After a 2-year hiatus, The Brisbane Ekka Show is back!

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Finally, Queensland’s beloved Ekka show is back, bridging the gap between the city and the country. 

This iconic show began in 1876 and is brimming with traditions, a unique atmosphere and childhood memories passed down through generations of families for everyone to enjoy. 

The fond nickname ‘Ekka’ was extracted from ‘Exhibition’ in the Queensland vocabulary, revealing how intrinsically popular the show is with residents. 

This show has been on three exceptions – 1919 due to the Spanish Flu epidemic, 1942 as the showgrounds were required for World War II and 2020/2021 due to the (COVID-19) pandemic. Get ready to see the very best of Queensland, as it is the largest annual event and the perfect time for people to see what life on the farm is like!

With over 300 activities, more than 21,000 competition entries, 10,000 animals, world-class live entertainment, award-winning food and wine, carnival rides and games, family shopping, and educational opportunities, it is unlikely anyone will be bored. There truly is entertainment for everyone, including the country music showdown, fashions on the field, stockwhip challenge and much more. 

Fireworks, animals, kids gardening and agricultural activities, live music, and everything else you would expect from a top-notch show is there (and more)

The infamous sideshow alley is packed with games, activities, and sweet treats. Did we also mention our showbags will also be there?! No matter what your needs, we have something the entire family will enjoy.  All crowd favourites will be at the show (plus a few exciting surprises). For all your lolly needs, our finest confectionary showbags have all you could ever want and more, to suit all budgets and families. If chocolate is more your thing, we have every sweet treat from Freddo to Cherry Ripe. If you are more into novelty showbags, we offer a wide range with everyone’s favourite toys and games (with a bit of nostalgia thrown in). You will also find all your favourite teams in our NRL showbags (including the Broncos of course) There really will be something for everyone. The whole family will be satisfied and can enjoy their showbags while browsing the show’s many attractions. 

Bluey and her little sister Bingo will also attend as a live interactive experience! (Get the Bluey showbag to complete the experience!)

This show will finally bring together families, friends, competitors, agriculture exhibitors, community groups and visitors from all over to see what they have missed in 2 years!

Learn more- 

The Brisbane show is held from the 6th-14th August at the Brisbane showgrounds. The public holiday (AKA EKKA Wednesday) will be held on 10th August.

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