Unearthing Queensland's Best
The Royal Queensland Show, or Ekka as it's most commonly known, is Queensland's largest annual event. Held over ten full days, Ekka showcases life and achievements in the Sunshine State, bringing visitors from all across Queensland and Australia to the heart of Brisbane.
Ekka began in 1876, is now Queensland's most celebrated event with an average attendance of 400,000 visitors annually. 2017 marks the 140th show and brings with it a variety of best talent, culture, produce, fun and entertainment.
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.
Unearth Queensland’s Best food, animals and entertainment at this year’s Royal Queensland Show, Ekka, from August 11th to 20th 2017. The iconic show 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.
Ekka is a smokefree event
Queensland’s largest annual event, the Royal Queensland Show (Ekka) is smoke free!
There is no designated smoking areas within the showgrounds precinct during the Ekka.
If you wish to come to the show and smoke, you will need to leave the showgrounds and access offsite smoking areas located outside of the showgrounds.
2017 Early bird tickets are now on sale. Buy Now & Save!