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  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.  

Click on the calendar icon to the left to download the calendar of events as a .pdf


  • 27 Jan 2018

    Evans Head Market

    4th Saturday of the month, 7.30am to 1.30pm Free entry Spend a morning in paradise at the Evans Head Market. Held in the grounds of the Woodburn-Evans Head RSL Club, the markets include artisan, produce, plants and clothes. Off street parking is...

  • 28 Apr 2018

    Crankfest Youth Festival

    Saturday 28 April, Main Beach Car Park Evans Head Crankfest is a celebration of youth culture, arts, music and dance with market stalls, a skate jam and a surf comp thrown in. Celebrate the talented youth in the Richmond Valley and enjoy a day focussed on...

  • 12 May 2018

    Autumn Motherís Day Orchid Show

    12 – 13 May, Woodburn Memorial Hall 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 Woodburn Orchid Show, the biggest of its...

  • 19 May 2018

    NCMC Casino Beef Week

    19 – 29 May, Various Venues Claiming the title of the Beef Capital of Australia, Casino becomes a buzz in May as NCMC Casino Beef Week begins with the annual celebration of our leading agricultural industry… beef. With more than 100...

  • 20 May 2018

    Beef Meets Reef

    Sunday 20 May 2018 Join us for a huge celebration of seafood, salt air, beef skewers and good old fashioned family fun at Beef Meets Reef at Evans Head in 2018. Come and enjoy the market stalls, be entertained by dancers, live music, kids’...

  • 09 Jun 2018

    Richmond Valley Health and Fitness Expo

    9 June, Casino Indoor Sports Stadium Richmond Valley’s second annual Health and Fitness Expo will be held on Sunday 9 June from 10am to 2.30pm at the Casino Indoor Sports Stadium. This event will showcase our local gyms, health and nutrition experts...

  • 14 Jun 2018


    14-16 June, Richmond Valley Events Centre Primex is one of Australia’s most diverse and fastest growing field days held annually in the fantastic Northern Rivers of NSW. Norco PRIMEX in Casino has something for everyone including agricultural...

  • 06 Jul 2018

    Evans Head Fishing Classic

    6-13 July, Evans Head RSL Held in the coastal village of Evans Head in the Classic is quickly turning into one of the East Coast’s biggest and best fishing events. Featuring information talks, kid’s games, kids fishing clinics, a live fish...

  • 14 Jul 2018

    Heritage Weekend

    14-15 July, Casino Showgrounds Damper cooking over a campfire, vintage machinery cogs turning slowly and draught horses ploughing a field with ease; it’s a visual step back in time and a nod to our past with July’s Heritage Weekend held at the...