SCREAMS of excitement could be heard emanating from Joe McGuire's Pub on Friday in support of a good cause.
Punters flocked to take in an afternoon of pig races, which raised money for the Westpac Rescue Helicopter Service.
The event attracted locals and Country Music Festival goers alike and while some won big on their chosen pig, the chopper service was the real winner on the day.
Event co-ordinator Jeff Galbraith said the excellent crowd made the day "a feel-good event".
"We were very humbled by the generosity of the community and the whole event was a lot of fun for the whole family," Mr Galbraith told the Leader.
"It's the first time we have held this event during the country music festival, so we were a bit unsure how it would go.
"However, the crowd really got into it, the venue was fantastic and everyone had a lot of fun.
"I think this is certainly something we can build on for the future and could be a home for this event for years to come."
Mr Galbraith said the funds raised on the day exceeded the expectations of the organising committee.
"I think we raised about $7,000 on the day, which was just terrific," he said.
"We're very grateful for the community's ongoing support."