Dowling Street will once again be turned into a unique alfresco dining experience, taking advantage of its impressive wide streetscape for an evening under the stars not to be missed.

The reason Dowling Street, the high street of Dungog, is amazingly wide compared to cluttered main streets in the rest of the world is because great droves of cattle were driven down the main road on their way to market. At the Dungog Festival it is transformed, for one night only, into a gracious dining venue for 220 guests at a single long table.

This iconic event has been the most overwhelmingly memorable and successful event of previous festivals. The long table is elegantly set for a sumptuous three course meal to be served under the stars, with the surrounding heritage buildings floodlit creating a wonderfully ambient backdrop.

This event is SOLD OUT 

The James Theatre is running a special pre-dinner screening of the film YESTERDAY – starting 5.30pm in time to get you out for the dinner !


  • In addition to the complimentary glass of champagne on entry, there will be a bar open for the purchase of both non and alcoholic beverages on the evening.
  • Table water, along with TWO FREE drinks of choice are included.
  • We can cater for those who have special dietary requirements, such as vegan vegetarian and gluten free, please clearly specify on each ticket you purchase.
  • In the interest of public safety, Dowling Street will be closed to traffic between Brown Street and the entrance lane to IGA from 4 pm and between Brown Street and Mill Lane from 7 pm to 12 midnight. Detours will be in place.
  • In the event of inclement wet weather, an alternative venue will be advised.
  • Due to overwhelming demand for Long Table Dinner tickets we are unable to provide refunds.

This event is organised by: Dungog Arts Foundation, a registered charity.  All donations are fully tax-deductible.


Dowling Street, DUNGOG NSW
between Brown Street and Mill Lane

Saturday, October 5th

7:30 Welcome drink
8:00 -10:30 Dinner

Complimentary glass of champagne on arrival
Three course individual meal with two free drinks of choice from wine, local lager, juice or mineral water ; please bring coins and small notes for cash bar
Live entertainment

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Donation: Why not add a tax-deductible donation to the festival and help make it bigger and better than ever.