Three day music festival at Clarence Town

FUNDS: Festival organising committee members David Layzell, Katie Bagnall and Jessica Robinson receive the cheque from Dungog Shire Council's Ivan Skaines.
FUNDS: Festival organising committee members David Layzell, Katie Bagnall and Jessica Robinson receive the cheque from Dungog Shire Council's Ivan Skaines.

This year’s Clarence Town River Country Festival Weekend is set to be bigger than ever with three days of family fun and music.

The event will be held from October 27-29 with music, markets, poetry, a car show and amusement rides just some of the attractions in the pipeline.

The event has received $20,000 in funding from the Incubator Event Fund which Dungog Shire Council’s head of  Economic Development, Tourism and Events, Ivan Skaines recently presented to the organising committee.

David Layzell from the committee said the funding would help improve the user experience for the attendees including safety fencing, marquees to help with weather and marketing the event.

There will be live entertainment and a bonfire at the hotel on the Friday night of the hoe down with the fun to continue on Saturday and a classic car show on the Sunday.

The entertainers include  Catherine Britt and The Viper Creek Band as well as plenty of up and coming artists from the Tamworth College of Country Music.

You can keep up to date with the latest news on the hoedown and how to buy tickets from their  Facebook Page.