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Events September 2015

Woodburn Orchid Show

Date: 18 - 22 September 2015

Venue: Woodburn Memorial Hall

Contact Details: 

Woodburn Orchid Society

Peter Furniss

Email: sylva@ozemail.com.au

Woodburn and District Orchid Society host the Annual Woodburn Orchid Show, the biggest of its kind on the Northern Rivers, and one that draws orchid lovers from as far as Queensland to Coffs Harbour to view the exquisite displays with over 400 orchids and pick up a bargain on the hundreds of propagated items available.

Further information will be available closer to the event.

Casino Carp Muster

Date: 19 - 20 September 2015

Venue: Richmond, Wilson's and Bungawalbin Catchment areas.

Contact Details: 

Dianne Clarke (02) 6662 4035

Dianne Allen: 0428 225 004

CARP are once again on the agenda as the annual muster is about to happen for the Richmond, Wilson's and Bungawalbin catchments.

This year the, Casino RSM Social Fishing Club is offering $4000 in prizes for some of the best carp catches on the September 19-20 weekend.

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.

Entry fees for the Carp Muster are adults $20, pensioners $15 and school students $10.

You can register at the Casino RSM Club or online at www.casinorsmfishingclub.webs.com.

Weigh-in will be behind the Casino RSM Club and a final draw will be held on Sunday, 3pm.

For more details, phone (02) 6662 4035 or 0428 225 004.

St Mark's Anglican Church Spring Fair

Date: 19 September 2015

Venue: St Marks Anglican Church, Casino

Contact Details: 

Glennys Hiscocks

Join with passionate gardeners and flower lovers as they unite to celebrate the beauty of spring at the St Mark's Spring Flower Show & Fair.

Opening hours: 8.00am to 1.00pm
Date: Saturday 19 September
Address: St Marks Anglican Church Hall and grounds, corner West and Barker Streets, Casino

Morning Tea: $3
Lunch: $5

Green thumbs are encouraged to bring their cut flowers and arrangements to enter the competition to be judged from 10.00am. Submissions must be benched between 7.30 and 9am and no entry fee is applicable. The schedule of flower sections from roses to gerberas and many other popular springtime varieties will be available through selected retail stores in Casino and at the Casino Visitor Information Centre two weeks prior to the show. Presentation of trophies will commence at 12 midday.

While you're there, browse from an array of stalls full of plants, cooking, sewing and sweets for purchase and stop by the kitchen for elegant sandwiches and tea or coffee. This year's event features cake decorating demonstrations by the wonderfully talented local cake maker, Shirley Olsen, plus a stall run by the Solomon Island Fundraising Group raising worthy funds to send to needy in the South Pacific.

An annual event, popular across the Richmond Valley and one not to be missed!

Casino Spring Orchid Show

Date: 24 - 26 September 2015

Venue: Anglican Church Hall Casino

Contact Details: 

Dennis: 02 6663 3290

Casino and District Orchid Society is hosting its annual Spring Orchid Show in the Anglican Church Hall Casino from Thurs 24th to Sat 26th from 9am to 3pm daily.

The Show includes flowering orchid displays, pot plants and bromeliads, potting demonstrations and sale tables of orchids and pot plants.
Also there are keen experts ready to answer any of your “orchid” questions and there are information pamphlets to take home.
Entry fee is only $2 and light refreshments are available for a small cost.
For those wishing to enter exhibits for judging, please bench them by 6.45pm on Wednesday 23 September.
For more information call Dennis on 6663 3290.

Events October 2015

Evans Head Malibu Classic

Date: 2 - 5 October 2015

Venue: Main Beach Evans Head

Contact Details: 

Matthew Moyle, Event Coordinator
Email: mattmoyle@hotmail.com
Phone: 0400 811 796

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!

for more info, checkout our facebook site

Evans Head Golden Oldies Rugby Club Gala Day

Date: 10 October 2015

Venue: Evans Head Stan Payne Oval

Contact Details: 

Neil McClean Tel: 02 6625 1122 / 0429 799 805
Jim Perry Tel: 02 6682 4224

An annual Gala afternoon focussed 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, bbq and refreshments.

A fun day for the whole family!

Woodburn Riverside Festival

Date: 10 October 2015

Venue: Riverside Park & Richmond River at Woodburn

Contact Details: 

Woodburn Visitor Information Centre on 02 6682 2032.

The fourth annual Woodburn Riverside Festival is a full day of family-oriented activities and entertainment centred on the Richmond River and the adjacent Riverside Park.  A raft / inflatable race is planned, as well as the competitive Council Challenge race between Richmond Valley Council and Lismore City Council - a race not to be missed!  There will also be water-skiing demonstrations, outrigger canoes, amusement rides, markets, a barbecue and much more.  A live band 'Riverside Bandits' will entertain in the evening, and the day will finish with a spectacular fireworks display at 8 p.m.


Casino Agricultural Show

Date: 16 - 17 October 2015

Venue: Casino Showground

Contact Details: 
PO BOX 192
ph: 02 6662 5991
fax: 02 6662 5941
10am to 2pm
EMAIL: casinoshowsociety@bigpond.com

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!

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 show ground between 10 – 3pm Monday to Friday or phone them on 6662 5991.

For more info, checkout our website http://www.casinoshowsociety.com/


Northern Rivers Auto Spectacular

Date: 18 October 2015

Venue: Albert Park, Johnston Street, Casino

Contact Details: 


 Paul Stewart: 0448 324 647

The Northern Rivers Auto Spectacular is in its fifth year and growing in its status of being one of the biggest auto shows in the Northern Rivers. With over 130 vehicles on display the line up includes motorbikes, trucks, utes and old machinery.

The day is a fun day for all ages and includes markets and jumping castle for the the entire family to enjoy. Gates open to the public from 8am.

Entry is $5 and Children 12 and Under are Free.

Coraki Art Prize

Date: 23 to 25 October 2015

Venue: Coraki Conference Centre & Brandon Hall

Coraki’s premier annual event brings artists from far and wide to exhibit at the Coraki Conference Centre and Brandon Hall.

The Coraki Art Prize begins with an official opening and presentation on Friday ** October at 7pm with a light supper, prize presentations and entertainment for what is going to be a great event for artists, friends and fans.
The exhibition will showcase artwork ranging from paintings, drawings, Aboriginal art, photography, youth art and youth photography from talented local artists over the two venues.

St Mary's Cup Races

Date: October (Date to be confirmed) 2015

Venue: Casino Race Course

St Mary's Cup Race Day will be held on Saturday 24th October 2015.
Brought to you by the St Mary's P & F and Casino Racing Club.


Events November 2015

Coraki Assault

Date: November (date to be confirmed) 2015

Venue: Richmond River at Coraki

Contact Details: 




AWE-INSPIRING water ski action returns to the banks of the Richmond River at Coraki in November. Known as the Coraki Assault, the event is expected to draw up to 30 boats for two full days of racing. The race will be one lap of a 40km long course from Coraki to Woodburn and return. More information www.tweedriverwaterskiclub.com.

Windara Carols by Fireworks

Date: November (date to be confirmed) 2015

Venue: Albert Park

What a wonderful way to start the festive season!

Join Windara Communities as they herald the festivities at Albert Park Casino, not by carols, but by fireworks!

Starting at 5pm, Sunday 30 November there will be a bouncy castle, food stalls, a bar and even a visit by Santa Claus!

The night will help raise funds for Windara Communities, supporting disabled employment in the Casino district.

For more information or contact details for each event and further information about other great events throughout Richmond Valley please go to on www.windara.org.au

Events December 2015

Richmond Valley Christmas Tree Lightup and Street Party

Date: 3 December 2015

Venue: Walker Street, Casino

Contact Details: 

Richmond Valley Council Events Team

02 6660 0277

The Christmas Tree Lightup and Street Party is back and bigger than ever!

Walker Street comes alive Thursday 3 December from 4pm to 8pm with a host of exciting Christmas fun for the whole family.

  • Amusement rides
  • Christmas carols
  • Face painting
  • Santa
  • Christmas tree
  • Food, fun and much, much more!

Woodburn Carols by Candlelight

Date: 12 December 2015

Venue: Riverside Park

Contact Details: 

Pam Bellingham
Phone: 02 66822203
Email: pmbham@yahoo.com.au

Woodburn Carols by Candlelight will take place in the Riverside Park on Saturday, 12th December from 7 to 10 p.m. 

The Woodburn SES will be manning the barbecue, there will be entertainment from local primary school choirs and dance schools, as well as community singing of traditional carols, with music provided by the duo 'Kirstin and Ryan', and it is expected that Santa will be paying a visit. 

Bring a blanket to sit on the riverbank and enjoy a delightful family evening.