Welcome to Butler County, Pennsylvania
Located in Western Pennsylvania, Butler County offers a glimpse of small town life, yet is close to major cities. We are only 25 miles from Pittsburgh, 325 miles from Philadelphia and 380 miles from New York City.
Some of the earliest known history begins with first U.S. President George Washington, who passed through the area around the same time the French & Indian War began. Butler County has plenty of other interesting history, as well. It was founded in 1800 and named for Gen. Richard Butler, a colonial officer in the American Revolution.
Many of the towns hold rich German history; including Harmony, founded in 1804 by the Harmony Society of German Lutheran Separatists who were seeking religious freedom, and Saxonburg, which still maintains the architectural charm of a quaint German hamlet. Saxonburg was co-founded by John Roebling who also invented wire rope and designed the Brooklyn Bridge.
Present day, the county has museums and many historic locations which interpret the area’s past. Special events and reenactments offer living history as well.
A variety of farms and other locations will be open for touring, each with special activities and fun educational opportunities planned. Butler County is blessed with many farms, this is a great chance to learn where your food comes from and meet the friendly faces that work diligently to provide it!
Aug 17 2019 - 8:30am
MARS FARMERS MARKET
Aug 17 2019 - 9:00am
New Sweet Saturdays
Aug 17 2019 - 10:00am
Weekly Essential Oils 101 plus Sampling
Aug 17 2019 - 11:00am
The Strand Theater presents “Dean Ford & The Beautiful One”
Aug 17 2019 - 2:00pm