A fun, family event

A fun, friendly event for the entire family.

A fun, friendly event for the entire family.

THE countdown is on until the family fun day of the year. The annual Caragabal Campoven Cookoff is on Sunday, June 11 from 12 midday.

It is everything one would expect from a wholesome country shindig: cooking, family fun, music and a great big fire, and organisers promise this year will be bigger and better than ever.

Events include gumboot throwing, tug-o-war, kids’ billy boiling competitions, wood auction and raffles.

There will be live music by Kerry Hodge and Matt Purcell, free camping at the sports ground and food available. And of course the main event: the highly competitive campoven cookoff.

Last year’s entries included roasts, stews and deserts. But the winning dish was a chilli coconut crab with rice.

Those wanting to participate in the cookoff must have their entry cooked and plated by 5.30pm for judging.

Entry to the event is a gold coin donation with all funds raised going to the Caragabal Memorial Hall.

The campoven cookoff is just one of five annual fundraisers Caragabal hosts to raise money for the hall. The hall was in such a state of disrepair a few years ago that a few locals created a committee to restore the 79 year-old building.

The Campoven Cookoff will be held at the Caragabal Sports Ground, Mid-Western Highway, Caragabal on Sunday June 11 from 12 midday.

For further information contact Donna Pursehouse on (02) 6347 5230.

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