Overland Rally

Jun 20-23, 2024 – Plain, WA

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What’s on the Agenda?

At the Northwest Overland Rally, we bring together some of the overland world’s top travelers, instructors, vendors, and a huge variety of individuals, couples, families and friends, who want to learn new skills, meet vendors, make friends, be inspired, win prizes, and have a great few days camping and chatting in the beautiful little town of Plain WA, nestled in the Cascade mountains close to Seattle.What can I do there? Everything from 4WD training to wine-tasting, here’s a list.


Welcome to the Family! A place where everyone is included in the fun. You have a huge 6×6 overland rig? Awesome! You have a little 2WD wagon? Still awesome! It’s not about the vehicle, it’s about where you go and the fun you have along the way!

Where to Stay

Camping on the field is the best way to really get to know everyone. Grass sites overlooking a beautiful valley. Meet your neighbors, enjoy the classes, nightly campfires, and morning exercise! But if you’re not ready for camping yet, that’s OK, there are hotel options a few minutes away.


Come and meet exhibitors from across North America who supply the Overland, Travel, Camping and Adventure sectors.
Check out the latest gear first hand to ensure it’s right for you before you buy it!

What can you do at the Overland Rallies?

Welcome Cocktails

Join us for welcome cocktails on Thursday night! It’s a fun way to settle in and learn more about your new friends and neighbors. Lots of the vendors also offer beers, sodas or cocktails at their booths each evening.

Nightly Campfire and Raffle

Every evening we give away a huge selection of fun prizes around the campfire, everything from winches, roof-top tents, driving lights, luggage, camping gear, skid-plates, recovery kits, and lots of cool clothing.


In addition to the wonderful trainers leading classes, each evening we have presentations and Q&A sessions with inspiring and entertaining travelers. Past rallies have included the Expedition Overland crew, the couple who have traveled in La Cucaracha for the last 15 years, Camel Trophy driver Jim West, and Adventurer Scott Brady. This year’s lineup will be just as good as ever.

4WD Trail Drives

The trail runs are led by wonderful volunteers. With easy trails or hard, you can choose your own level of adventure. Spots will be available to register on the field.

4WD Instruction

Certified 4WD instructors will be teaching introductory and advanced 4WD techniques on our technical driving course. Learn the safest way to conquer the toughest trails, in your vehicle, or the one provided.

Advanced Classes

For more advanced drivers we have extremely technical classes available, so there is something for everyone.

Ladies Classes

Our popular ladies-only classes will be back again this year, including Offroad Driving for Women, Recovery Skills for Women, and how to be a Rebelle (Ladies-only Rally Driver).

Family Spotting

No, not how to spot a family as they go by, Trail Spotting is arguably the most valuable skill when you get off the pavement. This class will teach mom, dad, even the kids, how to spot and guide a vehicle over technical obstacles and through tight spots. Trips are more fun when everyone can participate.

​Trail Repairs

Learn the steps to quickly and safely fix stuff on the trail, and how to choose a quality repair kit.

Solar Power

Learn the ins and outs of setting up a reliable customizable solar power system.

Morning Fitness

Start each day right with an optional exercise session. Yoga, hiking, biking, it varies by venue and year, but it’s never too intense. And don’t worry, no one will judge you if you decide to sleep in.

Photography and Cinematography

Hands-on sessions for great travel imagery.

Preparing for ​Medical Emergencies

Medical Instructors will take us through real-life scenarios, showing us how to deal with the types of accidents most likely to affect overland travelers.

Wine Tasting

Sommeliers will guide us on a virtual wine-tasting tour of the region’s best vineyards. Bring your glass and start exercising your taste-buds, because you will be in for a treat.

Nibbles, Treats, Vendor Specials and More

Everywhere you turn at the Rally there is something new to see, something tasty to eat, and someone fun to talk to.

Other Stuff

Personal security, ham radio, new gear, kayaking, Mountain Biking, spotting, navigation, winching, fire-starting, shelter-building, etc. Whatever you are interested in, we probably have a class or a fun session.

What People Say About The NWOR

Happy Parent and Kids

“This is our third Rally, the kids love the classes and how they are treated like adults. They’ve made great friends here.”
Sophia Reily
Seattle, WA

Newbie Overlander and Friends

“We appreciate how there are options for basic or advanced classes on almost every topic, and no one makes you feel like an idiot if you don’t know all the answers.”
Eric Johnson
Bend, Oregon

Experienced Overlander

“Not only did Evergreen Offroad gave me a show special on a set of solar panels, they also helped me wire them into my van, right there on the field.”
Ryan Goodwin
Tacoma, WA