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18-27 January 2019

Toyota Country Music Cavalcade

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27 January 2018

The Toyota Country Music Cavalcade is an iconic Festival event and a fantastic opportunity to expose your business, products or services and become actively involved in the festival. The Cavalcade is designed to be a colourful and exciting event which features many country music stars and attracts thousands of festival fans along Peel Street, Tamworth.

The theme for the 2018 Toyota Country Music Cavalcade is Australian Country Music Icons.


Cavalcade route

The 2018 Toyota Country Music Cavalcade is classified as a Class 1 Special Events organised by Tamworth Regional Council and commences at NSW Police discretion on Saturday, 27 January 2018 at 9:00am, from the corner of Peel and Hill Streets. The Cavalcade travels north along Peel Street, at walking pace, to the intersection of Peel and O’Connell Streets. The dispersal area is in Peel Street between O’Connell and Bligh Streets.


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The theme for 2018 is 'Australian Country Music Icons'

Participants are encouraged to plan their float designs around this theme, including what they believe reflects and symbolises the Tamworth Country Music Festival. Participants are encouraged to have fun with their designs and ideas. The float designs are only limited only by the imagination! 


Risk management

The 2018 Toyota Country Music Cavalcade operates under strict guidelines and control measures for float entrants. Tamworth Regional Council has undertaken a comprehensive risk assessment for this event. On event day, emergency vehicles can access all intersections to Peel Street except for, Fitzroy Street between Kable Avenue and Marius Street. 


Judging and prizes

The 2018 Toyota Country Music Cavalcade will be judged by a panel of 3 community judges. Judges will award each float a score out of 50 points:


·    30 points for float construction, activity and overall presentation based on the set theme

·    20 points for the entertainment component – live country music, country music artist/s and float participation costume/dress


Winner Announcement 

The winners are:




1st – Filipino Association of Tamworth Inc.

2nd – Fire & Rescue NSW

3rd – The Northcott Society


Highly Commended – Tamworth Pipe Band

Highly Commended – Australian Air League Cadet Group





1st – Ballet Stars

2nd – Tamworth City Dance Academy

3rd – Dance Dynamics





1st – King of the Ranges Stockman’s Challenge Inc.

2nd – High Velocity Trick Riding

3rd – Australian Representative Tent Pegging Team


Please send completed entry forms to Tamworth Regional Council:


Mail: PO Box 555, Tamworth, NSW, 2340

Email: trc@tamworth.nsw.gov.au  

Fax: 6767 5499