Royal Queensland Show - EKKA

Brisbane EKKA
Brisbane EKKA
Brisbane EKKA


  • Animal Boulevard
  • RACQ Animal Nursery
  • Pat-A-Pig
  • Legendairy Milking Barn
  • Sheep Shearing
  • Cat Cometitions
  • Dog Competitions
  • Ekka Cow Paddock
  • Horse And Pony Highlights
  • Poultry, Birds & Eggs
  • Fish Competitions


  • EkkaNITES Night Show
  • Daytime Entertainment
  • Sideshow Alley Rides
  • Fashion Parades
  • Live Music
  • Flower, Garden and Quilt Exhibitions
  • Country Music Showdown
  • Whipcracking Competition
  • 7 LIVE Studios
  • RQFWS Cooking Stage
  • QCAS Miss Showgirl
  • Children's Carnival


  • Fresh Food Pavilion
  • Cattleman's Bar
  • Stockmen's Bar and Grill
  • Woodchop Bar
  • Steakhouse Restaurant
  • RQFWS Cooking Stage
  • Traditional Favourites
  • Instaworthy Ekka Eats


  • Animals
  • Arts & Cookery
  • Agriculture
  • Horticulture
  • Education
Brisbane Royal Show

10 - 19 August 2018

The Royal Queensland Show or Ekka is on its way with the very best rides, fabulous entertainmant, mouth-watering food and drink offerings, and all your traditional favourities when the country comes to the city! The Ekka showcases the best of Queensland with animal competitions, award-winning food and wine, live entertainment, carnival fun, family shopping, educational activities and much more.

The biggest annual event on the Brisbane calendar, the Ekka is ready for a massive event in 2018. This show, with a proud tradition in farming and bringing people together, will run over 10 days including People's Day which is the the Ekka public holiday.


This year's EKKA is jam packed full of fun events and entertainment to ensure that the whole family has a great day out! Much of the Ekka's extensive program is dedicated to free family entertainment and activities including the brand new EkkaNITES night show, 10,000 animals and performances by a number of family favourites.

From traditional displays like wood chopping, farm animals and horse jumping to the more modern fashion shows and live performances by some of the top Australian recording artists, all ages will be entertained and thrilled every day of the Ekka.

Qld EKKA Petting Zoo

One of the big highlights of the EKKA is the animals. Children have the opportumity to "get up close and personal" with more than 10,000 on show throughout the event, including dogs, cats, fish, alpacas, cattle and more. From cuddling lambs to feeding a calf, some very special memories can be made. Some of the other highlights include the animal nursery, milking barn, and adorable feline, fish, and puppies pavilion.

Qld EKKA Petting Zoo

Tempt your taste buds with the rich flavours of Queensland's best seasonal produce. Seafood fresh from the ocean, crisp vegetables unearthed from the field, and delightful sweets straight from the oven - the menu at this year's Ekka is an invitation to explore mouthwatering new flavours and all your Ekka favourites from a range of gourmet Food Trucks, Grills, Bars and Eateries.

Qld EKKA food

Every year the EKKA night time program gets better and better. Highlights include death-defying stunts, extreme sports, high-speed action, equestrian skill, dazzling visual effects and of course the breathtaking fireworks finale.

Brisbane Royal Show Piggy

Contact Details

The Royal National Agricultural and Industrial Association of Queensland (RNA) runs the Royal Queensland Show (Ekka), Queensland's largest event, on behalf of the community for 10 days each year in August. Staged at its original birthplace, the Brisbane Showgrounds, the Ekka showcases its unique tradition and heritage by bringing the city and country together for a once a year get-together.

Brisbane Showgrounds

600 Gregory Terrace

Bowen Hills Qld 4006

Ph: 07 3253 3900