Heaps of FREE Daytime Entertainment!
To ensure all families can enjoy Queensland's favourite event and experience world-class Australian first entertainment we are committed to offering visitors a unique experience that can be enjoyed on any budget!
Give the kids a taste of the country and head to the woodchop and sheepdog trials, see if you can spot everyone’s favourite Farmyard Friends and other characters roaming around the showgrounds and catch some of the many live music and entertainment acts happening throughout the show!
Family fun at this year’s Ekka – great for the little kids & the big kids at heart
More than 70 per cent of the Ekka is dedicated to free entertainment and activities including the brand new EkkaNITES show, 10,000 animals and performances by a number of family favourites. Here's whats new to Ekka in 2017.
TM © Australian Broadcasting Corporation, licensed in association with Southern Star Entertainment 2017 Original song by Carey Blyton
BANANAS IN PYJAMAS
Join Australia’s favourite twins, B1 and B2 in their very own live show at Ekka! The performance will be filled with family fun and will feature some of their much loved hit songs as well as lots of fun dance routines which all the boys and girls can follow along with. Watch and see if they manage to get everything done in time for Lulu's birthday, or if they run out of time by having too much fun along the way!
Returning Family Favourites
Don't worry - everyone's Ekka favourites and show essentials will be returning in 2017 for an action-packed show!
ANIMAL BOULEVARD AND RACQ ANIMAL NURSERY
The much loved RACQ Animal Nursery is home to around 400 baby farmyard animals for families to meet, greet and cuddle, including lambs, calves, ducklings and goats. The popular Pat-A-Pig display, where visitors can get up close for a cuddle and a photo with the most charming piglets, will also be back this year. Ekka guests also have the opportunity to hold a baby chick who fits right in the palm of your hand!
LEGENDAIRY MILKING BARN
Nambour State High School students will present 60 entertaining and informative milking demonstrations this Ekka. The Milking Barn is the place to go to watch live milking demonstrations, learn the art of separating cream and butter from the milk and even get tips on making cream and butter. Ekka visitors also have the opportunity to bring out the farmer within and milk a cow for themselves.
SHEEP SHEARING DEMONSTRATIONS
A crowd favourite within the Animal Boulevard, the Sheep Shearing demonstrations embrace both old and new traditions, highlighting the different techniques adapted throughout the years. It is a daily event where visitors can immerse themselves within the shearing shed environment and feel the freshly shorn wool!