CALLIOPE is getting back to its country roots at the weekend with the annual campdraft.
The dust will fly as 150 competitors test their skills and those of their horses around the arena with $10,000 in cash, prizes and trophies up for grabs during the two days of competition.
It's not too late to get in on the action, with camping still available to spectators.
The event not only features horseback action but live music as well.
The Calliope and Districts Campdraft secretary Chris Christensen said this year the competition was suited to a variety of skill levels, starting from the encouragement event.
"The encouragement event is for people and horses that have never won a draft," Christensen said.
But with the open event kicking off Sunday afternoon, he said it was far from just an event for amateurs.
"There are seasoned campaigners coming.
"The open event is the pinnacle of the weekend," Christensen said.
In between those two extremes there will also be a maiden event for horses that have not won and a novice event for those that have won a maiden.
Christensen said the kids would also be well catered for over the weekend, with a junior event for ages 8-13 and a juvenile event for ages 14-17.
With a large turnout of competitors this year Christensen said people were travelling from as far north as St Lawrence, as far west as Roma and as far south as Gympie.
"There is a very big local following this year.
"A lot of locals have nominated."
Christensen said he would encourage everyone to come down, with some people choosing to watch for just a few hours and others camping from tomorrow night until Monday.
Action starts at 6am each day, with food and bar operating around the clock.
Christensen said the raffle of a 425cc Blaze ATV Quad supplied by Gladstone Moto-Cycle Accessories would be drawn Saturday night. Get a ticket by contacting 0408 146 186.
He thanked major sponsor Barlow Civil and Piping and Galloway Plains and Calliope Station for donating cattle.