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Events August 2016

Seafood Bowls Carnival

Date: 1-5 August 2016

Venue: Evans Head Bowling Club

Contact Details: 

(02) 6682 4343

This years Seafood Bowls Carnival is again set to be a week of lawn bowling, seafood and fun. 

Occuring in the first full week of August, this annual event is located in the beautiful town of Evans Head. Set within the Richmond Valley, there is always plenty to do.

Monday- Mixed Fours

Tuesday- Mens Fours

Wednesday- Ladies Fours

Thursday- Mens Triples

Friday- Mixed Fours


For more information give the  Evans Head Bowling Club a call or visit their website, http://www.evansheadbowls.com.au/

Bentley Art Prize

Date: 5-7 August 2016

Venue: Bentley Hall

Contact Details: 

Helen Trustum

Mobile: 0407 431 725

Phone: 02 6663 5283

Email: helen-trustum@hotmail.com

The Bentley Art Prize has been held annually at the Bentley Public Hall since 1985. “The Bentley” is a vehicle for emerging artists to showcase their talent to the wider community. All proceeds raised from the event go toward the upkeep of the Bentley Public Hall, a focal point for the Bentley Community.


The Bentley Art Prize is a community event that attracts all ages from surrounding districts, the attraction being the diversity of artwork created locally and from afar. The family orientated event has grown over the years into a great benefit for the Bentley Community




Casino Truck Show

Date: 6 August 2016

Venue: Casino CBD

Contact Details: 

02 6662 8181

The North Coast Petroleum Casino Truck Show will again be held in the main streets of Casino's CBD. The free event starts at 10am with a rolling parade through the Casino CBD followed by a line-up of blinged-up trucks in the heart of Casino, with kids' amusement rides, industry displays, food and market stalls. 




Medieval Melee

Date: 6 August 2016

Venue: Alwood Street, Coraki

Contact Details: 

Kate Crockett

0418 568 045

The Medieval Melee is set to be a great day out for the family. With battles, games, competitions, markets, a feast and the Viking Village there will be plenty on offer.

The Viking Village officially opens at 10am, where you can speak to Vikings, shop around for souvenirs at the markets and compete in the games. Entry into the Medieval Village is $15 for two adults and two children, or $5 per person.

Prizes for best dressed.

Battles and Medieval BBQ from 11.30am in the arena.

Stall holders can call Louise on 0401 602 324 and for information about the event you can contact Kate on 0418 568 045.

Tickets for Yarl's Feast are $35 and can be purchased at https://www.stickytickets.com.au/39921/medieval_melee.aspx.

Please visit the Coraki Riverside Markets Facebook page for updates https://www.facebook.com/CorakiRiversideMarketsandevents/



Casino Gold Cup

Date: 13 July 2016

Venue: Casino Racecourse

Contact Details: 

Phone: 02 6662 1729

Email: casinoraceclub@gmail.com

Enjoy all the action at the Casino Racecourse as the Casino Racing Club hosts this popular race meet. There is plenty of fun to be had at this years annual Casino Cup so round up your friends, get dressed up and have a great day out.



Casino Campdraft

Date: 20-21 August 2016

Venue: Casino Showgrounds

Contact Details: 

02 6667 1232

This year the Casino Campdraft is set to be a fantastic event, running over two days there is plenty of action to be seen. Free for spectators and full catering services available over the weekend. The event starts at 6am so come on down to the Casino Showground and support this year's event. 

Events September 2016

Fathers Day Pig Races

Date: 4 September 2016

Venue: Windara- 253 Sextonville Road, Casino NSW 2470

Contact Details: 


Annual Casino RSM/Windara Father’s Day Pig Races as always promises to be full of fun for the whole family and totally entertaining. There will be seven big races to be run at half hourly intervals; entry is by gold coin donation. There will be food and drinks available, a licensed bar for Dad and don't forget to check out the kids playground area and the amazing maze.

Casino Fun Run

Date: 11 September 2016

Venue: Queen Elizabeth Park 2

Contact Details: 


The Greater Casino Fun Run features the Casino RSM 10km, Greater Casino 5km and Parker & Kissane Solicitors 2km distances. We encourage everyone across the Northern Rivers to enter and be part of this special day which includes a picturesque course taking in the main street of Walker St and finishing at the iconic Queen Elizabeth Park.



Woodburn Spring Orchid Show

Date: 16-18 September 2016

Venue: Woodburn Hall

The Woodburn-Evans Head & District Orchid & Foliage Society will again host the popular annual Woodburn Orchid Show, the biggest of its kind on the Northern Rivers, from Friday 16 September to Sunday 18 September, 9am-4pm. The three-day Show draws orchid lovers from across the State, as well as from Queensland, to view the exquisite 400 plus orchids on display. It is also a great opportunity to pick up a bargain on the hundreds of propagated items available. The Show is held in the Woodburn Hall.

St Mark's Anglican Church Spring Fair

Date: 17 September 2016

Venue: St Mark's Anglican Hall

Contact Details: 


(02) 6662 5745


(02) 6662 6791

St Mark's Spring Fair is on again. Enter a variety of cut flowers for the competition, or browse the various stalls. With plants, cooking, sweets and produce, craft, raffles, Solomon's and jewellery there is plenty to have a look at. Morning tea and Lunch available.

Entries recieved between 7.30am and 9am, judging at 10am and presentations between 12pm and 12.30pm.

Official opening 10.30 to 11am

Antiques and collectables can be valuated from 11.30am 



Casino Carp Muster

Date: 24-25 September 2016

Venue: Casino RSM Club

Contact Details: 

Laurie Benn-

0439 063 588

Dianne Allen-


Carp are once again on the agenda as the annual muster is about to happen for the Richmond, Wilson's and Bungawalbin catchments in the Casino Carp Muster. This year the, Casino RSM Social Fishing Club is offering AUD4,000 in prizes for some of the best carp catches. Carp is a well-known pest because of its destructive bottom-feeding habits, which is why it's a great idea to fish them out of the rivers. You can register at the Casino RSM Club or online through the website. Weigh-in will be behind the Casino RSM Club. All fish presented must be caught on rod and reels and handlines in accordance with NSW rules and regulations. For more information visit, www.dpi.nsw.gov.au. Fishing licenses are required for entrants over the age of 18. For more details, please contact the organisers on the numbers provided. Source: Casino RSM Fishing Club

Northern Rivers Drag Racing

Date: 25 September 2016

Venue: Casino Aerodrome

Contact Details: 

President- Mark

 0428 860 392


Vice President- Jim

 0414 461 950


Secretary- Shelley

 02 6662 6257

Northern Rivers Drags are the premier racing event in the Richmond Valley. 2016 is set to see four Australian National Drag Racing Association (ANDRA) endorsed events take place. There is a bit of fun for everyone. Whether you like to race or want to be a spectator, come and join in the fun!


Visit their website, www.nrdrags.com.au  

Casino & District Spring Orchid Show

Date: 29 September - 1 October 2016

Venue: St Marks Anglican Hall, Barker Street

Contact Details: 



Casino & District Orchid Society are again holding their annual Spring Show.

Open from 9am to 4pm on the 29-30 September and 9am to 1pm on Saturday 1 October.

Evans Head Malibu Classic

Date: 30 September - 1 October 2016

Venue: Main Beach, Evans Head

Contact Details: 
0414 772 273

The best provincial longboarding in Australia will feature120 longboarders from Victoria to the Sunshine Coast competing in the annual Evans Head Malibu Classic, formally the Evans Head Longboard Invitational.

Over the long weekend there will be live music, BBQ’s and refreshments available and on the public holiday Monday a beachside market. Spectators should get along to see surfboards from another era. The increasingly popular ‘retro’ competition division featuring pre 1982 single fin shortboards and the pre 1968 under 40’s Old Mal division will provide all the nostalgia from the days of old.

Come along to celebrate the start of summer surfing!



Events October 2016

Casino Show

Date: 14-15 October 2016

Venue: Casino Showgrounds

Contact Details: 

Casino Show Society

02 6662 5991

The Casino Agricultural Show will again showcase a wide variety of events and displays at this year's agricultural show. Again, it will be a great event focusing on family and fun for the children with a great variety of ring events, trade and industry displays, show jumping, cattle dog trials, side show alley and of course, the crowning of Miss Showgirl!
Join now and save a bundle on gate entry prices. Become a member of the Casino Show Society today and receive discounted family show entry tickets. To join, visit the Casino Show Society Office located at the showground.