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Find The Magic of Ekka

  • July 22, 2015
  • Jonathan
Find The Magic of Ekka

Find The Magic of Ekka Guest post by Renee Bugden Ekka. It's a magical time when adults become kids again. Who can resist a ride on the Ferris Wheel, a bite of strawberry sundae and those showbags filled with chocolate? Just as adults feel childlike again, a child's first Ekka is a special time. Whether you're taking a toddler or a school-aged child, it's an occasion to remember. No matter how old your kids are, there's always something to see. Kids are immediately fascinated by the huge variety of fruits, vegetables, wood chopping and animal competitions. If you're looking for a quiet moment away from the excitement, having a bite to eat...

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Why did the dinosaur cross the road?

  • July 07, 2015
  • Jonathan
Why did the dinosaur cross the road?

...Because chickens hadn’t evolved yet! No. This isn't just about dinosaur jokes (though we were tempted). With Dinosaurs coming to Ekka this year we thought we’d share a few fun facts that we gathered from all over.         The Heaviest Dinosaur The heaviest dinosaur was Brachiosaurus at 80 tonnes. It was the equivalent to 17 African Elephants. Brachiosaurus was 16m tall and 26m long and is the largest dinosaur skeleton to be mounted in a museum.     The Longest Dinosaur The longest dinosaur was Seismosaurus, which measured over 40 metres, as long as five double-decker buses. It was related to diplodocus, which for a long time ...

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How to save on Ekka tickets

  • June 26, 2015
  • Jonathan
How to save on Ekka tickets

Did you know that at the very first Show 17,000 people attended?! That was a huge success, given that the Brisbane population at the time was only 22,000. Its great to see how much Brisbane has grown and the fact that Ekka is still apart of the culture makes us very proud. Ekka was created for the people and bringing the country to the city. We are proud to celebrate Queensland agriculture and want everyone to be part of it! So in celebrating Queensland agriculture this year, here’s the low-down on how to save on Ekka tickets this year. You know what they say... ‘Early bird gets the worm!’ Limited time offers – Save 10% From time to time...

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49 days to Ekka!

  • June 19, 2015
  • Jonathan
49 days to Ekka!

The clock is ticking! There’s only 49 days to Ekka - Royal Queensland Show!  It’s definitely starting to feel a little bit like Ekka around here with our team busy planning the final touches on this year’s show.  All the favourites will be back this year – over 10,000 animals, everything from alpacas, angora goats, sheep, cows and dogs, to birds, chickens and cats. Whether you love the majestic horses or into tiny little creatures like goldfish, we have you covered – all at Ekka! We’ve got all your favourite competitions and displays (with a whopping 21,000 entries), including cooking, woodchopping, dogs, cheese, wine, beef and much more! ...

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Coming soon!

  • May 27, 2015
  • Mammoth
Coming soon!

Our Ekka blog is coming soon... Stay tuned!   To keep up to date with all things Ekka, connect with us on Facebook!

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