The Drovers Camp is a non profit organisation dedicated to preserving the history of droving in Australia run by volunteer committee, Droving Heritage Centre (museum) on Barkly Highway 1km east of Camooweal in NW Qld.
Each year in August, (the fourth week-end) the Drover’s Camp Association holds the Drover’s Camp Festival to showcase the people and history which have made the Outback what it is today. This is your chance to have a yarn with an old drover and hear the true stories of the trips they did.
The festival begins with a luncheon on Friday for all registered drovers (invitation only). It is then followed by our street parade, Charity Mail Race, auction and country music. The following events happen during the week-end; photography competition, poet’s breakfast, Horse Races, talent award (bush poetry, song and yarn) and Bronco Branding during the weekend. Saturday evening is our concert (which has featured John Williamson, Tania Kernaghan and Anne Kirkpatrick).