On November 12-13, Land Rover will host Destination Defender, a "celebration of the Defender lifestyle" in New York's Hudson Valley. The weekend event for Land Rover owners and enthusiasts will involve everything from camping to music to adventure activities, with a wrap-up announcing the Defender Service Awards winner.
The event will take place on the Oz Farm, an 82-acre estate in Saugerties, New York. Saugerties is about two hours from New York City, on the west bank of the Hudson River in one of its most scenic sections. The area is awash in farm-to-table dining and culture, local artists, vineyards and orchards, and drop-dead gorgeous scenery at any time of the year.
Destination Defender is open to both new Defender owners and Land Rover enthusiasts of all stripes, with various tiers of ticketing. A day pass is $50, with access to the grounds on one day only. A $75 weekend pass offers access both days, with camping available for extra cost. VIP packages go from $500 and up, and include a ticket to the Defender Service Awards Celebration dinner.
During the day, the activities will focus on the best of Defender and Hudson Valley culture. Across the grounds, there will be musicians, artists, culinary experiences, wellness workshops, and all sorts of learning experiences. For the Land Rover dorks among us, there will also be a display of historic Land Rover vehicles, presumably including some gems from Land Rover's corporate collection.
The focal point of the event will be the announcement of the winners of the Defender Service Awards, where attendees will find out on the spot who will take home each of the five Defender 130s Land Rover is donating in the contest.
For more information on Destination Defender, check out Land Rover's website for it here.
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