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The Ekka

The Ekka, as it is affectionately know by locals, is also called the Royal Queensland Show as well as the Brisbane Exhibition, in fact when the show started in 1876 it was called the Intercolonial Exhibition.

No matter what you call it, it stands out as simply the biggest event in the Queensland Calendar with around 500,000 people attending in 2009.

Locals Return year after year and the show has attracted many an international traveller as well.

The Ekka provides an opportunity for city folk to rediscover or in some cases reconnect with all things country, there is a huge array of activities competitions and exhibits on offer at the show, just some of them are listed below:

Sideshow Alley, Fireworks, Woodchopping, Vehicle Demonstrations Shows, Animal Competitions, Baking & preserves Competitions, Showbags...

And the list goes on and on, the show goes for ten days and some planning is needed to make the most of your visit.


2009 sees the end of an era for the show as facilities will be almost completely redeveloped in the coming years.

Some of the new enhancements will be:

  • A hotel.
  • Underground Parking Facility.
  • New main arena.
  • New Conference Facility, and more.


The dates for 2010 are 5-14 August and we'll be keeping this page updated with all the latest news from the organisers for you.


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