Look forward to the grandeur of Queensland’s most beloved and illustrious – The Royal Queensland Show (Ekka). Drawing in an impressive average of 400,000 attendees, this spectacular event, organized by the RNA, takes place at its historic birthplace, the Brisbane Showgrounds. Prepare to witness the unification of rural and urban communities as they come together to celebrate agriculture. Dating back to its inaugural year in 1876, this iconic show holds many treasured traditions, an unparalleled atmosphere, and cherished memories passed down through generations of families. Brace yourself for an experience like no other as you become part of this legacy. But let’s not forget the timeless tradition that makes the Ekka truly iconic – Showbags!
Step into The Courier-Mail Showbag Pavilion and indulge in a shopping spree like no other. With over 400 meticulously curated showbags to choose from, the possibilities are endless. If you’re a fan and crave an assortment of toys and sweets, our 2023 Showbag lineup is guaranteed to cater to your desires. Stay tuned for the eagerly anticipated release of this year’s Showbags list!
At the Ekka, there truly is a Showbag to enchant every visitor, ensuring that the entire family leaves satisfied with their prized novelty showbags in hand and, more importantly – something for everyone! Our most popular party bags are the usual confectionery and chocolate. School students can participate in our Awesome Showbag Competition for a chance to win Showbags for their entire class. Just three things to do – design the ultimate showbag, give it a cool name, and list the items that would make it truly unforgettable.
Step right up and experience the extravaganza that is the Ekka! It proudly showcases the very best that Queensland has to offer, boasting over 21,000 competition entries. Look forward to daily daytime entertainment for every taste and interest, and EkkaNITES presented by the Brisbane City Council. Get ready to explore a myriad of other captivating experiences, especially a symphony of fireworks, an array of fascinating animals, an engaging Kids’ Carnival area, vibrant live music, and a plethora of other top-notch rides and games to get your thrill on.
Clear your schedule because the Brisbane Ekka Show will be held from the 12th to the 20th of August at the prestigious Brisbane Showgrounds. The 16th of August, affectionately known as EKKA Wednesday, is a public holiday that promises an extra dose of excitement.
Don’t miss your chance to immerse yourself in the magic of the Ekka. Learn more about this year’s Royal Queensland Ekka Show, and get ready to embark on a journey of unforgettable experiences, cherished memories, and sheer delight. The Ekka awaits you!