Events in the Valley

Events in the Valley

The Richmond Valley is home to some significant regional events, including Casino Beef Week and the PRIMEX field days, attracting some 100,000 visitors between them for their celebration of the beef industry, rural lifestyle and the agricultural produce of our region. In addition to these, we host an extensive range of events both inland and on the coast. We have the staff and facilities to hold major events and we would like to talk with you about holding an event in the Richmond Valley. Please do not hesitate to contact our Events team.

Event Funding Applications

Richmond Valley Council recognises a vibrant and thriving events culture is a valuable asset to our community. The contribution that events bring to the celebration of the region’s cultural diversity, particularly in respect to economic and social development, is highly regarded.

Event Support Scheme

Applications for Richmond Valley Event Support Scheme funding for events held during the financial year commencing 1 July 2017 are now closed.

The Event Support Scheme was developed to support and encourage events; this type of funding may be by way of financial contribution or in-kind support. When applying for funding, applicants will be required to meet the specific criteria outlined in the guidelines using the application form provided and supplying the required supporting documentation. Click the below links to access the documents.

Applications close: 5pm Friday 7 April 2017

It is recommended all applicants contact an Events Officer on 6660 0300 or email: to discuss your application prior to submission.

Inviting The Mayor To An Event

Please feel free to invite the Mayor to take part in your event, such as a competition, presenting prizes or certificates, drawing a raffle, making an opening or closing speech. When thinking about what information you need to include with your invitation, be sure to enclose the essential details below:

  • What the event is
  • The date and time
  • The venue address
  • The Mayor's involvement

Inviting the Mayor to your event is simple. You can email your request, telephone or write to us, preferably four weeks before the event. We will do the upmost to contact you within seven days of receiving the invite to confirm whether the Mayor is able to accept the invitation or not.

For further information please contact:

Julie Clark, Personal Assistant to the General Manager and the Mayor, on 6660 0300. or

The Richmond Valley celebrates its strong communities with vibrant and welcoming events in halls, reserves and libraries. To find out more about the events listed below, click on the name of the event.

  • 27 Aug 2017

    Trash and Treasure

    27 August, Woodburn Memorial Hall, 9am to 3pm Got some 'trash' to sell or are you looking for some treasure? The annual Trash and Treasure event is on again on Sunday, 27 August from 9am to 3pm at the Woodburn Memorial Hall. It will be a great day...

  • 28 Aug 2017

    Careers Expo

    28 August, 3pm to 5.30pm, Casino Community & Cultural Centre Considering a career in local government? Students in years 10, 11 and 12 are invited to join us exclusively in exploring job opportunities with Richmond Valley Council! Richmond Valley...

  • 31 Aug 2017

    Cedar Guitar Country Music Awards at the Bowlo

    Thursday, 31 August 2017, Evans Head Bowling Club, 2 Beech St, Evans Head NSW The Cedar Guitar Country Music Awards are back again and will be offering four days of country music shows across the Northern Rivers in 2017! From August 31 to September 3, the...

  • 02 Sep 2017

    Generation Ag Spring Show Ball

    Generation Ag invites you to the Far North Coast social event of the year, the inaugural "Spring Show Ball". Come along for a fun night out and celebrate the beginning of the spring show season. There will be amazing live entertainment from duo...

  • 02 Sep 2017


    Saturday, 2 September, Casino Indoor Sports Stadium, Colley Park Yoga4dignity is coming to Casino to bring women together to Share the Dignity! In Australia there are 48,000 homeless women and it is the event organiser’s goal this year to have the...

  • 15 Sep 2017

    Woodburn Evans Head Spring Orchid Show

    Friday, 15 to Sunday, 17 September, Woodburn Memorial Hall, River St, Woodburn NSW Orchid lovers are invited view exquisite displays with over 400 orchids. The Woodburn-Evans Head and District Orchid and Foliage Society will again host the popular annual...

  • 16 Sep 2017

    St Marks Spring Flower Festival

    Saturday, 16 September, St Marks Anglican Hall, Barker St, Casino NSW A spectacular sea of colour will fill Casino's St Mark's Anglican Church Hall at the 17th annual Dahlia and Flower Spring Show. Held from 8am to 1pm.

  • 16 Sep 2017

    Mid Richmond Education Fund High Tea

    Saturday, 16 September from 1pm to 4pm, Woodburn Evans Head RSL Club Enjoy a lovely glass of complimentary sparkling wine on arrival before sharing delectable high tea sweets and savouries, fashion parade and dance demonstration. Join with your...

  • 17 Sep 2017

    Casino Fun Run

    Sunday, 17 September, Queen Elizabeth Park It’s all about fun at the Greater Casino Fun Run… 10km, 5km and 2km walk, jog or run – all welcome! You’re invited to enter and be part of this special day which includes a picturesque...

  • 24 Sep 2017

    Northern Rivers Drag Racing

    Sunday, 24 September, Casino Airport Love the smell of an exhaust or rev of the engine? Come and be a part of a safe and legal drag racing event that young families & motor enthusiasts can come together and enjoy. Northern Rivers Drag Racing Inc will...

  • 29 Sep 2017

    Evans Head Malibu Classic

    Friday, 29 Sept to Monday, 2 October, Main Beach, Evans Head It’s a long weekend filled with retro surf boards, music, BBQs and beachside markets celebrating the start of summer surfing! The Evans Head Malibu Classic is a surfing competition for...