Guide ToTHE ARRINGTON REGION

Overland Expo EAST 2021 is just east of the beautiful Blue Ridge Mountains along Highway 29. It is 22 miles north of Lynchburg and 35 miles south of Charlottesville and is a short drive to Shenandoah National Park.

OCTOBER 8-10, 2021
OAK RIDGE ESTATES
ARRINGTON, VIRGINIA
FRI 9-5, SAT 8-5, SUN 8-3

ABOUT THE VENUE

OAK RIDGE ESTATES

Oak Ridge Estates is a professional event venue sitting on 4,800 acres of lush Central Virginia countryside in the Blue Ridge Mountains.  The popular event venue hosts numerous large events each year including the Lockn’ Music Festival, a 3-day mega-event blending more than 30,000 attendees with top music acts, local foods, craft spirits and extensive weekend camping packages.  

DRIVING TIMES TO OAK RIDGE ESTATES:

OVERLAND ROUTES & RESOURCES

Looking for more ways to connect with others? Join one of the many overland groups traveling together before or after the show.

Expedition Portal | American Adventurist | ADVrider  | Overland Bound

Looking for a scenic route that uses dirt, gravel, and paved roads to wind through remote parts of the region?

Backcountry Discovery Routes

ACCOMODATIONS

HOTELS / BED & BREAKFASTS

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EXPO HOUSING SERVICES
WARNING: This is not a legitimate company. If you are contacted by them, do not use their services.

NEARBY RV PARKS

We do not allow motorhomes / RVs to camp on-site. It’s best to book a real RV park near Arrington.

RV PARKS IN THE ARRINGTON AREA:

Check out reviews of various RV Parks and Campgrounds in the area.

CAMPING

In order to keep our culture of off-the-beaten-path travel alive and well, all on-site camping is restricted to motorcycles, tents, overland vehicles, and small overland trailers ONLY.

CAMPGROUNDS IN THE AREA:

NATIONAL FOREST CAMPGROUNDS

The George Washington and Jefferson National Forest offer several campgrounds, click HERE for a list of campgrounds.

DISPERSED CAMPING

For those who prefer more solitude, dispersed camping is also allowed in the Arapaho & Roosevelt National Forest. For a detailed guide to regulations and suggested sites, see: Dispersed camping.

FOOD & DRINK

RAPUNZEL’S COFFEE & BOOKS

An eclectic arts venue, community space, coffee shop, and used bookstore located in The Packing Shed in historic Rapunzel’s Coffee.

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BASIC NECESSITIES

Basic Necessities celebrates the European mentality of thoughtful food preparation, conversation and relaxation. “La table” in French signifies so much more than just “the table,” or dinner table. It means a place where family and friends can eat, drink, talk and just be together.

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BEAN TREE CAFE

When you visit you’ll find amazing, locally roasted coffee paired with a wide selection of house-made food. Bean Tree Cafe serves coffee and espresso locally roasted and also features a full menu that includes breakfast, lunch, and dinner items with several gluten-free options available upon request.

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BOOTLEGGERS

Remember Lynchburg’s wilder side with some of the most unique burgers and brews in town! You may feel like you’re entering a speakeasy through the lower entrance, but you’ll know you’re home when you sample Bootlegger’s brews and burgers.

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Find more places to eat in and around ArringtonCharlottesville or Lynchburg.

THINGS TO DO

Not sure what you want to do, but want to know what is available in the area? Visit Nelson County offers a treasure trove of tips and advice on how to make the most of your stay near Infinity Downs. Looking to get out and explore a little? Check out Visit Charlottesville, Lynchburg Tourism, or Virginia’s Blue Ridge Mountain website. You can also take a look at this great article for 100 Best Things to Do in Virginia.

NATIONAL PARKS

Cascading waterfalls, spectacular vistas, quiet wooded hollows—take a hike, meander along Skyline Drive, or picnic with the family. 200,000 acres of protected lands are a haven to deer, songbirds, the night sky…and you. Plan a Shenandoah escape today!

VINEYARDS & WINERIES

From Virginia’s oldest winery, farm wineries, terraced vineyards and rustic to elegant modern tasting rooms, Nelson County offers many unique wine-tasting experiences for the wine lover. With easy access to the Route 29 corridor, the following wineries are open to visitors: Lovingston WineryDelfosse Vineyard and WineryBrent Manor Vineyard, and Mountain Cove Winery. Along Route 151 are Veritas Vineyard and WineryCardinal Point WineryAfton Mountain VineyardFlying Fox Vineyard, and Hilltop Berry Farm and Winery. Be sure to check out Nelson 151. Find out more at Visit Nelson County.

MUSIC

Charlottesville has Live Music almost every night of the week. There is something for everyone!

Looking for a great Concert to attend? Lynchburg may just have what you’re looking for.

HIKING

Get lost in the beauty of the George Washington and Jefferson National Forests with a great hike! Limitless options are available at Hiking Project.

Take a day hike on a section of the Appalachian Trail. Crabtree Falls claims to be Virginia’s most beautiful waterfall. Enjoy this hike to decide for yourself!

This list highlights 15 favorite hikes near Charlottesville.

BREW RIDGE TRAIL

The Brew Ridge Trail is a self-guided tour featuring five of the nation’s best craft breweries. With everything from lagers to stouts, there’s something for everyone along the trail… The five breweries along the Trail include Blue Mountain BreweryBlue Mountain Barrel HouseDevils Backbone Brewing CompanyStarr Hill Brewery, and Wild Wolf Brewing Company. Visit brewridgetrail.com for more information.

MOUNTAIN BIKING

Popular mountain biking trail suggestions from the Charlottesville Area Mountain Bike Club.

Bicycle rentals and guides available through Blue Ridge Cyclery – Downtown in Charlottesville or Bikes Unlimited in Lynchburg. MTB Project or Singletracks also have maps and suggestions for great trails in Virginia.

HISTORY

Take a trip back in time at The Walton Museum.

Civil War enthusiasts have plenty of options in Lynchburg, or Charlottesville hosts three UNESCO World Heritage Sites.

FISHING

Nelson County offers many fishing opportunities along its rivers, lakes and streams, including the Tye River, James River, Little Piney River (stream) and Rockfish River.

Species: Rainbow trout, brown trout and brook trout; largemouth bass, smallmouth bass and bluegill

Dead Drift Outfitters is here to get you locked in on fish. Services include custom flies, gear, tying materials, fly fishing and tying instruction and guided wade and float trips.

Fly & Ride

Where to rent motorcycles?

Although motorcycle rentals are not available locally in Arrington, you can fly to the surrounding areas and rent adventure motorcycles at: 

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.

Photo by Brett Willhelm

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