Overland Expo West Sets Record Attendance for 10th Anniversary Event
FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. – More than 22,000 attendees who celebrated the 10th annual installment of Overland Expo West are ready for their next outdoor adventure with all the new gear they shopped, tested and took to the road.
Overland Expo West touched down at Fort Tuthill Park in Flagstaff last weekend, giving fans plenty of opportunities to be the first to experience never-before-seen products, vehicles and more, while networking with thousands of like-minded adventurists.
Not only was this year’s 10th annual installment its biggest to date, but it also drew crowds from new destinations, demographics and corners of the adventure travel market to make it a standout year across the board.
“We watched the expo grow exponentially in terms of size and scope this year,” said Overland Expo West’s Vice President of Marketing and Communications Jessica Kirchner. “Our expanded offerings drew new audiences from across the world, and we’re honored to have had a hand in helping attendees test and buy the gear and vehicles they need to get a jumpstart on summer adventures.”
➾ At A Glance: Overland Expo West 2019 Stats
Notable numbers at this year’s installment of Overland Expo West include:
- The highest number of attendees in event history; totaling over 22,000 guests
- A 30% increase in the number of event exhibitors in 2019
- A 20% increase in the number of day-pass attendees
- A 15% increase in motorcycle-specific attendance
- 450+ classes, seminars, demos, activities, slideshows, and films; totaling 570+ session-hours of instruction
- 135 media outlets from local, national and international markets
- Additional stats, photo and video galleries available at overlandexpo.com/buzz-2019-
Additionally, Overland Expo West attendees hailed from nearly all 50 states, and guests traveled to Flagstaff for the event from a wide range of international destinations, including Argentina, Australia, Belgium, Brazil, Chile, Germany, Italy, India, Scotland and Japan, among others.
While Overland Expo West touches down in Arizona annually each spring, its sister event, Overland East is slated for Oct. 11 through 13, 2019, in Arrington, Virginia. Overland Experience VIP packages and exhibitor booth space for Overland Expo East are on sale now at OverlandExpo.com/East. For more on Overland Expo, visit OverlandExpo.com.
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 hundreds of 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