THOUSANDS of people have flocked to the country music capital as the first weekend of the festival comes to a close.
Buskers kept crowds entertained along Peel Street with festivalgoers stopping off along the way to enjoy the sweet sounds of up and coming and veteran musicians of the industry.
Despite sweltering temperatures on Saturday and Sunday people of all ages took a break from the music and enjoyed the adrenaline of the amusement rides on Kable Avenue.
There was lots of options for shoppers with stalls lining Peel Street and a market in the park on Saturday morning.
A welcomed festival feature for many was a walk under the water misters to get a break from the heat.
The entertainment was non-stop and hundreds of people are expected to attended the Toyota Star Maker competition in Bicentennial Park on Sunday night to see who will be crowned as the next winner.
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