Best Overland Expos and Events (2023 Edition)

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Looking for an overland rally or event near you? This is a round up of the 2023 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.

All the expos and rallies are listed in chronological order.

2023 Overland Expos & Rallies

Overland Expos and Rallies

February 9-12 Truck Camper Adventure Rally

Location: Quartzsite, Arizona

This four day gathering of overland truck campers in the desert will be held in the Roadrunner Wash Bureau of Land Management area and limited to 400 overland rigs. The cost is $25 per camper and includes admission for up to six family members. Attendees can also see a list of truck campers owners signed up for this overland event towards the bottom of the event page. The listings are separated by truck camper manufacturers.


March 3-5 Southeast Overland & Outdoor Expo

Location: The Florida International Rally & Motorsport Park – Starke, Florida

This three day overland and outdoor expo is taking place at the Florida International Rally & Motorsport Park in Starke, Florida. There will be camping at the event and attendees will have access to seminars, an off-road course, food trucks, raffles and more. Seminars in the past have included wilderness first aid, overlanding with a trailer, and traveling with pets.


March 18-19 California Overland Adventure & Power Sport Show

Location: Fairplex – Pomona, California

This two day event combines the California Overland Adventure Show and the RCX Radio Control Expo into one weekend. Attendees can expect ATVs, off-road vehicles, overland rigs, gear along with radio controlled trucks, planes and more. Here’s our video from last year’s event to give you an idea of what to expect.


April 21-22 MOORE Expo

Location: Ozark Empire Fairgrounds – Springfield, Missouri

The two day Midwest Overlanding and Off-Road Expo includes courses and seminars that range from overland navigation and radio communication to trauma kits and recovery techniques.


May 13-14 Alberta Outdoor Adventure Expo

Location: Ol’ MacDonald’s Resort – Buffalo Lake, Alberta Canada

This two day outdoor adventure expo in Alberta, Canada will include fishing, paddle boarding, recovery courses, live music, demonstrations and more.

“Our goal is to bring people together who share a love of everything outdoors and adventure. Whether you hike, bike, climb paddle, or wheel. The AOAExpo is where you can meet others who share your passion for the wild places and mingle with vendors and presenters that help make our outdoor experience enjoyable and meaningful.”


May 19-21 Overland Expo West

Location: Ft. Tuthill County Park – Flagstaff, Arizona

One of our favorite overland expos 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. Check out our Overland Expos playlist to get an idea of what it’s like to attend one of these overlanding events and the types of rigs you’ll see.

“The idea was to bring people together who want to Explore.” – Roseann Hanson (Citizen J Podcast)


June 15-18 Northwest Overland Rally

Location: Plain, 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 Northwest Overland Rally has to offer. There will be welcome cocktails and wine tasting to advanced driving course taught by certified 4WD instructors.


June 17-18 Outside Adventure X

Location: Snowbasin Resort – Huntsville, Utah

Lodestone Events, producers of the Overland Expos event 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.


July 7-9 Overland Expo Pacific Northwest

Location: Deschutes County Fairgrounds & Expo Center – Redmond, Oregon

This overland event is the latest edition to the popular Overland Expos event series. Overland Expo Pacific Northwest will host the inaugural event at the Deschutes County Fairgrounds & Expo Center in Redmond, Oregon. The three day event will be packed with seminars, off-road courses, vendors, and inspiration.


July 20-23 BC Overland Rally

Location: Merritt, 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. Attendees can expect wine tasting, 4WD instruction and trail drives along with other classes that include ones for ladies only.


August 10-13 Mid-Atlantic Overland Festival

Location: 3 Couch Lane Huntingdon, Pennsylvania

MAOF is a popular overland event in Pennsylvania presented by Mainline Overland, a well established off-road and expedition vehicle outfitter. This Mid-Atlantic overland festival will feature on site camping, courses, giveaways, and activities for the whole family along with an adventure film fest.


August 25-27 Overland Expo Mountain West

Location: The Ranch – Loveland, Colorado

Part of the popular Overland Expos event 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 8-10 Red Clay Rally

Location: Lexington, KY to Johnson City, TN

This is a three day, 600 mile overland rally with one goal: finish.


September 14-17 Keweenaw Overland Adventure Retreat

Location: Trails End Campground – Copper Harbor, Michigan

KOAR is a basecamp style overland event that includes 4 days of camping, hiking, biking and paddling in Copper Country.


September 22-24 Rocky Mountain Adventure Rally

Location: Mesa County Fairgrounds – Grand Junction Colorado

The Rocky Mountain Adventure Rally is a three day overland gathering for van life enthusiasts, overlanders, adventure motorcyclists and mountain bikers. This event started out as a van life gathering in Colorado that expanded into the Moab Overland Experience and now branded as the Rocky Mountain Adventure Rally.


September 29-30 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.


September 29-October 1 Panhandle Overland Rally

Location: Sandpoint, 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 Idaho, definitely check out this overland rally. Expect a guided trail drive, demonstrations, live music, raffles and a good time.


October 5-8 The Pilgrimage

Location: Vermont

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 6-8 Overland Expo East

Location: Oak Ridge Estates – Arrington, Virginia

Part of the Overland Expos event series, the East Coast version will be taking place in Arrington, Virginia. Similar to other events in this series, this three day event will be packed with overland rigs, vendors, educational seminars, off-road courses and more.


October 6-8 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 7-11 Copperstate Overland

Location: Northeastern Arizona

“Copperstate Overland is a fully-supported on-road/off-road driving adventure open to vintage off-road vehicles.” Participants of this vintage overland rally need to have a vehicle that is 1979 and older to be eligible and must submit their application by Thursday, June 1, 2023. Cost for this event is $12,875, by far the most expensive overland rally listed on this page.


October 12-14 Rendezvous in the Ozarks

Location: Mulberry Mountain Lodge – Ozark, Arkansa

Join overland travel enthusiasts in the Ozarks for three days of adventure and camping in the Ozark Mountains of Arkansa.


October 13-15 Texas Overland Festival

Location: Caldwell, Texas

This three day overland festival in Texas will have on-site camping, classes, live music, food trucks and vendors from the overlanding space.


October 15-17 Teton Overland Show

Location: The Waterfront at Snake River Landing – Idaho Falls, Idaho

Marketed as the Largest Overland Show in Idaho, this three day event will offer attendees on-site camping, demonstrations, classes, live music and more. Day passes for this event start at $10 and camping passes start at $75.


October 19-22 Overland the Red

Location: Red River Gorge, Kentucky

This overland basecamp event hosted by Northology Adventures will include primitive camping, discounted access to Red River Gorge activities, miles of trails, bonfires and more.


October 20-22 Roof Top Tent Rally

Location: James River State Park – Gladstone, Virginia

This will be the 7th 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.


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.

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22 thoughts on “Best Overland Expos and Events (2023 Edition)”

  1. Wanderlost just announced the Midwest Toyota Rally for May in Tigerton, WI – might be a good addition to the list. Note that it is limited to Toyota vehicles and full size trucks (tundra) are excluded by the park.

  2. Hello

    Of all these cool events which would you recommend attending as a potential vendor to promote our new products targeting the outdoors adventure / overlanders ?

    Appreciate any suggestions

  3. Thanks for posting these dates. I’m a bit late for the north east ones but now I’ll have an idea for next year. Thanks for the videos as well. 🙂

  4. Thanks for again including the Keweenaw Overland Adventure Retreat on your list! We added a new event near the Red River Gorge in KY, on October 20-23.

  5. Hi Joe and Kait! It was good to meet up with Joe at the expo this past weekend (missed you Kait). Kathy and I took your advice and spoke with Toby about the Scheel-Mann seats and they will be on order today. Hopefully I will have them soon and installed in our Aktiv 2.0 before our Washington DC trip. We will be attending the Indy 500 this year. Thanks again and hope to meet up with you again soon.
    Safe travels, Carl

  6. Hi Joe and Kait. Val and I met you last February in Missouri at the Moore Expo. Are you guys returning this year in April?

  7. Joe & Kait
    Pleasure to meet you both in Chattanooga. Please keep the great work of sharing travels and experiences.

  8. You need to host a Overland Expo in the deep South like Biloxi MS / Mobile AL or Now Orleans LA. We like to overland down here.

  9. Do you two have any plans to attend an overland expo this year? The new one – Mountain West – is in Loveland, CO end of August.

  10. You guys are fantastic. My wife and I have been glued to our computer investigating vehicles and camping life; we love your videos, so informative but fun to watch. But in all your videos not once have I ever seen a package of Oreo cookies or Chips Ahoy. Don’t you ever once want to sink your teeth into a big fat juicy burger or hot dog? Keep up the great work–we love ya.


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