We've got the scoop – Ekka’s famous strawberry sundaes are hitting the streets

We’ve got the scoop – Ekka’s famous strawberry sundaes are hitting the streets

When we heard the disheartening news that Ekka was cancelled due to COVID-19, you could say we were more than just a little bit disappointed. Our dreams of fireworks shows, cutest cat competitions, Ferris wheel trips and licking those deliciously creamy strawberry sundaes were all put on hold. Thankfully, Ekka has revealed its plans to continue its celebrations online, as well as the exciting news that it’s bringing its famous mouth-watering strawberry sundaes to the streets of Brisbane.

Since the 1950s, Ekka’s iconic strawberry sundaes have been a beloved event staple, with more than 180,000 servings of the popular treat devoured at last year’s show. So you can spoil yourself to a scoop of the icy indulgence this year, Ekka has announced there will be a pop-up drive-through outlet at Sideshow Alley (forget stressful parking) as well as a stall on King Street from August 7–16, serving up your favourite Ekka treats from 11:00 am to 7:00 pm every day. The carnival snacks don’t stop at just sundaes – both pop-up stalls will also be slinging dagwood dogs and 1-litre strawberry sundae packs, plus the King Street pop-up will be serving up Royal 100 Ekka tasting plates. If you’re not keen to brave the winter chill to score yourself a taste of this berry-good dairy delight, then you can order a limited-edition DIY strawberry sundae pack to have a go at making the sweet stuff at home. You might want to make haste, as there are strictly limited numbers of these bad boys available to pre-order by Thursday July 23.

For more than 30 years, all proceeds from the strawberry sundaes have been donated directly to the Prince Charles Hospital Foundation and The Common Good. Although a lot has changed this year (including Ekka’s celebrations moving online), this is one part of the event that won’t be changing. Keeping with the feel-good factor, every ice-cream will go towards the funding of important medical research into coronavirus and the development of treatments for vulnerable patients, among other key causes.

If you’re a fan of frozen desserts, drive on down to Sideshow Alley from August 7–16 to get your hot little hands on some freshly made strawberry sundaes. More pop-up outlets at Skygate, Morayfield Shopping Centre, King George Square, Orion Springfield and Logan Hyperdome have also been announced, so keep an eye out on the Ekka website for further information.

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