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Overland Rallies and Related Events

Looking for an overland rally style event in your part of the country, or maybe want to check out others across the US? Check out our Overland Rally Directory! If you know of other Overlanding related events please contact us. We, of course, would like to extend a invitation for you to join us at Rendezvous in the Ozarks to experience all the Natural State has to offer!

Uwharrie, North Carolina - May 1st - 3rd. 2020

A total of 40 Teams will battle against each other, mother nature, and themselves to be come the ultimate champion of our 2020 Spring Overland Challenge. A team is defined as any group consisting of a minimum of 2 vehicles with a maximum of 4 vehicles possible. Each Vehicle must have at least one driver and co-driver present. Any combination within those perimeters is acceptable. Extra passengers in addition to the co-driver are allowed.

West (Flagstaff, Arizona - May 15-17, 2020), East (Arrington, Virginia - October 9-11, 2020), Mountain West (Loveland, CO - August 28-30, 2020)-

For the world's most unique event for do-it-yourself adventure travel enthusiasts, with hundreds of session-hours of classes for 4-wheel-drive and adventure motorcycling, inspirational programs, the Overland Film Festival, roundtable discussions, demonstrations, food, and a large expo featuring over 300 vendors of adventure travel equipment, camping gear, bikes, vehicles, and services. 

Plain WA - June 25 - 28, 2020

The NW Overland Rally is an annual event where vehicle-based travellers (overlanders) gather in Plain WA to learn new skills, meet vendors, explore the back-country trails and tracks of the Cascade Mountains, eat, drink, and share stories over the campfire.

Ozark National Forest, Arkansas - April 25 2020

For those who are new since last years Bonfire Rendezvous this is not to be confused with Rendezvous in the Ozarks which is our big fall event. The way we like to describe the Bonfire Rendezvous is simply a meet & greet around a bonfire in the spring hosted by Natural State Overland! Like all our events, this is a family friendly event. The thought is everyone puts their group and route route together through the Ozarks and we all meet on a specific Saturday night to enjoy a bonfire together. Each overland related Facebook group is encouraged to plan their own route, or routes and bring their members (we also welcome solo travelers as well as those not associated with a particular group) to the Bonfire via dirt. No raffles, vendors, or presentation. No cost to attend other than your travel cost and camping fees.

Ozark National Forest, Arkansas - October 16-18 2020

Come share your experiences, knowledge, and enthusiasm while you learn from others and talk to vendors about their overland related products and participate in our vendor sponsored give aways all in a family friendly atmosphere! We are also planning various presentations on overland related topics, and trip reports, as well as ample opportunity to get out and explore the beautiful Ozark National Forest. Last year we had over 440 vehicles and 900+ people attend from 17 states!

Gunnison, CO - JULY 30-August 2, 2020

The Rocky Mountain Overland Rally is a family-friendly overlanding festival where you can meet vendors, instructors, and other explorers.

Watkinsville, GA -March 27 - 29, 2020

Come join us for a weekend of fun in the woods! Learn new skills, meet new people, pick up new gear from our vendor demo section or just relax. We will be hosting a wide variety of classes throughout the event.


*New For 2019* Membership is required to attend but signing up is just as easy and simple as ever before! PLUS you get more for your $$$!

Gilmer, TX - April 16-19, 2020

SCARR is an organized, off-road event geared towards Land Rover enthusiasts. It begins at noon on Wednesday and wraps up Sunday morning. Our event attracts people from all parts of the country and globe who love to experience the off-road capabilities of their Land Rovers in the great outdoors. Each year, SCARR attendees forge lifelong memories with friends, family, and sponsors. Join us this year as we celebrate the 16th Anniversary of SCARR!

Silverton, CO - July 22-27, 2020

100s in the Hills is a grassroots, family-friendly event, for those looking to enjoy the peace and quiet of the San Juan Mountains while hitting the trails with like-minded Land Cruiser enthusiasts. We are excited to announce our annual 100s in the Hills event:

Ouray, CO - July 15-19, 2020

The FJ Summit caters to more than just the off-road driver; it strives to be an entire vacation for the entire family. To do this, the FJ Summit is hosted in the beautiful, visitor-friendly mountain town of Ouray, Colorado. When participants are not on the trails, the FJ Summit provides a number of amenities including catered dinners, a kid’s raffle and classes and clinics to help ensure that everyone learns and grows in this sport. We add to that a substantial vendor presence to create an industry event where vendors can meet and promote their products to a willing congregation of customers.

Texas October 2-4, 2020

Texas Fall Outdoor Expo is the only Overland/Expedition centric event in Texas. Each year this event has grown in terms of attendance, vendors, and exposure and while there are bigger events out there, few can rival the combination of amazing vendors, beautiful location, and a grass roots feel that is inclusive to all walks of life. We offer hands on classes, an intimate feel to our trade show that lets you get up and close with each vendor, an experience geared towards the entire family, and a sense of community where vendors, presenters, and attendees intermingle with each other to create a sense of true community. 

Springfield, MO - February 15-16, 2020

The Midwest’s only indoor event for adventure travel enthusiasts. Vendors ranging from premium off-road vehicle parts, power sports equipment, competitive outdoor sports equipment, overland camping and adventure motorcycling, kayaking, hiking, survival amenities, live product demonstrations, truck accessories, and much much MOORE.

  • 33,000 square feet of climate controlled floor space

  • Visit with industry leading experts to get the latest information

  • View the most innovative overland camping and off-road products available

  • Witness live demonstrations of the products you are considering purchasing

Cosby, TN - April 12 - 14, 2020

Held in the shadows of The Great Smoky Mountain National Park in Cosby TN, the SMORally consists of 3 days of Rally style events including organized classes and trail rides for all skill levels. 

Tennessee - May 29-31, 2020

500+ miles of overland travel. On road, off road, technical driving. This rally brings back the true meaning of "overland" before instagram hipsters turned it into glorified car camping. This rally is not for the faint of heart, the novice, or the whiners. You must understand the limits of your truck, your body, and your team to finish. You will receive no assistance, and must be completely self sustaining for the duration of the rally. The rally is who we are, and if you finish, it will become who you are, too. Its a family.

Huntingdon, PA - August 13-16, 2020

The Mid-Atlantic Overland Festival is a celebration and gathering of adventurers who want to share their stories, experiences, and overland travel knowledge with like-minded individuals.  The festival is family friendly, and should offer something for everyone looking to expand their adventure travel horizons.

The festival will feature talks and seminars on important considerations for safe, fun and well prepared overland travel.

Reading, VT - September 24-27, 2020

VERMONT OVERLAND BIRDWATCHING SAFARI is the epitome of the exploration aspect of Vermont Overland. Participants in VOBS use their well-appointed vehicles to venture out into the Vermont backcountry to view their favorite indigenous bird species. Along the way, they'll make stops at local pottery shops, country stores, nano-breweries and historic sites. Many love to find remote cemeteries and imagine how Vermont looked when horse and buggy meandered the ancient roads. Some just come to take in the amazing fall foliage and enjoy the localvore food trucks back at camp. Whatever the reason, VOBS has become a cult overlanding bucket list gathering and we like that just fine.

Atlantic Mine, Michigan - September 17-20 2020

A basecamp style overland event . Come camp, paddle, hike, bike and explore the Copper Country with us. In addition to daily trail exploration, we have camp activities, a vendor area, clinics and demos, All this, nestled next to a beautiful little lake just minutes from all the beauty of the Keweenaw Peninsula.

Southern CA - February 21-24, 2019

At American Adventurist, we have an enduring commitment to give back to the local community at every Rendezvous event we host. Held in unique environments and steeped in the region’s local flavor, our events share our core values with a focus on friends, family, and an active outdoor lifestyle. Current national level events include the Mountain Rendezvous and Desert Rendezvous events in the West, and the Appalachian Rendezvous in the East.

The West

At American Adventurist, we have an enduring commitment to give back to the local community at every Rendezvous event we host. Held in unique environments and steeped in the region’s local flavor, our events share our core values with a focus on friends, family, and an active outdoor lifestyle. Current national level events include the Mountain Rendezvous and Desert Rendezvous events in the West, and the Appalachian Rendezvous in the East.

Uwharrie, NC - September 12-15, 2019

At American Adventurist, we have an enduring commitment to give back to the local community at every Rendezvous event we host. Held in unique environments and steeped in the region’s local flavor, our events share our core values with a focus on friends, family, and an active outdoor lifestyle. Current national level events include the Mountain Rendezvous and Desert Rendezvous events in the West, and the Appalachian Rendezvous in the East.

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