The scope of the Dungog Festival has continued to widen. It still promotes a strong film program along with showcasing local food, craft beer, the visual arts, great music and rural lifestyle. The festival draws an enthusiastic crowd from across the Hunter and further afield.
In the years the Dungog Festival has been operating the region has seen the Visual Arts space grow exponentially. Dungog now supports a vibrant community of artists, crafters and makers. This sector has seen the greatest level of business development growth, with many galleries and retail outlets now operating in the main street dedicated to the Arts.
The Festival Board sees this as an opportunity to further promote and develop this sector, with Art based activities being a highlight of the Dungog Festival program. The local arts community are embracing this opportunity with exhibition openings, workshops and happening, together with a partner event ; “Sculpture on the Farm”.
This year the festival will burst with the sights sounds and experiences of Arts, Activity, Food, Music and Fun in the pristine rural setting of Dungog. More than ever this year the Festival has events to suit all budgets including the addition of the free Sunday Street Party. We are creating a dynamic program that will engage both the Dungog community and visitors from further afield. Key events such as the ‘Long Table Dinner’, ‘Gala Street Parade’, ‘James Theatre’, Sculpture on the Farm’, ‘Wallarobba Hall Oktoberfest’ and much more are all certain to draw crowds.