After our first fabulous year, 2015 the program was warmed by Spring weather and was bigger and better than ever, with more great food events, music, films, art, markets and lots of fresh country air.
The town was alight and alive with a vibrant atmosphere. Visitors soaked up the vibe at the Festival Lounge and found out what surprises the day had in store, here’s a taste:
Apart from the amazing array of excellent films (and no less than four premieres), the heritage buildings of Dungog were alive with roving animations and art house projections on the walls.
Saturday’s Starry Night Concert with Paul Mac was a treat for fans, and there was music galore at other venues around town. The night owls could stay up late dancing at the Late and Live Cabaret Club and the Starry Night Concert After party, or beer was sipped as punters listened to folk, funk and blues tunes in the local pubs.
Food lovers were not disappointed! The legendary Long Table Dinner right on Dowling St provided a silver service experience under the stars, while guests enjoying a glass of champagne at the Everything Alice High Tea or whiled away the afternoon at the Long Lazy Lunch on Sunday afternoon at a surprising secret location.
Jubilee Park became the place to be with local artisans markets and there was plenty of space to laze on the grass listening to the live music. The streets were alive with a fine array of buskers on who serenaded delighted festival goers.
There were immersive experiences: art workshop, bread making, a fun run through a local farm, early yoga in the park, and an Olive Oil appreciation workshop – plus much more.
Visitors were also able to stock their pantries with Dungog Country’s home-grown fresh fruit and veggies at the lush local growers markets.