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Located just 20 minutes north of Pittsburgh, Butler County is delightfully diverse and boasts rolling hills, breathtaking views, tasty trails, and quirky attractions. Several attributes make the area special like its beautiful parks, charming towns, locally-owned businesses, rich automotive history, award-winning restaurants, one-of-a-kind attractions, and a variety of accommodations and multifunctional venues.

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Spring Street Studios To Unveil Zelienople & Butler County Community Mosaic

September 20, 2022

Spring Street Studios will unveil a community-based glass mosaic inspired by its neighbors at 5:30 p.m. at 100 E. Spring Street, Zelienople. The artwork, Zelienople & Butler County Community Mosaic, was created by acclaimed Pittsburgh artist Daviea Davis and was made possible by a grant from... more

Butler County Tourism & Convention Bureau Host Grant Writing Seminar

September 20, 2022

More than 25 member organizations took advantage of the Butler County Tourism & Convention Bureau’s (BCTCB) seminar, Grants: Where to Find Them & How to Win Them, Monday, Sept. 19 at the Steamfitters Local 449, Harmony. Attendees had the opportunity to learn about the world of grant... more

Butler County Tourism & Convention Bureau Honors Customer Service Excellence

September 15, 2022

Three Customer Service Professionals were honored as part of the Butler County Tourism & Convention Bureau’s (BCTCB) Service Excellence program Wednesday night at Della Terra Restaurant in Zelienople.

Demo Trucks Offering Incredible Riding Experiences Rolling Into Butler Bikes & BBQ

July 20, 2022

When you’re daydreaming, maybe you envision yourself as Marlon Brando sitting on his Triumph in the movie “The Wild One.”  Or maybe on Peter Fonda’s Captain America Harley-Davidson from “Easy Rider.” It could be seeing yourself on one of three bikes singer Pink owns. 

Festivals And Fairs Drive Large Positive Impact To Butler County Economy

July 14, 2022

Nine Community Events Bring in More Than $16M to County Economy. When the nine-day Big Butler Fair closed this past Saturday it brought to an end a local Butler County economic juggernaut. Now, hundreds of motorcycle enthusiasts are expected to roll into the Butler Farm Show Grounds for the... more

America250PA Accepting Design Submissions for Bells Across PA

June 30, 2022

America250PA has issued a Call for Artists and is now accepting design submissions from Pennsylvania artists for its ‘Bells Across PA’ art series. Selected artists will execute their designs on fiberglass bell sculptures. These bells will be adorned and transformed by local artists and sponsored... more

Butler County Service Excellence Awards Return for the Summer

June 28, 2022

The Butler County Tourism & Convention Bureau (BCTCB) has announced that beginning July1, it will reinstate its Butler County Service Excellence Awards (BCSEA) program. The program is designed to recognize exceptional customer service and will provide resources for businesses to create a... more

Report: Pennsylvania Needs to Increase Tourism Marketing Budget

June 23, 2022

Imagine being told that a financial investment opportunity, in which you’re already participating, could bring more than a 300 percent return over a five-year period. By increasing your contribution, you’re told, you could significantly influence your family’s future financial comfort.

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New Board Members and Revamped Executive Board

June 21, 2022

The Butler County Tourism & Convention Bureau added two new board members, and approved a new Executive Board, at its monthly board meeting Thursday, June 16. Tracy Rittle and Dustin Drew will serve three-year terms as new board members and may serve an additional consecutive term. Rittle... more

American Austin Bantam Club Brings Annual Meet to Butler County

June 17, 2022

The American Austin Bantam Club is bringing its annual meet back home to Butler County from June 27-29, 2022. The car club, which is celebrating its 60th Anniversary this year, has held the annual event in 23 states and Canada.