Not even high outback temperatures could stop the crowd cheer for a record run at the 2017 Quilton Australian Dunny Derby, with winners of the 2017 porcelain bowl, Winton butchers, the Runny Rumps taking out the derby from runners-up Pirates of the Cari-pee-an.
Pseudo-American team, The Trump Dump took out the Constipation Stakes.
Other crowd favourites included teams called Boggo Road, Luke and Cody Cook of the 2 Ply Guys, the ABBA-inspired Waterloo, the surf rescue team from Bogwatch, and even outback accountant O'Regan and Partners with their team The Tax Dump getting in on the action.
Through the genuine fun of the derby, the Outback Festival partnered with Queensland Health to help increase awareness of bowel cancer.
Visitors supported “the push” with ultimate festival accessories this year being the ‘Make No 2 Your No 1 Priority’ Bum Boxes.
Queensland’s Chief Health Officer, Jeannette Young was proud to support an iconic regional event and reminded Queenslanders over the age of 50 to make bowel screening a priority.
“Partnerships like this one allow Queensland Health to further engage with Queenslanders on important issues like bowel cancer screening,” she said.