Today we are linking up with Melinda at West Metro Mommy for Super Saturday Snapshots.
I grew up in a small country town in Australia which was known as "Australia's Country Music Capital". It is the Australian equivalent of Nashville, TN as it has a large festival where thousands of people come to visit this time of year to listen to country music and see the big stars of Australian Country Music. They also have a big award ceremony, similar to the CMA's in America. I haven't been in Tamworth for the festival since I moved to America but I found a few photos recently from the 2001 festival and thought it would be a good subject for today's post since it is festival time.
The main street is closed to traffic during the festival. Many of the pubs/bars in town have different singers perform during the festival and also offer accommodation.
The main street always has lots of people as there are many performers and other things to do along the street.
One of the more common sights along the main street is buskers/street performers. Many of them are really good so it is worth wandering down the street to hear the different performers.
Towards the end of the festival they have thousands of people line the main street to try and break the world record for the world's longest line dance.
They also have a big parade on the last weekend and it is very popular.
The parade is a great way to see the big country music stars as most of them are on one of the floats.
The parade is fairly long and takes about an hour to see the whole thing go by.
Many of the floats have music and dancing as well.
This is just a small glimpse of what the Country Music Festival in Tamworth looks like. Have you ever been to the festival or something similar?