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Events May 2015

Windara Fun Run

Date: May (date to be confirmed) 2015

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

Australian Disc Bowls Festival

Date: 11-16 May 2015

Venue: BIG4 Casino Resort

Contact Details: 


Save the date in 2015 for the 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

Casino Beef Week Festival

Date: 23 May to 2 June 2015

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! 2015 highlights include:

  • 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
  • Beef Week Sausage Competition
  • 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 30 May
  • Mr Beef competition
  • Westlawn Finance rodeo
  • Family day

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

Beef Meets Reef @ Evans Head

Date: 24 May 2015

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 Autumn Orchid Show

Date: 28 to 30 May 2015

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.

CUB Beef Week Golf Open

Date: 28 May 2015

Venue: Casino Golf Club

Contact Details: 

Casino Golf Club
West St Casino
NSW 2470

Phone Main Club: (02) 6662 1259

Phone Pro Shop: (02) 6662 4047

Fax: (02) 6662 6540


Casino Beef Week Cup

Date: 29 May 2015

Venue: Casino Racecourse

Contact Details: 

Casino Racing Club
Dianne Stanley, Tel: (02) 6662 1729

One of the most popular events on the annual Beef Week program, the Casino Beef Week Cup will bring hordes of racing lovers to the showgrounds. Gussie up in your best and enter the Fashions in the Field competition to be in the chance to win from a pool of prizes.

Further details will be available closer to the event.

Beef Week Rodeo

Date: 30 May 2015

Venue: Casino Showground

Contact Details: 

Beef Week Office
Phone: (02) 6662 8181
Web: www.casinobeefweek.com.au

The essence of Beef Week at full throttle is the annual rodeo, held at the Casino Showground after the main parade wraps up on Saturday 30 May.

The Beef Week Rodeo is coordinated by Casino Rodeo and Campdraft assoc.
No alcohol is to be taken to the rodeo area. Food, drinks and a licensed bar are available.

Adults: $15
Family: $35
Child (under16): $10

Events June 2015

Primex - Primary Industry Exhibition

Date: 18 - 20 June 2015

Venue: Casino

Contact Details: 


or p: 02 6768 5800
Fairfax Media


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

Casino Fun Run

Date: 28 June 2015

Venue: Casino Township and Queen Elizabeth Park

Thanks to NSW Athletics and the support of local businesses, our town will hold the Casino RSM Club Casino Fun Run.

For those serious competitors there is the 10klm run sponsored by Casino RSM Club or you can go for the more subdued but still challenging 5klm run sponsored by L J Hooker Casino.

There is also the 2klm fun run for kids sponsored by Parker and Kissane Solicitors and Attorneys.

To to be part of this great event, register online at www.casinofunrun.com.au or contact Hayley Hancock from Richmond Valley Council at hayley.hancock@richmondvalley.nsw.gov.au

Events July 2015

Jazz & Shiraz at Windara

Date: July (date to be confirmed) 2015

Venue: Windara, Sextonville Road, Casino

Contact Details: 

Windara on 6662 3800 or email manager@windara.org.au

The annual Jazz & Shiraz at Windara will be held in July 2015. Enjoy an afternoon on the lawn with live entertainment by jazz guitar trio Totally Plucked, the velvet voices of jazz vocal quartet Rainbow Harmony and the 16-piece youth Casino Big Band. Wines from boutique wineries Zappa Wines and Splitters Swamp will be available to enjoy as well as great food. Entry is $10 and all proceeds go towards Windara. For more information contact Windara on 6662 3800. Windara - providing supported employment and training for people with a disability in the Richmond Valley.

Evans Head Fishing Classic

Date: 3 to 10 July 2015

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

Casino BMX Club Open Day

Date: 11 July 2015 2015

Venue: Casino BMX Club - Crawford Square

Contact Details: 

For more information please contact: President - Mark 0400 552 046

For all our latest information & updates Join and Follow us on Facebook at CASINO BMX CLUB.

Casino BMX Club is located approx. 1 1/2 hours drive from the Gold Coast airport, 20 minutes from Lismore and 1 hour from Ballina airport. The train from Sydney runs right through our town.

Anyone wanting to try BMX is welcome to come along. You will need to bring along a full faced helmet, long sleeved shirt, long pants & gloves or your racing gear if you have it. BMX Australia offers a 4 month licence for $40 for new members that want to give BMX ago.

Racing is on Saturdays. (see Calendar for current race dates)

Sign on is usually 1.30 with racing to start at 2pm. DAYLIGHT SAVING sign on is 2.30 with racing to start at 3.00pm. Please check Facebook page for current times

Training is generally on Wednesday & Thursday afternoons from 4.30pm.


Heritage Weekend

Date: 18-19 July 2015

Venue: Casino Showground

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

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: 25 July 2015

Venue: Casino Community & Cultural Centre

Contact Details: 

Casino Quota President

Lenore Watson

(0414 918 167)

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 25 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.

Bentley Art Prize

Date: 31 July to 2 August 2015

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

Events August 2015

Seafood Bowling Carnival

Date: 3 - 7 August 2015

Venue: Evans Head Bowling Club

Contact Details: 

Bowls Secretary, Steve Cselka
Telephone: 02 6682 5936 
Mobile: 0428 637 046
Email: steve@evansheadit.com.au.

Evans Head's annual Seafood Bowls Carnival is held the first full week in August.

There are 3 games each day, starting at 9.30am and the mixed teams are to play Lady – Man – Lady – Man.

Dress – Creams or club colours.

The cost is $20 per person per day which includes morning tea, lunch and high tea.

Watch the champions challenge their opponents! There's always a high level of great rivalry and sportsmanship that makes this a great event to watch! Enjoy the action at "the bowlo" right beside the ocean in beautiful Evans Head.

For full details click on this link to go to the Club's website: www.evansheadbowls.com.au

Casino Truck Show

Date: 8 August 2015

Venue: Primex site & Casino CBD

Contact Details: 

Casino Beef Week office
Tel: 6662 8181
Email: info@casinobeefweek.com.au
Web: www.casinobeefweek.com.au

Enjoy a fun and entertaining day for all the family at the Casino Truck Show.

The day starts with a Parade of Trucks at 11am through the CBD in Casino.  The trucks then head back to the Primex site for a day of BBQs, entertainment and kids activities.

Entry is only $5 kids are free!

For more info, checkout the website casinotruckshow.com.au or facebook casinotruckshow

Casino Cup

Date: 16 August 2015

Venue: Casino Racecourse

Contact Details: 

Dianne Stanley

Phone: (02) 6662 1729

Email: crclub1@optusnet.com.au

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.

For more info visit http://www.casinoracingclub.com.au/home.aspx

Casino Campdraft

Date: 22 to 23 August 2015

Venue: Casino Showground

Contact Details: 

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 Showgrounds and support this year's event.

Visit their Facebook Page for more information.



Date: 22 - 23 August 2015

Venue: Various locations around Casino

The Usual Suspects is a group of friends in Casino NSW who aim to promote the performing arts and to have fun along the way.

Visit us on facebook for more information 

Events September 2015

National Camp Oven Festival

Date: 4 - 6 September 2015

Venue: BIG4 Casino Resort

Contact Details: 

BIG4 Casino Resort
Tel: 02 6662 1069
Email: office@casinoresort.net.au
Web page: http://www.casinoresort.net.au/events/new-events-page-5/

Camp Oven Cooking

Demonstrations with Andy & Barb Shaw


Learn the Basics

Bush Poets & Yarnspinners Breakfast

Bush Dance with The Big River Bush Band

Camp Oven Dinner

Please book early- private hedged sites, drive through sites, ensuite sites, overnight cabins- pet friendly for well behaved pets.
Our MC is the fabulous Gary Fogarty- look forward to 3 days of fun!

Fathers Day Pig Races

Date: 6 September 2015

Venue: Windara Function Centre

Contact Details: 

Windara Fuction Centre

253 Sextonville Road, Casino

(02) 6662 3800

What better way to enjoy a day of family fun in the Aussie outdoors on Fathers Day than at Windara!

Plenty of fun for Dads and the whole family including the highlight ... the amazing Pig Races!

Make this a "must do" and bring your friends for some real, hearty fun!

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: 

Laurie Benn: 0439 063 588

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 0439 063 588 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

St Mary's Cup Races

Date: October (Date to be confirmed) 2015

Venue: Casino Race Course

St Mary's Cup Race Day
Brought to you by the St Mary's P & F


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: 

Glenn Crawford at Woodburn Visitor Information Centre - 6682 2032

The third 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 8 p.m. will round off a fantastic day for the whole family.


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: 19 October 2015

Venue: Albert Park, Johnston Street, Casino

Contact Details: 


 Paul on 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.

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.