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19-28 January 2018

Toyota Country Music Cavalcade

Get Involved

The Toyota Country Music Cavalcade is an iconic Festival event and a fantastic opportunity to promote 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. Entries are now open, click here to complete application form.


Cavalcade route

The 2017 Toyota Country Music Cavalcade was classified as a Class 1 Special Events organised by Tamworth Regional Council and commenced at NSW Police discretion on Saturday, 28 January 2017 at 9:00am, from the corner of Peel and Hill Streets. The Cavalcade travelled north along Peel Street, at walking pace, to the intersection of Peel and O’Connell Streets. The dispersal area was in Peel Street between O’Connell and Bligh Streets.


Click here to see map



The theme for 2017 was 'It Doesn't Get Better Than This'!  

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 2017 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 2017 Toyota Country Music Cavalcade was 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


The 2016 Cavalcade Prizes were:

Sponsored By

Prize Category

1st Prize

2nd Prize

3rd Prize

Tamworth Regional Council

Best Commercial

$1000 cash and plaque   

$500 cash and plaque   


Tamworth Regional Council   

Best Non-Commercial/Community   

$600 cash and plaque

$300 cash and plaque


Tamworth Regional Council

Best Non-Vehicle

$500 cash and plaque

$200 cash and plaque



Winner Announcement 

The winners will be announced after the Cavalcade on the official Festival website www.tcmf.com.au and also on the official Facebook (Tamworth Country Music Festival Official) and Twitter (TCMF Official) pages. 



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