The Royal Queensland Show (Ekka) has been bringing the country and city together since 1876, to celebrate and champion agriculture and the critical role it plays in our everyday lives. This year more than 400,000 people will come together to celebrate the 142nd Ekka – a showcase of the best of the best from 9-18 August, 2019.
Get in early and score discount tickets!
EKKA is excited to offer the Rebel Without A Pause community exclusive access to one of their hugely popular ticket pre sales starting on Thursday 16 May 2019!
To buy discounted tickets in this pre-sale (16-19 May) visit the EKKA website www.ekka.com.au before 16 May and subscribe to the EKKA ENewsletter.
This year Ekka is set for more fun than ever!
EKKA this year has an awesome line up of fun and entertainment for families and children with the return of the wildly popular Racing and Diving Pigs and the hilarious and daredevil Lumberjack Tree Climbing Show, and the brand new “Children’s Day” on Tuesday 13 August. Running on Super Ride Tuesday with its awesome two for one ride deal from 9am-5pm, Ekka Children’s Day will boast a bumper kids entertainment program on the Community Stage – think Dora the Explorer, Jimmy Giggle and PJ Masks!
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.
Here’s some Ekka Fast Facts from last year’s show …
- 220,000+ Dagwood Dogs eaten
- 180,000+ Strawberry Sundaes eaten
- 1620+ volunteers help put the show on
- $220 million+ amount Ekka generates for the Brisbane Economy
- 3,500+ jobs created
- 400+ retailers
- 550 + Exhibitor Stands
- 25 spas sold
- 40,000+ cheese toasties (two tonne of butter and four tonne of cheese)
- 210,000+ schooners of beer
- 43,000+ cans of rum
- 6,000+ award-winning steaks
- 8,500 + CWA scones
- 39,500 + glasses of wine
- 8,000 + tasting plates of award-winning steak and lamb
- 400+ Akubras sold
- 3,500 + corsages made
- 400+ Lavender teddies
It’d be cool if I gave you some tickets, right?
Ekka is delighted to be giving away four family passes for a family of four valued at $80 per pass to Rebel Without A Pause readers! That’s right, you have a chance to score some freebies, just fill out the form below.
WIN one of 4 x EKKA Family Value Pack Passes
Valued at rrp $80.00 each • Each pass includes 2 x Adults and 2 x Children (Children 5 – 14 years at time of entry)
4 x winners • Total prize pool: $320.00 • Closes midnight 4/06/2019