Casino Beef Week

More than 100 events over 11 awesome days!

There’s more to the beef industry than the steak on your plate or the meat in your burger. Make your way to the beef capital of Australia, the picturesque town of Casino, NSW – for Casino Beef Week, an annual celebration of this iconic Australian industry and the rural way of life.

Taking place over 11 days, the 2018 festival will be held from 19 to 29 May, and provides entertainment, education and an authentic country experience for the whole family. With over 100 vibrant events to enjoy, there is no shortage of fun things to see and do.

The main street of Casino comes alive for the festival, with food, markets, live music, entertainment, competitions, rides, a street parade and plenty of appearances from the stars of the show – the cattle and farmers!  The rodeo and horse races add to the action, while farm tours provide an opportunity to escape to the country and learn about the local farming practices and the paddock to plate process.

For the industry, the festival is one of the largest and longest running beef events in Australia. There are plenty of opportunities to network, share and exchange knowledge, and learn about the latest industry developments at one of the seminars, cattle sales and beef competitions. Casino is also central to a number of other primary industries and manufacturing enterprises, including the NSW Sugar Mill, Richmond Dairies, Riverina Stock Feeds, New World Foods, and the Northern Co-Operative Meat Company. Casino Beef Week is where all the action happens!

Casino is located in the Richmond Valley in the Northern Rivers region of NSW. The festival provides the perfect opportunity to explore this stunning pocket of Australia, which is located an easy drive from Brisbane and the Gold Coast, and just 40 minutes from Byron Bay.


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Parking

During Beef Week, the Casino CBD will be closed off on Friday for the Free Breakfast with the Butchers in Walker St and on the main Beef Week Saturday around Barker St, Walker St and Canterbury St. Parking is available in respective parking areas around the closed off streets.

To check out all the festival FAQs, click here.


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Get the Program

The 2018 NCMC Casino Beef Week program will be hot off the press in April 2017 and will offer more events than ever: cattle, dress-up and busking competitions, live entertainment, street parades, NCMC Beef Expo and Industry Days as well as the famous Beef Week Queen and Mr.. Beef crowning. This brief overview of just some of the many highlights happening can't do justice so why not check out the program online and come join the 2018 celebrations next year!

View the program here.


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Photo Galleries

Casino Beef Week photo galleries of past festival celebrations, our animals, people, the Beef Week culture and much much more. Feel free to browse through photos of our unique home grown festival from previous years and do not hesitate to contact us if you have any questions.

Head to the photo galleries here.


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Keep our town green and clean!

Please help us keep the CBD and all other event venues and surrounding areas clean. We encourage you to take care of your rubbish - so please don’t throw your litter on the street or in the grass, make use of our bins! On behalf of Casino Beef Week Promotions Committee Inc. we thank your and the community for your continued support. Without Richmond Valley Council and you helping together, our wonderful festival would not be possible.


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Festival FAQs

Have a stress-free fest when you figure out the ins and outs of Beef Week here.