Put it in your diaries!
Earlybird tickets go on sale
[UPDATE: 14th May 2018]
The new Dungog Festival program format for 2018 is shaping up to provide an action packed itinerary of events. Old favourites such as The Long Table Dinner and Long Lazy Lunch are set to return, with the James Theatre Film Program taking a musical twist, featuring Australian and International musical greats.
This year sees the inaugural Sculpture on the Farm at “Fosterton” where some of Australia’s finest sculptors meet the treasured rural landscape of Dungog. It is sure to become a major attraction as the setting is quintessentially Dungog Shire.
Dungog Garden Ramble also joins the line up, with a number of local gardens swinging open their front gate and welcoming visitors in to meander around their pride and joy.
On Saturday, visitors can don the lederhosen and prost for Wallarobba Memorial Hall’s annual Oktoberfest. This is a family and dog friendly event, with the successful return of the sausage dog trials during the afternoon.
There will be live street music on both Saturday and Sunday in Dowling Street, with a folk music gathering centred around Chillbillies Cafe.
Then early Saturday afternoon, the festive spirit comes alive as the Gala Street Parade sashays its way down Dowling Street. Marvel at the efforts this small community go to in the name of showing off the best of our best.
Sunday, there’s no rest for the wicked as we close off Dowling Street between Mackay and Brown for the massive Sunday Street Party on from 10 to 10. There will be Art, Culture and Community markets, workshops, a fungog kids corner, wine and beer tastings along with food stands. There are four stages spread around the Street Party and we have an extra special surprise on the main stage on Sunday evening… but you’ll have to keep checking back for more announcements. Entry is free.
And don’t forget all our local businesses who will be putting on the razzle-dazzle to showcase the best of Dungog.
Put it in your diary! 28th September to the 1st October.
This year’s Dungog Festival will be jam packed with mountains of fun for the whole family.
Mum, Dad, little kids, big kids, nan and pop… there are good times waiting for you all.
Don’t forget, early bird tickets go on sale MONDAY 4TH JUNE
Get in early and book your accommodation!
And make sure you Visit Dungog!
Dungog Festival 2018
October long weekend
28th September to 1st October
[UPDATE: February 2018]
The Festival has now swung into planning activities with the appointment of an Event Manager for the Festival.
Sarah Crawford, Director of Dungog Contemporary, an exciting new art gallery in the main street of Dungog, was appointed this week as Event Manager for 2018 Dungog Festival. She has a long career in the Arts and is an artist herself, as well as having significant experience in event management and marketing. Last year’s event manager, Felicity Fragar will continue as a consultant to ensure continuity.
If you would like to attend this year’s Festival, just mark it in your diary now and watch this space. However, if you would like to be more involved – as a Volunteer, as an artist, a market stallholder or a musician, please make sure you contact us early at firstname.lastname@example.org
The Festival this year will be centred around the main street of Dungog and its many artist, galleries featuring local and national artworks in many genres.
Planning is still in progress, but some of the popular events will be there again, the ever popular Long Table Dinner on the Saturday evening, a film program at the James Theatre, a Gala Street Parade, then the Long Lazy Lunch as the usual finale.
NEW for this year is
- A free Sunday Street Party that will be great for families and music lovers
- Plenty of workshops, including, for the first time, one for budding screenwriters.
- Octoberfest in the beautiful old Wallarobba Hall is also a new feature for the Festival, and
- Sculpture on the Farm in the lovely Fosterton Valley, just minutes from town.
We’re looking forward to its being the best, most fun, festival yet, with lots to offer both participants and visitors alike.
Come join us!