Vermont Over-Land Rover Detailed Info

Vermont Over-Land rover Detailed Info

BENEFITING THE READING PARENT TEACHER ORGANIZATION

BASIC ITINERARY

Friday, May 25:   

  • Arrive anytime, go through the drive-up check-in (beginning at 9 am), set up camp, open a beverage, relax and catch up with friends.
  • 6 pm:  Introduction meeting at main tent.  Come meet your event organizers and staff and get a general overview of the event.

Saturday and Sunday, May 26-27:

  • 6 to 9 am:   Fresh brewed coffee and home-made breakfast and baked goods available from Pete's Cookshack!  A la carte and cash only.
  • 9 am to 4 pm:   Off-road runs.  We'll have led runs for the following terrain difficulty levels:  Extreme, Heavy, Medium, Easy, Greenlaning (mainly dirt roads with some occasional two-track Class 4 roads)
  • 5 to 7 pm:  Vendor area mingling, socializing, bonding, tribe-building.  Grab a beverage, come to the vendor area, hang out and enjoy yourself.
  • 5 to 7 pm:   Just for kids!   Design your own Land Rover under the main tent.   Drop the kids off at the main tent while you peruse the vendor area within a short distance away and within earshot.
  • 5 pm to 8 pm:   Dinner and local craft beer for purchase provided by our local farm-table pizza truck, La Pizza Lupo!  Credit cards accepted.

Monday, May 28:

  • 7 am to 9:30 am:   fresh brewed coffee and home-made breakfast available a la carte from Pete's Cookshack.
  • 8 to 11 am:   clean up and good-byes.

NOTES

  • VOLR will be held at Vermont Overland Headquarters at 419 Baileys Mills Road in historic Reading, Vermont.  The property features multiple camping pastures, riverside camping, woods camping, a swimming pool, outdoor shower and potable water at the house.    We also have two awesome country stores all within five miles of us for provisioning, one of which has an amazing farm-table breakfast/lunch cafe!   Fuel is five miles south in Downer’s Corners (yes, they have diesel).
  • Food:  We’ll have vendors on site with food available for purchase as desired.   We’ll have Pete's Cookshack for breakfast and we’ll also have our incredible local pizza truck, La Pizza Lupo here serving homemade farm-table organic wood-fired pizza!  For those wanting a bit more pampering, just walk down the road to our local farm-table bistro, Keeper’s Cafe!
  • Open to all Land Rover owners and also to local owners of any vintage 4x4 (at least 25 years old).   Local enthusiasts should feel encouraged to come on out and mix and mingle with the rover owners and come on the off-road excursions as well!
  • STRICT 100 VEHICLE MAX FOR THIS ONE SO DON'T WAIT TO REGISTER!

FAQ:

  • Camping in Vermont in October is not really my thing.  Is there a host inn nearby?  Yes!  We have the amazingly historic Baileys Mills B & B almost within walking distance of the venue not to mention the incredibly quaint Kedron Valley Inn about five miles away in South Woodstock.  Lastly, don’t forget to check Airbnb and Homeaway.  And if you want the best of the best, check out the Woodstock Inn & Resort just 10 miles up the road in lovely Woodstock village.  
  • Can I just come and register at the event?  Only if you're a local or, if not, the 100-vehicle max has not been reached.
  • My rover isn't running so can I bring my non-rover daily driver?  I'm afraid not.  This is a rover event, so that's what you should bring.  
  • Can I have a campfire at my campsite?  Absolutely.   Just make sure you douse the fire thoroughly when leave.  We’ll also have lots of firewood available for donation.  
  • Can I come just for the day?   Absolutely.  
  • Can my friends come and park their car on the property and then join me at my registered vehicle campsite?  We’re afraid not.  There is no non-participant parking on the property.
  • Will there be facilities at the event?  Portajohns and fresh water from the farm hose. The rest is up to you.
  • What if I break down on the trails?  There will be likely be others coming through who will be willing and able to help you.   You can also contact DAP/Performance Unlimited at 802-332-6383 for mechanical help and recovery (they will be charging their usual rates).
  • Will there be on-campus trails?  Only those needed to get to your campsite.  All off-road excursions are self-navigated exploration entirely on public roads.
  • Can I bring my family and the dog?  Yes, bring them all.
  • Speaking of, will there be a quieter, separate family camping area?  The main late night campfire will be across the river so that’s likely where there will be late night noise.   We’ll have quiet area camping in the northerly pasture, but best to camp in the woods for truly quiet camping.
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