Australian Camp Oven Festival
From modest beginnings in 1999, the Australian Camp Oven Festival has evolved to be one of Queensland’s most iconic biennial events.
Today’s event brings together people from all walks of life to celebrate Australia’s heritage and outback traditions.
The Festival is run by a volunteer committee dedicated to preserving and sharing traditions of Australian rural heritage, particularly with the younger generation.
Our next Festival will be held on the 6 and 7 October, 2018 and will include a diverse range of Australian heritage inspired activities such as bush poetry, arts, crafts, shearing demonstrations, damper throwing competitions and of course – camp oven cooking!
Our 2018 program will be loaded as soon as it is ready but in the meantime here is a copy of the 2016 program for you to look at for an idea of what’s happens at the festival
To view our 2016 program, click here.
We are always interested in hearing from people who can contribute to our event.
Sponsors find out more information here.
Volunteers read about our volunteer program here.
Interested in joining our committee? Contact us via email.
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 6 and 7 October 2018