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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 April 2014

Co-Opera presents Puccini's Madama Butterfly

Date: 5 April 2014

Venue: Casino Civic Hall

Contact Details: 

Cherie Holdsworth
Economic Development & Events Officer
Richmond Valley Council

02 6660 0232

Madama Butterfly is one of the most popular operas of all time.

Using the mime and puppetry of traditional Japanese Kabuki Theatre as its point of departure, Tessa Bremner’s production clearly delineates the cultural complexities of the story line whilst allowing space for the rich emotional impact of Puccini’s glorious music. This production draws patrons into the romantic web that Puccini spins whether they are seasoned genre-lovers or operatic first-timers.


Carnivale Italiano

Date: 13 April 2014

Venue: New Italy Museum Complex

Contact Details: 

For more information visit www.newitaly.com.au or call Aliison Kelly on 0428 216 079.

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

Date: Sunday 13 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 13 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.

A highlight of this year's event is the introduction of Spaghetti Circus to entertain the children with juggling and acrobatic workshops as well as The Italian Conversation Corner where only Italian will be spoken - tricky if you find you have accidentally wandered in.

Tony Pantano - otherwise known as the Golden Voice of Italy - makes a much anticipated return. Fortunato, well loved through his many appearances at the Italo-Australia Club in Lismore, is appearing for the second time. Fantastic music, dancing and a great atmosphere will ensue.

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. There is a competition for best Italian costume and best opera singer as well as raffles and salami wheels and a lucky door prize of two nights accommodation at the Ramada Hotel and Suites, Ballina.

Summerland Drags

Date: 13 April 2014

Venue: Casino Aerodrome, East Street, Casino

The Drag Races are set to burn rubber again on Sunday 13 April.

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 

Crankfest Xtreme

Date: 26 April 2014

Venue: Surf Club and Main Beach, Evans Head

Contact Details: 

Tarryn Cole Tel: 02 6682 6577
Web:  www.crankfestxtreme.com

A Regional Celebration of Youth Arts and Culture

This is the region’s biggest celebration of youth arts and culture which takes place alongside the river at Evans Head. The festival offers youth a chance to step up and shine at the Breakamove showcase stage or in hip hop and surfing competitions. Or to kick back to the sounds of live bands or funky deejays. With creative workshops and heaps of great kids activities, plus diverse food and art markets, Crankfest offers something for the whole family.

Events May 2014

BIG4 Casino Disc Bowls Festival

Date: 12-18 May 2014 2014

Venue: BIG4 Casino Resort

Contact Details: 


Save the date in 2014 for the 2014 BIG4 Casino Resort annual Disc Bowls Festival. Join us for five days of competition, meeting new friends and catching up with your bowls mates. With an extensive program including Mens Triples, Ladies Triples and Mixed Pairs there is also plenty of fun and festive events like Best Cheer Squad, Happy Hour every day and presentation dinner.

For more information visit www.casinoresort.net.au

Windara Fun Run

Date: 19 May 2014

Venue: Windara 253 Sextonville Road

Contact Details: 

Windara Communities Limited
253 Sextonville Road, Casino
P: (02) 6662 3857  (02) 6662 3800 F: (02) 6662 6803

Come along, bring your family a make a day of it at Windara 253 Sextonville Road, Casino, and support this great event!

 - 5km or 10km run/walk

- Gates open at 9am for a 10:30am start

- $5.00 entry fee

- Great spot prizes and hampers to be won

- Live band to follow walk/run

- Food and drink available

Beef Meets Reef @ Evans Head

Date: 25 May 2014

Venue: Oak Street, Evans Head

Contact Details: 

Evans Head Visitor Information Centre on 02 6682 4343   
Email: beefmeetsreef@gmail.com

The fun takes place in Oak Street, Evans Head. Beef Meets Reef is a huge celebration of seafood, salt air and beef skewers for all the family to enjoy. 

Come and taste the local offerings of scrumptious Reef and Beef while you are entertained by dancing, live music, farm animals, cattle display, clowns, and much more.  At 2pm join in the spectacle of the street parade with floats, a marching band, music and fun. 


Casino Beef Week Festival

Date: 24 May to 3 June 2014

Venue: Casino

Contact Details: 

Beef Week Office: (02) 6662 8181
Web: www.casinobeefweek.com.au
Email: info@casinobeefweek.com.au

A fantastic annual event for the whole family! 2012 highlights included:

  • Official opening ceremony and crowning of the Beef Week Queen
  • Town centre window display and dress up competitions
  • The Northern Star 'Celebration of Fashion' parade
  • Cattle sales at Casino's saleyards
  • Live entertainment at local pubs and clubs
  • Flower, craft, art and photography shows and exhibitions
  • Golf open day
  • Giant FREE BBQ Breakfast
  • Cow pat lotto, cow milking, whipcracking and woodchopping competitions
  • Beef Week Cup horse and greyhound races
  • Mini-rail rides
  • Stud cattle and led steer competition and auction
  • Street stalls, amusement rides, and other activities
  • Spectacular street parade Saturday 31 May 
  • Mr Beef competition
  • Westlawn Finance rodeo
  • Family day

For a list of events, locations and timetable, visit www.casinobeefweek.com.au

Casino Autumn Orchid Show

Date: 29 to 31 May 2014

Venue: Anglican Church Hall, Barker Street, Casino.

Contact Details: 

Joan Causley (02) 6663 3366

Come along and view the magnificent array of orchids on display from the passionate growers within the Richmond Valley at the annual Autumn Orchid Show.

Enjoy guessing competitions, refreshments, competition orchids, pot plants and other items for sale over the 3 days.

Admission is $2.

Events June 2014

Primex - Primary Industry Exhibition

Date: 16 to 21 June 2014

Venue: Casino

Contact Details: 

Exhibition Marketing
Bruce Wright
Phone: (07) 5531 4600


Primex is on again! This three day exhibition features an extensive range of primary industry equipment, services and technology. With 12 categories of exhibits, Primex is an unique event that is not to be missed.

Highlights include:

  • Truck & Machinery Expo
  • Pacific Beef Carcase Competition
  • Motorshow
  • Primex Sustainability exhibition

Events July 2014

Evans Head Fishing Classic

Date: 5 to 12 July 2014

Venue: Woodburn Evans Head RSL

Contact Details: 

Evans Head Fishing Classic Committee

General Enquiries
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

Events September 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/