It It all started with two guys, their families, and a shared passion for adventure travel...


The Adventure Travel Expo - Southwest was established in 2018 as a small grassroots event.  It was designed to bring businesses and consumers together in an effort to highlight the local off road/ overland travel industry and community within New Mexico.

2018 was a small event conducted over 6 hours on a Saturday in early March....but it was a huge success.  In that short amount of time we saw roughly 1500 people pass through.  Vendors were selling out of product two and three times over, and consumers were walking through the event with arms full of gear and smiles on their faces.  Positive comments were flying, the vibe was good, and moral from the vendors was high.  We couldn't have asked for a better event.

When the dust settled and we had some time to process the feedback and realize just how successful things were, we found that there was a much stronger need for an event like this in New Mexico than we had originally anticipated.  With that realization we sat down and started planning for our second year.  In 2019 we partnered up with a great sponsor, doubled the size of our event space, and increased our vendor participation three times over.  The result was another successful event with a supportive vendor pool and great public participation.

Moving into the future our intent is to maintain our grass roots feel while expanding the connection between consumers and the businesses they support.  From a community and industry perspective the goal is to maintain a sustainable balance of large and small businesses, as well as local and regional clubs and/or organizations.  Combined we believe this strategy will support a high quality event for consumers while providing continued event growth.  Future plans include an expanded vendor pool as well as value added details like onsite product demonstrations/ tech talks, short user style training courses, and vendor or special guest exhibitions.

With all the the Adventure Travel Expo - Southwest has to offer we hope that you'll kick off your next adventure with us in 2020.   Find event details below, join us on social media, or join the Desert Valley Overlanders group to stay connected.

No life is more real than a life full of adventure!

adventure travel expo - southwest 2020

April 18th & 19th

9am to 5pm Saturday / 9am to 3pm Sunday

@ (Location TBD)


Vendor and sponsor registration will open October 14th at 8am.  Booth prices, other vendors specific details, and sponsorship details are provided within the Vendor Information drop down tab.  Only those businesses, clubs, and/or organizations which have direct correlation to the adventure travel market/ industry will be considered.  Additionally only those with products or services which relate this market/ industry segment will be allowed.  All interested parties may contact us via


Tickets will only be available at the gate each day of the event. Admission is $5 per person/ per day, or $7.50 for a two day pass.

Seniors and children under 5 are free.  First responders as well as active duty military are half price (ID must be provided).  Clubs will receive a group discount of 10% for every 10 tickets purchased in advance up to a maximum of 30 tickets (contact us for details). 


Please note that all ticket sales are final.  This is a rain or shine event and no refunds will be given.



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