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Looking for an overland rally or event near you? This is a round up of all the 2021 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.
2021 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 West.
February 11-14 Truck Camper Adventure Rally
Location: Quartzsite, Arizona
This four day gathering of overland truck campers in the desert will be followed by a three day El Camino Del Diablo overland trip.
February 13-14 MOOORE 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.
TBA Four Wheeler Adventure Expo
Location: OC Fair & Event Center – Costa Mesa, California
This adventure expo in Southern California will have gear for off-road enthusiasts, mountain bikers, hikers, rock climbers along with utvs and off-road vehicles.
TBA Four Wheel Campers Events
A well known pop-up camper manufacturer in the overland community, Four Wheel Campers will hosts events throughout the year for owners and wannabes.
TBA Scottsdale Off-Road Expo
Location: WestWorld of Scottsdale – Scottsdale, Arizona
This off-road expo in Arizona will bring together an array of manufacturers in the off-road and overlanding space.
TBA Smoky Mountain Overland Rally
Location: Cosby – TN
A three day overland rally in Tennessee with classes and trail rides.
TBA CTV Family Reunion
Cascadia Vehicle Tents is a well established roof top tent manufacturer with locations in Oregon and Tennessee. They host gathers each year for overland adventure travelers.
May 14-16 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.
TBA Overlanding Tour – Parashant N.M
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.
TBA BC Overland Rally
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.
TBA RecCon Montana Adventure Van Expo
This expo is mostly focused around overland travel in a van, but there will be plenty of overland gear to check out and adventure rigs to tour. This adventure expo series consists of six events throughout the summer in different locations.
TBA Rocky Mountain Overland Rally
Part of the WA and BC overland rally series, this one is in Colorado.
TBA CTV Family Reunion
Location: Bend, Oregon
TBA Rimrocker Trail Overland Tour
Location: Montrose, Colorado to Moab, Utah
Four day Rimrocker trail tour with Bob of Off Road Safety Academy. “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.
TBA Adventure Van Expo Colorado
August 27-29 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.
TBA Northwest Overland Rally
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.
TBA Adventure Van Expo Lake Tahoe
Location: South Lake Tahoe, California
TBA Keweenaw Overland Adventure Retreat
KOAR is a basecamp style overland event that includes 4 days of camping, hiking, biking and paddling in Copper Country.
TBA Panhandle Overland Rally
Location: Bonners Ferry, 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.
TBA Texas Avid Outdoors Fall Expo
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.
TBA Pomona Off-Road Expo
Location: Fairplex – Pomona, California
This off-road expo in California will bring together an array of manufacturers in the off-road and overlanding space.
TBA Off-Grid Expo
This three day expo features innovative products in the outdoor industry along with live music, expert talks and a weekend of camping at the foot of the Rocky Mountains.
TBA Mojave Road Tour
Location: Mojave Road
Four day Mojave Road tour with Bob of Off Road Safety Academy. “This adventure tour includes 3-nights of remote camping. The tour begins near Laughlin, NV and ends at I-15 west of Las Vegas. Specific sites visited along the route include Fort Piute, various Petroglyphs, Rock Springs, Government Holes, Marl Springs, Soda Lake, and Afton Canyon. Tour concludes at the BLM Afton Canyon Campground near I-15.”
October 8-10 Overland Expo East
Location: Infinity Downs – Arrington, Virginia
TBA Adventure Van Expo Oregon
TBA Death Valley National Park Tour
Location: Death Valley National Park
Four day Death Valley National Park tour with Bob of Off Road Safety Academy. “Three days and three nights exploring the largest National Park in the lower 48 States. Over 80 percent of this park can’t be seen from the pavement – you have to venture off-road. This tour visits Saline Valley, Hunter Mountain, Hidden Valley, Tea Kettle Junction, Race Track, Ubehebe Crater, and portions of Panamint Valley.”
TBA Red Clay Rally
Location: Lexington, KY to Johnson City, TN
This is a three day, 600 mile overland rally with one goal: finish.
TBA 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.
TBA 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.
TBA Adventure Van Expo Big Bear Lake
Location: Big Bear Lake, California
TBA 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 6-8 Fall Overland Challenge
Location: Uwharrie, NC
A three day overland challenge on the East Coast consisting of 30 teams utilizing the Uwharrie National Forest OHV trail system.
November 8-15 Baja Mexico Tour – Sea of Cortez Adventure
Location: Death Valley National Park
One week Baja tour with Bob of Off Road Safety Academy. “This adventure begins in Calexico, California, then follows an iconic paved and off-road route along the beaches and bays on the Sea of Cortez. Together we will explore San Felipe, Gonzaga Bay, and Bay of Los Angeles.”
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.