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 motorcycle trainers and trip leaders. The most recent Overland Expo EAST schedule included over 140 classes comprising a full 350 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, just south of Asheville, North Carolina. Our venue is REEB Ranch, which is owned by Oskar Blues Brewing Company, and comprises beautiful fields for our vendors, training areas, and camping and is surrounded by forested hills and hiking and mountain biking trails. We’ll have day parking and a shuttle from the Oskar Blues Brewing Company in Pisgah. The region around Pisgah is an outdoor recreation mecca, and Asheville and Hendersonville (just 20 minutes away) are heaven for culinary and micro-brew aficionados. 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 200 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.
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.