The Rally – Muskoka

The Rally – Muskoka 2022

September 16th to September 18th, 2022

Community

The Rally – Muskoka 2022 is a great opportunity to meet lots of like-minded overlanders and gain ideas for your personal build or next adventure. Get out and drive in small self-guided groups and explore a new region of Ontario. We have seen friendships blossom and grow at our events and we can’t wait to add to the OverlandNTH family this September.

Camping

Enjoy 2 nights of camping on and around Deerhurst Resort’s decommissioned runway in the heart of Muskoka’s rugged wilderness. Bring your rig and show off your kit while sharing what you’ve learned throughout your build experiences and travels. Overlanders will enjoy their own campsite area providing ample space for rigs and tents. 

This event is family-friendly so please bring the spouse, kids, dog, and uncle. Whoever just be respectful. We will have different vibes set up along the runway, so if late-night stories are what you want, we got you! If quiet early sleep is the wish, we got you too! We have 3000 feet to spread out. 

Please provision for sustaining your group with food, water and shelter. We are overlanders and will be helpful if needed, but you must be self-sustainable whenever possible on the runway. 

Toilets and hand washing stations are provided along with communal fire bowls and wood scattered throughout the event space for overlanders’ warmth and comfort. If you’ve joined us on the runway before, you know these fires are the soul of the event. Bring your chairs and meet your new best friends. 

Drinking water and showers are not provided so please again come prepared. We encourage you to take advantage of the OverlandNTH room rate available at Deerhurst Resort on Sunday night. 

Individual sites can’t be reserved, but should you be travelling with a group of 3 or more rigs and wish to be close to each other please contact us at info@overlandnth.ca and we will do our best to accommodate your requests.

The event is happening rain or shine, obviously, so come prepared to have fun in all weather.

***Should you wish to be an exhibitor and sell your merchandise at the event please contact us at info@overlandnth.ca and a member of our team will be in touch!***

Drive

In our 3rd installment of the event, we will be changing the format slightly to have more of an Overlanding drive focus where NTHers will enjoy exploring regional roads, trails, and points of interest. These are not mandatory, and you may stay and camp all weekend, but if desired, we have options for you. 

There will be a variety of drive options to allow for all skill and interest levels.

1) ***A guided trail run for those that are NEW to running in groups or off-road, and this option is vehicle restricted based on capability. (Limited numbers are available on Saturday and Sunday)

2) A self-guided route including milder off-road elements and lots of amazing side roads, and vistas. (Challenge/game elements TBD) This route will take you away from the runway for a few hours, so plan accordingly. 

3) A local points of interest drive that includes some of the natural wonders in the Muskoka area, as well as some great shops, eateries, breweries etc.

We will be observing Tread Lightly principles and will be sure to be stewards of the land as we explore, leaving only tire tracks, and taking only pictures.

Laugh

OverlandNTH is a family-friendly event where kids and parents can enjoy riding bikes or enjoying lawn games. We highly encourage you to bring non-motorized bikes, scooters, skateboards, etc. If you’ve ever spent a weekend on a runway, you’ll understand why.

New this year we are excited to announce the Soap Box Derby! That’s right, we will be adding in an element of fun for the whole family offering a soap box derby down the far east end of the runway. Winners will not only earn bragging rights but they will also walk away with cash and some sweet prizes! Bet our cars are faster than yours… 

Have fun with this. Wild and crazy builds are encouraged. The track is straight and has a gentle slope, but your car must have steering and brakes. Helmets are mandatory. This will occur Saturday afternoon and will have adult and kid divisions. No other rules apply other than gravity must be the only source of propulsion.

The Rigs

New this year will be a “show and shine” element. Let’s face it who doesn’t love to show off their kit and earn some bragging rights at the same time. 

The winners of each category will walk away with some sweet prizes courtesy of our partners and sponsors!

Categories:

Best Vintage Rig (1989 or older)

Best Campsite Set-Up 

People’s Choice

Night Trek

Discover the treetops under a starry night sky, where a headlamp and the North Star will lead the way!

Overlanders will have the unique opportunity to participate in this fun experience found onsite at the runway. There is an additional cost and participants must be ages 12 and up. The experience is roughly 3 hours long with the group gathering at the Tree Top Trekking centre at 6:30 pm on Saturday evening.

Music

Live entertainment is a core component of any OverlandNTH experience! 

Friday will be a quiet night, but feel free to bring out a guitar and play with friends. On Saturday evening we are pleased to welcome back Karla Crawford who will bless us with the sweet sounds of rock and country.

Harvest Dinner

With the purchase of a Driver and Co-Pilot ticket, Overlanders will enjoy a rustic pig roast with salads on Saturday night. For kids 16 and under, tickets can be purchased separately at an additional cost. When booking, visit the Additional Items section for more details.

In addition, there will be a food truck on-site on Friday and Saturday serving up all the essential food groups. You know, poutine, fries and beef brisket!

Location

The event will take place at Deerhurst Resort’s abandoned runway located off of HWY 60, 10 minutes East of the Town of Huntsville.

X