Grey nomads from all over the country have started rolling in for the 14th annual Boggabri Drovers Campfire.
More than 100 campers have already driven through the gates of the Boggabri showground for the award-winning event, with 200 more expected in the coming days.
When the NVI visited the event on Wednesday, the dedicated committee were busy setting up the stage for entertainment and live music, and visitors were touring local sites or simply relaxing in the grounds.
Campfire founder Geoff Eather said they were also busy setting up outdoor stoves to cook scones on a mass scale.
"We'll use about 80kg of flour making scones on wood-fired old stoves," Mr Eather said.
"We'll also cook stews and soup on the wood-fires."
Kingscliff's Merle Adams has travelled to Boggabri for the past four years and said she "loved the way they do the cooking".
"A few more young ones should come out and see how we used to live," Mrs Adams said.
"It just makes you relax and remember what you did in the old days."
Trevor Smith of Walcha said he loved the country atmosphere so much that he gave up the chance of an overseas holiday.
"My wife [and other family] have gone to Thailand for a few weeks and I didn't want to go to Thailand so I went to Boggabri," Mr Smith said.
"I saw it on TV and decided to come along."
Over the next four days, campers will get involved in many activities including wood turning and art and craft, and watch whip-making demonstrations, live music, working dog displays, and even a fashion parade.
Tours over the weekend include a visit to Baan Baa to learn about the town's history, and trips to Narrabri Fish Farm, Maules Creek coal mine, and the Santos Pilliga site.
Boggabri Drover's Campfire started in 2006 with just 27 visitors and has grown every year since.
The campfire is funded by Destination NSW and run by the Boggabri Lions Club. The event finishes on Sunday, April 28.