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Overland Events and Rallies You Don’t Want to Miss This Summer


Northwest Overland Rally

When: June 15-18, 2023

Where: Leavenworth, WA

The Northwest Overland Rally caters to keeners curious about anything from winching to photography, off-pavement driving skills, or seasoning your cast-iron pot. Join a wine-tasting, whiskey-sharing, or happy hour session before the evening’s lively campfire presentation and raffle. The event is intimate and community-oriented and lives up to its motto: “Have fun, make friends, learn stuff.”

$265/two-person or family entry, $145+/single person weekend entry, $70+/day pass | overlandadventurerallies.com

Adventure Van Expo Hood River

When: June 17-18, 2023

Where: Hood River Fairgrounds, OR

The Adventure Van Expo is about all things (you guessed it) vanlife, including over 50 vendors, weekend camping, and a DIY contest. Live music, food trucks, and regional craft brews are on offer, while adventure films will be shown at dusk. If you’re looking to swap four wheels for two, the Swedish electric bike company, Cake, is offering daily demos.

$90+/camping, $10/entrance | adventurevanexpo.com

Overland Expo Pacific Northwest

When: July 7-9, 2023

Where: Deschutes County Expo Center, Redmond, Oregon

With over 150 classes, slideshows, and activities, you’d be hard-pressed not to learn something new at Overland Expo PNW. If the classroom isn’t your thing, no problem; there are plenty of exhibitors, motorcycle demos, and happy hours to keep you occupied. Plus, the event offers on-site camping in a grassy field with thousands of your closest newfound friends.

Photo by: John Allen

$180+/vehicle camping packages, $155/moto camping packages, $25+/general admission, 20% discount for military personnel | overlandexpo.com/pacific-northwest

Holy Toledo Vanlife and Overlanding Gathering

When: July 20-24, 2023

Where: Green at Waterfront Park, Toledo, Oregon

Held on the shores of Oregon’s Yaquina River, Holy Toledo offers a relaxed weekend of morning yoga, local music talent, and family-friendly activities, including chalk painting on Toledo’s Main Street, a chance to strike out at Muggly’s bowling center, and guided kayak and paddleboard tours in the nearby estuary. Looking for something more permanent? Tattoo artist Chris Montes is offering libations and ink consultants on Saturday afternoon.

$80+/general admission and camping, $20+/general admission (sale price ends July 20, 2023) | holytoledogathering.com


NWA Rigs & Coffee

When: June 10 and July 8, 2023 (8 am to 10:30 am)

Where: Bentonville, Arkansas

The official Arkansas chapter of Rigs & Coffee, the NWA is a monthly meet hosted by the Express Rally at The Hub Bike Lounge in Bentonville, Arkansas. Whether you’re riding an adventure bike or piloting a Unimog, the event is open to all who enjoy taking the road less traveled. Add a cup of hot coffee to the mix for the ultimate weekend morning of socializing and car talk.

Free to join | expressrally.com

Wind River Rally

When: June 15-19, 2023

Where: Hudson, Wyoming

Held at the Dee Cross Ranch in Wyoming’s Wind River Country, this rally is another unique creation of the Journal of Lost Time. Workshops include a pinch pottery class and van-specific woodworking with Nate of Blackrock Builds. Pop by the main camp for an evening of live bluegrass tunes on Friday and Saturday. Sunday brings The Lost Films Festival, featuring short and long-form films from familiar faces in the overland scene.

$80+/general admission and camping, $30+/general admission (sale price ends June 15, 2023) | windriverrally.com

Outdoor Adventure X

When: June 17-18, 2023

Where: Snowbasin Resort and Pineview Reservoir, Utah

The three-day Outdoor Adventure X event will offer hands-on outdoor product experiences catering to campers, climbers, cyclists, hikers, overlanders, and more, with education, advocacy programs, live music, films, food, and family fun. Shop for gear and test the latest E-bikes, kayaks, and camping equipment. Classes, workshops, and roundtables hosted by experts and world travelers round out the weekend’s offerings.

$20+/weekend passes, $10+/single day tickets, $10/parking; camping packages are available | outdooradventurex.com

Snow Peak Way

When: June 12-25, 2023

Where: Sundance, Utah

Held at the Sundance Mountain Resort, Snow Peak Way offers a blend of activities with a focus on the much-coveted ‘unprogrammed free time.’ Those longing for a break from luxurious activity-absent time can partake in workshops and informal demonstrations, which offer a chance to connect with fellow outdoor enthusiasts in an environment suited to reconnecting with nature.

Adult/$100, Children/$25 | eventbrite.com

Adventure Van Expo Evergreen

When: July 8-9, 2023

Where: Evergreen, CO

This van-centric expo returns to Colorado for its sixth year, joining those of all ages to celebrate the vanlife community. Don’t fret if a van isn’t your adventure vehicle of choice. Four-wheel-drive trucks, campers, and tent trailers are welcome to attend—plus, with over 50 vendors, those on the hunt for accessories and gear can find roof racks, bumpers, solar panels, and more. Be sure to sign up for the DIY contest if particularly proud of your custom build.

$100+/camping, $10/entrance | adventurevanexpo.com

Overland Expo Mountain West

When: August 25-27, 2023

Where: Loveland, Colorado

Held in Loveland, a mere hour north of Denver, Colorado, Mountain West is part of Overland Expo’s well-rounded event series, features over 300 exhibitors, and a wealth of educational programming. Head to the motorcycle demos for hands-on learning or to the Toyo Tires Oasis bar and food court for lemonade and spicy tacos. If you’re eager to hit the trails, Kenda Tire and RAM are hosting ride-and-drive courses.

Photo by: John Allen

$155+/vehicle camping packages, $135/moto camping packages, $25+/general admission, 20% discount for military personnel | overlandexpo.com/pacific-northwest


Snow Peak Way

When: July 28-30, 2023

Where: Upstate New York

Snow Peak Way has expanded its event series to include upstate New York. Stay tuned as ticket and location details will be announced soon at snowpeak.com.

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Adventure Van Expo Topsfield

When: July 29-30, 2023

Where: Topsfield, Massachusetts

The Adventure Van Expo has announced its newest location at the Topsfield Fairgrounds near Mass Audubon’s Ipswich River wildlife sanctuary. This family-friendly event features tried, tested, and true elements familiar to its other locations, including live music, a food truck, and expansive camping facilities.

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$40+/camping, $10/entrance | adventurevanexpo.com

Mid-Atlantic Overland Festival

When: August 10-13, 2023

Where: Huntingdon, Pennsylvania

An annual celebration of overland travel, the Mid-Atlantic Overland Festival is held on a 220-acre working farm amongst Pennsylvania’s Ridge-and-Valley Appalachians. Program topics include Tread Lightly principles, medical kit preparations, and brake and suspension advice from prominent industry manufacturers. After-dark offerings include night photography and astronomy sessions before it’s time to camp under the stars in a picturesque tree-lined field.

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$250/two-person or family entry, $165/single entry, $90/day pass | overlandfestival.com


Overland Reunion

When: June 2-4, 2023

Where: Lutte, Netherlands

Hosted by Expedition Portal and Overland Journal contributors Coen Wubbels and Karin-Marijke Vis, this event is for past, present, and future long-term adventurers who travel by car, truck, motorcycle, or bicycle. Held at the Landgoedcamping Het Meuleman campground in Lutte, Netherlands, the Overland Reunion was born from casual get-togethers as a way to unite annually with friends and overlanders near and far. For more information, visit landcruisingadventure.com.

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Photo: Land Cruising Adventure

Abenteuer Allrad

When: June 8-11, 2023

Where: Bad Kissingen, Germany

If your summer plans include a visit to Germany, you might want to stop by the spectacle that is Abenteuer Allrad. With more than 300 exhibitors, the expo provides an insight into European overland vehicle culture with the usual lecture, camping, and wandering opportunities we’re familiar with back home.

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€50/four-day pass, €45/family pass, €25/adult day pass (children are free up to 8 years old), €20+/camping; short-day and lecture-only passes are also available. | abenteuer-allrad.de

Norex Overland Festival

When: June 20, 2023

Where: Lodalen, Norway

For vanlifers, rooftop tenters, or road trippers alike, Norway’s largest overland welcomes all. The festival is held near Lovatnet Lake, famed for its turquoise waters surrounded by steep mountains. Guests can take part in lectures provided by photographers and adventurers, join a guided kayak trip, or enjoy a program of relevant films on display. Retailers such as Arctic Trucks, Peak Polar, and Expedition Norway will be attending, while food trucks are on offer for guests who have worked up an appetite and need a break from self-catering.

999,00KR/car and driver, 699,00KR/motorcycle | For more ticket options visit norexoverland.no

BC Overland Rally

When: July 20-23, 2023

Where: Merritt, BC, Canada

Staged in the south-central interior of British Columbia, the BC Overland Rally offers a wide range of programming, from wine tasting to 4WD instruction and trail rides. Strut your stuff on the technical course, join early risers for morning fitness classes, or chat with a wide variety of vendors about the latest gear. Of course, the Overland Adventure Rallies wouldn’t be complete without the nightly bonfire and raffle.

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$339 CDN/two-person or family entry, $184 CDN/single entry, $95 CDN/day pass | overlandadventurerallies.com

Armchair Adventure Festival

When: July 27-30, 2023

Where: Mt. Edgcumbe, Cornwall, UK

A “celebration of adventure travel in a breathtaking Cornish location,” the Armchair Adventure Festival is hosted by founders Matt and Reece, who hold the Guinness World Record for the longest journey by scooter and sidecar. From foraging to kayaking, sailing to Ural rides, the festival offers a chance to tick off all sorts of bucket-list items. Noteworthy tales of adventure by a well-stocked panel mean you’ll likely add several more to your list.

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£55+/weekend pass, £30+/day pass, £20+/two-night camping add-on | armchairadventurefestival.com

Overland Event

When: August 31-September 3, 2023

Where: Hill End Centre, Oxfordshire, UK

Hosted by the folks behind the quarterly Overland Magazine, the Overland Event has motorcycle travel at its heart. Plenty of food and drink will keep you fueled for moto films, exhibitors, workshops, and a presenter panel including Ted Simon, Sam Manicom, and solo travelers Heather Sinclair, Steph Jeavons, and Claire Elsdon. The 62-acre event site is owned by Oxford University and features chalet-style buildings from the 1920s.

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£133/advance event passport plus dorm bed, £108/advance event passport | overlandevent.com/

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Ashley Giordano completed a 48,800-kilometer overland journey from Canada to Argentina with her husband, Richard, in their well-loved but antiquated Toyota pickup. On the zig-zag route south, she hiked craggy peaks in the Andes, discovered diverse cultures in 15 different countries, and filled her tummy with spicy ceviche, Baja fish tacos, and Argentinian Malbec. As Senior Editor at Overland Journal, you can usually find Ashley buried in a pile of travel books, poring over maps, or writing about the unsung women of overlanding history. @desktoglory_ash