The Allendale East area was settled in the early 1960’s from which time a store, schools, churches and a post office have serviced the community since.

A cheese factory, hotel and stock pound operated until the early 1920’s.

As the township developed the need for social and spiritual development led to the Community Hall being built in 1910.

For all it’s life the Hall has been the centre for cards, dances, weddings, parties and many local social events, developing a strong community culture.

Cave diving is a popular activity in the area.

On the 8th of March Festival of Small Halls will visit Allendale East with internationally acclaimed folk artist Dave Gunning and Australia’s Claire Anne Taylor.

Tickets available online here or at The Bellum Hotel

Full Admission – $25

Children (12 and under) – Free

Doors open at 6.30pm