Camp Oven Festival A Major Regional Event

What started as a little friendly competition around the campfire has grown to become one of Queensland’s flagship tourism events.


October 1st and 2nd 2016

The biennial Australian Camp Oven Festival will celebrate its 10th birthday when it is held on October 1 and 2 in Millmerran, Queensland.

The brainchild of outback icons Gary Fogarty and Ned Winter, the event has grown from its humble beginnings in 1999 and is now a major regional event.

Over just two days, the small township of Millmerran’s population will swell from just 1,200 residents to over 7,000 people as travellers come from all over Australia to attend the Festival.

The event’s quirky program celebrates authentic Aussie traditions including camp oven cooking, damper throwing, billy boiling, bush poetry, shearing demonstrations and bush craft displays.sara-storer

This year’s feature performer will be country music darling and Golden Guitar winner, Sara Storer.

Event organiser, Katrina Grundon, advised it took over 2,000 volunteer hours to make the Festival a reality. “The logistics are really quite amazing.  By the end of the Festival, our cooking area would have used over 700kg of meat, 300kg of flour and 200kg of potatoes.”

“In addition to feeding the masses, we also have to house them! Most bring their caravan or tent and stay in the area for a while so there’s a really lovely community atmosphere here over the weekend.”

“We think our event is a great way to showcase the region and encourage visitors to enjoy the slower pace of country life.”

The Australian Camp Oven Festival will be held on October 1 and 2 at the Millmerran Showgrounds.  Tickets for the event are available via www.acof.com.au


What:                          The Australian Camp Oven Festival

When:                         Saturday 1 and Sunday 2 October, 2016

Where:                        Millmerran Showgrounds, Millmerran, QLD 4357

Tickets:                       For tickets purchased online:

Saturday $27, Sunday $18, Weekend Pass $45

Children Under 17 Free

Camping:                    Non-powered sites still available

Website:                     www.acof.com.au

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