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

20-29 January 2017

The Tamworth Country Music Festival has won silver in the Festivals and Events category at the Inland Tourism Awards.

 

It was one of six awards presented to Tamworth region tourism operators at a gala presentation and dinner in Griffith on Friday night.

 

The DAG Sheep Station will be inducted into the Inland Tourism Awards Hall of Fame after winning another two Gold awards, and winning the Unique Accommodation category for the third consecutive year.

 

It also won the category of Tourist Restaurants and Catering Services for the second year running.

 

Nundle Woollen Mill won silver in the Heritage and Cultural Tourism category.

 

A total of 35 finalists from the four regional tourism areas of Central, Inland, Murray and Riverina competed in 17 categories.

 

Festival Manager Gavin Flanagan said it was exciting to have the Festival win a silver award.

 

'The 2014 Toyota Country Music Festival Tamworth was widely acknowledged as one of the best in recent years with bumper crowds seeing more than 2700 events across 120 venues over 10 days,' he said. 'The silver is further recognition of its success.'

 

In February 2013, the Festival won the nation's highest accolade when it was named Australia's best major festival and event at the Qantas Australian Tourism Award.