Bellingen has some excellent cafes and restaurants, from gourmet cuisine to modest but delicious organic cafes for alfresco dining.

The Festival also has some special events featuring music and food and we encourage you to visit our sponsor’s establishments.


Festival Opening Celebration and Festival Supper

Friday and Saturday, 22 and 23 September 2017
6:00pm-7:30pm, Maam Gaduying (Meeting Place) Park

Before going to the evening concerts, why not enjoy food, drink and music in Maam Gaduying (Meeting Place) Park.   Young musicians will whet your appetite for the evening performance while your hunger will be satisfied by tasty, reasonably priced meals served in the Senior Citizens Rooms adjacent to the park.  Wine and soft drink are also available.

Proceeds of all food and beverage sales will help fund the Bellingen Youth Orchestra and the Music Festival.

Saturday Lunch with the Sohum Women’s Choir

Saturday 23 September, 12:00-1:00 pm,   The Little Red Kitchen

Have Saturday lunch at the Little Red Kitchen while surrounded by the versatile sounds of the Sohum Women’s Choir. Music is free but bookings are essential – phone the Little Red Kitchen  on  (02) 6655 1551.

Sunday Lunch with Panache

Sunday 24 September, 1:00-2:00 pm,   Old Butter Factory Café

Have Sunday lunch at the Old Butter Factory Café while local jazz ensemble Panache enriches your palate. Music is free and Festival ticket holders receive a 10% discount voucher for main course meals.   Bookings are essential – phone the Café on 02-6655-2150.

For other dining we recommend visiting the i love bello shire website