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Top Overlanding Shows and Expos to Attend in 2024



If you're passionate about offroad travel and the outdoors, there's no better way to connect with like-minded adventurers than attending overlanding shows and expos. These events offer the perfect opportunity to discover new gear, score show specials, and learn more about every aspect of the overlanding lifestyle through informative classes. Here’s a guide to the must-attend overlanding events on the West Coast for 2024. Mark your calendars and get ready for an adventure-filled year!


Dates: June 20-23, 2024

Location: Plain, Washington


The NW Overland Rally is a fantastic event for overlanding enthusiasts of all levels. Whether you're a seasoned adventurer or just getting started, this rally offers something for everyone. Attendees can look forward to a variety of classes and workshops on topics ranging from off-road driving techniques to vehicle recovery and wilderness first aid. Rugged Destinations will have a booth at this event, so be sure to stop by and say hello! Discover the latest gear, take advantage of show specials, and connect with a vibrant community of overlanders.


Dates: July 11-14, 2024

Location: Kelowna, British Columbia


Join us at the BC Overland Rally in beautiful Kelowna, where Rugged Destinations will also have a booth. This rally offers a unique mix of adventure and education. Enjoy hands-on training, inspiring presentations, and a chance to explore the latest overlanding gear. This event is perfect for anyone looking to expand their knowledge and meet fellow enthusiasts in a scenic setting.


Dates: June 28-30, 2024

Location: Redmond, Oregon


Overland Expo PNW is a premier event that brings together overlanding enthusiasts from across the Pacific Northwest. This expo features hundreds of exhibitors showcasing the latest gear and vehicles, alongside a packed schedule of classes and workshops. Learn from the experts and immerse yourself in the overlanding lifestyle. Don't miss the opportunity to network and exchange tips with fellow adventurers. Additionally, our trucks will be featured in different booths at this expo, showcasing our rugged capabilities and innovative setups.


Dates: August 23-25, 2024

Location: Loveland, Colorado


A bit further afield but worth the trip, Overland Expo Mountain West offers a comprehensive experience for overlanders. From gear demos to adventure travel films, this event has it all. Participate in skill-building sessions and meet vendors offering the latest products at special show prices. It's an excellent opportunity to enhance your overlanding setup and gain valuable insights from experienced travelers.


Dates: September 28-29, 2024

Location: Pomona, California


The Off Road Expo in Pomona is a must-attend for any off-roading enthusiast. This event showcases everything from overland vehicles to camping gear, with numerous exhibitors offering exclusive show specials. Take part in seminars, watch live demonstrations, and connect with other enthusiasts who share your passion for off-road adventures.


Dates: September 14-15, 2024

Location: Santa Rosa, California


This event is a celebration of all things overlanding and power sports. The California Overland Adventure & Power Sports Show features a wide range of exhibitors, including vehicle manufacturers, gear suppliers, and adventure travel companies. Attendees can participate in workshops, view product demonstrations, and take advantage of show discounts on the latest gear.


Why Attend These Overlanding Shows?


Attending overlanding shows and expos is more than just a shopping trip—it's a chance to become part of a community. Here are a few reasons why these events are worth your time:


- Connect with Like-Minded People: Meet fellow overlanders who share your passion for adventure and the outdoors. Share experiences, tips, and stories that can enrich your own overlanding journey.


- Discover New Gear: Stay ahead of the curve by exploring the latest products and innovations in the overlanding world. Exhibitors often offer exclusive show specials, allowing you to upgrade your gear at discounted rates.


- Learn and Grow: Participate in classes and workshops that cover a wide range of topics, from vehicle maintenance and driving techniques to navigation and wilderness survival. Enhance your skills and knowledge to become a more confident and capable overlander.


At Rugged Destinations, we’re excited to participate in these events, starting with our booths at the NW Overland Rally and BC Overland Rally. Additionally, look for our trucks at different booths during the Overland Expo PNW. We look forward to meeting you, sharing our passion for overlanding, and helping you make the most of your adventures. See you on the trail!

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