Join us for the Premier event for Jeep Enthusiasts in Central PA!
The first annual Jeep inFESTation is an event you won't want to miss! We are kicking off the new tradition with a fun-filled day that includes activities, vendors, live music, and best of all - the largest gathering of Jeeps in our area. Plus, there will be plenty to do for everyone - even if you don't own a Jeep. Love the outdoors? We've got you covered with recreational activities. Food and drinks? Enjoy a variety of local cuisine, craft brews, and the perfect snacks for your journey. Got little ones or four-legged family members? Yep - this festival has fun for the kids and is pet-friendly. So don't miss Jeep inFESTation this September 17th, and we're sure you'll want to come back next year! Continue exploring to find out more...View Activities
Jeep inFESTation Details
As we welcome you to the First Annual Jeep inFESTation, there are a few things we would like you to know!
• Our festival takes place along the beautiful waterfront Fort Bedford Park, in the heart of scenic Bedford County, PA.
• There is no cost for registration and all Jeep models (stock or modified) are welcome to register.
• For those who wish to register their Jeep for the event, please review all details below.
• All other guests are welcome to park in any public parking areas within downtown Bedford. Be sure to check out all the area has to offer during your visit!
• Additional parking will be offered free of charge at Real Life Church (621 W Pitt St, Bedford, PA 15522) with a free shuttle service to the festival grounds.
• Admission to the festival is FREE. We enourage guests to purchase rubber ducks to vote for their favorite Jeep for the People's Choice Award!
• This event wouldn't be possible without the generosity of our sponsors. Please visit their websites below and stop and see them at the festival.
Activites & Entertainment
Contests & Prizes
This wouldn't be a Jeep inFESTation without Jeeps! We encourage all Jeep owners to register their vehicle for a chance at prizes in a variety of categories (and of course - bragging rights). Read more below about contest categories, prizes, and how to vote for the People's Choice Award.
Music by Habatat
Habatat hails from the Pittsburgh, PA area with a unique funk-rock style that is sure to entertain. Frequent performers at a variety of festivals in Pennsylvania and surrounding areas, Habatat presents a mix of original songs and covers with their energetic flair.
Enjoy a relaxing Kayak adventure on the scenic Juniata River. Launch from the waterfront in Fort Bedford Park and explore the nearby surrounding area. Kayak tours are offered by Country Pirate Rentals and all needed equipment is provided!
Food & Snacks
Enjoy a variety of delicious meals and treats from local eateries and your favorite central PA food trucks. For when you're ready to hit the trail (or the road) be sure to check out a variety of snacks perfect for your next outdoor adventure from Kate's Bars - healthy, organic, and gluten-free snacks.
Try your hand at one of the hottest new games - Axe Throwing. Steel City Axe of Johnstown, PA will be on site with their mobile axe throwing trailer providing a unique and fun opportunity at only $1 per throw! Waiver must be signed and you must be wearing closed-toe shoes. Ages 8 and up only.
During your visit to historic downtown, be sure to check out all the area has to offer! The Fort Bedford Museum is immediately adjacent to the festival grounds - learn about Bedford's past from the Revelutionary War era. Plus, be sure to take a stroll through the streets and check out local businesses.
Coltt Lepley & Samantha Press will be entertaining with their folk influenced favorites. As local solo artists, they are well known throughout the Bedford area and have performed at a variety of local events over the years! You won't want to miss either of these talented singer-songwriters.
Jeep inFESTation is fun for the whole family! Your little ones are sure to be entertained with activities just for them. Be sure to puchuse a duck for the People's Choice Award - which kids can paint and decorate with the help of volunteers from the Bedford County Library - then they can vote too!
Contests & Prizes
BMX Bike Raffle
We are grateful for our many sponsors, including those who have donated items for our raffles and prize packages. For every duck that is purchased, the purchaser will receive one raffle ticket for a chance at one of five Kids' BMX bikes, provided courtesy of Fat Jimmy's Outfitters.
Cornhole & Other Games
Show your competetive side and challenge your friends or family to a classic game of cornhole. Enjoy this and other outdoor/lawn games for everyone from kids to adults. Keep an eye out on our Facebook Page for more details of activies and entertainment as the festival approaches!
Local Drink Selections
What festival would be complete without a cold one? Olde Bedford Brewing will be on site serving a selection of craft beers, plus they are donating a portion of their proceeds to help sponsor Jeep inFESTation. Also, be sure to check out a variety of fine wines from local favorite Bella Terra Vineyards.
Jeep Parade & Photo Op
Immediately following the event, all registered Jeeps are welcome to participate in an 'unofficial' Jeep Parade followed by a group photo op at the Bedford Fairgrounds. Jeeps will follow a pre-determined route through downtown Bedford, with further details provided the day of the event.
Shop Our Merch
Get the best gear to get ready for Jeep inFESTation! Plus, all proceeds help to support the festival. Check out our selection of tees, hoodies, hats, koozies, stickers and more. Shop online and visit our Merch Tent at the festival. Limited quantities of each item are available, so be sure to order before we sell out!Coming Soon
Sponsors & Vendors
Important Registration Information
Before registering, we encourage you to carefully review the following information
• There is no cost for registration, and all Jeep models and years are welcomed and encouraged to register.
• Registration begins at 11:00am and concludes at 2:00pm, or whenever all spots are filled. We will have approximately 200 spots available.
• Each registrant will be assigned a number on the day of the festival, and will receive a registration card with that number to place on their dashboard.
• Those who pre-register can simply check-in upon arrival and will receive their assigned number card.
• By registering, your Jeep will be entered into the competition hosted and judged by the Bedford County Rock Crawlers and Olde Bedford Brewery.
• There will be 5 different categories each with a prize for the winner.
• Registrants are encouraged to purchase one or more ducks to help support the event; please read below for more information.
Duck Sales & Raffle Entry
Rubber Ducks will be available for purchase for $10.00 each, which includes a raffle entry
• Ducks will be available for purchase at the Registration Tent and DBI Information tent.
• Only 500 ducks are available, on a first-come, first-served basis. You may purchase as many as you like until we sell out.
• For each duck purchased, the purchaser will receive one raffle ticket for a chance to win one of five kids’ BMX bikes, generously donated by Fat Jimmy’s Outfitters.
• Ducks are to be placed on the purchaser’s favorite Jeep as a vote in the People’s Choice Award.
• Kids (and kids-at-heart) are welcome to paint & bling-up their ducks at the Bedford Country Library tent prior to placing them on the Jeep of their choice.
• The Jeep with the most ducks will win the People’s Choice Award presented by Downtown Bedford, Inc.
• First Place consists of not only a trophy - but also a Big Frig cooler donated by Bedford True Value (a $260.00 value).
• Second and Third Place Runner-Ups will receive a genuine Yeti Tumbler, also provided courtesy of Bedford True Value.