Adventure Van Expo – Hood River, OR 6/22-23

Join us for the Adventure Van Expo in Hood River, OR, on June 22-23! This exciting event is a must-attend for van enthusiasts and adventure seekers alike. Experience over 90 vendors showcasing meticulously crafted 4×4 rigs, connect with builders and fellow van lifers, and explore a diverse range of accessories.

In addition to the amazing van builds, the expo offers live music, cold beer from local brewery Pfriem, and on-site camping to keep the fun going all weekend. Located at the Hood River County Fairgrounds, this event provides the perfect opportunity to dive into van life culture while surrounded by the stunning scenery of Hood River.

Hood River, OR

HOOD RIVER COUNTY FAIRGROUNDS
3020 Wyeast Rd, Hood River, OR 97031

June 22-23, 2024

Saturday: 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Sunday: 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.
Tickets: Admission is FREE! However, if you’re bringing your furry friend, please purchase a dog pass. To save time at the gate and have more van exploration time, consider purchasing parking in advance.

Adventure Van Expo – Boise, ID 6/29-30

This summer, we’re excited to bring the festivities to Boise, ID. Join us for a family-friendly weekend welcoming all ages to celebrate the vibrant van life community. Explore an array of van vendors and overland products, creating a unique experience for enthusiasts.

In addition to the impressive van builds, the event will be filled with live music, delicious food, and local brews throughout the weekend. DIY enthusiasts can showcase their custom builds by signing up for the DIY Contest, where rigs will be viewed and rated by both event-goers and van build experts.

Whether you’re looking to buy or sell, the marketplace offers roof racks, bumpers, solar panels, interior storage solutions, water filters, window coverings, beds, bedding, 4×4 recovery items, and more. Uncover the perfect van life essentials, from practical gear to stylish coffee cups and t-shirts. Join us for a weekend of community, creativity, and exploration in beautiful Boise, ID!

LOCATED AT THE BOISE FAIRGROUNDS

5610 N Glenwood St, Garden City, ID 83714

SATURDAY, JUNE 29TH

  • 10am – Show opens
  • Open house vans, DIY vans open for viewing, talks begin, bands, food, beverages and music available all day
  • 5pm – Show closes, campers may stay on-site
SUNDAY, JUNE 30TH
  • 10am – Show opens
  • Open house vans, DIY vans open for viewing, talks begin, bands, food, beverages and music available all day
  • 3pm – Show closes, campers may stay on-site

Adventure Van Expo – Evergreen, CO 7/27-28

Open house vans, DIY contest, live music, food trucks and camping!

We return to Colorado and this time it will be rolling to beautiful Evergreen CO! Join us July 27-28 for a family-friendly weekend open to all ages celebrating the van life community and the opportunity to view over 50 van vendors.

In addition to all of the great van builds the event will feature live music, food, and local brews all weekend long. And those looking to show off their custom builds are encouraged to sign up for the DIY Contest where they will have their rigs viewed by hundreds of event goers and rated by van build experts.

Looking to buy or sell? Expect to find roof racks, bumpers, solar panels, interior storage, water filters, window coverings, beds, bedding, and 4×4 recovery items….and of course coffee cups, t-shirts, and more!

LOCATED IN BUCHANAN PARK RECREATION CENTER

32003 Ellingwood Trail, Evergreen, CO 80439

SATURDAY, JULY 27TH
  • 10am – Show opens
  • Open house vans, DIY vans open for viewing, talks begin, bands, food, beverages and music available all day
  • 5pm – Show closes, campers may stay on-site
SUNDAY, JULY 28TH
  • 10am – Show opens
  • Open house vans, DIY vans open for viewing, talks begin, bands, food, beverages and music available all day
  • 3pm – Show closes, campers may stay on-site

TinyFest California – San Diego – 3/16-17/24

TinyFest California - San Diego

TinyFest California – San Diego

Date and time

March 16, 2024 · 10am – March 17, 2024 · 5pm PDT

Location

Del Mar Fairgrounds

2260 Jimmy Durante Boulevard Del Mar, CA 92014

Tour tiny houses, van conversions, skoolies, backyard cottages (ADUs), shipping container home, adventure rigs and more! Meet the builders and people who are living and traveling tiny every day.

Shop the Simple Living Marketplace. Enjoy a variety of vendors who will guide you to minimize your clutter, debt, and carbon footprint.

Gain in depth information about a variety of topics and hear inspiring stories. TinyFest features a weekend full of speaker presentations, Q & A Sessions and Panel Discussions.

TinyFest California is bringing together like-minded people who value the ideals behind building small and living large!!

Only Service Animals allowed. (This does not include ESAs).

By purchasing a ticket, attendees are giving permission that their likeness may be used in any photos or videos taken by TinyFest representatives.

For tickets or info, click here

New Mexico State Parks Division Proposes Changes to Fee Structure and Park Rules

New Mexico State Parks

NM State Parks Division is reaching out to our loyal customers to provide you with important information regarding proposed changes to our fees structure and park rules.

State Parks has 35 locations in 25 of New Mexico’s 33 counties. State Parks rely heavily on self-generated revenue through entrance and camping fees, concessions, and other related revenue streams to accomplish its mission of enhancing natural and cultural resources, providing first-class recreational and education facilities and opportunities, and promoting public safety to benefit and enrich the lives of more than five million visitors each year. State Park’s current fees, which are set by rule, have not been updated in decades and have not kept pace with inflation. NM State Parks are decades behind surrounding states when it comes to our fees structure. Adjustments are necessary to better support park operations and maintain our beautiful landscapes with diverse natural and cultural resources for future generations.

To address these concerns, NM State Parks Division completed an extensive evaluation of our fees structure and compared our rates to surrounding states as well as considered the impacts of inflation. The principal objective of the Fees Study was to explore options to adjust fees to address that gap to both improve the agency’s financial position while also enhancing the Division’s mission to maintain affordable state park access for New Mexico citizens and visitors to our state. Based on the completed study, the NM State Parks Division has proposed several revisions to our rules.

Key recommendations from our Fees Study include:

• Elimination of day-use fees for New Mexico residents.
• Implementation of a non-resident day-use fee.
• Eliminating Annual Passes.
• Adjusting camping and utility fees.
• Adjusting boat registration and launching fees.
• Adjusting entrance fees at Living Desert Zoo and Gardens State Park and Smokey Bear Historical Park.

The NM State Parks Division is in the process of soliciting public input on our recommended rule revisions. We are holding informational meetings across the state to provide information on our recommendations to the public. We encourage you to review our recommendations and meeting schedule in full on our website at http://www.emnrd.nm.gov/spd/public-meetings/. To submit comments on our proposed revisions, please email EMNRD-ParksComments@emnrd.nm.gov or mail your comments to EMNRD-State Parks Division, 1220 S. St. Francis Dr., Santa Fe, NM 87505.

Van Aid 2024 – 2/6-19/24

Van Aid 2024

Van Aid 2024

The group isn’t publicly posting location, etc. so do your own research.

Quartzsite Sports, Vacation & RV Show 1/20-28/24

Quartzsite Sports, Vacation & RV Show

JANUARY 20th-28th, 2024
700 S. Central Blvd, Quartzsite, AZ, 85346
9:00am-5:00pm (3pm closing day)

Exhibitor List 

Workshops and Seminars

Service Bay Information

For their full website, click here

Q24 YouTube RV Rally – Quartzsite, AZ 1/19-29

Grand Adventure Web Site

2024 Florida RV Supershow – Tampa 1/17-21/24

For full information, click this link to their site

2024 Rubber Tramp Rendezvous (RTRs) Quartzsite, Arizona 1/11-19/24

2024 Rubber Tramp Rendezvous Quartzsite Arizona

EVENT DATES
Women’s RTR – January 11-13
RTR – January 14-19

EVENT LOCATION
Quartzsite, AZ
Town Park Baseball Field

The RTR will end the day before the Big Tent RV Show begins (1/20/24) where Nomads often find seasonal jobs.

Register for the RTR and WRTR

We’re thrilled to announce that an optional and free registration is now open for the 2024 Rubber Tramp Rendezvous (RTRs), a unique gathering for those who find their home on the road. Whether you’re in a car, van or RV, or simply curious about a lifestyle of freedom and travel, this event is for you!

WHY REGISTER?

Registration for the RTR and Women’s RTR is optional, but doing so:

  • Gives you access to updates and announcements about the event,
  • Helps us better prepare for the expected volume of participants,
  • Provides potential donors and sponsors information about the number of attendees,
  • Offers you the opportunity to get a “2024 Rubber Tramp Rendezvous” t-shirt as a thank-you gift for donating $25 or more!
    • Donate $25 or more by Jan 2, 2024 to get your t-shirt thank-you gift.
    • Pick up your t-shirt thank-you gift at the RTR.

The RTRs remain free to attend!

Please check the HOWA/RTR web page for more information