All things good about the country will converge on Dungog for the tiny town's second annual festival, happening 22–25 October. It's a four-day extravaganza where food, drink, flicks, music, dance, theatre and art combine. If feasting is on the agenda, reserve a seat at the Long Table Dinner, which will set up smack-bang in the middle of Dungog's main street for an evening of boutique wines, local produce and live music under the stars.
Leading the film element of the program is Projector Bike, which sees a handmade, two-wheeled contraption travel around town, screening films in unexpected places followed by a mobile audience on bikes. Alternatively, in the more conventional setting of James Theatre, catch a range of films and documentaries, including The Cambodian Space Project, Best of Enemies and a horror compilation showing at midnight.
Headlining the music segment will be Paul Mac, starring at Saturday's Starry Night Concert, accompanied by special guest Ngaiire. Meanwhile, on the Night Market Stage, there'll be performances from singer-songwriter Steve Smyth and bush band Swamp Dawkins. Or, for a rowdier experience, head to the Settlers Arms to see The Pigs turning pop and rock songs into bluegrass masterpieces.
Image courtesy of Destination NSW.