The coals will be stoked, the caravans unhitched and the damper rising when the sleepy Queensland township of Millmerran welcomes tourists and locals alike for the Australian Camp Oven Festival, October 1 and 2.
The popular festival offers a quirky program that celebrates authentic Aussie traditions including camp oven cooking demonstrations, damper throwing, billy boiling, bush poetry, celebrity chef appearances, bush craft displays and much more.
This year’s feature performer will be country music darling and Golden Guitar winner, Sara Storer.
Now firmly cemented as a highlight in the region’s event calendar, the Festival is expected to attract thousands of tourists from all over Australia.
Katrina Grundon, representative of the Australian Camp Oven Festival advised that the biennial event was popular with leisure travellers.
“The festival has definitely been embraced by campers and motorhome owners. Last event we welcomed over 7,000 tourists that came in their caravans, motorhomes, tents and trailers.
”Our Festival has been a great way to showcase our region and encourage visitors to enjoy the slower pace of country life and explore the great attractions South East Queensland has to offer.”
Katrina advised that the Festival offered visitors a ‘one of a kind’ experience, showcasing the traditional bush and camp oven cooking skills that are synonymous with Australian heritage.
“There’s nothing more Australian than sitting around a fire and sharing a warm slice of damper. Visitors to the Festival can experience the unique tastes and scents of camp oven cooking while enjoying the live entertainment and other bush traditions that we have on offer.”
The 2016 Australian Camp Oven Festival will be held on the 1 and 2 October in Millmerran, Queensland and tickets are now on-sale.
To book online or for further information visit www.acof.com.au.