Why this long running event has been cancelled
THERE will be no Beef Meets Reef at Evans Head this year.
During the Beef Week Festival in Casino in the last week of May, Evans Head usually holds a street parade and a day of fun, with tug of wars, buskers, children's entertainment and a whole lot more.
The highlight of Beef Meets Reef was the street parade.
The Evans Head Business and Community Chamber announced the change and plan to spend the next three months developing a new signature event for the coastal village and will be consulting with the community.
The development process has begun with initial discussions with Destination North Coast and Richmond Valley Council in regards to funding opportunities.
The Chamber successfully staged Beef Meets Reef at Evans Head as part of Beef Week for the last eight years.
"The lack of support and resources for the event meant the EHBCC could not reach its objectives of attracting people to our village and raise the awareness of the Richmond Valley," Chamber president Rachel Arthur said.
"Working now with a clean page we can develop a unique event for Evans Head that will be sustainable, have significant tourism and cultural benefits for our members and the community."
The Chamber is considering a range of concepts and recruiting new partners for a new signature event, if you would like to be involved please contact the Chamber.