A scene from last year’s Beef Week festival.
A scene from last year’s Beef Week festival.

Beef Week to get beefier

It’s almost time to play cow pat lotto, enter the cow milking competition and have a BBQ breakfast at the annual Casino Beef Week Festival. This year, the event will be held from Saturday, May 22, until Tuesday, June 1, and will see more than 60 different events taking place over the ten days.

Festival co-ordinator Donna Yager said she expected 15,000-20,000 people to come to Casino during the festival to take part in the fun family activities.

“The event is very community focused and gives everyone the opportunity to celebrate the lifestyle of the Richmond Valley,” she said. On Friday, May 28, there will be a free breakfast BBQ from 7-9am followed by a game of cow pat lotto. Ms Yager said that to play cow pat lotto, people would pay for a number which corresponded with a number written on the ground. The winner would be the person whose number was pooed on by the lucky lotto cow.

“We’ll all just have to be patient until the cow poos,” she said.

With lots of entrants for the title of Beef Week Queen 2010, the winner will be crowned during the opening ceremony at the RSM Club in Canterbury Street, Casino on Saturday, May 22. Tickets for the evening cost $50 and include dinner with musical entertainment from The Accidents. To book, phone the RSM Club on 6662 1666.

The main event for the festival is on Saturday, May 29, with a street parade and festivities including market stalls, kids amusements and cattle in the street.

Festivities on Sunday, May 30 will take place at the Casino Village RV Resort. Dr Harry will be there to answers all your animal questions between 9.30am and 2pm and there will be market stalls, camp-oven cooking displays and country music to keep you entertained.


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