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Events September 2013

Woodburn Riverside Markets

Date: 2nd Saturday of the Month 2013

Venue: Riverside Park

Contact Details: 

Jenny Johnson
Tel: 0439 489 631

Woodburn Riverside Markets are every second Saturday of the month from 8 am to about 3pm at the lovely Riverside Park Woodburn.
There are a selection of stalls including fruit and vegetables and cake stalls.
Upcoming markets include:
14 September 2013
12 October 2013... as a part of the Woodburn Riverside Festival
9 November 2013
14 December 2013... Different venue, behind the Rod n Reel Hotel
11 January 2014
8 February 2014
8 March 2014
10 May 2014
14 June 2014
12 July 2014
9 August 2014
13 September 2014
*Market days are not held on school holidays.

Events June 2014

Time and Tide solo exhibition by Joanna Burgler

Date: 25 June - 6 August 2014

Venue: Platypus Gallery, 86 Centre St Casino

Contact Details: 

Platypus Gallery / Casino Visitor Information Centre
86 Centre St Casino
Ph: 02 6662 3566

"Time and Tide" solo exhibition by Joanna Burgler. This exhibition showcases paintings of Old Sheds, Fishing nets and Waterscapes. Joanna's work reflects on the complex interaction between man, nature and location, and how they are affected by each other. Geometric forms of the industrial world that are transformed by the elements and time, tell of seasonal extremes and an unknown past.

Dont miss your chance to meet the artist every Saturday in July 10am to 12pm!

Events July 2014

Evans Head Fishing Classic

Date: 4 to 11 July 2014

Venue: Woodburn Evans Head RSL

Contact Details: 

Evans Head Fishing Classic Committee

General Enquiries
Phone: 0448 881414


Evans Head Annual Fishing Classic is the perfect place for you to experience a week of fun and fishing with your family or solo.

Held each year during the June/July NSW School holidays, Evans Head offers a unique holiday experience for you and your family. Pristine Beaches, local atmosphere and a range of accommodation options to suit any budget. It is the ultimate school holiday destination.

Each year hundreds of people, ranging from children to the experienced fisherman, travel to Evans Head to participate in the Evans Head Fishing Classic where they get to experience all that the North Coast of NSW has to offer.

With 21 draws every night, daily winners and amazing prizes - there is much to keep you entertained for the 7 days.

for more info, visit www.evansheadfishingclassic

Family History Seminar - Delving Into The Past

Date: 19th July 2014 2014

Venue: Casino Community & Cultural Centre

All are welcome to the Family History Seminar - Delving into the Past.

The day begins at 9.30am with presenters Allan Murrin and Christina Yeats discussing topics such as Exploring Resources of Family Search, the Changing Aspects of Family History, Breaking Down Walls and Behind Closed Doors - 19th and early 20th Century Instituional Care in NSW.

Cost of $30 which includes morning tea and a light lunch.

Heavy Horse & Horsepower Weekend

Date: 26th - 27th July 2014 2014

Venue: Casino Showgrounds

Contact Details: 

For Machinery enquiries call John on 0400 115 809

For Horse enquiries call Ben on 0408 474 774


Get up close to a drafthorse or hear the loud grunt of a big tractor at the the Casino Show Heavy Horse and Horsepower Weekend.

Trucks, tractors and machinery, horse drawn ploughing competition, tractor games and a tractor pull plus much much more.

Food and beverages available all weekend and a dinner held on the Saturday night (bookings essential).

Entry is FREE. Participamts must register by the 1st week in July.

The only heavy horse show on the North Coast, come an experience a taste the country!

Quota Art, Craft & Quilt Fair

Date: 26th July 2014

Venue: Casino Community & Cultural Centre

Art, Craft and Quilt Show
The diverse talents of the women of the Richmond Valley will be showcased again at the Community and Cultural Centre, Walker Street, on Saturday 27 July  from 9 am to 4 pm.

Interesting demonstrations throughout the day of spinning and weaving, jewellery making, quilt and patchwork preparation, fabric sculpture, paper crafting, hand-painted fabrics, hand-made textile crafts, decorative painting and hand-made flowers and fascinators will educate and inspire craft lovers.

This year there will also be an exhibition by the Casino Art Group.

Merchandise and light refreshments will be on sale throughout the day.

Entry will be by gold coin donation.

Casino Quota is a group of local women who work together having fun while raising funds for those who are hearing and speech impaired, disadvantaged women and children and for the local community.

Events August 2014

Bentley Art Prize

Date: 1st-3rd August 2014 2014

Venue: Bentley Hall

Contact Details: 

Helen Trustum
Phone: 6663 5283
Email: helen-trustum@hotmail.com
Web: www.bentleyartprize.com.au

The annual Bentley Art Prize will be held in the Bentley Public Hall (midway between Lismore and Kyogle).

This art prize gives emerging artists the chance 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 people of all ages to view the diversity of artwork created locally and from afar.

Tables of crafts, gifts, refreshments are also available. Kids can enjoy painting under the trees by the side of the hall.

for more info, checkout our facebook page

Summerland Drags

Date: 16 August 2014

Venue: Casino Aerodrome

The Drag Races are set to burn rubber again on Sunday 16th August.

Get yourself along to this great family day out of motor sport racing for an afternoon full of action packed excitement.
Gates open at 10am for spectators (9am for competitors) with racing until 5pm. Further information is available by listening to Richmond Valley Radio on 88.9FM or from www.dragcity.com.au

Alternatively contact Roger Wood the event administrator on 0437 832 738 or email drags@radio889.org.au

Northern Rivers Auto Spectacular

Date: 31 August 2014

Venue: Albert Park, Johnston Street, Casino

Contact Details: 


 Paul on 0448 324 647

The Northern Rivers Auto Spectacular is in its fourth 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.

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

Events September 2014

Woodburn Orchid Show

Date: 19 - 21 September 2014

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.

Summerland Drags

Date: 21 September 2014

Venue: Casino Aerodrome

The Drag Races are set to burn rubber again on Sunday 21st September.

Get yourself along to this great family day out of motor sport racing for an afternoon full of action packed excitement.
Gates open at 10am for spectators (9am for competitors) with racing until 5pm. Further information is available by listening to Richmond Valley Radio on 88.9FM or from www.dragcity.com.au

Alternatively contact Roger Wood the event administrator on 0437 832 738 or email drags@radio889.org.au

Events October 2014

Casino Agricultural Show

Date: 10 to 11 October 2014

Venue: Casino Showground

Contact Details: 

Casino Show Office
(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!

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/


Evans Head Golden Oldies Rugby Club Gala Day

Date: 11th October 2014

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: 11th October 2014

Venue: Riverside Park & Richmond River at Woodburn

Contact Details: 

Glenn Crawford at Woodburn Visitor Information Centre - 6682 2032
Pam Bellingham: 0414 953 879

Family-oriented day of activities and entertainment centred on the Richmond River and adjacent Riverside Park at Woodburn, celebrating the importance of the river in the development of the district.

A raft race is planned as well as the extremely competitive Council Challenge race between Richmond Valley Council and Lismore City Council - a race not to be missed! There will also be Kayak races, markets and a barbecue.  The children will love the petting zoo, where they can get up close and cuddly with the animals.  There will be entertainment throughout the day which will finish with an exciting fireworks display at approx 8 p.m.

So much entertainment and so much more!

For more info... checkout our facebook page


Events January 2015

The Great Eastern Fly-In

Date: 10th to 11th January 2015

Venue: Evans Head Memorial Aerodrome

Contact Details: 

Gai Taylor
Tel: 02 6621 5592 or 0427 825 202

The Great Eastern Fly-In is a unique Australian aviation event. Pilots, their families and friends, Fly-In from all over Australia, to enjoy a great summer holiday with a difference! Locals, young and old, come to marvel at the latest in aircraft, air displays, and have the ride of their lives. 

All types of Aircraft,  Air Displays, Joy Flights, Market (Saturday), the Great Eastern “Drive-In” (Sunday), kids activities and rides, great food and coffee, free admission, camping on site for aviation enthusiasts.    Yes the P51 Mustang is coming with her new Merlin engine so come and see this iconic Australian built aircraft along with dozens of other great aircraft, small and large!

Have you ever been keen to learn about the aircraft you see? Well, over the weekend some of the pilots will be doing an “Introduction to our Aircraft” walk for anyone interested.    

There will also be a raffle.  All the pilots flying in over the week-end will be describing their aircraft on a sheet of A4 paper which will go into the barrel to win a Great Eastern Fly-In Jersey/t-shirt and cap.  This will be a great way for potential aviators to learn more about the nuts and bolts and joys of the aircraft.

Please leave dogs behind. 

It’s all the fun of The Fly-In and  a great way to spend a summer holiday week-end! 

This is an alcohol free event.

For further information please go to http://www.greateasternflyin.com/.


Events April 2015

Carnivale Italiano

Date: 13 April 2015

Venue: New Italy Museum Complex

Contact Details: 

For more information visit www.newitaly.com.au or call Peter Blackwood on 0414 673 933

Celebrate the area’s rich history of Italian settlement at this year’s Carnevale Italiano, a celebration of "All things Italian"

Date: Sunday 23 April
Time: 10am mass followed by music to 4pm
Venue: New Italy Museum Complex, Pacific Highway, New Italy (ten minutes south of Woodburn)
Cost: $5 per person; children up to the age of 14 free.

On 12 April, the descendents of New Italy will celebrate the anniversary of fifty Italian families who immigrated to Australia in April 1881, and they invite you to join them.

The knowledge that has passed down through the generations has seeped into the Australian psyche - the love of fresh Italian food, Italian wine and Italian music. Carnevale Italiano is a day to immerse in this culture.

The day commemorates the original immigrants who settled at New Italy. These Venetians, mostly contadini - tillers of the soil - fulfilled a desire to escape the harshness of their homeland to sail to paradise. What took place was anything but that and this story is now part of the historical makeup of the Northern Rivers region of NSW.

If you have not been before this is a great day to enjoy the museum and pavilion in a family-friendly setting where bocce, horse and cart rides and circus combine.