Australian Camp Oven Festival
What started as a little friendly competition around the campfire has evolved to become one of Queensland’s flagship tourism events.
Located in Millmerran (82km from Toowoomba, Queensland), The Australian Camp Oven Festival was the brainchild of outback icons Gary Fogarty and Ned Winter.
Following modest beginnings in 1999, ACOF is now widely known as Australia’s most iconic camp oven festival.
Our quirky program celebrates authentic Aussie traditions including camp oven cooking, damper throwing, billy boiling, bush poetry, country music and bush heritage displays.
Come October 2020, the coals will be stoked, caravans unhitched and the damper rising as we welcome people from all walks of life to our quiet, rural town.
So dust off the camping gear, prep the camp oven and start planning your trip as we celebrate the Australian Camp Oven Festival, October 3 and 4, 2020!
At the 2008 REGIONAL ACHIEVEMENT & COMMUNITY AWARDS the Australian Camp Oven Festival was the winner in the Events and Tourism category.
In 2009 the community was rewarded when the Australian Camp Oven Festival was named as a finalist in the TOURISM QUEENSLAND AWARDS for the Festivals and Events category. Also in 2009 the Festival was shortlisted in the RACQ’S Q150 poll that recognised Queensland’s top icons – a remarkable achievement in view of the relative youth of the Festival.
In 2011 we won the TOOWOOMBA CHAMBER OF COMMERCE Business Excellence Awards Tourism & Hospitality award.
We have won the local AUSTRALIA DAY AWARD for community event on several occasions and at the 2013 Australia Day Celebrations we were awarded the Cultural Award.
Whilst the committee is very pleased to receive recognition for the huge amount of effort that is placed into the event each time, the true reward comes from what is seen over the weekend of the Festival.
So come along and check out our part of the world. We see that rural Queensland truly is a great place to visit and live, so come along and see for yourself!
Try your hand at one of the competitions. Or sit back and enjoy the hospitality and excitement of the weekend at the next Australian Camp Oven Festival on the 3 and 4 October 2020