Australian Camp Oven Festival – Millmerran 2016 (Outback Festivals)
Sat, 01 Oct 16 – Sun, 02 Oct 16
Australian Camp oven Festival is on again October 1st & 2nd 2016
Millmerran, one hour south west of Toowoomba, swells five-fold for their biennial Australian Camp Oven Festival,the largest of its kind in Australia and an event not to be missed.
A homage to Australian Heritage, the Australian Camp Oven Festival, Millmerran is an opportunity to catch a snippet of a time gone by in rural Australia
The Australian Camp Oven Festival gives this quintessential piece of Australian Heritage new life to a new generation of Australians.
Thousands of caravans, motor homes, tents and trailers converge on the township of Millmerran to join this exciting outback event; and with the hot showers and clean amenities at the showgrounds, camping is suitable for everyone.
Throughout this laidback weekend visitors are spoilt for choice in entertainment with Poet Breakfasts each morning – enjoy your breakfast whilst listing to tales of the outback, damper throwing competitions, view the horse shoeing, sheep shearing demonstrations, billy boiling competitions or just sit back and enjoy the Country Music during the day and evening.
Perhaps you might wish to wander amongst the dozens of stalls that sell an array of goods including food, (the campoven dinners are always popular) wine, clothes, leatherware,bric-a-brac, and assorted impliments, watch the popular Tractor Pull or place a bid on one of the Minature Racing Pigs.
Australian Living History is displayed with camp oven cooking competitions where contestants make meals over the weekend and are judged on them, the sound of old machinery chugging away in the nearby paddock and blacksmiths plying their trade.
Saturday night sees a popular band playing on the main stage and there is an opportunity to enjoy free impromptu walk-up entertainment at times during the weekend.