10 Can’t–Miss Events at This Year’s 10th Anniversary of Overland Expo West
FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. – Whether you’re a longtime attendee or a first-time visitor, this year’s 10th annual installment of Overland Expo West promises to be the most adventurous yet.
The globe’s premier outdoor expo for adventure travel enthusiasts, Overland Expo West is slated for Friday, May 17, through Sunday, May 19, at Fort Tuthill County Park in Flagstaff, Arizona. The expo will feature more than 375 vendors, roundtable discussions, hundreds of hours of specialty classes, 4-wheel drive and adventure motorcycling demos and plenty of prizes and giveaways for guests. And while attendees will find just about everything they could possibly need for a backcountry escape throughout the park’s grounds, here are 10 can’t–miss highlights, experiences and opportunities you can expect at this year’s expo.
1. Overland Expo West’s 10th Anniversary Giveaway
Here’s your chance to enter to win the ultimate adventure set-up from Turtleback Trailers and 23ZERO Roof-Top Tents. Spend your nights warm and dry in a three-person tent equipped with a waterproof mattress, and tow it with ease thanks to a Turtleback Getaway Trailer, featuring ample storage and every necessity for navigating the road less traveled.
2. General Tire Ultimate Tire Skills & Test Track Ride & Drive
Is your Jeep, truck or SUV in need of some new shoes? Try ‘em before you buy ‘em at General Tire’s Ultimate Tire Skills & Test Track Ride & Drive, where you can test out the latest off-road equipment on a custom-designed driving course.
3. 10th Anniversary Tumblers for Charity
Score a free drink and give back to the greater good in one step. Purchase an insulated, 10th-anniversary special edition cup from the team at DrinkTanks during happy hours or socials, and get your first drink free and $1-off all additional drinks. In doing so, you’re supporting charitable partners, including Change Your World Fund, which seeks to encourage young people to conserve and explore in an effort to make the world a better place
4. The Rever Challenge
Get off the beaten path and explore Flagstaff’s backroads through the Rever Challenge, which invites adventure enthusiasts to utilize the world’s leading navigation, planning, tracking and sharing app as they search for 40 points of interest within a 100-mile radius of the expo.
5. Custom Brews From Mother Road Brewing Co.
No trip to Flagstaff is complete without a stop at Mother Road Brewing Co., but this time, the much-loved Northern Arizona brewery is taking its taps to you as the official beer sponsor of Overland Expo West. Sip on custom pale ales, porters and amber/red ales brewed especially for the occasion in addition to longstanding favorites including “Tower,” “Daily,” and “Sunday Drive.”
6. Four Wheeler Magazine Overland Adventure
Keep an eye on Overland’s social for updates from a brand new, once-in-a-lifetime addition to the expo. A troupe of 20 four-wheeling enthusiasts from across the country will explore some of Arizona’s most stunning scenery over the course of three adventure-filled days. Lead by a professional guide and covered by the editorial staff at Four Wheeler Magazine, they’ve been chosen for this ultimate experience in off-roading, camping and camaraderie that will culminate at Overland Expo.
7. Land Rover Returns for Test Drives With Fans
Included in the price of an Overland Expo pass, fans can visit the Land Rover pavilion to test drive the brand’s latest vehicles on a purpose built off-road course. Expect steep hills, side tilts and obstacles, alongside an expert instructor who will demonstrate the incredible capability and stability of Land Rover vehicles.
8. Ample Activities for Adventure Motorcycle Enthusiasts
Test your skills in Overland Expo West’s Motorcycle Expedition Skills Area or mix and mingle with like-minded motorcycle enthusiasts in the onsite Motorcycle Village. From finding the latest and greatest gear to participating in Saturday afternoon’s Slow Race and the evening’s Moto Party and raffle, there’s plenty of fun to be had on two wheels.
9. Fun for the Whole Family
Making this year’s journey to Overland Expo West a family affair? Swing the kids through two different kids’ areas where they can learn compass-bearing, yoga, bridge-building and more, or take kids 8 and over through the Kids Expedition Skills Area, where they can develop real-world capabilities with the aid of the Camel Trophy training team. Kids can also find opportunities to brush up on their first aid skills, learn about managing stress through mindfulness and meet other adventurous youngsters who share their affinity for the great outdoors.
10. Overland Theater & Film Festival
Half the fun of attending the expo comes from swapping stories with other adventurers, and this year will be no exception. Join fellow overlanders at the Overland Theater for a selection of special films that excite, encourage and inspire outdoor enthusiasts at 7pm both Friday & Saturday evenings.
Maybe you’re attending Overland Expo West ahead of a major summer adventure, or perhaps you’re looking for a specific vehicle, trailer or tire and you want to “try before you buy.” If you want to outfit your rig, rub elbows with like minded travelers or simply see what today’s overland industry has to offer, do so alongside the best of the best at this year’s Overland Expo West.
For more on tickets, exhibitor and educational opportunities, and the entire Overland Expo West experience, explore OverlandExpo.com/West.
About Overland Expo
Held twice a year, Overland Expo is the world’s most unique event series for do-it-yourself adventure travel enthusiasts. Overland Expo West offers 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. overlandexpo.com.
About Lodestone Events
Lodestone Events is the enthusiast event solutions company behind Overland Expo East and West, among other world-class events. The company’s founders have a passion for the live event industry and have spent decades producing some of the country’s largest consumer events in the automotive aftermarket industry coast to coast. Lodestone Events specializes in event marketing & communications, planning & logistics and sponsorship & exhibitor sales for events nationwide. lodestonevents.com