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 03 June 2021. Please use this QR Code to scan into the Winton Showgrounds over the Show weekend. Be COVID Safe.READ MORE
Posted 03 June 2021. The annual Bikes v Horses Barrel Race is on again with fantastic prize money up for grabs thanks to Balamara Bakery. Become a home town hero and nominate now!READ MORE
Posted 25 May 2021. Construction of 30 new cattle pens at Winton Showgrounds will be completed in time for the annual Winton Show on Saturday 5th June. In 2020 the Show Society was successful in gaining grant funding to extend the existing cattle yards at the Showgrounds. Engineered plans were generously donated by Proway. Diamantina […]READ MORE
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