Join us as we continue the 9th Season of the Overland Expo Film Festival at Overland Expo East in Arrington, Virginia, October 6-8.
LIST OF PROGRAM OFFERINGS
For EAST, we have 150+ different classes and programs, totaling 250+ session hours. From beginner to advanced sessions, we have something for everyone.
2024 EAST education schedule will be available for download 2-3 weeks before the event.
Reserve Your Sessions
Dynamic mother-daughter duo Julie and Cora Dieguez are long-time attendees of Overland Expo. They will be joining us as instructors for the first time at Overland Expo EAST 2022 to share what they have learned about overlanding as a family and make sure everyone enjoys the experience.
Whether you are a seasoned overland traveler or just about to set out on your first short trip, Overland Expo has classes for you. With nearly 240 session of hours of classes with topics ranging from travel writing to moto camping for beginners to overland trailer rollover and recovery, the event has something for everyone. Join like-minded travelers and get trained for your next adventure at Overland Expo East in Arrington, Virginia, October 7th – 9th.
After what feels like years of failed attempts to bring Matt Bishop and Reece Gilkes to an Overland Expo, due to COVID travel restrictions, we are thrilled to announce that ‘The Sidecar Guys’ will finally be joining us at our Arrington, VA event.
Visit Our TEACHING AREAS
Our training pavilions get you out of the classroom and into the field. Each year we bring you technical classes essential for overlanding. Rotating topics to cover everything from how-tos about electronics to hands-on maintenance and roadside repairs to first aid and injury assessment to showing how to set up gear and what to take with you (and sometimes leave behind).
With our numerous navigation classes, there are no more excuses for getting lost when your GPS dies. Learn communications skills to enhance your overland experience. Brush up on your art of travel techniques with photography and videography classes. Stay safe with situational awareness tips from experts in their field. No matter if you drive a truck or motorcycle, we’ve got classes for you.
ADDITIONAL ACTIVITY AREAS
OPEN TO EVERYONE: DAY PASS, WEEKEND PASS WITH CAMPING AND Premium weekend pass with Camping ticket holders.
Each year we offer a new selection of slideshows of trips from around the world. On Friday and Saturday evenings, we host a special lineup of films at the Overland Theater. We start with short films before the feature film.
AROUND THE WORLD PAVILION
Want to hear the stories of round-the-world overlanding legends, first hand? This Pavilion hosts visually spectacular slideshow presentations and storytelling of journeys that span anywhere from a few counties to several continents.
Want to know more about Africa or Australia? What it’s like to travel solo or as a family? From Regional Q&As to expert tips, roundtables can help you plan for the trip of a lifetime. Listen to expert panelists and enjoy tales from the road!
OVERLAND ESSENTIALS AREA
Are you looking to up your camping game? Want to learn what gear essentials well-traveled overlanders don’t leave home without? Spend some time in this area to learn the ins and outs of overlanding from the experts.
SHOWCASE & DIY VEHICLE AREA
Considering investing in an overland rig or motorcycle, and want to see how someone else has modified their rig to travel? Take a look at our “My Overland Vehicle / Moto” series. This “show and tell” series is about vehicle and moto customizations that have been put to the test of time and miles; bring your questions. Many will also share tips on how to travel.
Backcountry Skills Area
Want to know how certain gear functions, how seasoned travelers pack their rigs or feed themselves on the road, or what it’s like to bring your four-legged friend on your next adventure? Check out the Backcountry Skills Area for information you’re bound to put to use during your next adventure.
Want to know how a specific product works? The exhibition area is the place to be. Check the schedule for times of detailed demonstrations. Look for everything from solar cooking to rooftop tents to air compressors and tow straps.
KIDS ADVENTURE AREA
For kids, by kids! We pack the weekend with activities tailored to adventurous kids and their parents. Check out the Junior Overland Explorer program and earn patches for select classes. Kids of all ages can learn about nature journaling, first aid, knot-tying and more. For kids ages 10 and up, look for select afternoon activities—kids can learn some expedition skills with help from the Camel Trophy training team.
THE WORLD IS OUT THERE GO SEE IT!
Join attendees from all over the world at this year’s Overland Expo East in Arrington, VA.