The Recap & Excitement2022 West



MAY 20-22, 2022

Event Statistics

  • 28,000 attendees from all over the world
  • 406 registered exhibitors
  • 132 presenters, trainers, and VIPs
  • 103 media attendees
  • 98 staff 
  • 410+ classes, seminars, demos, activities, slideshows, and films; totaling 634+ session hours of instruction
  • Attendees descended on Flagstaff from all over the country.  They span the country from California, Alaska and Hawaii to Maine, Massachusetts, and Florida
  • International attendees visited Overland Expo from Great Britain, Australian, Czech Republic, Canada, Mexico, and Peru

Event Highlights


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  • Event Coverage // Tundra Engineers Pick The Best Toyotas From Overland Expo West 2022 // Read More >>
  • Overland Expo revealed the Ultimate Overland builds with a press event on Friday featuring the 2022 GMC Sierra 1500 AT4X and the 2022 Yamaha Ténéré 700
  • Attendees raised $15,000 for the Overland Expo Foundation with raffle ticket purchases.  Thousands of dollars in prizes - donated by Expo exhibitors - were given away at the raffle attended by hundreds of attendees Friday night.
  • Overland Expo will donate a percentage of the event’s bar sales to the Overland Expo Foundation.  
  • The sold-out Rider Justice Moto Party hosted a moto raffle with thousands of dollars in prizes being given away.  A portion of the proceeds was donated to Biker Down.  
  • At the Moto Party, the Overland Expo Foundation also announced a $5k grant to Jess Stone to support her GoRUFFLY Around The World Ride that will benefit GirlUp, a global non-profit that aims to advance girls’ skills, rights, and opportunities to be leaders.
  • Thousands attended Happy Hours hosted by Black Rhino, Battleborn Batteries, and Toyo Tires for networking and post-event libations. 
  • The Overland Film Fest hosted short films in the Fieldcraft Survival Overland Theater showcasing a film by Chris Burkard featuring Mylo Fowler.
  • Fans got a taste of the new Ford Bronco on an off-road ride along course and demoed Triumph, Ural, and Yamaha motorcycles all weekend.
  • The Overland Essentials, Backcountry Skills, Around The World Pavilion, and other classroom areas were full of eager learners throughout the weekend.

What People Are Saying

From Sponsors:

"As a first-time attendee, it was fantastic to see Overland Expo West after much anticipation. The event caters so well to all that is Overlanding and it was a great place for Toyota to continue their support of the amazing community!" - Thomas Antonucci, Associate Director of Sponsorships + Experiential Marketing - Saatchi & Saatchi / Toyota

"We wanted to thank the Overland Expo family for such a wonderful weekend experience.  We found working with the OX team to be top notch!  We loved seeing so many of our end users come by our booth to interact in person.  We enjoyed the layout of the event and the professionalism of the team. We can’t wait for future OX shows."  - Jason Burke, Marketing Coordinator - Battle Born Batteries

From Exhibitors:

"Winnebago has been an exhibitor at Overland Expo since 2018. It has been an honor to be a part of an event that nurtures likeminded world travelers and adventure seekers. With each passing year that we participate in this event, our community has grown exponentially as we build newfound friendships in the Overland community and with aftermarket suppliers. A HUGE shoutout to Anthony, Shawn, Jeff and all the staff at Overland Expo for your generosity, kindness, friendship and taking care of our every need. We cannot wait for the next Expo! PNW can’t come soon enough.  See ya’ll on the road!" - Merrisa Petersen, Marketing Communit Specialist - Winnebago

"This is second overland expo event. The expos have been excellent at getting our Mammoth trailers exposed to the overland community and customer base. That has helped Mammoth with brand recognition and exposure to the overland community.  We have a lot of experience in the aviation trade show environment and working with the overland expo crew has been a step above other trade show teams and really has been a joy to work with." - Scott Taylor - Mammoth Trailers

"The engagement with attendees was strong and we felt rewarded to connect with our partners and fans. Very happy with the accommodations made by Jacquie and Shawn.  Looking forward to the next Expo!" - Martin Castro - Milestar Tires

From Volunteers:

"We have enjoyed the experience very much. We didn't know what to expect as this was our first volunteer experience at Expo. We loved the camaraderie, the fun atmosphere, but most of all Chelsea was outstanding. Her relaxed, encouraging demeanor made us feel welcome and confident that we could handle our assignments. Her ability to shift gears, to make things happen and never seem flustered was remarkable. We enjoyed volunteering so much that we are volunteering at the Pacific Northwest Expo as well.” - Bob and Joye Ottaviano

"It’s been great being a part of Overland Expo as a volunteer. It’s fulfilling  to watch thousands of attendees delight in the event experience, knowing that I had a hand in it. I enjoy interacting with and learning from the event staff in roles outside of my normal life. It is more than worth the time and effort." - Giselle Pemberton

From Attendees:

"This year’s Overland Expo was our favorite yet. It felt like a massive family reunion! We got the chance to see so many people we haven't been able to see in far too long. However, our favorite part was being able to meet fellow travels that we have admired from afar for so long. It is such a unique experience to be able to meet them, look them in the eye, and tell them how inspiring they are. Worlds collide at Overland Expo and it feels like every year, we have the privilege of expanding our community even further. Our next Overland Expo couldn't come soon enough!" - MAK and Owen Chikazawa - Social Ambassadors + Presenters


"Thank you! It was a fun weekend. We loved sharing our story and showing people that this lifestyle is doable with kids (and cats) in tow. Thanks for having us. It was a positive experience for sure." - Marlene Lin, the Mali Mish Family - International Overlander / Roundtable Panelist

I am so fortunate to have been chosen to showcase my overland setup in the DIY area for the second year in a row. I met some of the most amazing people at Overland Expo this weekend.  I am inspired by so many of the travelers here and hope in some way to be an inspiration to others.” - Bradley and Lilly Enlow - DIY Showcase Presenters

Featured Media Coverage

Over 100 journalists attended Overland Expo West including Popular Mechanics, Men's Health / Women's Health, Outside Magazine, The Adventure Portal, GearJunkie, Expedition Portal, Overland Bound,, Four Wheeler, Truck Trend / MotorTrend, Tread Magazine, and Road & Track.  

Coverage includes:




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Photo by Brett Willhelm, Willhelmn Visual Works

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