Joan Little (ne Smuksta) was born in Chicago in 1943, later moving to California. She graduated with a Bachelor of Arts from Long Beach City College, then travelled extensively, meeting and falling in love with John Little in Europe and later marrying him. She taught in Townsville for a few years, before settling at Lanifer, Winton in 1970.
Always trying different arts and crafts (her daughter Tina remembers wood burning, enamel jewellery, pottery, watercolour painting, sewing and embroidery), she had a love of photography and donated her time to teach classes each week at StPatricks School in Winton. Joan was always a keen supporter of the Show, with entries in a multitude of sections (chooks in the Poultry Pavilion and cooking, gardening, art and photography in the Main Pavilion). Joan passed away in 1987 after battling breast cancer and is remembered as a beautiful person with a cheerful outlook on life.
Joan Little Memorial Aggregate Juvenile Points 8 Yrs & Under
2016 Winner: S. Clark
2017 Winner: S. Clark
2018 Winner: B. Searle
2019 Winner: A. Ellis
2020 Winner: No Show Held
Posted 21 March 2021. Plans are underway to host the Winton Show’s first talking tent. The aim for the talking tent is to provide Government Agencies, not-for-profit community groups and private business the opportunity to present information on themselves to the public, firstly by a small public commentary and then further by one on one […]READ MORE
Tradesite Applications are now open for the 2021 Show! Head over to our Exhibitors page for all the details and downloads.READ MORE
Posted 15 March 2021. The Winton Show Society is thrilled to announce that we were successful in securing a grant to renew the cattle yards at the Winton Showgrounds. This grant will enable us to give the yards a larger holding capacity and water troughs in all pens. The Grant was awarded to us by […]READ MORE
Posted 1 March 2021. Our team is working hard to ensure we follow all COVID regulations. The safety of all those that enjoy the Winton Show is of paramount importance to us. We are currently registering to use the Check In Qld App. We’ll provide further information for you here in due course.READ MORE
This is it W.I.N.T.O.N!!! The announcement you’ve been waiting for…the 2021 Winton Show will go ahead!! Please bare with us. The Show Society is working incredibly hard behind the scenes to get everything in tip top shape and make sure we comply with COVID regulations. There’s been a few exciting projects happening. We’ll have the […]READ MORE