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  • When is the cut off date for registration?
    If you want a shirt included in your registration you will need to register before September 1st. After that we will place the order for our event shirts. Otherwise you can register online until about a week before the event. We will also allow you to register at the event.
  • How many people have registered so far?
    We had over 680 rigs attend last year's event and expect to exceed that this year!
  • What is the format of this event? Will there be trail rides?
    This event is intended to be more of an expo style event with vendor booths and volunteer presentations, trip reports, and product demonstrations on various overland related topics and products. Here is a link to our Preliminary Event Schedule. We also hope to be able to provide guided trail time for those that would like a guide, however, the National Forest Service is requiring us to get a Special Use Permit in order to provide guided trail runs. We have already applied for the permit but it can take up to six months to get the permit and there are no guarantees that the NFS will even approve our application. The NFS requires a one million dollar liability insurance policy as part of the process. All this to say if we get the permit we will have additional costs of about $1000 to cover our insurance costs. For this reason we are considering a few changes: When you register you will need to specify if you would like to participate in a guided trail run. You will only be able to sign up for one guided trail run during the event lasting 3-4 hours. There will be a trail fee of about $10 added to your registration cost for anyone wanting to participate in a guided trail run. There will be a limit of about 80 vehicles that we can accommodate on the various guided trail runs, so if you are interested in this option you will need to register early! If you pay for the guided trail option during registration and our permit is denied for some reason, we will refund your trail fee when you check in at the event.
  • What type of trails are in the area?
    Mulberry Mountain is surrounded by the Ozark National Forest with trails for every experience level. If we are successful in getting a Special Use Permit from the National Forest Service we will be providing a limited number of trail guides and routes for those that would like to participate in a guided trail run. See previous question for more details. These are the categories of trails that they plan to provide. Mild - unmaintained gravel with some trail Moderate - moderate trail, can be difficult when wet Warning some trails can be tight and surface scratches are likely. We recommend everyone have a GMRS radio, fire extinguisher,and first aid kit and require a 4WD, tow points front and rear, and off road capable tires.
  • Will there be a drawing for door prizes?
    Yes! There will be several ways to win! There will be an event giveaway drawing on Saturday evening. Those that registered for one of the 3-day options receive one raffle ticket. ​NOTE: Our on-site vendors and their guests will not be able to participate in the giveaway drawing. Only Drivers registered for one of the 3 day packages will be eligible for the event giveaways. Each driver will get one ticket so everyone will have the same chance of winning. All drawing winners will be announced during our Saturday evening festivities. You must be present to win.
  • Do I have to reserve a primitive campsite?
    No. There are no established camp sites in the primitive area so it is first come first serve and you just pick your spot. Please be frugal with your space. We are expecting a lot of primitive campers and we want to be fair to your camp neighbor. We will have two primitive camping areas again this year. One for families and those that prefer a quieter camping experience, and one for groups and those that prefer to stay up a little later. Note: Quiet hours are from 10pm to 7am for all campers.
  • What do we do when we arrive at the event?
    As you enter Mulberry Mountain you will take your first right and follow the road around until you see our Event Check-in tent on your right. You must stop and check-in with us and pick up your event packet before proceeding to your campsite. If you arrive before Wednesday you will need to go straight as you enter Mulberry Mountain and stop at their office to pay for any camping needed before Wednesday. You will then need to stop by our Event Check-in tent on Wednesday to pick up your event packet.
  • Are there restroom facilities?
    Yes, There is a men's and women's restroom with showers for those camping in an electric site, for our primitive campers we will have porta-potties conveniently located throughout the primitive camping areas, as well as the event area. We will also have an 8 room mobile shower house (each room has a shower stall and a sink) located close to the large stage. We are expecting 1000-1200 people attending this event so plan your shower time accordingly and please help keep the facilities clean.
  • Are pets allowed?
    Yes, pets are allowed but ALL pets must be on a leash at ALL times when outdoors. No exceptions. NOTE: Pets are not allowed in the cabins.
  • Will there be food available at the event?
    Yes, We will have food truck(s) conviently located next to the event happenings that will be open breakfast through dinner Thursday through Saturday.
  • Where's the closest gas station and grocery store?
    Mulberry Mountain has some grocery items in their office but there is no gas available on site. Turner Bend Store & Outfitter is the closest gas station and they are located about 5 miles south of Mulberry Mountain on highway 23. They are open 7 days a week and have some food and camping supplies. Also some great gifts. There is also a 24 hour gas station about 16 miles south of Mulberry Mountain on highway 23. A full grocery is located in Ozark Arkansas about 20 miles south of Mulberry Mountain on, you guessed it, highway 23! There is also gas available at the infamous Oark Cafe in Oark (not Ozark) Arkansas about 20 miles from Mulberry Mountain.
  • Do you accept credit cards at the event?
    Mulberry Mountain does accept credit cards for ice, beer, and other supplies at their office. However you will need to bring cash if you plan to register at the event and for any purchases you may make at the event. There is an ATM machine that is located at Mulberry Mountain office. We are also working on providing wifi service for our vendors to allow them to take credit cards this year. Note: we cannot guarantee this service so plan accordingly.
  • What is the policy on alcohol?
    Absolutely no alcohol on the trails period! If we see anyone with alcohol on any of our guided trail rides you will be asked politely to put it up until you get back to camp. If that doesn't work you will be asked to leave the trails. Back at camp, please remember this is intended to be a family friendly event so please respect those around you.
  • Do I have to have a 4-wheel drive vehicle to attend?
    No, but you won't be able to participate in the event sponsored trail time.
  • I have no overlanding experience. Can I still attend?
    Absolutely! This is a great opportunity to meet others with experience and learn from them. A great place to see many different types of vehicle and trailer builds and to talk to vendors about their products.
  • Are campfires allowed?
    Yes, IF there are no burn bans and you keep it small. We are encouraging folks to share their fire with others to reduce the number of campfires. Also since the primitive camping area is just a large tree covered area there are no established camp sites, it's first come first serve and you set up where you want so there are no, or very few fire rings. If you think you might want a fire you should bring your own fire ring to keep your fire contained. Also for those camping on the open grassy area and our vendors) you will need to bring something that will keep the fire up off the grass. Please no digging and don't leave any trash in the fire pits.
  • Is there firewood available at the event?
    Mulberry Mountain may have some wood for sale but I wouldn't rely on it. If you arrive before Thursday you will need to have your own firewood. Beginning Thursday the folks at MOORE Expo have sponsored free firewood for the event. We are asking each campsite to take no more than 6-8 logs per day so everyone will be able to take advantage of the free wood. We are also encouraging folks to share their campfire with others so we can reduce the number of open fires in the primitive camping area and make the free wood last longer.
  • Are motorcycles allowed?
    Yes, as long as they are dualsports or something that is capable of off-road travel.
  • What if it rains?
    We'll get wet! Always a good idea to pack rain gear, just in case. We will have a rain plan, so depending on the amount of rain we get, we may ask those not camping in the wooded area to camp just off one of the paved roads so we limit the traffic on the grass areas as much as possible. Also if we get a lot of rain, please try to limit your vehicle travel as much as possible.
  • Is there a schedule for the event?
    We haven't put together this year's schedule yet.
  • Are ATVs and Side-by-sides allowed?
    No, please leave your ATVs and Side-by-sides at home. You are welcome to bring a scooter or bycicle to get around the grounds. Most activities are within easy walking distance.
  • Is there a phone app for the event?
    YES! This app works on iPhone or Andriod devices. To download the app: Visit on your device and follow the instructions on the page You'll be asked to install Yapp from the app store (if you don't have it already) Open Yapp and tap "Download an existing Yapp" and our app will appear with the Rendezvous in the Ozarks logo. We should have enough cell coverage to fully utilize our app this year. Even without cell service many of the apps features will still work. There is a link on the app called News Feed. This allows the NSO staff to post items as well. We will use this to keep folks updated during the event.
  • Is there cell service at Mulberry Mountain?
    Yes, there is cell service depending on your cellular provider. The Verizon tower is the closest and will provide the strongest signal. AT&T customers should have service in most areas but the signal strength is not nearly as good.
  • What activities are available at the event?
    Some of the activities available: 1) All kinds of vendors with product geared to the overlanding community. 2) Professional off-road training, outdoor safety, navigation training, and many other volunteer lead classes. 3) Kids area in the vendor courtyard with various yard games available. Note: Parents are responsible for their kids at all times. 4) Kids outdoor movie night on Friday night (weather permitting) 5) Large doorprize drawings on Saturday evening 6) Special entertainment before and after the doorprize giveaways 7) Several stocked fishing ponds are located on site. You are welcome to fish but it is catch and release only, and you must have an Arkansas fishing license. 8) Enjoy an afternoon hike to the beautiful waterfalls on Mountain Creek 9) There is a disc golf course on site, and we also hope to have a volleyball court set up 10) We hope to have electric bikes available to rent as well
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