CATTLE MOOVE IN: The auction attracted a large crowd of punters at Casino Beef Week last year.
CATTLE MOOVE IN: The auction attracted a large crowd of punters at Casino Beef Week last year. Marc Stapelberg

Why Northern Rivers residents love Beef Week

EACH year in Casino, at the end of May, a fever grips the town.

The cause is Casino Beef Week and here's the top five reasons why people keep coming back for more:

Catching up with old friends and family:

Casino Beef Week is a great reason to come home.

People that have moved away travel from far and wide for the annual festival to catch up with family and friends at the races and other main events.

The legendary Beef Week spirit comes alive:

This fever takes over the town as the community spirit shines through when the festival approaches.

Cattle in the street:

It's a rare chance to watch cattle paraded and auctioned in the CBD while having a few drinks at the pub or browsing through markets and the kids' alley.

It's not only for beef lovers and steer jocks.

Yes, there is cattle in the street and it is called Beef Week, but there is much more than that.

Event organisers work with volunteers and community groups to host more than 100 different fun events during the 11-day festival.

Free Breakfast with the Butchers:

This is a must. Enjoy either locally-made snags or steak sandwiches and chocolate and strawberry milk drinks at the breakfast. It is the event that sees more than half a tonne of local beef consumed, and this year is set to be no exception.

There are also plenty of attractions for the whole family to enjoy.