Our Canvas Can't Be Matched!
Pay NO $ales Tax
Our Canvas Can't Be Matched!
Pay NO $ales Tax
February 26, 2023 4 min read 0 Comments
Image: The Southeast Adventure Vehicle Expo
Overland Expo is considered the premier event for businesses and anyone who loves adventure travel and the outdoor lifestyle. Luckily, they offer several different expos spread throughout each of the four corners (roughly) of the United States. So wherever you hail from, there’s bound to be one within distance.
At Overland Expo, you can take four-wheel and motorcyclist classes, attend programs and demonstrations from notable adventurists and, of course, explore tons of the latest camping gear, equipment, rides, and services. A must-attend for any overland enthusiast.
Dates: March 3-5, 2023
Where: Starke, Florida
If you’re in the south, the closest Overland Expo you can reach is in Virginia. But if that’s not doable, the Southeast Adventure Vehicle Expo (once called the Southeast Overland and Off-Road Expo) in Starke, Florida, is a convenient three-day event to satisfy your adventurist spirit. On-site camping, food trucks, classes, and off-road courses promise overlanders a good time.
Dates: March 18-19, 2023
Where: Fairplex – Pomona, California
Come for the California Overland Adventure Expo and stay for the Power Sports and RCX Expo. This overland expo offers multiple activities surrounding everything outdoor lifestyle to keep you entertained for the two-day event. Explore products, gear, and vehicles (from ATVs to boats and water toys) designed for overlanding. Then, check out the outdoor brands tailored for your travel activity-loving lifestyle, from cycling, camping, hiking, climbing, and so much more. A great destination if you’re in the SoCal vicinity!
Dates: April 21-22, 2023
Where: Ozark Empire Fairgrounds | Springfield, Missouri
If you hear folks talking about MOORE, know they’re referencing the Midwest Overlanding and Off-Road Expo. This two-day overland expo includes various classes, courses, and seminars ranging from overland navigation to trauma kits and recovery. And with 200 exhibitors from across the globe, you have lots of new gear and vehicles to discover.
Dates: August 10-13, 2023
Where: Huntingdon, Pennsylvania
The MAOF is a fantastic overland expo and rally accessible along the east coast. Presented by off-road brand Mainline Overland, the MOAF offers camping, courses, and a unique adventure film fest. It’s a great middle-ground for overlanders from the southern and northern states.
Dates: September 29-30, 2023
Where: West Mineral, Kansas
Big Iron Overland Rally offers a three-day event where you can pitch a tent overnight and enjoy a live concert experience, all while under the towering, historic Big Brutus electric shovel. At this overland rally, you can listen to notable guest speakers, browse exhibitors, and satiate your appetite at the beer garden and food trucks.
Overland Adventure Rallies offers two events in the Pacific Northwest and Canada. At these overland rallies, you’re greeted with welcome cocktails, wine tastings, and certified instructors offering advanced 4WD driving courses. You can also learn how to spot trails and make repairs to your vehicle with welding skills. It’s the perfect event when you want to overland in style.
Dates: October 12-14, 2023
Where: Mulberry Mountain Lodge Ozark, Arkansas
The three-day Rendezvous in the Ozarks overland rally is growing in popularity, with a larger crowd expected to attend in 2023. Located in the beautiful Ozark National Forest, this overland rally offers a wonderful family-friendly event with primitive on-site camping, classes and presentations, guided trail runs, and lots of vendor booths and product demos to keep you entertained for days.
Dates: October 5-8, 2023
Where: South Royalton, Vermont
With a basecamp at Henderson’s Highway along the White River, the Pilgrimage overland rally offers a picturesque setting with colorful fall foliage in early October. Experience navigating ancient highways and trails with a range of experience levels while accessing local Vermont foods (like fresh maple syrup). Also, with a designated camping area for those with young children, this is a great family-friendly overland rally.
Dates: October 7-11, 2023
Where: Southern Arizona
Copperstate Overland shakes things up each year, offering a new overland route to explore. Unlike other rallies, this one offers a top-notch driving experience that’s fully catered. Perfect for overlanders who prefer a more luxurious first-class adventure.
The above lists are just some of the overland expos and rallies with concrete dates for 2023. There are many more yearly events with dates yet to be announced, so keep your eyes peeled for announcements by following and exploring a few of the resources we’ve gathered below:
The Compass – Overland Expo’s blog offers lots of tips and resources to learn everything you possibly can about overlanding.
The Overland Journal – Listen to this podcast on your travels! A perfect way to make the hours fly by until you reach your destination.
Overland Bound – An annual membership group with access to a forum, regional Facebook groups, and even trip-planning software.
THE LIT LIST March 20, 2023 2 min read 0 Comments
THE LIT LIST March 17, 2023 4 min read 0 Comments
Sign up to get the latest on sales, new releases and tips
We’ll periodically share inspiration, bell tent releases, special offers, and event notifications with ya.