Ekka - where city meets country
Queensland's largest and most loved annual event is almost here.
More than 400,000 people will come together at the 2013 Royal
Queensland Show (Ekka) in Brisbane from August 8 to 17 to see the
best of Queensland with more than 10,000 animals, 23,000
competition entries, a smorgasbord of award-winning food and wine
and hours of free family entertainment.
During the 10 days of Ekka, thousands of animals are housed just
1.6 kilometres from the CBD-making this event truly unique in the
Australian landscape and epitomising city meets country. Animals
have always been, and remain, a main attraction at the Ekka with
the now famous Animal Nursery stemming back to 1964.
The Ekka is also Queensland's premier competition event with
11,200 classes across 42 sections held throughout the 10 days of
show. Staging competitions which seek to reward outstanding
achievement, the expertise of a host of international judging
heavyweights are brought in from as far afield as Europe, Northern
Ireland, South Africa and the United States. For 10 days each
August, competitions ranging from film to cattle, music, dance,
cakes, vegetables, fish, cheese and ducks are judged.
Celebrating the 136th show this year, the Ekka is full of
traditions, a unique atmosphere and childhood memories which have
been passed down through generations of families. It's a true
Queensland experience and one not to be missed.