oriented Outdoor Adventures, Jeep History/Education, Charitable Support/Community Involvement, and Jeep Pride.

Jeep Fellowship

  • The driving strength is the people who help the event take place
  • Participants/Enthusiasts

Family-Oriented Outdoor Adventures

  • Fun experience for all ages
  • Trails, Playground, and Campground

Jeep History/Education

  • Jeep Evolution
  • Exhibits, Presentations, and Activities

Jeep Pride

  • Work and play with Jeep
  • Experience from every key turn


With something to do for the whole family there is always fun to be had. There’s plenty of mud to cover your Jeep, as well as yourself, so don’t be afraid to get some speed in those muddy areas. Some of the weekend's highlighted events include: the Moraine Trail Ride, Jeep Team Challenge, Jeep Playground, and Best of Bantam. Along with event staples such as those listed above there are new events being added this year such as: State Park Scenic Tour, Bantam Poker Run, and Bantam Rough Riders Trail Ride just to name a few. These events are for both beginners and off-road veterans alike. Take on a challenge or cruise around. Either way, you’ll be covered in mud by the end of the day. That’s a guarantee by the festival, actually we aren’t sure, but it wouldn’t hurt to try and leave clean.

Bring along the family and friends for a weekend festival that is sure to not be forgotten. Get out there take off the doors, go topless, lose the fenders, and let the wind flow on what is sure to be a great weekend! If you’re more of a night owl don’t forget to check out the Bantam Festival of Lights where a light show competition will take place, as well as a night trail ride to test even the most daring drivers. This is going to be the biggest festival FBJA has ever had, be sure to stop by and say hello and let us know what you thought of the festival!

-Tim McQuillan, Diehl Automotive

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