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Events July 2016

Northern Rivers Drag Racing

Date: 24 July 2016

Venue: Casino Aeordrome

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!

Racing starts at 10am.

Visit their website, www.nrdrags.com.au  

Quota Art, Craft & Quilt Fair

Date: 30 July 2016

Venue: Casino Community & Cultural Centre

Contact Details: 

Lenore- 0414 918 167

The diverse talents of the women of the Richmond Valley will be showcased again at the Community and Cultural Centre, Walker Street, on Saturday 30 July from 9am to 3.30pm. Interesting demonstrations throughout the day of spinning and weaving, jewelry making, paper crafting, decorative painting, scrapbooking and tapestry will educate and inspire craft lovers. 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.

Jazz & Shiraz

Date: 31 July 2016

Venue: Windara- 253 Sextonville Road, Casino NSW 2470

Contact Details: 

Phone:  6662 3800

Email admin@windara.org.au

Food, Music & Wine – from 12.30pm

Music by

"Odd Bods" – 4 piece group playing the songs of the 40’s, 50’s made popular by the likes of Frank Sinatra, Matt Munro & Duke Ellington

“Jenny Strever” - vocalist from local a capella group Rainbow Harmony

“The Windara Workers” – supported workers from Windara

“JAZZ in extenso” - a popular 4 piece north coast band featuring Pete Wilkins on drums, Jack Thorncraft on bass & vocals, Ben Rogers on guitar and band leader Royden Ainsworth  on tenor & soprano saxophones and flute.

Wines - The Feature wines this year include Yealands Sauvignon Blanc, Pinot Gris and Pinot Rose’ from the Awatere Valley, Marlborough, and also a Semillon Sauvignon from the Hunter Valley. Together with a Pinot Noir from the Adelaide Hills a Mataro from the Barossa Valley, a blend of Grenache-Shiraz-Morvedre from McLarenvale and a Shiraz together with a Cabernet Sauvignon  from the Coonawarra Valley

Food – available from 12.30pm

Market stalls


$15- per head on the day – children under 15 free

Pre sell tickets available directly from Windara by phone on 6662 380 or Email admin@windara.org.au

Why not get a party of 10 or more together and only pay $10- each, pre sell tickets only.

Ticket price includes a free embossed "Jazz & Shiraz @ Windara" wine glass.  Glass and ticket to be picked up on the day.

Licensed event so strictly NO BYO

All we ask is that you bring a blanket or your favourite chair to sit on and enjoy the day although this is not essential as there will be some chairs available.


Windara is an Australian Disability Enterprise which provides supported employment and training for people with a disability in the Richmond Valley and is situated at 253 Sextonville Road,Casino, NSW

For further information and/or to book your tickets please contact Windara on 6662 3800 or via email admin@windara.org.au  

Events August 2016

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. 




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.



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  

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!