About the Ekka

The Royal Queensland Show (Ekka) is Queensland's largest and most loved annual event, attracting on average 400,000 people.

Run by the RNA and staged at its original birthplace, the Brisbane Showgrounds, the Ekka brings the country and city together for a true celebration of agriculture.

The Ekka showcases the best of Queensland, attracting more than 21,000 competition entries from woodchop to giant vegetables, 10,000 animals from beef cattle to cats and dogs, world-class live entertainment, award-winning food and wine, carnival rides and showbags, family shopping, educational activities and much more.

The iconic show has been running since 1876 and is full of traditions, a unique atmosphere and childhood memories that have been passed down through generations of families.

Learn more about Ekka's history

About the RNA

The Royal National Agricultural and Industrial Association of Queensland (RNA) is a not for profit member-based association that runs the Ekka on behalf of the community each year.

The RNA's mission is to celebrate and champion the essential role agriculture plays in the everyday lives of Queenslanders.

Learn more about the RNA

Community spirit and charitable requests

The Ekka is delighted to give back to the Queensland community. Learn more about the Ekka's community spirit below and how to submit a charitable request through Friends of Ekka.

Ekka's community spirit

Ekka spirit

Embrace Ekka's rich history and its unique role in the life of Queenslanders across all generations and check out the Spirit of the Ekka video.