2022 Off Road Event Summer Calendar

Off Road Xtreme presents the 2022 Off Road Event Summer Calendar. This is a reminder that there are exciting off-road events going on all over the country all year long. There is something for everyone. You can find off-road racing in the desert or stadium, off-road festivals with custom trucks on display and new gear to check out, mud racing at the fairgrounds, and trail events featuring terrain to test your skills and give you a thrill. No matter when you can hit the dirt next, there are still plenty of great off-road events to enjoy this year.

2022 Off Road Event Calendar: Truck Festivals

4-Wheel Jamboree Nationals

The 4-Wheel Jamborees are the biggest off-road happenings in the Midwest (maybe even the country) with hundreds of custom builds on display, mud racing action, monster trucks, a huge parts expo, and fairground food. This is a Off Road Xtreme favorite and one we travel across the country to attend. It is a highly recommended event and great family fun.

  • July 8-10, 2022, 35th Annual Summer 4-Wheel Jamboree Nationals, Bloomsburg, Pennsylvania
  • September 16-18, 2022, 41st Annual Fall 4-Wheel Jamboree Nationals, Indianapolis, Indiana
4-Wheel Jamboree Nationals

The 4-Wheel Jamboree Nationals are the biggest off-road events in the Midwest and offer mud-racing, monster trucks, off-road gear vendors, and corndogs.

4WP Truck & Jeep Fest

Admission is free at 4WP Truck & Jeep Fests. You’ll find awesome custom rigs on display, learn all about the latest off-road gear, and save money on parts and accessories.

  • July 16-17, 2022: Long Beach, California
  • August 6-7, 2022: San Mateo, California
  • August 20-21, 2022: Denver, Colorado

2022 Off Road Event Calendar: Short Course Racing

Amsoil Championship Short Course Off-Road Racing

You are in luck. There are five more races in the Amsoil Championship Short Course Off-Road Racing series, gracing tracks in Minnesota, Wisconsin, and Michigan.

  • June 25-26, 2022: Crandon, Wisconsin
  • July 15-16, 2022: Elk River, Minnesota
  • July 30-31, 2022: Lena, Wisconsin
  • August 13-14, 2022: Bark River, Michigan
  • September 2-3, 2022: Crandon, Wisconsin

Great American Short Course Series

The Great American Short Course series has electrified Southern California off-road fans with door-slamming, dirt-roosting, off-road racing excitement.

  • July 9-10, 2022: Rounds 5&6, SBC Fairgrounds, Victorville, California
  • October 1-2, 2022: Rounds 7&8, Glen Helen Raceway, Devore, California
  • Nov. 12-13, 2022: Rounds 9&10, SBC Fairgrounds, Victorville, California
sort course off-road racing

There’s plenty of fender-banging off-road racing going on in short course events all over the country.

2022 Off Road Event Calendar: Off-Road Racing

Best in The Desert (BITD) Off-Road Races

Best in The Desert offers a number of off-road races across the Southwestern states. Whether you’re a racer or a spectator, the BITD events are designed to be exciting.

  • August 10-13, 2022: Method Race Wheels “Casey Folks” Vegas to Reno, Las Vegas Nevada
  • September 22-25, 2022: Battle Born 200, Ely Nevada
  • October 20-23, 2022: King Shocks Laughlin Desert Classic, Laughlin, Nevada
SCORE and BITD off-road desert racing series' offer thrills and spills galore for off-road racing fans.

Open-desert off-road racing attracts the top drivers in the sport.

SCORE International Off-Road Racing

Producers of the most historic and legendary off-road races in the world, SCORE-International has been operating for more than 50 years. If you never have been to the “Grandaddy of Off-Road Racing” the Baja 1000 is the big ticket!

  • September 13-18, 2022: 3rd SCORE Baja 400, Ensenada, Baja California, Mexico
  • November 15-20, 2022: 55th SCORE Baja 1000, Ensenada, Baja California, Mexico

Ultra4 Racing

The Ultra4 Racing brings King of the Hammers-style rock-racing held in Johnson Valley, California to the rest of the country. Four races remain in the 2022 Ultra4 schedule.

  • July 13-17, 2022: Visions Off-Road MAO, Jay, Oklahoma
  • August 5-7, 2022: Black Hills Throwdown, Sturgis, South Dakota
  • September 2-4, 2022: The Crandon Classic, Crandon, Wisconsin
  • October 26-30, 2022: Legends of the Fall National Championship, Location TBD
Ultra4 Racing rock racing King of the Hammers

Ultra4 off-road events are held across the USA, and are an exciting mix of off-road racing and rock crawling.

Great Smoky Mountain Jeep Club Invasion

All Jeep enthusiasts are invited to the Great Smoky Mountain Jeep Club Invasion. The event offers trail rides, a huge expo with all sorts of Jeep parts and accessories, and a Jeep show.

  • August 25-27, 2022: Smokey Mountain Jeep Club Invasion, Pigeon Forge, Tennessee

Jeepers Jamboree/Jeep Jamboree

The granddaddy of Jeep events, the Jeepers Jamboree travels the Rubicon Trail across the Sierra Nevada mountains. It’s split into two events, a four-day and three-day trip. The Jeep Jamboree offers the same trail experience but with a more family-friendly atmosphere.

  • July 28-31 and July 29-31, 2002: 70th Annual Jeepers Jamboree, Georgetown, California
  • August 5-7, 2022: 44th Annual Jeep Jamboree, Georgetown, California
Moab Utah red rock Jeeping

Off-road trail events are very popular and offer everything from Sunday drives to extremely challenging terrain.

Jeep Jamboree USA

Not to be confused with the Jeepers/Jeep Jamborees, Jeep Jamboree USA is a nationwide series of Jeep trail rides (including a Rubicon Trail trip) offered from Maine to California. This is a perfect choice for beginners and pros.

There are more than 20 trips still available for 2022, beginning with Silver Valley, Idaho, July 7-9, 2022. Off Road Xtreme has the Big Bear Challenge on our calendar of events to attend taking place October 6-8 in Big Bear, California.

Moab Red Rock 4-Wheelers Events

Although the mega-event Moab Jeep Safari was April 9-17 this year, the 2022 Labor Day Safari covers much of the same Moab-area trails, but it features smaller crowds and cooler weather.

  • September 3 -5, 2002: Red Rock 4-Wheelers Labor Day Safari, Moab, Utah

2022 Off Road Event Calendar: Trade Show

Off-Road Expo

From off-road racing to rock crawling, trail riding to sand sports, fans can find everything for their rigs and the opportunity to talk with off-road industry experts at the Off-Road Expos.

  • October 1-2, 2022: Fairplex, Pomona, California
  • October 15-16, 2022: Phoenix Raceway, Avondale, Arizona
Off Road Expo

Off-road events like the Off Road Expo and Overland Expo offer custom vehicles, new gear, and clinics to improve your off-road skills.

Overland Expo

The Overland Expos are the center of all that is the latest and greatest in the world of overlanding. You’ll find overlanding vehicles, new gear, and clinics to expand your overlanding know-how.

  • July 8-10, 2022: Overland Expo, PNW, Redmond, Oregon
  • August 26-28, 2022: Overland Expo, Mountain West, Loveland, Colorado
  • October 7-9, 2022: Overland Expo, East, Arrington, Virginia

Trail Hero

Trail Hero is one of the fastest-growing multi-event off-road happenings in the country. It features trail rides for all types of 4x4s, a vendor show, and rock-crawling competitions. This is a bucket list event Off Road Xtreme hopes to cover.

  • October 3-8, 2022: Sand Hollow, Utah

2022 Off Road Event Calendar: UTV Racing

Outlaw UTV Series

The Outlaw UTV Series offers two racing circuits, a 12-hour enduro, and something for all ages and abilities. If you cannot find something to like here, you’re obviously not into UTVs.

Texas Outlaw Series

  • July 8, 2022: Round 5, Youth World Championships, Oak Hill Raceway, Alvord, Texas
  • September 6-7, 2022: Rounds 6&7, Oak Hill Raceway, Alvord, Texas
  • October 8-9, 2022: Rounds 8&9, Oak Hill Raceway, Alvord, Texas
  • November 12-13, 2022: Finale SXS World Championship, Oak Hill Raceway, Alvord, Texas

Outlaw West Series

  • August 26-28, 2022: Round 1, Iron Mine MX, Cedar City, Utah
  • October 1-2, 2022: Round 2, Honolulu Hills MX, Taft, California
  • October 21-23, 2022: Round 3, Outlaw Ranch, Nevada
  • November 18-20, 2022: Round 4, Outlaw Ranch, Nevada

Outlaw Productions Race

  • December 10, 2022: Can-Am SXS 12-Hour Race, TexPlex Park, Midlothian, Texas
UTV racing

UTV racing events have grown in popularity with off-road enthusiasts as the race cars became more powerful, faster, and capable.

MidAmerica Outdoors 2022 SXS Championship Series

The MidAmerica Outdoors facility in Jay, Oklahoma, plays host to exciting UTV racing action across 16 different classes and eight rounds of competition during the year.

  • July 14-15, 2022: Round 5, Jay, Oklahoma
  • September 3, 2022: Round 6, (Labor Day Weekend Race) Jay, Oklahoma
  • October 1, 2022: Round 7, Jay, Oklahoma
  • October 29, 2022: Round 8, Jay, Oklahoma

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Stuart Bourdon

A passion for anything automotive (especially off-road vehicles), camping, and photography led to a life exploring the mountains and deserts of the Southwest and Baja, and a career in automotive, outdoor, and RV journalism.
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