Pennsic bumped forward in 2013 by National Fireworks Convention

Cooper's Lake Campground will play host to the National Fireworks Convention in August 2013, bringing $4.5 Million to Butler County, PA and bumping the Pennsic War forward to July.

More than 20,000 fireworks enthusiasts from around the country are expected to attend the event August 12-16, 2013. "We were looking for a wide, open space that could accommodate our activities, plus be accessible for our members," said Pyrotechnics Guild International,Inc. (PGI) President Bill Bahr about facilities for the organization's annual convention. Fireworks competitions will take place each night of the event.

The Pennsic War in 2013 will take place July 19 - August 4.