THE 26th annual Julia Creek Dirt n Dust festival should have kicked off in the north-western Queensland town this weekend, but with coronavirus forcing its cancellation, organisers are instead looking toward 2021.
The outback event draws thousands of participants from across the state, swelling the small town's population of roughly 500 people at least four-fold.
Accommodation houses should be booked out, camp grounds full, and pubs and local businesses reaping the rewards of their biggest weekend of the year.
The festival's centrepiece, the triathlon, provides a unique outlet for some of the states best amateur athletes.
Others attend for the novelty events including the popular bog snorkelling and the cheeky Australia's Best Butts competition.
But while the town will sit quiet this year, we can remember the fun of the past 25 years and look forward to a spectacular 2021.
This weekend, enjoy some of the best moments of the previous years' events while we anticipate the next 25 years of good old outback fun.
Lock in the date - the festival will be back from April 16-18 in 2021.