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 141st Ekka – a showcase of the best of the best.
This year Ekka is set for more fun than ever!
The Royal Queensland Show (Ekka) is Queensland’s largest annual event. Held over ten full days (10-19 August, 2018), Ekka showcases life and achievements in the Sunshine State, bringing visitors from across Queensland and Australia to the heart of Brisbane.
This year marks the 141st show, and more than 400,000 people are expected to come together to celebrate Queensland’s most loved annual event.
The Ekka showcases the best of Queensland, attracting more than 21,000 competition entries from woodchop to giant vegetables, 10,000 animals from beef cattle to cats and dogs, world-class live entertainment, award-winning food and wine, carnival rides and showbags, family shopping, educational activities and much more.
The iconic show has been running since 1876 and is full of traditions, a unique atmosphere and childhood memories which have been passed down through generations of families.
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 …
- 185,000 + Dagwood Dogs eaten
- 153,000 + Strawberry Sundaes eaten
- 800 + volunteers help put the show on
- 2,000 corsages made
- 12,500 + Twilight Tickets sold
- $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)
- 4,000 + burgers
- 176,000 + schooners of beer
- 36,000 + cans of rum
- 2,000 punnets of chocolate dipped strawberries
- 5,000 + award-winning steaks
- 7,000 + CWA scones
- 33,000 + glasses of wine
- 6,600 + tasting plates of award-winning steak and lamb
- 10,000 + chips on a stick (that’s more than 4 tonne of potatoes!)
- 1,000 + burrito Bowls
- 1,500 wood fired pizzas
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
Sorry, this competition has closed - we will have more fun coming for you soon - stay tuned.
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 3/08/2018