MAOF 2020 CANCELLATION AND CALL TO ACTION:
We applaud the great progress that has been made in slowing the spread of COVID19, but we are not out of the woods yet, so after consulting with front-line medical experts (which also happen to be in the family!) and in an effort to keep our overlanding community safe for many summer events to come, the organizers of the Mid-Atlantic Overland Festival have decided to cancel MAOF 2020.
We are well underway in the process of fully refunding all ticket holders, and will be announcing the date of our planned MAOF 2021 in the coming days.
It was with great deliberation that we came to this decision, and we feel that other events such as MLO’s New England Trail Ride Series present a safer opportunity to gain knowledge of 4×4 driving and overlanding techniques while maintaining social distancing. We take this action now to give our community sufficient time to plan their summer events, and do our part to promote responsible outdoor activities to keep our community safe during this uncertain time.
In keeping with that commitment, Main Line Overland is making a $2,500 donation to the Central Pennsylvania Food Bank, a cause we have contributed to every summer through our MAOF Charity Raffle.
According to a Kaiser Family Foundation poll, currently 1 in 4 Americans are skipping meals or relying on food donations for nutrition. The state of Pennsylvania has been hit hard by the pandemic and its economic fallout, and we invite you to join us in supporting the Central PA community’s recovery at the link below:
We wish everyone health, safety, and (social distancing) adventures in this difficult time, and look forward to starlit evenings and hearing stories around the campfire at MAOF 2021!
The Mid-Atlantic Overland Festival is an annual celebration of overland travel, and a gathering of adventurers to hit the trails, gain knowledge about the practice of overlanding, and share expedition stories around the campfire.
Stay tuned for updates on when MAOF 2021 will be!