Ekka – Royal Queensland Show
The Royal Queensland Show, or Ekka as it’s most commonly known, is Queensland’s largest annual event. Held over ten full days, the Ekka showcases the quintessential Queensland life, bringing visitors from all across the state and Australia to the heart of Brisbane. The Ekka began 1876 and is now Queensland’s most celebrated event. This year marks the 140th show and brings with it a variety of talent, culture, produce, fun and entertainment.
This year’s Ekka offers up more than 350 showbags in the Showbag Pavilion, a huge range of amusements and attractions down Sideshow Alley, a variety of daily entertainment and performances across the Brisbane Showgrounds. Returning in 2017 is the much-loved night time entertainment program, EkkaNITES, running every night of the show from 5:00–8:00 pm. Whether you’re going for the art, fashion, food, animals, performances, or amusements, you’ll get to experience Queensland’s best on show over two full weekends.