Bid on Overland Equipment at 2016 EAST!

Change Your World Fund Film and Fundraiser Party

On Saturday night at Overland Expo (Oct. 8, 7:30 pm at the Theater) we welcome our first grantee, Mallory Danger Paige and her sidecar companion Baylor the Dog as they screen their first short film! Afterward, we are having a party, with gear giveaways and more auction and raffle items! 

We'll also be giving away door prizes during the Fundraiser on Saturday, from Overland Journal Fenix / Gear Grips, and more. Stop by to find out!

Bid on items and buy raffle tickets during happy hours, 5 - 7 pm, Friday and Saturday at the Food Court tent. Check out available items below, then bid on them at the Expo! 

Cascadia Vehicle Tents Mt Rainier EXT (Earth tone Green) - $1900

Cascadia Vehicle Tents Summit Series Awning (Tan) - $325 Value

Dometic CFX-35US Portable Fridge/Freezer wi/ Slide & Cover $1000 Value

FlexoPower Atacama-79 Solar Camping Kit - $750 Value


SnoMaster Travel Ice Maker - $280 Value 

COBB Portable Camp Grill - $205 Value



Alpinestars Valparaiso All-Weather Riding Gloves - $125 Value

Creative Options Custom Upholstery Gift Cert - $50 Value (3 Available)

Strangers Like Angels: With a Devil or Two to Boot by Charles Forman - $30 Value (2 Available)

“Into Africa” by Sam Manicom, Signed - $25 Value

Baja Designs (TBD)

Exhibitor Deals for Overland Expo 2016 EAST

Get ready to shop for all your gear needs while at Overland Expo. With over 100+ exhibitors, chances are you can find what you've been looking for and more that might not have ever considered. Stop by the following exhibitor booth, which are offering deals:

  • BLUE RIDGE CHAIR WORKS: FREE Cap Lifter with any purchase! Pop the top of your beverage of choice quickly and easily with the Blue Ridge Cap Lifter.  (Booth #59)
  • BUNDUTEC:  Free shipping on all BundutecUSA roof top tents & awnings puchased at Overland Expo and one week after. Additional 10% discount on all cash-and-carry products purchased at the show. (Booth #23)
  • BUSHMAN OUTFITTERS: Make a purchase at the show and receive a 15% off coupon for purchases online. (Booth #106)
  • DOMETIC – hot deals for cool gear: Dometic, a title sponsor for the event, is offering up to 20% ($150) off the Dometic Portable Fridge/Freezers. Add-on a heavy-duty insulated cover for only $25 and a Fridge Slide for only $150, all while supplies last.   (Title Exhibitor Booth #6)
  • ENGEL COOLERS: Offering 50% off on all drink tumblers at the show. (Booth #21)
  • GREEN CHILE ADVENTURE GEAR: 10% off retail for all in stock products manufactured by GCAG. Also offering free CONUS shipping for any mailorder purchases completed at OX East. (Booth #MV6)
  • FOLDING BOAT CO.: Offering $150 off each boat sold individually and just $700/boat for two or more. (Booth #114)
  • FROLI SLEEP SYSTEMS: Save up to $50 on Froli Travel and Star modular clip systems as well as other accessories at the show. (Booth #65)
  • HINTERLAND INDUSTRIES: Special at show pricing on all tents, awnings, solar, stoves, coolers and recovery gear (Booth #95)
  • JAVA CAN OVERLAND EXPO EDITION: Includes: Military ammo can with Overland Expo emblem; Moka pot; grinder; double walled cups; milk pitcher; camp stove; flask; camp towel; & milk frother. (Booth #117 Bushcraft Area)
  • MOSKO MOTO: Free shipping on all orders placed at the show. (Booth #MV7)
  • NUTHOUSE INDUSTRIES: 10% off purchase price of an expedition trailer order. Order deposit must be received by 11-30-16 for the deposit to apply; 10% off labor associated with a vehicle build; 15% off all display trailers. (Booth #42/50)
  • OUTBACK SWAGS: We will be having a show special on our Pioneer Swag tent. We will be selling them for $249 when they are usually sold at $299. (Booth #76)
  • OUTDOORX4 MAGAZINE: OutdoorX4 Magazine is offering a 20% discount for one and two-year subscriptions and t-shirts throughout the show. (Booth #3)   

Biltmore Parking & Road Map

Overland Expo at the Biltmore Map. NOTE: Allow 25-30 minutes to get from the entrance to the Overland Expo site.

Your first stop will be at the Biltmore Group Sales office circled in red. Unless you have a Biltmore Annual Pass, then proceed straight through to the checkpoint. Camping Guests proceed to the Overland Expo Event Site after stopping at the Group Sales Office.  If you are only visiting one day or driving in and out each day, please proceed to the Day Pass Parking (in the Antler Hill Village; see detailed map HERE) where a shuttle (which runs 7 am-7pm during the show) will bring you to the Overland Expo along the French Broad River. If you would like a tour of the Biltmore House, one may be scheduled at the on arrival for no additional cost (avoid 11 - 2 on the weekend). All tickets for Overland Expo and our specially discounted Biltmore entrance tickets must be purchased in advance.

Appalachian Rendezvous Sep 30 - Oct 02, 2016

The weekend before Overland Expo EAST, American Adventurist is hosting their 3rd annual Appalachian Rendezvous!

SPECIAL NOTE FOR TRIP PLANNING: Appalachian Rendezvous attendees may stay on the UORTC property FREE OF CHARGE between the Appalachian Rendezvous that concludes Sunday, 02 October 2016 and the start of the Overland Expo East in Asheville, NC on Thursday, 06 October 2016. 

This close alignment of the 2 events will allow travelers to attend both, first doing stuff, and second learning stuff, while in between the two exploring the many exciting things available to explore in North Carolina. Hopefully this will encourage participants to plan for a trip of a little longer duration and "check" 2 boxes!

For full details check out the thread on the American Adventurist forums:

Traveling to Vermont Overland Rally from Overland EAST?

OK Auto, 4WD and Tire, the home of James Baroud USA will be opening their doors to all
attendees making the journey.

OK Auto, 4WD and Tire

OK Auto, 4WD and Tire

"We will offer FREE camping on our property which includes a small course to test out your
vehicles off road capabilities. We are located near many Historic Sites, Recreational parks,
Wineries, Breweries and an Off-road Park. These locations offer kayaking, fishing, hiking,
mountain biking, sample tasting of wine and beers made here on the East Coast and
experience 3000 acres of Off Road Trails. We have water, electricity and shower facilities for
your use. We will provide a FREE BBQ style meal on Tuesday October 4 for all those who camp
with us."

For more information: View/Download the PDF


Adventure giveaway — $4500 in gear and training!

In celebration of the success of the Change Your World Fund, Overland Expo is offering a training package giveaway, specially tailored for overlanders. Thanks to RawHyde Adventures, REV'IT!, and Nexx for donating a spectacular prize package. 

With every purchase of an Overland Experience package, Weekend Pass, or Day Pass, you will be automatically entered to win. For every entry, we will donate $1 to the Change Your World Fund. Number of entries varies per purchase: Overland Experience = 5 entries, Weekend Pass = 3 entries, Day Pass = 1 entry.

Find out more  . . .

Why come to Overland Expo?

Why train with us?

Several overland shows now offer worthwhile classes. But no other event comes close to the breadth and depth of education available to Overland Experience attendees at the Overland Expo, from choosing the right vehicle for your needs, to packing it with the proper equipment and provisions, to comfortably handling challenging driving conditions, to winching it out of a hole. Our team of instructors is simply the best on the planet: from ex-Camel Trophy team members to trans-Africa veterans to professional expedition leaders. The 2016 Overland Expo EAST schedule includes 140 classes comprising a full 320 session-hours of instruction. We now have attendees who have been to every Expo and have not run out of things to learn. 


Why come EAST?

The Overland Expo EAST venue lies in the forested heart of Blue Ridge Mountain country, at the beautiful Biltmore Estate in Asheville, North Carolina. We have access to several miles along the French Broad River for our vendors, training areas, and camping. Asheville is a culinary and micro-brew mecca, and before or after the show you can drive the Blue Ridge Parkway or head to the stunning Outer Banks to overindulge in seafood, climb the Cape Hatteras Lighthouse, and rest your hand on the rail from which the Wright Brothers launched their first Flyer at Kitty Hawk. 


Why buy a weekend pass?

If you’re not quite ready for the full Overland Experience package, do not imagine your time won’t be busy. A weekend pass (with or without camping) gets you access to over 100 vendors, a drive in a new Land Rover on a specially built course, test BFGoodrich tires, plus dozens of demonstrations, slide shows, films, and roundtable panels on worldwide travel. You can effortlessly fill three days—some guests tell us it takes them hours just to look through all the fascinating overland vehicles in the parking lot. And as always, kids 17 and under get in free to Overland Expo (Biltmore entrance fees may apply).


Why Overland Expo?

One word: Community. Of all the comments we get raving about the quality of classes, instructors, and vendors, one impression strikes people the hardest, and that is the people who come to learn, to teach, and to share. The Overland Expo has become a mandatory calendar event for travelers from all over the world, many of whom schedule trans-continental journeys to coincide with a West or East Expo, to see old friends and meet new ones. Those new to overlanding tell us again and again how welcomed they feel by this community whose reason for being, after all, is to explore, learn new things, and meet new people. It’s why our motto is: Overland Expo—where adventure begins and frindships last.

Auction alert! Bid on items and help the Change Your World Fund

Here is your chance to bid on high-quality overland equipment and help us raise funds for our Change Your World Fund, our project to inspire young people to get out and explore their world and make a difference while doing so. There is some great gear, at great starting prices!

From July 8 to July 18 the auction is live on eBay (you can also view them all one one page with live links, on this page at, or click on the "starting bid" items in the titles below):


Dometic Portable Fridge Freezer #CFX-50US 50 liter with Insulated Cover and Fridge Slide — $1000 value — starting bid $490

Bring the party to remote landscapes with this portable electric refrigerator and freezer which can hold up to seventy-two 12oz cans! Slide out storage platform supports up to 220lbs and tucks away easily when not in use. Runs on 120-volt AC, 12-volt DC or 24-volt DC power. Insulated cover helps keep food and beverages cool with minimal power use. Strong latches, handles and hinges are built to last. Adjusts from -8 degrees to +50 degrees from a soft-touch digital control panel. See more information on manufacturer's website here:


Barlow Adventures Gift Certificate —  $500 value — starting bid $250
Up for auction to support our Change Your World Fund is a $500 gift certificate to Barlow Adventures.  With locations in Sedona AZ,  Moab UT and California's Rubicon Trail, Barlow's Adventures provides training, rentals and trips that you will never forget. Barlow's stocks a fleet of custom built Jeep Wranglers for rent and their friendly and knowledgeable staff will help you to get out and back safely while having a great time and learning new skills.  Great for a family outing, 4wd training or a guided vacation adventure!


Nemo Wagon Top 4P Camping Tent — $500 value — starting bid $275

This spacious tent sleeps up to 4 adults comfortably, with a truly homey 6.5 foot standing room height! Nemo tents are designed to set up quickly and easily with innovative clip-to-pole design. Superior materials withstand strong winds and keep you warm and dry in wet weather.  See more information on manufacturer's website here:


MaxTrax Traction Devices — $300 value — starting bid $110

MaxTrax have built themselves a reputation as a must-have piece of kit for overlanders around the globe. Their patented design has been real world tested in sand, slush, mud and snow. Most recoveries are so easy, a single person can perform them. No extra vehicle or anchor point required, simply slide MaxTrax under your tires and drive out! Superior materials have been engineered to flex to accommodate a fully laden 4x4 in soft terrain. Their unique pattern grips the ground and tires so you can crawl out of the stickiest situations! See more information on manufacturer's website here:


Scala Rider PackTalk from Cardo Systems $330 value — starting bid $120

Scala Rider's new Packtalk communication system utilizes their patented Dynamic Meshwork Communication (DMC) to enable clear communication of up to 15 riders over a 5 mile range! DMC allows any rider to easily join and leave the conversation without any interruption in the signal. You may also set your PackTalk to Bluetooth mode, which can connect to other brands, for up to 9 riders within a 1 mile range.  Advanced battery technology allows up to 13 hours of talk time and can last up to 1 week in stand by mode. Scala Packtalk also utilizes advanced voice recognition for true hands free operation. It's waterproof and dust proof construction is build to last on or off the road! See more information on manufacturer's website here:


Triple Aught Design Meridian Cube Duffle — $425 value — starting bid $190

Everyone is talking about Triple Aught Design's perfectly engineered Transport Cube packing system and this durable duffel ties it all together. Space efficient enough to sit under an airline seat, while providing organized access for everything you could need. This duffel was designed to protect delicate electronics, yet comfortable to carry for long periods of time. See more information on manufacturer's website here:


Alpinestars Equinox X-Trafit Gloves (this will be a gift certificate) — value $150 — starting bid $70

Carrying multiple pairs of gloves is impractical, but finding everything you need in one pair seems impossible. You want waterproof for wet days, breathable for hot days, lightweight construction for sensitivity of the controls and durable armor if you lose control. Well look no further! Aplinestars X-TRAFIT gloves are crafted with their innovative new material and GORE-TEX membrane to provide all of the comfort and protection you need, whatever comes your way! See more information on manufacturer's website here:


COBB Grill (certificate to redeem) — $150 value — starting bid $70

Cook anything, anywhere! The easy to carry COBB Grill roasts, grills, bakes, smokes and fries fantastic food on the fly! Originally created for use in rural Africa, where electricity and gas are scarce, the COBB used dry corn cobs as fuel, hence the name. Now, utilizing some lightweight charcoal briquettes, you can create restaurant quality cuisine wherever you go. Stainless Steel construction with food grade Teflon is long lasting and easy to clean. The design keeps the base cool and prevents flare-ups for safe and healthy cooking.  There is nothing like a great meal in a beautiful landscape!      


Sam Manicom — Into Africa  — $20 value — starting bid $10 (two available, signed)

Sam Manicom's beautifully written books take you along with him on his eight year motorcycle journey which spanned 55 countries. Sam often wanders off the beaten path, meeting unusual characters and finding strange and exciting experiences along the way. His colorful writing style immerses you in the experience and you truly feel you are along for the ride! This book Into Africa: Africa by Motorcycle - Every Day an Adventure covers his journey from the Channel Islands to Cape Town. See more information on the author's website here: