WINNERS ANNOUNCED! – WIN tickets to Ekka 2015!

Image: Courtesy Royal National Agricultural and Industrial Association of Queensland (RNA)



Wow! So many awesome entries to trawl through – you guys have made me more excited than ever for this year’s Ekka! There were tales of first love, memories of loved ones who have passed, hilarious stories of mayhem and mishaps, and lots of love for the strawberry ice creams, dagwood dogs, the rides and the animals.

I wish I had enough passes for everyone, but I had to narrow it down to four, so without further ado, the winners are:

M Carpenter – with a very funny story about pink cows
F Spillane –  with a gorgeous poem dedicated to her dad
L Hillier – with a giggly story about first love and an Ekka first kiss
L Reed – who could barely find enough words to express her pure, unadulterated love for the Ekka

Congratulations guys, I’ll pop your passes in the post today. Please feel free to drop by and tell us how your day went x

Original post:

Can you sniff it? The scent of wood-chips and dagwood dogs is in the air because it’s nearly time for the Queensland Royal Show – the EKKA.

This year the annual event is celebrating 138 years, and boy – are they putting on a party. EKKA’s gates open on Friday 7th August, and they’ll be kept open until Sunday the 16th August, meaning that there will two whole weekends for families to get together and experience the awesome fun.

SQUEEEEEE! I’m so excited this year. I’ve been privy to some press releases and let me tell you, there is more in store for families than ever before. As well as everything you have come to love about EKKA – the rides, the animals, the produce, the showbags … this year there are a few extra things going on that you won’t want to miss:

Dinosaur Adventures …

You’ll be able get your jurassic on with a world full of moving dinosaurs! Cool huh? It’s a completely interactive experience, as well as the animatronic dinosaurs, you’ll get to act out life as a Palaeontologist with a scientist jacket and glasses as you get diggiing for fossils. Cael is going to lose his little mind at this. So fun!

Hoot and Hootabelle Show …

Like all kids, mine are mad for a bit of Giggle and Hoot, and this year the best owl pals, Hoot and Hootabelle are at the EKKA. I’m expecting some Beatles-like screaming from the crowds.

X-treme Action – featuring The Transformers …

Cue action! The new X-treme Action Show featuring the Transformers will see monster trucks transform into Bumblebee and Optimus Prime. For real. Real life Transformers in the arena … crushing stuff and being awesome. Can you even?

Brand new fireworks display at EkkaNITES …

From fire ball explosions to skylighter fireworx bazookas and coloured flames – the brand new EkkaNITES fireworks finale will amaze even seasoned Ekka guests like me. If you’re worried that you’ll miss them – dont be!  There will be 18 separate firing points across the arena so everyone gets in on the action.

EKKA 2012

Image: Courtesy Royal National Agricultural and Industrial Association of Queensland (RNA)

Plus more …

There’s simply way too much going on at this year’s event to put in one post. If you want the full run-down, including information on the rides, showbags, musical entertainment and ticketing information, head on over to the EKKA website and take a scroll.

I’m not gonna lie, there’s something about the produce and the animals and the showbags that shoot me right back to my own childhood – I think that’s why I love the EKKA so much. I mean, come on, cuddling those little baby barnyard animals – it’s the BEST! This year, for the first time, as well as the ducklings, lambs, goats, puppies and baby chicks THERE’S GONNA BE BABY PIGLETS! Piglets … oh my.

I’m so pleased to be able to tell you that four of you guys are going to get the chance to experience this year’s EKKA on the house. All you have to do is fill in the entry form below to be in with a chance to:

WIN one of FOUR x EKKA Family Value Pack Passes

Each pass includes 2 x Adults and 2 x Children (Children 5 – 14 years at time of entry)
rrp $98.00 each

Full terms and conditions for EKKA entrance available HERE.

4 x winners • Total prize pool: $392.00 • Closes midnight 25.7.15

Sorry, this competition has closed - we will have more fun coming for you soon - stay tuned.

 Good luck x 

Full terms and conditions HERE

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  1. says

    I LOVE the Ekka. Can’t wait to go this year. I’ve missed it the last 2 years because of having babies. I won’t be missing it this year. And I will be making sure to get my sundae ice cream and dagwood dog intake for the years that I’ve missed out. x

  2. caroline A'vard says

    Hope to get back this year and check out all the exciting entertainment as well as the animals and that showbag Pavillion, where my daughter was in shock when she saw the amount of showbags…aarghhh

  3. Rachel bone says

    I love the ekka I go every year I’m the biggest kid when it comes to show bags. Last year’s laser firework show was awesome the best I’ve seen anyway

  4. says

    My children, 10 and 8, have never been. I went every year, in the days when it was affordable. I’d like to say that I could take them at least once in their lives. They’re starting to ask questions and I think I’ve put them off long enough! Thanks for the opportunity.

    Anne @ Domesblissity xx

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