Australian Camp Oven Festival returns October

Millmerran in Queensland is normally a little sleepy town but from the 1st through to the 3rd of October the town is expecting thousands to arrive for the Australian Camp Oven festival.

Due to COVID-19 outbreak the event had to be cancelled last  year, and, this year organisers are looking forward to this great event which plays a pivotal role in the community.

Festival organiser, Katrine Grundon, says the event this year promises a quirky program that celebrates all things Australian including camp oven cooking competitions, cooking demonstrations, damper throwing, billy boiling, bush poetry, blacksmithing, bush craft displays and much more.

“Having to cancel the event last year for the first time in the event’s 22 year history was just so incredibly disappointing for us and the thousands of people who look forward to each one of our events. Our festival is a major economic driver for our township and the wider region, so we have been extremely determined to make a triumphant return this year.”

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“There has been no end of challenges for our community, we have come from drought to bushfires and COVID, but nothing will dampen the spirit and determination of our locals.

“For those that haven’t previously been to one of our events, it’s a great opportunity to discover our country way of life and experience traditional bush skills and camp oven cooking techniques that are uniquely Australian. There is nothing more Aussie than sitting around a campfire and sharing a warm slice of warm damper and Billy tea.

“You can always try your hand at our damper throwing or Billy boiling competitions for a bit of fun, too,” Katrina said.

The 2021 Australian Camp Oven Festival will be held from the 1 to 3 October in Millmerran, Queensland.  Tickets and camping sites are now on sale.

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