Hi all. Sorry it’s been a while but finally, here is the last of the series of images I took during the Tamworth County Music Festival in January this year.
If you haven’t already worked out, my town takes on a different life during the 10 days of the Festival. This includes the traders who come to town and take over the main street while the party is on. Here are a few images of the market stalls that grabbed my attention. Hope you like them and please feel free to look over my past posts about the festival too.
Yes, this is a caravan/trailer.
You aren’t cool until you have a neck tie cooler. So they say anyway.
Vintage cowboy style.
Something for everyone.
Pretty light shade but where would I put it? 🙂
Which whip would be on your wish list? Now say it fast 10 times.
This stall is portable, mounted on a trailer, it it just sort of folded out to look like this. It had horse supplies as well as lovely iron and tin country artwork.
Forget the traditional weather vane, who wants a rooster pointing the direction of the wind anyway? None of these equine masterpieces were the same.
Fun and games in the main street. People actually paid to climb inside a plastic ball in almost 40 deg heat to splash in water they didn’t get wet from? Okay it could be fun but it didn’t compute with me.
More of the “water play”. Note the hay bales? They gave a country feel to the dry splash.
Now this is country. Mechanical bull rides. Once again this tent was set up in the main street so anyone with some spare change could have a go.
This young artist (man with white shirt on) sat on the footpath in the main street for the whole 10 days of the festival and just painted different works from scratch. He even sold a few.
This was so cool (even without a neck tie cooler) but then again I’ve always been enthralled by Gypsy stories, myths etc. 🙂
On a final note, I’m happy to say the festival took out another tourism award this year here in Australia which makes it even more pretty special. 🙂