It's been six years since the first Overland Expo was held in central Arizona, and each year it has grown and this year the growth is so big that we realized it's time: Overland Expo EAST.
That's right, we're gearing up for our first show east of the Mississippi:
October 3-5, 2014 just a few miles from Asheville, North Carolina.
Why East? Demand. Although many people do traverse the country (and the world!) for the now famous WEST show, we realize that so many more just don't have time. We've been begged so often we realized it's just time.
Why Asheville? Location, location, location. A day's drive from NYC, the Capitol, Florida, and much of the Midwest. In the heart of Appalachia, just off I-40, it's surrounded by the Great Smokey Mountains and is an outdoor paradise much like northern Arizona. Asheville, like Flagstaff, is funky and fun and full of great food and breweries. Did we mention breweries? Like northern Arizona, it's full of diverse cultures, a crossroads and a melting pot. We've reserved the entire Taylor Ranch in Fletcher, a lovely family-owned farm with beautiful mature hardwood trees, ponds, creeks, ducks, horses, rolling hills and lots of grass. Did we mention grass?
Why October? Beautiful fall weather and the trees should just be starting to turn color.
What will it be like? Land Rover and RawHyde Adventures are both on board to bring top-notch training to our attendees. Graham Jackson, Duncan Barbour, and Andy Dacey are back on board to run the whole program of offerings that attract so many highly qualified customers for you. Like Overland Expo WEST, it's an all-outdoor venue. We opt for beautiful surroundings and the top-quality community experience.
Please mark your calendars and let us know if you are interested.
We'll have registration for attendees open soon, and we will be developing materials, pricing, and sponsorship structures for exhibitors over the next few months. Sponsorships will be on a competitive basis due to high demand.
Looking forward to seeing you all in the beautiful North Carolina mountains in October 2014!