The Ocala Jeep Club is a family friendly oriented club organized to bring families and friends together. The club was founded in December 1995 when Steve and Tammy Felder gathered a handful of Jeepers to view Christmas Lights. Today, the club is comprised of over 100 families and 400 members. We are a non-profit club which raises funds for local charities throughout the year.
Anyone with a Jeep vehicle is eligible for membership. No modifications are required. We have members with stock Grand Cherokees to highly modified trail rigs.
Club meetings are held 7 p.m. the second Saturday of every month at the Sheriff’s sub-station on South 441, between Ocala and Belleview.
Our signature event is held every October. Jeeptoberfest, one of the largest Jeep only events in the country, has grown from a show and shine at Phillips Chrysler Jeep Dodge to over 1000 Jeeps participating on three levels of course at the Market of Marion. Over the years Jeeptoberfest has raised over $50,000 for local charities.
Trail rides are scheduled every month in a variety of locations. We frequent the Ocala National Forest, which has a variety of easy to moderate trails. Our annual out-of-state trip in June, the Rock Run, has included trips to Alabama, Tennessee and Georgia for moderate to extreme off-roading.
We gather for a social on the fourth Saturday of the month. This can be at a local restaurant, the beach or at a member’s home. The club also hosts 101’s, a clinic to help members work on modifications or repair of their Jeep. We also go camping several times a year which have included trips to Otter Springs, Spirit of the Suwannee Music Park, Yogi Bear Campground and Fort Wilderness at Disney.