Interested in discussions, demonstrations, and film festivals, all geared toward DIY adventure travel? The Overland Expo will give you all of this and more in a beautiful setting surrounded by your fellow outdoor and four-wheel enthusiasts.
After six years of incredible growth in the Western U.S., Overland Expo will debut outside Asheville, N.C., October 3-5, 2014. Overland Expo EAST will feature the same dynamic event experience with a blend of professional trade show and educational opportunities that have made Overland Expo WEST so successful.
Overland Expo is an annual event, founded in Arizona in 2009, that brings together overlanding enthusiasts and the rapidly growing industry that serves them. This three-day weekend is designed to educate and inspire people to get out and explore their world, whether 100 miles from home or 10,000 miles. There are over 300 session-hours of classes, workshops, and roundtable programs for four-wheel-drive and adventure motorcycle enthusiasts; a large trade exposition with exhibitors, vendors, authors, and filmmakers; and evening inspirational programs and local food.
This will be the first Overland Expo EAST, located at the beautiful Taylor Ranch (1005 Cane Creek Road, Fletcher, North Carolina), with 100 acres of beautiful Carolina hardwood forests and lakes for a remote-feel camping experience and yet it is just a few miles from dynamic downtown Asheville and its world-class restaurants, breweries, galleries, and shops.
The Overland Expo WEST regularly sells out of 600 full-weekend package tickets, with nearly 6,000 day pass visitors. Both EAST and WEST events feature a custom instructional driving course built and staffed by the world-famous Land Rover driver team and an “Adventure Motorcycle Village” with a teaching arena anchored by the legendary RawHyde Adventures and their partners BMW and Triumph.
Overland Expo EAST exhibitors include Land Rover, Four Wheel Campers, Sportsmobile, Lance Campers, Tiger Expedition Vehicles, ARB-USA, Global Xpedition Vehicles, as well as BMW, KTM, Triumph, Kawasaki, Honda, and Ural dealers—100+ other makers of equipment, camping gear, vehicles, as well as providers of services and travel resources and authors and filmmakers.
The first ever East Overland Expo at Taylor Ranch will feature adventure motorbiking lessons on a specially designed driving course, a professional trade show with more than 100 exhibitors, 140 classes and workshops, camping opportunities, the Overland Film Festival, evening happy hours, and plenty of adventure inspiration. Each of the Expo’s three days will be so packed with events and opportunities that you’ll never suffer a dull moment.
It’s not too late to register. Weekend and day passes are available for the Expo, which will give you access to all the vendors and exhibitions, demos, films, and happy hours. You can also register to join as an exhibitor if you wish to sell your products, feature your vehicles, or advertise an organization. Plus, kids 17 and under can attend for free.