17-26 January 2020

Toyota Country Music Cavalcade

Saturday 25 January 2020!

Applications Open 31 October 2019!

Applications Close 2 January 2020 - NO late applications will be accepted.

Get Involved

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.

Cavalcade route

The 2019 Toyota Country Music Cavalcade was classified as a Class 1 Special Events organised by Tamworth Regional Council on Saturday, 26 January 2019 at 9:00am, started 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.

Applications for the 2020 Toyota Country Music Cavalcade will open 31 October 2019.

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The theme for 2020 is 'A Cavalcade of Colour' 

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 2020 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 2020 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

2019 Winners were 


First: Tamworth City Dance Academy
Second: Curves
Third: Ballet Stars


First:Kirinari Community Service
Second: Northcott Disability Services
Third: Fire and Rescue


Winner: Tamworth Tentpeggers


Email: trc[at]tamworth[dot]nsw[dot]gov[dot]au  

Phone: 6767 5555