Dorrigo, 10 April 2021

Gumbaynggirr country

The Dorrigo Showground, home to the JH Davis Memorial Pavilion is nestled on the edge of our small rural town, closely cradled by World Heritage listed Gondwana rainforests and cascading waterfalls. For over 70 years years the main pavilion has been witness to prize plum puddings, jams, local produce and rural delights, to flowers and creative arts, fine embroidery and needlework. To exhibits from schoolchildren and community reflecting the changes of passing time. When it rains at the Show, everyone heads for shelter there and many lasting friendships have been made. Markets, dances, balls and celebrations are held in the pavilion and for the last 19 years the pavilion has been the main concert hall for the annual Folk and Bluegrass Festival. 

J H Davis Memorial Hall stands on lands traditionally owned by the Gumbaynggirr people.

The show will open with young local act Lottie.

This 15-year-old multi-instrumental juggernaut has been singing and dancing for her whole life. Music has become a natural outlet for her to express her internal dreams and feelings. She spent the past year embarking on a journey of discovery and writing her own songs. 


Festival of Small Halls rolls into Dorrigo on Saturday, 10 April 2021 with Bobby Alu and This Way North.

Doors open 6.30pm for a 7pm start.

Pre-purchase your dinner. Dorrigo will be serving up a delicious offering of:


Lasagne & Salad – $12.00

Beef Curry & Rice – $12.00

Vegetarian Curry & Rice – $12.00


Slice & custard – $6.00

Cheesecake & ice cream – $6.00

Tickets available online here

You must not attend the event if you have COVID-19 symptoms – if you become unwell after purchasing a ticket please be reassured it can be refunded in full if you need to go and get tested. If you have a cough, fever, sore throat, fatigue, shortness of breath or fell unwell, please protect your community and stay home.

It is a condition of entry that physical distancing be observed.

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