Dungog Festival 2019
Friday, 4 October – Monday, 7 October
Journey along winding country roads with stunning views of rolling hills for a long weekend of film, food, fresh air and fun for the whole family.
Now in its sixth year, the Dungog Festival is drawing crowds from all across the Hunter, Newcastle, the Central Coast and Sydney. This year’s highlights include the second iteration of Sculpture on the Farm, the Wallarobba Oktoberfest, the inaugural Sunday Street Party and of course movies at the James Theatre, the oldest, purpose built cinema in Australia that is still operating. At the Sunday Street Party, there will be six action packed areas with something for everyone: On the main stage, Wes Carr is coming back as the headline act. Trent Bell will also be rocking that stage. The kids will love the old school games and toys created by the talented members of the Dungog Men’s Shed or a visit to the Oakvale Farm Petting Zoo. A myriad of food stands will tempt your taste buds. Or discover creative wares, arts and crafts at the market stalls stretching across the width of Dowling Street and listen to local musicians and guests performing an eclectic mix of tunes across folk, jazz and even a bit of pop.
Sculpture on the Farm was a highly successful addition to the Festival program in 2018 and brought thousands of arts lovers to ‘Fosterton’, home to Philippa and John Graham. After the spectacular success of last year’s inaugural exhibition the quality of exhibits will be even higher this year.
Don’t miss out on the Wallarobba Oktoberfest. Don the lederhosen or dig up that dirndl (or not) and practice rolling your “r”s for an authentic shout of “prrrrrost” at Wallarobba Memorial Hall.
Want to sit down, relax and catch a movie in the comfort and old-style hospitality of Australia’s oldest still operating cinema? The Friends of the James Theatre will be presenting three films: Yesterday, a magical mystery tour of a world without the Beatles; Academy Award winner for Best Foreign Language Film, Cinema Paradiso, the beautiful, enchanting story of a young boy’s lifelong love affair with the movies; and Quentin Tarantino’s Once upon a time… in Hollywood with a stellar cast including Brad Pitt and Leo di Caprio. Saturday’s screening of Yesterday will even get you out in time for the Long Table Dinner, when Dowling Street will once again be turned into a unique alfresco dining experience for an evening under the stars not to be missed.
Check www.dungogfestival.com.au for further details including ticket purchases.