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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

Contact Details: 

Merilyn 0401 493 316 


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. Friday and Saturday 8am-4pm and Sunday 8am-2pm. 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.

Benching of plants between 1pm-5pm Thursday 15 September.

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

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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

Woodburn Riverside Festival

Date: 8 October 2016

Venue: Woodburn Riverside Park

The annual Woodburn Riverside Festival is a full day of family-oriented activities and entertainment, centred on the Richmond River and the adjacent Riverside Park at Woodburn. 
The many attractions include a raft race, dragon boats, water-skiing demonstrations, markets and a barbecue. Activities for children include rides, a jumping castle and face painting. Musical entertainment throughout the day will be provided by Community Radio 88.9 FM, and a live band in the evening. A fireworks display at 8pm will round off a fantastic day for the whole family.

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.


Golden Oldies Gala Day

Date: 15 October 2016

Venue: Stan Payne Memorial Oval

Contact Details: 

Neil McClean

(02) 6625 1122
0429 799 805

Evans Head Golden Oldies Rugby Club Gala day is an annual gala afternoon focused on rugby but with plenty for the family to do too. A series of rugby union games will take place as well as market stalls, jumping castle, face painting, barbecue and refreshments.
A fun day for the whole family!

Northern Rivers Auto Spectacular

Date: 16 October 2016

Venue: Albert Park

CASINO'S Albert Park Rugby grounds will be transformed into motor enthusiast heaven for the Northern Rivers Auto Spectacular- and there will be more than just cars. "Car lovers of all ages will be able to browse hundreds of desirable machines, from antiques and classics to the latest and greatest fuel injected models,"


St Mary's Cup

Date: 22 October 2016

Venue: Casino Racecourse

Contact Details: 

(02) 6662 1729

Enjoy all the action at the Casino Racecourse as the Casino Racing Club hosts the St Mary's Cup Race Day.

Dress up in your best and enjoy a day in the field! The meeting of 8 races will be complemented by full TAB facilities on course, plus bar and food outlets.

Events November 2016

Coraki Assault Ski Race

Date: 12 - 13 Novemebr 2016

Venue: Richmond River

Contact Details: 

Brian Shepherd

0422 216 777


The annual Coraki Assault Ski Race is on again, hosted by the Tweed River Water Ski Club.

AWE - INSPIRING water ski action returns to the banks of the Richmond River at Coraki in November 2016. Water skiers from across northern NSW and south-east Queensland will take part in the annual Coraki Assault Ski Race over two days. 

Events December 2016

Richmond Valley Christmas Street Party

Date: 1 December 2016

Venue: Casino CBD

Contact Details: 

Hayley Hancock

(02) 6660 0277

The Christmas Tree Lightup and Street Party is back and bigger than ever!
Walker Street comes alive with a host of exciting Christmas fun for the whole family. There will be amusement rides, Christmas carols, face painting, Santa, Christmas tree, food, fun and much, much more!

Woodburn Carols by Candlelight

Date: 10 December 2016

Venue: Riverside Park

Woodburn Carols by Candlelight will take place in the Riverside Park on Saturday, 10th December from 7 to 10 p.m. There will be entertainment from local primary school choirs and dance schools, as well as community singing of traditional carols, and it is expected that Santa will be paying a visit.

Lions Carols by Candlelight

Date: 11 December 2016

Venue: Gateway Lifestyle Village, (Big 4 Resort)

The annual Casino Lions Club Carols by Candlelight celebrations will be held at the Gateway Lifestyle Village in December. Come along and join this very special evening under the stars. People will be encouraged to sing along to their favourite carols, with song booklets available on the night.

There will also be a special guest for the kids!