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Long Lazy Lunch Launch


The much loved, Long Lazy Lunch
is back and tickets are on sale now!

After the amazing rush to purchase Long Table Dinner tickets for this year’s Dungog Festival (October Long Weekend 28 September – 01 October 2018), it’s great to be able to announce that tickets for the Long Lazy Lunch, the final climax of the Dungog Festival on 1st October 2018, have just gone on sale.

‘We’re delighted with the way the Festival is developing this year,’ says Creative Director Sarah Crawford. ‘We really believe that the action packed weekend, with a heavy emphasis on the creative arts, will have something for everyone and the early rush for tickets is a sure sign.’

Brought back by very popular demand, you can enjoy a final lazy afternoon in the grounds of the historic homestead of “Cairnsmore”, just out of town. Famed target of bushrangers in the 19th and early 20th Century, the lovely traditional wide-verandah home is an ideal venue to showcase Dungog’s historic past. The stylish informality of the event includes Gourmet picnic hampers to enjoy inside or outside.

Whether you want to grab a spot on the grass or set yourselves up at any of the tables and chairs on the verandah or under the trees in the gardens, you’ll be able to buy drinks at the bar, kick back and listen to some local music in beautiful surrounds.

Like all the Dungog Festival events, the Long Lazy Lunch will help raise money for some good causes – in this case Dungog Showground and the Charlie Teo Foundation, for brain surgery in Australia.

Tickets are on sale now online at https://www.dungogfestival.com.au/whats-on/lll/ or they can be purchased in person from the Dungog Festival Box Office at 224 Dowling Street Dungog.

For all questions about the Long Lazy Lunch, please email info@dungogfestival.com.au


2018 Dungog Festival

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Shaping up to be the best ever

Dungog Festival 2018, Long Weekend in October, is shaping up to be the best ever with the main street, Dowling Street, closed to traffic for two days of the festival. There’ll be old favourites like the Long Table Dinner on Saturday night and then the sparkling Sunday Street Party the next day. Stay tuned for more and more information being released each week. Early bird ticketing will open on June 4th. Put it in your diary now! You won’t want to miss out!

Sarah Crawford Portrait

2018 Festival Event Manager appointed

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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. 

Sarah 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.

Practical organisation for the Festival will now begin in earnest. Expressions of interest from volunteers, artists, musicians and stallholders are welcome. Email: [email protected]gmail.com

SAVE THE DATES NOW September 28th to 1st October 2018


This is an early advice about the 2018 Dungog Festival, and a call to save the date!

Dungog Festival 2018 will be on the long weekend on September 28 – 1 October 2018
(yes I know that’s partly September)

There will be many of the same events you loved before and there will be lots of new and different features too.

  • The Long Table Dinner will be longer and more spectacular than ever
  • There’ll be more fun on high street, Dungog’s heritage-listed Dowling Street
  • Dungog’s exploding Arts community will be there in style, leading the charge
  • More stuff for kids during the day, great films and heady music for adults at night.
  • There’ll be more quirky arts opportunities for all to be involved
  • More healthy opportunities for fresh air fun, in town and out of town
  • More types of different accommodation
  • More of everything, and different.

In fact, by the time you leave, you’ll be Seeing Dungog Differently.

Save the date now!