THE State Government last week splashed more than $35,500 on Darling Downs agricultural show societies in an attempt to secure the events for the respective communities.
Local government minister David Crisafulli allocated the funds to the various show societies across the state from funds in his cabinet.
"There are over 130 agricultural shows in Queensland, and more than half of those are in areas that were savaged during this year's floods," Mr Crisafulli said.
"Most of the other areas are now being hit by drought, so more than ever, it's important to prioritise what needs to be done to maintain a strong heartbeat in the bush.
"The show lets us showcase what we can do, as well as provide entertainment for all of the family.
"In a year when many of the state's communities have been through so much, it's especially important to have an event that everyone can look forward to."
- $7645 for the Clifton Show Society
- $10,761 for the Dalby and District Show Society
- $6683 for the Oakey Agricultural, Pastoral and Rodeo Society
- $10,605 for the Pittsworth Show Society