Published by: Sian Wright | 22-Aug-2016
Experience food, film and fresh air at the Dugog Festival, 27 - 30 October 2016!
Venue: Dungog
Address: Dungog, NSW
Date: 27 - 30 October 2016
Ticket: See website for details.
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Organisers of the Dungog Festival have unveiled a sumptuous program of food, film and arts offerings to delight visitors travelling to the picturesque Hunter region to experience the festival over three days, from 27 until 30 October 2016.

For the third year running, Dungog's Dowling Street will be taken over by the popular Long Table Dinner, allowing guests to come together for a communal dining experience that showcases the delectable local produce on offer throughout the region.

The Winemakers Lunch is expected to be a favourite this year, matching the Hunter's finest wines to the delicious, locally and sustainably sourced menu of guest chef, Christine Manfield. Renowned chef and food personality, Manfield is an advocate for the sustainable, quality produce that is a hallmark of Dungog farmers.

Stealing the show at last year's festival, the enigmatic Long Lazy Lunch will return at a secret rural location. Rounding off the weekend perfectly, the Sunday lunch is the best way to experience Dungog's beautiful surroundings.

Local produce and providores will also feature over the weekend at the bustling growers market. Visitors will have the pleasure of sampling and buying Dungog grown pork, beef and lamb, locally grown fruit and vegetables and a regional wine selection. Foodie workshops and demonstrations will allow festival-goers the opportunity to try their hand at activities like bread baking, sausage making and even the brewing of local craft beers.

The town will come to life with musical entertainment, night and day in the towns' pubs and on festival stages, including a Saturday night party with the dazzling party band Enormous Horns.

The Dungog Festival is renowned for it's short film program, offering entrants one of the highest prize pools in the country - $30,000. Film entries will be shown at various locations throughout the event, including the historic James Theatre, the oldest still-operating purpose-built cinema in Australia.

The variety-filled program will create an idyllic rural experience, allowing visitors the perfect excuse to visit one of the prettiest towns in the Hunter region. From yoga and art classes, to bush poetry, a car boot sale and a pub trivia competition, everyone is invited to try a new experience at the Dungog Festival.

The full program will be unveiled in late August when Gold Pass and Luxury Weekend package tickets go on sale ahead of general ticket sales in September. Check the event website for information on travel and accommodation options, including town glamping and homestays.

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