The Casino Food Co-op Cattle Competitions is now a 4-day Cattle Spectacular. Enabling us to showcase the Beef Industry in the Australian Beef Capital for The Casino Food Co-op Casino Beef Week.

The biggest change this year is the 4-day Cattle Spectacular moving the Steer Show and Auctions to Wednesday afternoon, offering the ability to showcase their highest quality Steers and allowing them to meet the National MSA Framework. Another wonderful advantage is that the public will have a 2nd opportunity to see the cattle down in the CBD, one of the highlights of the entire 11-day festival.

The Juniors and Steer Shows are on Wednesday are going to be fantastic to see, and will provide a whole new atmosphere to Barker St on Wednesday the 25th of May from approximately 1 pm until the early hours of the evening. Starting with Junior Judging and Paraders, the youth of our region will be able to showcase the Steers they have been raising as well as have an excellent learning experience in the Junior Judging Competition. This will be followed by the main event, showing off over 30 Led Steers from as far west as Wilsons Downfall and all the way south to Maclean.

All our Casino Stock and Station agents will be there on Wednesday the 25th to host the first Casino Twilight Steer Auction, where the steers will once again enter the ring to be auctioned off by carcase weight. Auctioneers include George & Fuhrmann, Ramsey & Bulmer, Ray White Rural Casino and T&W McCormack

Casino Beef Week Event Co-ordinator Jacob Stone says “Despite the recent weather events, we have had a strong turn-out in both our Led Steer Sections and great response to our Stud Cattle for Saturday”

The 4 Day Cattle Spectacular starts with Steer Show and Junior Competitions on Wednesday the 25th of May, the Department of Primary Industry Youth Education Day on Thursday, the Carcass Judging, and Food Co-op tour on Friday and then finishing off with our Stud Show on Saturday as part of The Casino Over 50’s Lifestyle Village Super Saturday.

This competition is one of the event's favourite competitions over the 11-day festival.

The Casino Food Co-op and Casino Beef Week are excited about the opportunity for producers to showcase their Steers and Studs and be in the running for some amazing prize money.

The entire team of Casino Beef Week is proud to say that the cattle spectacular is the biggest cattle event held in the 40 years of Casino Beef Week. The most exciting part is that with the new support we have been able to raise the prize money to $25,000 throughout the cattle event.

Rest assured that we will still have cattle on Saturday 28th May in the CBD. With our new sponsor, Riverina Stockfeed, we are calling on all our region's Stud breeders to get involved and show off what our region has to offer. With nearly twice as much prize money available in the Stud Show than in previous years, Committee Member Tony Dean says “Saturday is the opportunity for our stud breeders to take centre stage and showcase their studs and breeds to the world.”

Any schools or school-age children who wish to be involved in the Youth Education Day should visit to see the program and contact the Beef Week Office to register.

While our Led Steer entries have closed, Cattle producers who wish to enter the Stud Cattle should visit the Casino Beef Week website to download a copy of the program and submit their entries.

The full program of events for Casino Beef Week is available online

Applications are now open for THE CASINO OVER 50'S LIFESTYLE VILLAGE BEEF WEEK SATURDAY on the 28th of May 2022 in the Casino CBD and for the Casino Beef Week Show N Shine on the 29th of May 2022 at Casino Golf Club.

Please read the Stallholders Terms and Conditions before applying for a stall.

Once your application has been received and confirmed you will be sent an invoice for payment. Your stall is not booked until your payment has been received.

Please note that due to the Street Parade returning this year, stalls that wish to trade along WALKER ST will need to be able to pack down by 130pm and WALK their stalls out. No Marquees are permitted along Walker St.

Map of Stall Area - Saturday

Stallholder Application Form

Stallholder Information

Stall Information

Stall Location - Saturday Markets

Please select your preferred stall location for the Saturday Markets.

Proposed Menu

Insurance and Food License

Promotional Material

The Cicom Busking Competition is now open for entries.

Please fill in the below form to submit an entry to this year's competition.

New Prize Categories have been announced this year with an increase in prize money across all performers.

All winners will perform on Friday during Breakfast with the Butchers as well as being given the chance for a PAID performance at the Casino Over 50's Lifestyle Village Beef Week Saturday

CategoryPrize Money
Open Age Group - Over 18$400 / $200 / $100
Junior Age Group - Under 18$200 / $100 / $50
Indigenous Performer/s$200
People’s Choice$200

Contact Details - Must be over 18 years of age.

Postal Address

Competition Information - May be publicly displayed

Performance Times

Please select at least three performance times, remember this is a busking contest, so the more performances you have, the more donations you are likely to get.

Review and Submit

You have selected the following performance times
  • The contact person for this application must be over 18 and will be required to accept the Terms and Conditions on behalf of all members in the act.
  • Applications will close at 4.30p.m. on Sunday 15th of May 2020.
  • Once all applications are received you will be notified by email your performance location so please check your emails regularly.
  • Entry to the competition is Free and I understand no payment is guaranteed other then the winners of selected categories
  • All entrants must perform a minimum of 30 minutes on minimum 3 days from Monday to Thursday
  • Please note display, promotion, marketing or sale of any political or contentious items is not permissible. The Casino Beef Week Promotions Committee Inc, at its total discretion, reserves the right to refuse entry to the competition for the display of any items deemed to breach this clause. Failure to comply may result in being asked to cease any future performances.
  • For the purposes of the competition, ‘busking’ is defined as playing a musical instrument and/or singing, conjuring, juggling, mime, dance, puppetry, performance art and other appropriate theatrical and visual forms as approved by the Council for no payment or reward, other than donations from the public or prizes won.
  • Your entry into Casino Beef Week Busking Competion means you AGREE to having photographs and video taken of your person and or performance in part or in whole. Casino Beef Week Promotions Committee reserve the rights to use this for purposes in the promotion of Casino and Casino Beef Week and or use by a third party in relation to promotion of beek week for perpetuity.
  • No electrical equipment/outlets will be supplied except for playing on stage on Friday, 27th May 2021.
  • I am entering the Indigenous Section of the competiton, I acknowldge that I (or the performers) are of Australian Aboriginal Descent

Our Annual Craft Market is hosted at Casino Civic Hall on Friday 27th of May and Saturday 28th of May

Applications are now open. To enter a stall please fill out the below online application.

Stallholder Information

Stall Information

Insurance Details

Promotional Material

  • Vendors must supply their own electrical cables which MUST bear ‘Approval Tags’
  • Public Liability Insurance to the value of $10 million is required by all vendors. A copy of Insurance policy must accompany the entry registration form.
  • The Beef Week Committee reserve the rights to publish photographic and video footage taken of persons or stalls for promotional use of the event and for perpetuity.
  • The Coordinator of this event, reserves the right to administer the power to control and prevent any undue disturbances, noise, annoyance issues and decisions related to eligibility of selling items that the coordinator deems suitable for participation at the craft event at the coordinator’s discretion.
  • The Casino Beef Week Promotions Committee Inc. accepts no responsibility for damage of vendors property by, theft, fire, storm or any unforeseen circumstances, including injury to vendors in the vendors stall area.
  • The Casino Beef Week Promotions Committee Inc shall not be held responsible and will be indemnified for any and all claims made by a person (s) directly involved or related to a vendor’s property within or without the nominated stall holder’s allocated area.
  • All entry forms must be lodged a.s.a.p. and be received with payment and a copy of your public liability insurance or purchase of cover. *IMPORTANT: Stall numbers are limited and acceptance is based on first in basis.
  • Entry fees are $30 per stall area which is approx 2m. Fee includes GST and is for 2 days display.
  • It is a condition of entry that every vendor donate at least one item to the craft coordinator to be included in the raffle prize. Vendors should deliver the item to the craft coordinator.
  • All Stalls need to ensure their Furniture/Stall Display have protective feet. Our event is held on historic hardwood floors, damage to the floor will be the responsobility of stallholders.


11 Feb 2022 | For Immediate Release

Under 100 Days until The Casino Food Co-Op Casino Beef Week

The Casino Food Co-Op Casino Beef Week is back in 2022. With just under 100 Days to go until kick-off, the Casino Beef Week Committee is excited to bring this year’s festival to our community, celebrating 40 years of supporting the local beef industry.

The Casino Food Co-Op Casino Beef Week will run from the 21st to the 31st of May 2022 and feature over 100 different events over the 11 days and feature all our favourite events.

  • Beef Week Opening Ball and Queen Crowning
  • Breakfast with the Butchers
  • Beef Week Cup horse and greyhound races
  • Beef Week Saturday
  • 4 Day Cattle Spectacular
  • Celebration of Fashion
  • Rural Ladies High Tea
  • Busking championships
  • Mr Beef
  • Rodeo
  • Street Parade
  • Craft Market
  • And Many More

To celebrate the 40th anniversary, our theme is 40 Years of Beef Week – Creating History, which means the organising committee and staff are busy planning to bring back some of the old classic events. More details will be released in the coming months.

Casino Beef Week would like to thank our Principal Partners, The Casino Food Co-op, Richmond Valley Council and Casino Lifestyle Village. Our Major Partners, Casino RSM, Westlawn and ZZZFM/2LM as well as all of our other sponsors and partners, both big and small, throughout the community.

One of the biggest changes this year is our extended cattle spectacular starting on Wednesday the 25th and running until Saturday the 28th. By extending our cattle show, we can bring more cattle to showcase in the heart of the Casino CBD and improve the quality of the show.

“This is our 40th anniversary and we are extremely excited about the changes we are making this year to produce our largest festival yet, with more events, more fun and of course, more cattle this year’s event is shaping up to be one of our best yet.” Said Frank McKey, President of Casino Beef Week. “We are also proud to announce that we will be bringing back our street parade and a couple of other events that could not go ahead last year, as well as some old classics”. Mr McKey would also like to introduce our new event coordinator Jacob Stone who has a strong history working in community and major events over the past 16 years.

The new event coordinator Jacob Stone is also excited about the changes this year and is thrilled to work with the Casino Community. “Growing up on the North Coast, the Casino Beef Week has always been a great community event to attend, and to now have the opportunity to work with the Richmond Valley Community to bring this community event to life is an unbelievable experience. The commitment by our local community for Casino Beef Week is absolutely stunning”

The Committee and Staff are busy planning a number of exciting changes and new events this year, so it is more important than ever to sign up for our mailing lists and stay tuned on our social media pages.

Local businesses that wish to partner with Casino Beef Week should go to the Casino Beef Week website and download the prospectus. You can also use the website to sign up to host an event, volunteer at the festival or sign up to receive updates on all our events. Just look under the Get Involved Section on the Home Page.

If you want to find out more about this year’s Casino Beef Week, go online to or pop into the office at 86 Walker St, Casino during the week and say hello.


For Media Contact or Comments please contact

Frank McKey, President – 0429 611 416

Jacob Stone, Event Coordinator – 0466 415 172

Image: Getting the Cattle Ready 2021 Casino Beef Week

Credit: Mark Kriedemann

Image: Large Lines at the Friday Breakfast with the Butchers

Credit: Hollie Mariconte

Casino Beef Week Promotions Committee Inc is proud to announce our newest event, Casino Beef Feast 2022 to occur on the Saturday 26th of March 2022 in Casino, NSW. Casino Beef Feast is our community’s own inaugural food festival and focuses on supplier connections throughout the region.

Casino Beef Week Promotions Committee Inc has always had a strong focus on bringing great events to the Casino Community over the past 40 Years and are excited about adding another event to our yearly roster. Casino and Richmond Valley are cornerstones to our Primary Production industries and bringing together the community to celebrate the vast array of produce is a very exciting prospect.

Casino Beef Feast 2022 has been funded via the NSW and Australian Government Bushfire Resilience Funding and is designed to celebrate the whole community and bring us back together after the past few years. The 2019 Bushfires are still fresh in our minds and bringing the community together to celebrate and learn is one of the best actions we can take as a community as we continue to recover.

“Casino Beef Week has always supported our local industries and it is even more important after natural disasters to bring the community together to celebrate, Casino Beef Feast is designed to do just that.” Says Casino Beef Week President Frank McKey.

As part of Destination North Coast’s Festival of Flavour weekend, Casino Beef Feast is our regions keystone event celebrating the wonderful flavours of Casino and the Richmond Valley. Bringing together food, craft, activities, music, workshops and children’s entertainment Casino Beef Feast is going to be the place to be on the 26th of March 2022.

Suppliers, Stalls and Workshops can all register their interest and find out more online at

The Casino Food Co-Op Casino Beef Week 2022 will kick off Saturday 21st of May 2022

Oh what a year it was, with the event being a lot different this year, due to the .... you know what, I am not going to mention it.

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