Therehave been many exciting things happening the past few weeks as plansfor the event continue to fall into place. Read on for thelatest Festival updates!
Petersen's4Wheel and Off-Road Features Festival
The Mayissue of Petersen's 4Wheel and Off-Road
has an incredible storythat has many folks buzzing.
In his 4XForward column, editor Rick Pewe talks about theJeep's 70th birthday and the Bantam Jeep Heritage Festival and says:
"Bantamwas the originator, innovator, and true father of the vehicle we oweeverything to in this sport. The town of Butler, Pennsylvania, thebirthplace of the American Bantam Car Company, is having anincredible event this summer to celebrate the jeep...It all startedthere in Butler and I challenge any driver of a jeep or non-jeep toshow up and honor the event simply because you would do that for yourgrandpa."
The May issue iscurrently arriving in mailboxes and newstands across thecountry. Read the entire piece here. If you haven't pre-registered yet, you might want to do it nowso you can snag one of those highly coveted dash plaques thefirst 500 paid parade registrants receive!
New Sponsors Support Festival
Sponsorsupport is necessary for us to have all of the great events andactivities we've been planning, and we're so excited that severalcompanies have stepped up to be part of our event.
NemacolinWoodlands Resort Off-Road Driving Academy featuring Jeep is co-presenting the brand new Bantam Jeephistory exhibit that will debut at the Festival. But that's not all! They'll be offering Jeep Rubicon RideAlongs for up to four people with a professional driver. Sounds like some fun you won't want to miss!
4WheelDrive Hardware ispresenting the three on-site trail rides at the Fairgrounds. The trails (two stock, one modified) willbe about 1/2-3/4 mile long and will give Jeep owners ataste of what it's like to drive off-road on-site at theFairgrounds. This opportunity is included in nearly allFestival participant registration packages.
ButlerHealth System isencouraging Festival attendees to get active and enjoyButler County's great outdoors with its sponsorship of CampBantam. Guided outdoor programs including hikes, biking,kayaking, geocaching, disk golf and boat tours are being offered atMoraine State Park on Saturday and Sunday. Most activities arefree, including round-trip transportation from the Fairgrounds. Signup to participate in CampBantam right away!
Besure and visit these companies who have just signed up for vendorspace at the Festival. We really appreciate their support andknow they'll have great products for you to check out. Thelatest vendors to join us include:
BannerAds Available for You To Post
We're makingit easier to spread the word. You can download threedifferent bannerads from our website and post them on the variousjeep-focused websites that allow free ads to be posted. Wehope you'll help us get the buzz moving!
Enjoythe Outdoors at Camp Bantam
Wejust posted information on the website about the outdoor activitiesyou can participate in as part of CampBantam on Saturday and Sunday. Presented byButler Health System, this is a great, inexpensive way to try anew outdoor activity or just enjoy some time at beautifulMoraine State Park. Limited space is available so register toparticipate soon!
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If you'veheard from Popeye Jeep on your Facebook page, then it's just uswanting you to like us so you can be in the know about the Festival. Even better, check out our FacebookCommunity Page and "like" it. You'll get some of the Festival scoop before we share it inour monthly updates!
Wantto Know More?
If you'd like to learn more about theevent and how you can participate, check out ourwebsite. We're looking forward to sharing evenmore exciting updates next month!