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07 3175 4700

803 Stanley Street Woolloongabba QLD 4102

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Ekka Brisbane

Brisbane EKKA week

It's all about FUN FUN FUN for everyone... If your yet to experience the Ekka, your missing out on Queenslands largest annual event.  Held over 10 full days, the Ekka showcases life and achievements in the Sunshine State and welcomes visitors from all across Queensland and Australia to the heart of Brisbane. The event has grown from 17,000 visitors in its first year in 1876 and now averages over 400,000 visitors. If you get in early you can purchase discounted tickets through RACQ and as soon as you arrive there is an abundance of rides with Sideshow alley, showbag heaven in the pavillion and don't miss out on the Strawberry Sundae cone (proceeds going to the Price Charles Hospital), your kids will love the journey along the Animal farm, treat yourself to a traditional Dagwood Dog for lunch, look through the fruit displays, enjoy a Ferris Wheel ride and so much more.

Ekka Fast Facts

  • 220,000+ Dagwood Dogs eaten
  • 180,000+ Strawberry Sundaes eaten
  • 1620+ volunteers help put the show on
  • 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
  • 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
Most popular showbags…. Bertie Beetle was again the clear Show favourite with well over 250,000 sold. The Squishy and Slime trends show no signs of slowing with those showbags top sellers and the good old Caramello Koala bag still a winner. Book your accommodation with us, jump on the train and enjoy everything the Ekka has to offer.

Dates:  9 - 18 August 2019


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