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The Ekka – Royal Queensland Show | Bowen Hills
12 August - 20 August
The Royal Queensland Show, or the Ekka as it is fondly known, holds a special place in Queensland’s cultural heritage and in the hearts of all Queenslanders. Queensland’s most loved and iconic event is back from 12-20 August 2023, bringing the city and the country together again.
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.
Looking for more EKKA fun?
- As the sun sets over Brisbane the EKKA excitement ramps up with a HUGE 1.5 hour EkkaNITES program sure to delight families. We’ve got the low down on Ekka fireworks!
- Make sure you read our detailed EKKA Guide so you know everything we know about making the most of your EKKA experience!
- Find out where to find the best parking spot in our EKKA parking wrap-up.
- We’ve spent hours pouring over all the Ekka Showbags to help you make the BEST choices. Read our Ekka Showbag Guide.
- EKKA for toddlers can be amazing offering new experiences, cute animals, and plenty of FUN for Queensland’s youngest residents! Read our post detailing the best things at Ekka for Toddlers.
- Ekka food has evolved over the years from the classic carnival fare to include a selection of gourmet foodie experiences. Here’s our pick of the Top 5 BEST Eats at Ekka!