Carrieton was named in 1878 after the daughter of Governor Jervois. This small but extremely enchanting town is surrounded by gum lined creeks. Carrieton has many attractions nearby, including the Yanyarrie Whim, Moockra Tower and the Horseshoe Range. The annual Carrieton Campdraft, held in November each year, is one of the biggest and most popular in South Australia. Thousands of people come from all over Australia to either participate in, see, or soak up the atmosphere of the Carrieton Campdraft.