The 40th annual Cloncurry Show lived up to its anniversary billing with two big days of fun in the Curry.
Barely four months after floods wiped away the livelihoods of many cattle producers around the district and the townspeople that rely on their custom, the smiles were back as Cloncurry celebrated the best of its rich agricultural heritage.
The friendliest town in Queensland lived up to its reputation warmly welcoming locals and visitors alike to the Recreation Grounds on Friday and Saturday
Show president Andrew Hacon thanked his committee, volunteers and the Cloncurry community for overcoming the adversity of February to pull the Show together.
"It was also good to see prime minister Scott Morrison here in Cloncurry six days after the election which is a reflection of the importance of the region," Mr Hacon said.
Mayor Greg Campbell admitted he thought cattle numbers might be down after the floods but was impressed by the resilience of local producers as well as the quality and quantity of cattle on display.
"I think numbers were actually up in some categories," Cr Campbell said.
The 2019 Cloncurry Showgirl is Savannah McDonald, runner-up was Rachel Lovett and Miss Personality is Sarah Tully.
Ms McDonald win now try to follow in 2018 winner Mikaela Tapp's footsteps and win the Ekka comp.