Butler Bikes & BBQ

Butler County will be home to the first of its kind, Butler Bikes & BBQ held at the Butler Farm Show Grounds on Route 68 in Butler - only 45 minutes north of Pittsburgh. 

This four day event is crafted with riders in mind! Enjoy:

  • A celebration of motorcycles and the people who ride them!
  • Planned rides around Butler County, PA with spectacular views.
  • Live music, motorcycle accessory vendors, great eats and drinks, bike games, a bike show and so much more!
  • To open the event, a motorcycle parade benefiting Butler County Veterans In Need will lead into the Butler Farm Show Grounds on Thursday evening, July 22. The parade will begin in the county seat, Downtown Butler at Diamond park (near the Courthouse), which will be the first event to kick off a weekend full of motorcycle festivities. The parade is sponsored by T-Mobile.
    • Butler County Veterans In Need is a nonprofit organization that collects and distributes funds to relieve the distress from veterans and their families during times of financial emergency. To learn more or donate to Butler County Veterans In Need, visit their website https://www.bcvin.org
  • The registration fee for the parade is $10 for each motorcycle. The deadline to signup is July 21, 2021.

Register to ride your motorcycle in the parade!

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About the Biker Parade and Festival

All ages are welcome to attend the event. Butler Bikes & BBQ will be open to the public:

  • Thursday 7/22:    6pm-10pm ( Parade Starts at 6pm)
  • Friday 7/23:         11am-10pm
  • Saturday 7/24:     10am-10pm 
  • Sunday 7/25:        11am-5pm


  • Thursday evening: The Wait
  • Friday evening: Washboard Tony & Rockin’ Rob
  • Saturday evening: Ezra’s Authentic Snake Elixir (EASE)
  • Sunday afternoon: Right Turn Clyde

Free General Admission. At Butler County Farm Show Grounds: Motorcycles park free, other vehicle parking $5.


  • Motorcycle entrance to the event is off Meridian Road at Brady Paul Lane “back entrance to Farm Show Grounds”
  • Car entrance is off of Evans City Rd./ Route 68 “front entrance”

Bike Games

Join us for a variety of bike games, sponsored by First Bike Motorsports. The bike games will be Saturday, July 24 from 1:30 - 6:30 p.m. There are a total of four games.  Games are now FREE, (if you previously registered, your $$ will be refunded.)  Register on-site at the Butler Farm Show Grounds.

Bike Show

Display your bike for all to see in the bike show, Sunday July 25 from 11 a.m. - 3 p.m. Enter your bike for the following categories:

  • Best in Show
  • Best American
  • Best Metric
  • Best Chopper

Registration is $10 and will be on-site at the Butler Farm Show Grounds. All bikes must be operable and licensed. Winners will receive a prize and be announced on Sunday by 5 p.m.

Area Information

Butler County boasts rolling hills, breathtaking views, and beautiful small towns. We invite you to take the roads less traveled on and explore all that Butler County has to offer on our well-maintained roads.

Motorcyclists from across the region can follow suggested driving routes leading them along scenic backroads, various historic landmarks, museums, and towns in Butler County.  Riders will have different options for their routes ranging from 50 or 75 miles. Additional driving routes are TBD.  Register for planned rides below.

The registration fee for each route is $5 per motorcycle and pre-registration is required. The deadline to signup is July 23, 2021.

50 Mile Route

Cruise through the backroads of Butler County along this 50-mile route. This ride will take you from Butler and loop through the southern tier of the county.

The registration fee for each route is $5 per motorcycle and pre-registration is required. The deadline to signup is July 23, 2021.

Register Now

75 Mile Route

Enjoy the rolling hills and offbeat attractions along this 75-mile route. This adventurous journey takes you through Butler County’s northern tier and our top attraction, Moraine State Park.

The registration fee for each route is $5 per motorcycle and pre-registration is required. The deadline to signup is July 23, 2021.

Register Now





  • ABATE Motorcycle Club
  • Asset Protection
  • Biker Depot
  • Butler County Chamber of Commerce
  • Butler County Tourism & Convention Bureau
  • Custom Hot Rod & Cycle Shop
  • Department of Veterans Affairs
  • Edward Jones-Tyler Bream
  • First Bike Motorsports
  • Fletcher's Gifts
  • Green Mountain Energy Company
  • Hoovers Honey Sticks and Bricks
  • Max Leather
  • Metal Heathen Jewelry
  • New Castle Harley
  • Pennsylvania Air National Guard
  • Pitt Cycles
  • Shriners
  • Soldier Solutions
  • Solevo Wellness
  • Specialty Distributing
  • Sundance Vacations
  • TMobile
  • U.S. Air Force
  • Your CBD Store


  • Butler Brew Works
  • The Flame BBQ
  • Boyer's Concession
  • Fairground Market
  • H&H Concession
  • Hazard's Distillery
  • Joe Butt's BBQ
  • Midwest Smokin' BBQ
  • Seivers Concessions
  • Took's Concession


If you’re interested in becoming a vendor please contact Amanda Becker at Appleseed Events for details.

Book Your Accommodations


Butler Hotel rates for Bantam Jeep Festival

Comfort Inn & Suites

1 Comfort Ln.
Butler, PA 16001

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hotel rooms near bantam jeep festival

Days Inn Conference Center

139 Pittsburgh Rd.
Butler, PA 16001

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Fairfield Inn and Suites Butler

200 Fairfield Ln.
Butler, PA 16001

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Hampton Inn Butler

610 Butler Crossings
Butler, PA 16001

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Holiday Inn Express & Suites Butler

203 N. Duffy Rd.
Butler, PA 16001

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SpringHill Suites by Marriott Pittsburgh Butler/Centre City

125 E Jefferson St.
Butler, PA 16001

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Buttercup Woodlands Campground

854 Evans City Rd.
Renfrew, PA 16053

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Frequently Asked Questions

Is alcohol allowed?
Yes, there will be a local brewery and distillery on site. Alcoholic beverages will be limited to two per person each day. Please drink responsibly.

Are you allowed to camp on-site?
Camping is not allowed at the Farm Show Grounds for this event, but there is camping available at Buttercup Woodlands, and there are numerous local hotels as well. 

How many people are you expecting?
This is the first year for this event, so stay tuned!

Will I be able to purchase an event t-shirt?
Yes, they are available on-site for $20 until we run out!

Are you still accepting more vendors?
We are no longer accepting food and drink vendors but other vendors are still welcome to apply. Contact Appleseed Events ASAP to participate.  

How do I get my business logo on the event t-shirts?
Contact Appleseed Events to discuss sponsorships, which include logo placement on the event t-shirt.

Where do I enter if I have a motorcycle? Car?
Motorcycle entrance to the event is off of Meridian Road at Brady Paul Lane “back entrance to Farm Show Grounds”. Car entrance is off of Evans City Rd./ Route 68 “front entrance”

Tasty Trails

Navigate your way through our tasty trails like the Butler County Beer Circuit or the Sweet Tooth Trail.


Contributing photographers include: Kurt Esman, Jan M. McElhinny, Travis Timblin and Stephen Soley



Jul 22, 2021 to Jul 25, 2021
Butler Farm Show Grounds
625 Evans City Rd
Butler, PA 16001