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Australia's Largest Music Festival. 10 days. 700 Artists. 2800+ Events

19-28 January 2018



Nominations for the 2018 Queen of Country Music Quest are now open! Closing on Friday 29 September 2017.

Click here for Nomination form

Local businesses and community groups are encouraged to nominate the “Queen” of their workplace.
The Quest, now in its 35th year, and the quest is taking a further step supporting young women who are interested in advancing their personal skills such as public speaking, networking and community service. This year though, with Zonta International having objects of empowering local women there is also a strong personal and professional development focus, not only during the quest but in the months leading up the festival.
The Quest is open to women aged 18-35 years who are nominated and sponsored by their employer, a local business or community organisation.
If successful, entrants to the Quest are expected to be advocates of the Festival and also of Tamworth, as a destination of choice in regional Australia.


One of the draw cards of the Quest is the major prize which is a trip to Tamworth’s sister city, Gore in New Zealand where the winner will represent Tamworth at the 2018 Gore Country Music Festival.
Entrants must be available to attend all scheduled events throughout the festival dates and later events throughout 2018. 

Any queries please contact Deb Woods on 0427 609 870.


Some encouraging words


“ With Zonta’s major focus empowering women and girls the Tamworth Country music festival Queen Quest is the perfect complement to our work to support young woman in the region to grow in confidence and develop more fully to contribute to our community, the club is excited and committed to be expanding the Quest and are joining collaboratively with others in the community so the quest can be an even more valuable experience for the entrants, sponsors, employers and the whole community,”  - Deb Maes, President of the Zonta  Club of Tamworth


“I would absolutely recommend entering the queen quest as it provided me the opportunity to engage with the local community, make new friends and allowed me to see the Tamworth region and Country Music Festival from all perspectives” - Dominique Judd, 2016 Princess of Country Music