North Queenslanders have flocked to the gold city for the annual Charters Towers Country Music Festival, which kicked off on Friday and will continue over the long weekend.
From a local talent quest for the next generation of rising stars, to well known musicians in the genre, there is something for everyone at the event, which is being held at the Charters Towers Showgrounds.
Now in its 42nd year, diamond sponsor Jo Cronin said she was impressed with the line up and hard work by volunteers to put the event together.
Tonight, eleven time Gold Guitar winner and country songstress Beccy Cole will take to the stage, and thousands are expected to turn out to see her in action.
For the first time this year, a camp over cooking contest was held, which attracted plenty of interest from those interested in unique the culinary delights.
Two junior teams and three adult teams competed in separate categories, producing an array of delicious damper, stews and soups.
Charters Towers Mayor Liz Schmidt said events such as these always attracted a crowd, and were a boost for the local community and economy.
Many people from across the North are returning for the event this year for a weekend camp out.
This included Ayr's Donna Durrant, who was there to honour her late husband, who sadly passed six months ago. She attended annually with her husband and this year did it in his memory, with the support of daughter Susan.