for the overland community
June 11, Fort Buenaventura, Ogden, Ut
A NEW KIND OF OVERLAND GATHERING
JOIN THE OVERLAND COMMUNITY FOR THE INAUGURAL UTAH OVERLAND RENDEZVOUS BY FORT DESOLATION (A FREE EVENT)
Join Fort Desolation and friends for a chance to hang out with fellow overlanders, show off your rig and check out the latest products and services from a handful of overland and adventure-travel brands during the day followed by live music and a casual campout Saturday night. All ages are welcome.
EVENT SCHEDULE FOR SATURDAY, JUNE 11
12 noon – Campground opens
12-5pm – Overland exhibitor area is open
5-10pm – Live music from Tony Holiday, Triggers & Slips and Jacob T. Skeen
12-10pm – food truck available, plus craft beer and cocktails for 21+
(Camping ends Sunday at 11am)
ALL IN AN OUTDOOR OASIS CLOSE TO THE CITY
We scoured the entire Wasatch mountain range to find the perfect forested outdoor location not far from Utah’s largest metropolitan areas. Originally settled as a trading fort in the 1840s, Fort Buenaventura Park is an 84-acre green space peppered with 100-foot-tall cottonwood trees, not to mention the legendary Weber River, a Blue Ribbon fishery. It’s also just a quarter-mile from historic downtown Ogden and 35 miles north of Salt Lake City.
THINGS TO KNOW
-Food and drink: We’ll have food and drinks (including craft cocktails, beer and wine) available for purchase in the event area. But you’re welcome to bring your own food and drinks to the campground area.
-Campground and facilities: The campground will be open at 12pm on the day of the event and close at 11am on the following day. Camping spots are first come, first served. Saving spots is not allowed so if you want to camp next to someone specific, make sure that you arrive together. The campground is dry camping and does not have hookups for water, sewer or electricity. However, Fort Buenaventura Park has excellent bathroom facilities and there will be plenty of port-a-potties available at the event.
-Dogs: Dogs are not allowed in the event area. However, they are allowed in the campground as long as they’re on a leash. Please be courteous to others and pick up after your dog. If your dog shows aggressive behavior, you will be asked to leave.