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Mar 23, 2017

Here's the Idea


Edited: Mar 23, 2017


Join us for three days in the beautiful Ozark mountains where you will meet other folks who love the overlanding lifestyle as much as you, and if you haven't experienced it yet come out and see what you've been missing! ​


We will gather at Mullberry Mountain in the beautiful Ozark Mountains of Arkansas. If you haven't experienced the trails and backroads of the ozarks, you don't want to miss this opportunity, and if you have this is your chance to get back out there. We will have vendors present showing their products and answering your questions, we will also have various presentations and demonstrations to help you enjoy your next adventure even more. I'm sure there will be plenty of opportunity to get out on a few trails while you're here as well. So come out and join us and find out why Arkansas is known as the Natural State!

Mar 29, 2017

Great idea, looking forward to getting up there. Thanks for putting this together Randy.

Jul 4, 2017Edited: Jul 31, 2017

Here's the plan as it stands now. Much of this depends on the number of rigs we end up with and the support we receive from the vendors who serve the overlanding community.


Event PlansThree Chances to Win!

All raffle winners will be announced during our Saturday night festivities. You must be present to win.

Vendor Raffles

Each vendor booth will raffle something valued at $100 or more. You will need to register with each vendor for their raffle. There will be a limit of one entry per person per vendor and you must be 18 or older to participate in the vendor raffles.

Event Raffle

There will also be an event raffle on Saturday night. Those that register for one of the three day options by July 15th will receive three event raffle tickets with their registration. Those that register for one of the three day options by August 19th will receive two event raffle tickets with their registration. Those that register for one of the three day options after August 19th will receive one event raffle ticket with their registration. Everyone else (passenger over 18, or Saturday only registration) can purchase one event raffle ticket for $5 at the event.

50/50 Raffle

We also plan to have a 50/50 drawing to benefit the winner, and Tread Lightly. You can buy as many raffle tickets as you want! One winner will be drawn and will be awarded half the pot. The other half will be donated to Tread Lightly.


Depending on sponsor donations we hope to also have various awards for different vehicle builds, trailer builds, best presentation, vehicle that travels the farthest, best campfire story, etc.

Classes, Presentations, Trip Reports

Each day there will be various classes, presentations, and trip reports. They will cover various overland related topics. Some possibilities are Basic Winching, Recovery Gear Overview, 4WD Systems Overview, Tire Tech/Repair, Vehicle Packing, Basics of Navigation, Off Road Safety, Outdoor Photography Tips, Basic First Aid, Camp Cooking, Trail Communications, Solar Power, Tread Lightly, On-board Water, and others. What presentations are offered will depend on attendance, volunteers, and scheduling. We will publish a final schedule as we get closer to the event.


We will be inviting vendors of overland related products to be a part of this event. Where would we be without our vendors! Each vendor booth will have a drawing for something valued at $100 or more. Attendees will need to register at each booth for the drawings they want to participate in. Winners will be announced during the Saturday night festivities. We invite you to visit our Vendor Spotlight page often to keep up with the vendors that have committed to attend this event.

Trail Time

We will allow time for those that would like to to get out on the trail and explore the Ozarks. The Ozarks are beautiful in the Fall and there's trails for every level of experience and vehicle build! Warning some trails can be tight and surface scratches are likely. We recommend everyone have a CB, fire extinguisher,

and first aid kit and require a 4wd, tow points front and rear, and an off road capable tire.

Registration Options

Three Day Plus Registration - $55.00

Includes three day admission to the Rendezvous for driver and passengers, one event t-shirt, one event patch, one event sticker, and one, two, or three event raffle tickets depending on how early you register.

Three Day Only Registration - $35.00

Includes three day admission to the Rendezvous for driver and passengers, one event sticker, and one, two, or three event raffle tickets depending on how early you register. Other items must be ordered separately if desired or purchased at the event.

Saturday Only Registration - $5/per person 18 years or older

For the locals that can only make it on Saturday. Includes Saturday admission to the Rendezvous and one event sticker. Other items must be ordered separately, if desired, or purchased at the event. Those attending Saturday only, will also need to purchase a day use pass from Mulberry Mountain when they enter the property. Day use passes are $5/person over 12 years of age.

There will be event shirts, patches, and stickers for sale at the event however if you want to make sure you get one we would encourage you to purchase them with your registration.

Attendees who are 18 years or older and are either passengers or are attending Saturday only will be able to purchase one raffle ticket to the event raffle for $5.00.

NOTE: Camping and lodging fees are not included in your registration cost. You must contact Mulberry Mountain to reserve a camping spot if you intend to camp at the event.


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  • We attended the Rendezvous in the Ozarks and it was a great time. Got to meet some nice folks and see some old friends. The event was well planned and even with the rain it was a lot of fun. I have a event report on my blog: http://www.motoadrenaline.net/2018/10/natural-state-overland-event-byrds.html Here are a few pictures from the event
  • Mark your calendar now so you won't miss this event! This will be one you want to attend year after year so don't miss our inaugural event! We will rendezvous at Mulberry Mountain Lodge & Events in the beautiful Ozark Mountains of Arkansas or more appropriately 35.711929, -93.797185 on October 20-22, 2017. Stay tuned to this thread and the Natural State Overland Facebook page for all the latest announcements. In the mean time introduce yourself, and post your ideas and suggestions for this event.