11 – 12 December 2017
Tamworth is the Country Music Capital of Australia so it was a must stop on our route from Coolum Beach to Sydney. Tamworth is the site of Australia’s largest annual country music festival, Tamworth Country Music Festival, and home of the Big Golden Guitar. The town center was busy. The main street sidewalks have award plaques embedded in them listing each year’s award winners. The area along Peel River is nicely done with one of the largest and nicest children’s playgrounds we’ve seen so far, war memorials, gardens, and plenty of odes to country music.
On the south side of town is the Big Golden Guitar. It includes a small museum, wax museum, café, gift shop, and most notably a 40 foot tall replica of the Golden Guitar award. For a country music fan, Tamworth is definitely worth a visit.