Brisbane Ekka - Royal Queensland Show

The Ekka is Queensland's largest and most loved annual event. More than 400,000 people annually enjoy the traditions, unique atmosphere and childhood memories which have been passed down through generations of families. Ekka is a 10 day festival of fun for people of all ages featuring more than 10,000 animals, 21,000 competition entries, a smorgasbord of award-winning food and wine, plus hours of free family entertainment. Held at the 22 hectare RNA Showgrounds in Brisbane City, it starts on the second Thursday of August every year.

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The Ekka is where country and city join to celebrate the great lifestyle, industries and rich heritage Queenslanders enjoy. Ekka features a diverse range of industries including arts and crafts, lifestock, fashion, cuisine and more.

There is an abundance of sights to see at the Ekka while you stroll around the huge showgrounds. Talented performing artists roam the area, ready to entertain! You will come across shearing demonstrations and food showdowns, cattle judging and fireworks displays, scavenger hunts and belly dancing displays - Ekka has it all! Accomplished circus performers, dancers, bands and celebrities will woo crowds while adrenalin seekers can send their pulses soaring on the many extreme rides.

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With over 40 rides and amusements on show at the Ekka, there's plenty of fun and excitement for all ages. Attention Thrill Seekers and Adrenaline Fanatics! The Ekka Thrill Rides will have your screaming in delight as you soar, whirl, spin and twist at high speeds! The Family rides are where every child's dream come true with attractions exclusively designed for children. Also featured, are many rides that parents can enjoy along with their kids!

Some of the most popular attractions often seen at the Show include:

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  • Avenger
  • Extreme
  • Freak Out
  • Freestyle
  • Power Surge
  • Rock Star
  • Skywalker
  • Space Roller
  • XXXL
  • The Spook
  • Break Dance
  • Dodgem Cars
  • Crazy Spinning Coaster
  • Euroslide
  • Wave Swinger
  • Tea Cups
  • Techno Jump and much more!!

Come One, Come All and Step Right Up! No visit to the show is complete without trying your luck on one of world-class Sideshow Games. There games for everyone to enjoy including those based on skill or chance and the ever-popular "every player wins a prize". It's all about fun for the whole family! All your favourites will be back such as the Lucky Ducks, Balloon Darts, Slam Dunk Basket Ball, Carnival Clowns and much more!

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