Come and spend a day on the land, experience the authentic country life and connect with the locals.
Casino Beef Week is more than an industry event – it is a celebration of united community that puts Casino and the whole Richmond Valley on show for the rest of the world to see! Regardless if you are a beef lover or simply seeking a rural escape, this unique festival won’t disappoint. When you step into this region you will get an authentic Australian experience.
The vibrant festival welcomes you to be part of the fun with more than 100 events celebrating all facets of the Australian beef industry. Find out all about the paddock to plate process, the importance and health benefits of eating seasonal local produce and of course plenty of social events. With a wide variety festival program aimed at people of all ages, Casino Beef Week is the perfect event for the whole family creating an opportunity to connect with locals and see the festivals’ time-honoured traditions for yourself!
Sunday 19 May
The 2018 official opening will include presentations of all Queen entrants and the crowning of the young woman who will represent the community for Beef Week and throughout the year. Great acts and live music.
BEEF MEETS REEF
Sunday 20 May
The annual Beef Meets Reef Festival is hosted at Evans Head for a day full of all sorts of beefy family fun!
Tuesday 22 May
Everything from beautiful frocks, to country wear, kids clothes and more will be on show at the Celebration of Fashion! Get ready to see the locals get up and give 'modelling' a go.
Thursday 24 to Saturday 26 May
Check out the hundred of entries in the exhibition. Search out the winning pieces and marvel at the works of all mediums!
Friday 25 to Saturday 26 May
With a mind-blowing amount of talent on display including everything from handmade clothing, teddy-bears, handbags, jewellery, garden displays, candles and more.
FAMILY FUN DAY
With rides, food and market stalls, pony rides, jumping castles, fly-in and great helicopter joy flights on offer, this year Family Fun Day promises to be even bigger and better!
DRESS UP COMPETITIONS
Monday 21 to Wednesday 23 May
Winners Announced Wednesday 23 May
Every year the Beef Week team sets a unique and fun theme for the 11-day festival celebrations and invites the local community, businesses and schools to take part in the Staff and Window Dress Up Competition.
BREAKFAST WITH THE BUTCHERS
Friday 25 May
What do you get when you have half a tonne of Casino’s best beef, a line of BBQ’s and a bucket load of community spirit? The free Richmond Dairies Breakfast with the Butchers.