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Looking for an overland rally or event near you? This is a round up of all the 2022 overland expos, rallies and events going on in the United States and Canada. Be sure to read up on each event in detail to make sure you know what to expect.
2022 Overland Expos & Rallies
All the expos and rallies are listed in chronological order. If you want to get an idea of what to expect at one of the large overland expos watch this video from Overland Expo East.
March 4-6 Southeast Overland & Off-Road Expo
Location: Dade City, Florida
This three day overland and off-road expo is taking place at Pasco County Fair Association in Dade City, Florida. There will be event camping as well as instruction seminars including wilderness first aid, overlanding with a trailer, and traveling with pets.
March 26-27 California Powersports Expo
Location: Los Angeles County Fairgrounds Fairplex, California
This three day expo is a combination of four events taking place at the Fairplex in Pomona, California. Part of this expo series is the California Powersports Expo and California Outdoor Adventure Expo. Expect over 400 vendors in the off-road, outdoor gear, adventure travel space and more.
April 8-10 MOORE Expo
Location: Ozark Empire Fairgrounds – Springfield, Missouri
The Midwest Overlanding and Off-Road Expo includes two days of courses and seminars that range from overland navigation and radio communication to trauma kits and recovery techniques.
April 29-May 1st Spring Overland Challenge
Location: Uwharrie, NC
A three day overland challenge on the East Coast consisting of 25 teams utilizing the Uwharrie National Forest OHV trail system. “The Overland Challenge will make you fight man, machine and nature in an epic 3 day adventure designed to push you further, harder and educate you for all of your Overland Adventures!”
May 20-22 Overland Expo West
Location: Ft. Tuthill County Park – Flagstaff, Arizona
One of our favorite overland events in the U.S. Overland Expo West is a three day event that will offer countless number of overland rigs on display including flatbed truck campers and adventure vans. When you’re not busy looking at adventure vehicles, you can take an off-road driving course, go for a motorcycle demo ride, attend one of many classes or watch an overland film for inspiration.
May Parashant National Monument
Location: Grand Canyon-Parashant National Monument
Four day overlanding tour through Grand Canyon-Parashant National Monument with Bob of Off Road Safety Academy. The tour starts and ends in St. George, Utah.
May The Applegate-Lassen Trail Overland Tour
Location: The Applegate-Lassen Trail
This overlanding tour offered by ORSA “travels through the Black Rock Desert in northwestern Nevada, ending near California.” Included is a stop at Black Rock Playa where the well known Burning Man event takes place.
June Big Iron Overland Rally
Location: West Mineral, Kansas
Big Iron is a three day weekend overland rally taking place in West Mineral, Kansas. From the organizers of MOORE, this rally will include camping, live music, vehicle awards, and even a self-guided tour of Big Brutus a.k.a. Bucyrus-Erie model 1850-B electric shovel.
June Adventure Van Expo Oregon
Location: TBD, Oregon
The Adventure Van Expo series is mostly focused around overland travel in adventure vans, but there will be plenty of overland gear to check out and overland rigs to tour. Keep scrolling to see dates for additional locations throughout the summer.
August Rimrocker Trail Overland Tour
Location: Montrose, Colorado to Moab, Utah
This three night Rimrocker trail starts in Montrose, Colorado and ends in Moab, Utah. “On this tour, you will be immersed in natural beauty as the trail guides them through a landscape of redrock canyons, winding rivers, desert vistas and alpine forests.”
TBA Mid-Atlantic Overland Festival
MAOF is a popular overland event presented by Mainline Overland, a well established off-road and expedition vehicle outfitter. The overland festival will feature courses, giveaways and events for the whole family.
August Adventure Van Expo Colorado
Location: Dillon, Colorado
August 26-28 Overland Expo Mountain West
Location: The Ranch – Loveland, Colorado
Part of the popular Overland Expo series, the Mountain West version will be taking place in Loveland, Colorado. The three day event will be packed with seminars, off-road courses, vendors, and inspiration.
September Descend on Bend
Location: Oregon Outback 43.3937281,-121.2112945
This five days and four nights gathering for overlanders, nomads and van lifers is taking place Labor Day weekend near Bend, Oregon. Tickets include camping on private land, activities such as morning yoga, workshops, and live music.
September 2-5 Alberta Outdoor Adventure Expo
Location: Medicine Lodge Rodeo Grounds – Yellowhead County, Alberta, Canada
This four day outdoor adventure expo in Alberta, Canada will include lake/river front camping, food trucks, activities from fishing, axe throwing to photography classes.
September 15-18 Keweenaw Overland Adventure Retreat
KOAR is a basecamp style overland event that includes 4 days of camping, hiking, biking and paddling in Copper Country.
October 6-9 The Pilgrimage
This gathering of off-road enthusiasts and overlanders in the Northeast includes camping, trail rides and the event organizers even offer a quiet area for families with younger children.
October Texas Avid Outdoors Fall Expo
Location: Oxford Ranch Campground – Llano, Texas
This popular outdoors expo in Texas is also known as the Texas Overland Expo. The organizers have been putting on this even to courage attendees to get off the highway and explore the outdoors.
October Panhandle Overland Rally
Location: TBD- Idaho
We attended the inaugural Panhandle Overland Rally in 2020 and it did not disappoint. For anyone looking for a fun, community driven overland rally in the Pacific Northwest, definitely check out this overland rally in Idaho. Expect wheeling, live music, raffles and a good time.
October Adventure Van Expo Tennessee
Location: Chattanooga, Tennessee
October 8-10 Overland Expo East
Location: Infinity Downs – Arrington, Virginia
October Rendezvous in the Ozarks
Location: Ozark National Forest – Arkansa
Join overland travel enthusiasts in the Ozarks for three days of adventure and camping in the Ozark Mountains of Arkansa.
October Roof Top Tent Rally
Location: James River State Park – Gladstone, Virginia
This will be the 5th Annual RTTR organized by the folks over at Blue Ridge Overland Gear. This is a family-friendly event with access to fishing, kayaking, hiking and mountain biking. A roof top tent is not required to attend this overland rally.
October Adventure Van Expo Big Bear
Location: Big Bear Lake, California
October 22-24 Red Clay Rally
Location: Lexington, KY to Johnson City, TN
This is a three day, 600 mile overland rally with one goal: finish.
October Death Valley National Park Tour
Location: Death Valley National Park
Four day Death Valley National Park tour with Bob of Off Road Safety Academy. “This tour visits Saline Valley, Hunter Mountain, Hidden Valley, Tea Kettle Junction, Racetrack, Ubehebe Crater, and portions of Panamint Valley.”
November 1-4 SEMA Show – Overland Experience
Location: Las Vegas, NV
While overland adventure travel is not the focus at SEMA, there is a dedicated area hosted by the folks that put on the Overland Expo series. Attend seminars on overland travel and check out some adventure rigs.
November 11-14 San Rafael Swell
Three night Southeastern Utah off-road adventure tour with Bob Wohlers and other FWC truck camper owners. “The Swell is located about 20 miles west of Green River and 150 miles south of Salt Lake City, Utah…The area’s slot canyons, mesas, pinnacles, and arches are testament to the sculpting powers of wind and water.”
December 3-5 FWC 50th Anniversary Owner’s Rally & Campout
Location: Ocotillo Wells SVRA, California
A well known pop-up camper manufacturer in the overland community, Four Wheel Campers will be hosting their annual owner’s rally in the Anza Borrego desert.
December 6-12 Baja California Tour (Winter)
Location: Baja California, Mexico
This one week introductory tour of Baja California with Off Road Safety Academy will explore the Sea of Cortez side as well as the Pacific side. Areas visited include San Felipe, Bahia San Luis Gonzaga, and Bahia de los Angeles, Guerrero Negro, and Ensenada.
BC Overland Rally – TBD
Location: Whistler Olympic Park – Whistler, British Colombia
BCOR is a popular overland event in British Colombia, Canada that draws a big crowd every summer. Enjoy camping, learning and community building at this overland rally.
Northwest Overland Rally – TBD
Location: Leavenworth, Washington
It doesn’t matter what type of adventure rig you have, all you have to do is show up and enjoy all that the NW Overland Rally has to offer. There will be welcome cocktails and wine tasting to advanced driving course taught by certified 4WD instructors.
Rocky Mountain Overland Rally – TBD
Part of the WA and BC overland rally series, this one is in Colorado.
Outside Adventure Expo – TBD
Lodestone Events, producers of the Overland Expo series will be putting on the second annual Outside Adventure Expo in 2023. This event will include an education series around camping, off-roading and outdoor adventures.
Why Attend an Overland Event?
- Learn something new. There is a wealth of knowledge at these events so get ready to soak up a lot of information. Whether it’s chatting with a fellow attendee or meeting a factory representative that makes one of your overland components, there is quite a bit you can learn at these events.
- Tour overland vehicles. Maybe you’re in the market for a rig or looking to upgrade your own, there are always plenty of rigs to check out at an overland event.
- Find cool gear. From window covering and coffee to lithium batteries and electric scooters, there is never a shortage of cool gear at these overland events. Sometimes the vendors run a show special so you can get a great deal on gear.
- Connect with awesome folks. The overland community is made up of some pretty terrific human beings. So get ready to make a friend or two or ten.
Know of more overland events or rallies that should be included on this list? Leave a comment below.