The Recap & ExcitementOverland Expo PNW 2023



JULY 7-9, 2023

Event Statistics

  • 17,000+ attendees
  • 395 registered exhibitors
  • Over 130 presenters, trainers, and VIP instructors
  • 50 journalists
  • 400+ classes, seminars, demos, activities, slideshows, and films; totaling 465+ session hours of instruction
  • Domestic attendees descended on Redmond from 46 states coast to coast.
  • International attendees visited from Canada, Australia, Ireland, Germany, United Kingdom, and Puerto Rico

Event Highlights

  • GMC revealed their new Canyon AT4X AEV edition at Overland Expo PNW
  • Hundreds of fans enjoyed the Overland Expo Film Festival, which hosted films produced by overlanders from around the world including the premier of  Camp 6 Road produced by Overland Expo's own Graham Jackson. 
  • The Overland Essentials, Backcountry Skills, Around The World Pavilion, and other classroom areas hosted over 465 session hours of overland education and were full of thousands of eager learners throughout the weekend. 
  • Overland Expo fans helped to raise over $15,000 for the Overland Expo Foundation with raffle ticket purchases and donations.  Thousands of dollars in prizes - donated by Expo exhibitors - were given away at the raffle attended by hundreds of attendees Saturday night. 
  • Thousands attended Happy Hours hosted by Maxxis Tires, OnX Offroad and Go fast Campers for networking and post-event libations in the Toyo Tires Oasis Bar & Food Court

What People Are Saying

From Exhibitors:

"At Firestone, we’re huge fans of Overland Expo and its focus on community, education, and off-road adventure stewardship. The PNW show is the epicenter of the overlanding industry, and we’re proud to be a part of the show in Redmond. The setting is incredible, and the local overlanders bring a special point of view that only exists here in the Pacific Northwest. Can’t wait to join again next year!"

Davis Adams, Director of Communications - Bridgestone Americas


"Our customers love coming to Overland Expo to see the latest from AEONrv. It's a great venue to meet potential new customers.  On our first day, we received 4 new orders for 2023 AEONrvs.  Exhibiting at Overland Expo PNW has already shown a great ROI."

Jim Ritchie, AEONrv

From Attendees:

"Being part of the educational programming at Overland Expo has offered me the opportunity to connect with kindred spirits and give back to the community that I admire and enjoy so very much"

- Candi Skehan, Get your kicks on Route 66 Instructor


“The Overland Expo team has been stunningly awesome to work with. Responsive, kind, and conveying that you all care about attendees having a great experience. I can’t give higher praise. Thanks for all of your hard work. “

- Tim Greve, Overland Experience Driving Course Attendee 


"Teaching classes at Overland Expo is so rewarding. People are attentive, they interact and ask questions, and I feel like people are genuinely stoked to learn what I have to teach them.  As an online content creator, it was wonderful to also have a space in the Creator Area where I could meet my audience and chat about my motorcycle."

- Amanda Zito, Overland Expo Presenter and Content Creator


The expo has been an incredible experience.  I never expected to be surrounded by such a large and enthusiastic community and participate in such an awesome event. It’s been a wonderful experience and I’ve learned so much from the classes as well as talking with exhibitors and other attendees. It’s the first time I’ve been to an Overland Expo but I will definitely be back.” 

-Nicolas Graham, Overland Experience Passenger 


“The PNW Overland Expo has been an amazing and mind-blowing experience. The quantity and variety of vehicles, systems, and accessories showcased in the campgrounds and in the vendor midway is almost overwhelming.  Event staff was helpful in answering questions in advance and that was carried forward on-site both staff and presenters were knowledgeable and friendly as I attended classes. It was so impactful to experience products in person that I’ve only seen on-line or in print. The variety and scope of class / lecture material was great - looking through the schedule there were usually at least 2 classes that were relevant and interesting in every time slot, if not more. The vehicle related instruction classes were invaluable in providing hands-on experience and information from knowledgeable and approachable instructors. Definitely got our money’s worth from the Safe Jacking, Hi-Lift, Bush Mechanics, and Tire Repair classes. We will definitely be back in the future and will probably check out the Flagstaff event as well.” 

-Derek Graham, Overland Experience Attendee 

Featured Media Coverage


Industry Spotlight: Outdoorsy

Outdoorsy is a crew of camping folks running the #1 most trusted RV rental marketplace in the world. Overland Expo is one of their favorite events to attend as a team because they love meeting overlanders rolling in from all corners of the country.

They’re stoked to be headed to Overland Expo PNW in just a few weeks. You can find them at booth A438.

Instructor Spotlight: Aaron King

Aaron King is an adventure photographer and filmmaker who drives around the western parts of North America, capturing stunning landscapes and wildlife.


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