NOV 9–11, 2018 — at REEB RANCH, south of asheville, NC, USA


Overland Expo EAST brings you 140+ classes, slideshows, demonstrations, and activities, which means
over 300 session-hours to learn from some of the best instructors in the world! 

download the weekend & Day pass schedule →

Jump to list of all programs for 2018 EAST →

jump to list of all Overland Experience only classes 

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Wednesday, November 7, 2018

6 pm to 8 pm:  Cool Ride Party at Oskar Blues Brewery in Brevard, NC (more TBA)

Thursday, November 8, 2018

1 pm to 630 pm: check-in for attendees camping on-site; exhibitor set-up

Friday, November 9, 2018

9 am to 5 pm: exhibitor show, classes and programs
5 pm to 7 pm: happy hour
7 pm to 10 pm: evening programs

Saturday, November 10, 2018

8 am to 5 pm: exhibitor show, classes and programs
5 pm to 7 pm: happy hour
7 pm to 10 pm: evening programs

Sunday, November 11, 2018

8 am to 3 pm: exhibitor show, classes and programs
430 pm: banquet dinner for Overland Experience attendees, exhibitors, and media

Monday, November 12, 2018

departures . . . the adventures begin—where do you find it?

Details about Overland Expo WEST, near Flagstaff, AZ in May 2019, will be available in December 2018.




Get ready for driving skills and hands-on instruction from Camel Trophy competition experts in our Camel Trophy Expedition Skills Area. Our unique and dynamic format focuses on skills in several areas: Recovery, Driving, Maintenance and Repair, and Static skills. Take classes on topics such as winching, rope-work and lashing, specialty substrates, and spotting. Want to know how to get unstuck with only what you have on hand? The fundamentals of winching? Arm yourself with the best tool in the tool box . . . knowledge.

NOTE: We do not have loaner vehicles; bring your own, when requested for class.

  • Only Overland Experience registrants can sign up for and participate in classes.

  • All attendees can observe select classes in the area.


Experience top-notch instruction at our Motorcycle Expedition Skills Area, headed by Dragoo Adventure Rider Training (DART). On a custom built training course, learn the ADV riding skills that will take you confidently off-the-beaten-path. Whether you are new to off-pavement motorcycling, or wanting to advance your skill set, we have classes for every level and all bike sizes are welcome. After a weekend of training, don't miss the Obstacle Course Challenge on Sunday!

NOTE: We do not have loaner motorcycles; bring your own.

  • Only Overland Experience registrants can sign up for and participate in classes.

  • All attendees can observe select classes in the area.




Our training pavilions get you out of the classroom and into the field. Each year we bring you an assortment of technical classes essential for overlanding. Rotating topics cover everything from how-tos about electronics to hands-on maintenance and road side repairs to showing how to set up gear and what to take with you (and sometimes leave behind). We also offer limited courses in first aid and injury assessment.

  • Only Overland Experience registrants can sign up for and participate in classes.


With our numerous navigation classes, there's no more excuses for getting lost when your GPS dies; learn communications skills to enhance your overland experience; brush up on your art of travel techniques with our photography and videography classes; find out more about medical preparedness, patient assessment, and how to put together a proper first aid kit—no matter if you drive a truck or motorcycle, we got you covered; and stay safe and secure with situational awareness tips from experts in their field.

  • Only Overland Experience registrants can sign up for and participate in classes.



overland theater & THE FILM FESTIVAL

Watch and listen to fellow overlanders share their experiences at the Overland Theater. Each year we offer a new selection of slideshows of trips from around the world. Check the schedule this year to see where you will be inspired to go next.

On Friday and Saturday evenings, we host a special lineup of films  at the Overland Theater, from 7-10 pm. We start with an hour-long appetizer of Overland Film Shorts before the feature film.

  • All attendees can watch and listen to slideshows and films.

ROUNDTABLE PANELS at the pavilion

Want to know more about Africa? Australia? Mongolia? The Americas? From Regional Q&As to expert tips, the roundtables can help you plan for the trip of a lifetime. Come by and listen to panelists who have extensive experience. Learn from their successes and mistakes, or just enjoy their tales. You’ll be inspired to collect your own. 

  • All attendees can observe and participate in roundtable discussions.




Considering investing in an overland rig or motorcycle, and want to see how someone else  has modified their rig to travel? Take a look at our "My Perfect Overland Vehicle / Moto" series in the Demo Area. This "show and tell" series is about vehicle and moto customizations that have been put to the test of time and miles; bring your questions. Many will also share tips on how to travel. 

Also look for scheduled cooking demos if you are curious about how seasoned travelers feed themselves on the road.


Want to know how a specific product works?  The exhibition area is the place to be. Check the schedule for times of detailed demonstrations. Look for everything from solar cooking to rooftop tents to air compressors and tow straps.

  • All attendees can observe and participate in demos and seminars.


Bring your family! We offer a weekend packed with activities tailored to adventurous kids and their parents. This area is for kids, by kids. Stop by and check out the Junior Overland Explorer program and earn patches for select classes. Kids can learn about origami, nature journaling, first aid, and knot-tying; They can also go explore during the navigation treasure hunt or try yoga.

New this year for, kids ages 8 and up can participate (with supervision) in the Kids Expedition Skills Area— located at the Camel Trophy Adventure Skills Area. Kids will learn real skills for the real world the Camel Trophy training team.

  • All kids can participate in kids activities (see age min.); parents can observe.



You will receive a free printed copy of our Overland Newspaper at check-in when you arrive––
it includes maps, schedules and all the info you need to plan for your weekend at the Expo. 

For full and waitlisted Overland Experience classes    |     |   For list of all Overland Experience only classes 

    The following is for reference only.
A downloadable schedule with times and locations will be posted, when available, in Sept. 2018.

Programs open to Everyone

download the weekend & Day pass schedule →


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Full and Waitlisted Classes

Class selection is going on now. Overland Experience registrants will receive an email invite to select classes AFTER they register. 
Invites are sent out via email by registration order - those who register first, get first pick!

As of October 30, 2018, the following has both sessions full:

NOTE: Even though 19 classes are full and waitlisted, we still have 130+ different classes, over 300 sessions to choose from. Generally, we offer classes 2x per weekend to accommodate high demand, so while you might not get your first picked session time, look for a second available time.

  • Advanced Driving Part 1: Picking a line (2 HR)

  • Advanced Driving Part 2: Braking with the wrong foot (2 HR)

  • Advanced Driving Part 3: Cross-axle & locker scenarios (2 HR)

  • Advanced Driving Part 4: Water Crossings (2HR)— NEW

  • Camel Trophy Recovery Skills Part 1: The recovery kit you need when things go wrong (2 HR)— NEW

  • Camel Trophy Recovery Skills Part 2: Advanced rigging for vehicle recovery (2 HR)— NEW

  • Camel Trophy Skills: How complex recoveries actually happened on the Camel Trophy—NEW

  • Digital navigation options for off-the-grid overlanding—NEW

  • Overland Driving Skills & Awareness: Trail course experience — NEW (NOTE: There are Sunday sessions open)

  • Overlanding Fundamentals Part 1: Beginner vehicle and recovery skills, COED (2 HR)—NEW

  • Overlanding Fundamentals Part 2: Hi-Lift Jack — NEW

  • Overlanding Fundamentals Part 3: Winch Recovery (2 HR)

  • Overlanding Fundamentals Part 4: Kinetic Recovery (2 HR) — NEW

  • Tech Essentials: Advanced Tire Repair (2 HR)

  • Tech Essentials: First Parades — NEW

  • Tech Essentials: How to Weld in the Field (2 HR)

  • Tech Essentials: Safe Tire Changing — NEW

  • Tech Essentials: Tires—Tread, pressure, and traction

  • Vehicle Marshalling Skills—COED (2 HR)

All other attendees do not need to register for slideshows, demos, seminars, roundtables, or activities.




Schedule and program list, 2017 EAST
Schedule and program list, 2016 EAST
Schedule and program list, 2015 EAST
Schedule and program list, 2014 EAST

Schedule and program list, 2018 WEST
Schedule and program list, 2017 WEST
Schedule and program list, 2016 WEST
Schedule and program list, 2015 WEST