Best Overland Events & Festivals of 2024

best overland expos festivals rallies and events in 2024

Looking for an overland weekend? Want to meet the people behind the brands, learn vehicle recovery and other skills? Check out tons of killer vehicles & mods?

You’re in luck, because overland events and festivals keep growing, and more events are popping up every year. These are the best North American overland events to put on your 2024 calendar, listed by in order by dates to help you plan your travel schedule:

Southeast Adventure Vehicle Expo

March 1-3, 2024 – Starke, FL

First off, Florida has a rally course?!? The SAVE weekend lets you drive it and a very gnarly looking obstacle course. They have a solid exhibitor list, lots of seminars, and even a Creator’s Corner where you can get tips to improve your own storytelling.

Jasper Jeep Jam & Overland Rally

March 14-16 – Jasper, Arkansas

This first-year event is a fundraiser for the town of Jasper (a tiny town just north of Ozark National forest) and includes presentations, classes, live local music & storytelling, door prizes, and trails to explore in your vehicle. You don’t need a Jeep, any vehicle is welcome. Kids ≤18 free with paid entry. We highly recommend checking out Bentonville on the way in or out, too!

California Overland Adventure Show

March 16-17, 2024 – Pomona, California

Combined with a Power Sports show, this one’s more expo than festival, but it blends all the things, including cycling, hiking, camping, fitness, RVs, and more.

Moore Overlanding & Off-Road Expo

April 19-20, 2024 – Springfield, Missouri

MOORE is an indoor/outdoor expo with a fun side quest – The SMORE Rally. This timed event isn’t a race, more like a scavenger hunt where the team that finishes closest to the target time wins! Plus courses, demos, deals, live music, and more.

Rodeo x Rigs Meetup #1

April 27, 2024 – Corona, California

Rodeo x Rigs is more like a local meetup where you can show off your rig, but with lots of vendors and exhibitors, too. Held in various spots throughout California (scroll down for other dates/locations), it’s a chance to check out personal off-road and overland builds, meet some killer builders, and support local non-profits, too.

Overland Expo West

May 17-19, 2024 – Flagstaff, Arizona

This is the big one, featuring 400+ exhibitors, 175+ classes & clinics, plus a ride & drive course, culinary skills area, happy hours, and the Overland Film Festival. They even have motorcycle classes to learn to ride, camp, and adventure on two wheels. If you can only do one event, Overland Expo West is a good choice.

Rodeo x Rigs Meetup #2

June 8, 2024 – Vallejo, California

Rodeo x Rigs is more like a local meetup where you can show off your rig, but with lots of vendors and exhibitors, too. Held in various spots throughout California (scroll for other dates/locations), it’s a chance to check out personal off-road and overland builds, show off your own, meet some killer builders, and support local non-profits, too.

Northwest Overland Rally

June 20-23, 2024 – Plain/Leavenworth, Washington

Pull up your favorite trail map and search Wenatchee River area in Washington state and you’ll see why you should head to the NWOR. Nestled into the Cascade Mountains near Seattle, this one has a mix of guided trail tours, clinics, riverside camping, and wine tasting. Hang by the nightly bonfire and bring your best questions for expert-led Q&A sessions.

Overland Expo PNW

June 28-30, 2024 – Redmond, Washington

Near the Deschutes River, just 20 minutes from Bend, and basically just off the Oregon Backcountry Discovery Route, this event has everything around it you’ll need to test out any gear and skills you pick up from the 300+ exhibitors and all the classes.

BC Overland Rally

July 11-14, 2024 – Kelowna, BC, Canada

With “everything from 4WD to wine tasting”, BC Overland Rally has a ton of activities, guided rides, vendors, demos, clinics, and it all starts with a welcome cocktail. But the coolest option might be the Family Spotting class, where kids and parents learn trail spotting together – a huge benefit when you’re out on your next adventure together!

Mid-Atlantic Overland Festival

August 8-11, 2024 – Huntingdon, Pennsylvania

This smaller, low-key event has a challenge course, educational sessions, and maps and time to explore local trails on your own before meeting back up at camp. Submit your video for a shot at prizes in their Adventure Film Fest, too.

Overland Expo Mountain West

August 23-25, 2024 – Loveland, Colorado

Boasting 300+ exhibitors and all classes and clinics of the others, Overland Expo Mtn West is far enough from the bustle of Denver and just 45 minutes from Rocky Mountain National Park. And nightly parties and film screenings, of course.

Overland of America

September 13-15, 2024 // Jay, Oklahoma

This first-year event already has a solid list of sponsors and vendors and is stationed at MidAmerica Outdoors, a huge venue tailor made for outdoor recreation, off-roading, & live entertainment. There are pools and lodging, making it very family friendly, plus 1600 acres of trails to explore. Expect courses, demos, overland video premieres, live music…even a Barbie Jeep Downhill Race!

Teton Overland Show

September 13-14, 2024 – Idaho Falls, Idaho

Featuring guided trail rides and an obstacle course with Ram, Jeep, GMC, & Subaru models to try on it, the Teton Overland Show also has classes and nightly live music. Snag one of the in-show camping spots to display your rig and you’ll be right in the thick of it. Definitely recommend taking the scenic route to and from this one!

Keweenaw Overland Adventure Retreat

September 15-16, 2024 – Copper Harbor, Michigan

Explore Michigan’s Upper Peninsula, then return to the Trails End Campground in Copper Harbor for vendors, clinics, activities, prizes, and more. Bring your paddle board or canoe, too, as you’re staying right on Lake Superior. Check out the killer mountain bike and hiking trails in the area, too! Think of this as a chance for equal parts overlanding and human-powered adventure time.

Ari Bikes Overland & Outdoor Event

September 20-21, 2024 – Lindon, Utah

Ari Bikes (formerly Fezzari) hosts overland and outdoor brands at their headquarters for a weekend of bikes, gear, rigs, and outfitters. Check out their killer HQ while you’re there, see how their bikes are designed and assembled, and enjoy the hospitality of some of the nicest bike people you’ll ever meet.

Big Iron Overland Rally

September 27-28, 2024 – West Mineral, Kansas

Part overland rally, part music festival, the Big Iron is hosted at the mining museum grounds, where you’ll find Big Brutus, the second largest electric shovel ever used. It’s about five stories tall and dwarfs any rig! There are lots of music acts and classes throughout each day, plus contests and other fun stuff.

The Pilgrimage

October 3-6, 2024 – South Royalton, Vermont

Navigate the amazing Class IV dirt road network of Vermont with mapped routes for any (and every) type of vehicle, from VW bus to adventure moto to fully built Jeep. The timing could give you amazing leaf peepin’, plus a vendor expo with overland products, classes, and local goods (maple syrup!). Bring your mountain bike and stay a couple days to ride, too!

Overland Expo East

October 4-6, 2024 – Arrington, Virginia

One of the few overland events on the East Coast, last year’s event was awesome, with plenty to explore in nearby Shenandoah National Park, the Blue Ridge Parkway, and lots of offroad tracks just a couple hours west. Exhibitor count is smaller here, “only” 250+, but it’ll still take the weekend to see them all!

Rodeo x Rigs Meetup #3

October 9, 2024 – San Diego, California

Rodeo x Rigs is more like a local meetup where you can show off your rig, but with lots of vendors and exhibitors, too. Held in various spots throughout California (scroll for other dates/locations), it’s a chance to check out personal off-road and overland builds, show off your own, meet some killer builders, and support local non-profits, too.

Rendezvous in the Ozarks

October 10-11, 2024 – Ozark, Arkansas

This one is less expo or festival and more wheelin’ in the woods and camping with 700+ new friends. There are still prizes, presentations, and demos, but you’ll mostly get out to explore the Ozarks on trails for every skill level in the morning, then walk around and check out everyone’s rigs and chill in the afternoon.

Rodeo x Rigs Meetup #4

December 14, 2024 – Garden Grove, California

Rodeo x Rigs is more like a local meetup where you can show off your rig, but with lots of vendors and exhibitors, too. Held in various spots throughout California (scroll for other dates/locations), it’s a chance to check out personal off-road and overland builds, show off your own, meet some killer builders, and support local non-profits, too.

Found another event worth checking out? Leave it in the comments, we’re updating this post as we find more, and will start adding 2025 events later in the year.

And follow us on Instagram…if you see us posting from one of these events, DM and let’s meet up!

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