Events in the Valley

Events in the Valley

Use our Richmond Valley What's On Guide to find an event near you or browse through the listings to check out all major events occurring in the valley.

The Richmond Valley is home to 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, the valley is host to an extensive range of events both inland and on the coast. The number of events continues to rapidly grow with magnificent community events, markets, exhibitions and festivals.

The Richmond Valley events team is a one-stop shop for event organisers, offering planning, approvals and logistics support and in some cases, financial assistance. Please do not hesitate to contact our events team today to discuss your ideas.


Event Organisers

Richmond Valley Council plays a significant role in supporting events in the Richmond Valley region. These events benefit both the local economy and community, and are an important element in the culture and overall image of our valley.

We are investing into new and redeveloped events and support major regional events such Casino Beef Week and the PRIMEX field days, attracting more than 100,000 visitors between them for their celebration of the beef industry, rural lifestyle and the agricultural produce of our region.

The Richmond Valley events team is a one-stop shop for event organisers, offering planning, approvals and logistics support and in some cases, financial assistance.

We provide support for all kind of events: large and small; cultural, sports and social; international and local. We can help you delivering high quality events that meet customers’ needs and expectations. We manage our rapidly growing Richmond Valley’s events portfolio, attracting and retaining events and festivals to enhance the economic benefits to the region.

We are here to help, click below for more information on how to:

  • Deliver or host an event in the Richmond Valley
  • Seek support for an event
  • Promote your event

Event tool kit, forms and handy tips


Event Support Scheme
Applications for the 2018/19 Richmond Valley Event Support Scheme are now open!

The 2018/19 Event Funding Scheme is developed to help showcase local festivals and events. Both cash and in-kind support is available for festivals and events that are held during the financial year commencing 1 July 2018. An in-kind contribution may, for example, include the provision of extra rubbish bins at an event or traffic management support.

Richmond Valley Council has a rich history of supporting arts, cultural, community, sporting and special interest events. Some of the previous recipients of this funding have been the Evans Head Great Eastern Fly-In, Casino Truck Show, Woodburn Riverside Festival, Quota Arts & Craft Fair, Northern Rivers Auto Spectacular and many more.

How to apply?
When applying for the Event Funding Support Scheme, applicants will be required to meet the specific criteria outlined in the guidelines using the application form provided and supply the required supporting documentation. Click on the links below to access the 2018/19 Event Support Scheme documents:

Important Information
Applications are open until 5pm on Monday 29 January 2018. Applications will be assessed between February and March and event organisers will be notified by May next year.

It is recommended that all applicants contact the Richmond Valley Council Events Office on 6660 0300 or email council@richmondvalley.nsw.gov.au  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 jclark@rvc.nsw.gov.au


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. 

  • 21 Oct 2017

    Golden Oldies Gala Day

    Saturday 21 October Stan Payne Oval, Evans Head Evans Head Golden Oldies Rugby Club Gala Day is an annual gala afternoon focused 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,...

  • 28 Oct 2017

    Coraki Art Prize

    Friday 28 to Sunday 29 October Coraki Campbell HealthOne, Surry Street The Coraki Art Prize is open to all ages until Wednesday, 18 October. The exhibition days are Saturday, 28 October from 10am until 6pm and Sunday, 29 October 10am until 3pm. The...

  • 28 Oct 2017

    St Mary’s Cup

    Saturday 28 October Casino Racecourse Enjoy all the action at the Casino Racecourse as the Casino Racing Club hosts the St Mary's Cup Race Day. Giddy up in your best and enjoy a day in the field! The meeting of 8 races will be complemented by full TAB...

  • 28 Oct 2017

    Casino Scavenger Hunt

    Saturday 28th October at 10am starting at the Scout Hall, corner of Pratt and West St. You’re invited to come along and take part in the second Scavenger Hunt throughout Casino, which is one of the main fundraisers for the 2nd Casino Scout Group....

  • 29 Oct 2017

    Rock & Roll Arvo

    Sunday 29 October from 12pm Windara, 253 Sextonville Rd Get Ready to Rock’n’Roll…. Featuring Pete “Elvis” workers and many more, this event will be held at Windara and will ensure that anyone who likes a little bit of rock...

  • 18 Nov 2017

    Northern Rivers Craft Beer Festival

    Saturday 18 November Clydesdale Motel & Steakbarn, Casino After the great success of the inaugural Northern Rivers Craft Beer Festival last year, Casino Rotary Club is proud to bring the craft beer back to the beef town for their second event on...

  • 21 Oct 2017

    October is Mental Health Month

    Saturday 21 October Bentley Public Hall, 835 Manifold Rd October’s Mental Health Month! Come and join us on Saturday 21 October for the Misery Loves Company event, which will be held at the Bentley Public Hall, with the theme of 'Sharing the...

  • 19 Nov 2017

    Casino Wedding & Events Expo

    Sunday 19 November Casino Golf Club, 40 West St The Casino Wedding & Events Expo will showcase the wedding and events industries in Casino and surrounding areas, along with raising funds for the Cancer Council of NSW. Come along and enjoy the Expo and...

  • 04 Nov 2017

    National Bison Day

    Saturday 4 November 2017 Aranyani Bison Farm Come join in and help celebrate "National Bison Day” on Saturday 4 November 2017. The Aranyani Bison Farm is host of Australian’s only National Bison Day event. Celebrated on the 1st Saturday...