Australian Camp Oven Festival

October 6&7 - that’s this weekend!

4 October 2018

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Image supplied: Shearing - a crowd favourite

The biennial Australian Camp Oven Festival will be held this weekend – it s festival like no other and needs to be experienced by, well, everyone!


WHAT: Australian Camp Oven Festival

WHEN: Saturday 6 and Sunday 7 October 18

WHERE: Millmerran Showgrounds, Millmerran, Queensland




Image supplied: Camp oven cooking - when food looks this good...!


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 tiny township of Millmerran’s population will swell from just 1,200 residents to over 7,000 people as travelers come from all over Australia to attend the Festival.

Image supplied: Ranger Nick and David Hudson


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.

Luke and Cody winners of House Rules and Queensland Weekender presenters will be at the Australian Camp Oven Festival showing brotherly love does not stop rivalry when they go head to head, or should that be oven to oven in a damper cook-off. They will also be showing their hands on skill and talents making some bush furniture.

Image supplied: Australia's favourite twin brothers Luke and Cody


And don’t forget over $3,000 in prize money will be up for grabs in the Australian Camp Oven Cooking Competition.

What a festival – what a weekend!

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