2021 Ekka is cancelled. To read the full statement - click here


A COVID Safe Ekka

Frequently Asked Questions

Will there be capped numbers on how many people can enter?

Yes, as part of the COVID Safe measures the Ekka will run at limited numbers with 45,000 tickets available for sale each day. This is to ensure we manage our capped daily numbers and that our indoor restrictions of one person to every two square metres are met. There are no restrictions for outdoor areas. This capped daily number may vary closer to show depending on restrictions in place at the time.

Where can I get a ticket?
Click here to purchase your Ekka tickets.  For early access and great discounts sign up to the Ekka emails and save!

How will the ticketing system change from previous years?
To manage our capped daily numbers, the public must nominate the day they wish to come to the show, buy tickets online and disclose full contact details for contact tracing. There will be no gate sales. With limited tickets available and to avoid missing out, the public are urged to go to sign up and enjoy discounted pricing now.

What personal information will I need to provide for contact tracing and how?
When purchasing your Ekka ticket online at you will be required to fill in the following details for all ticket holders including children: full name, phone/mobile, email or residential address.

Are all the same events going to be held or will it be scaled back?
At this year’s Ekka all the unique show traditions the public know and love such as competitions, animals, food, fashion parades, strawberry sundaes, sideshow alley, kids’ carnival, showbags and entertainment will be on offer once again. This year’s Ekka will open on a weekend in a new nine-day format running from Saturday August 7 to Sunday August 15.

How will social distancing be maintained at Ekka this year?
A camera-based counting system will be in place in major indoor pavilions to ensure the one person to every two square metres requirements are met. The monitoring will be available for the public to view in real-time on screens and on an app. The system will advise the public of capacities inside pavilions to assist with customer experience. There are no restrictions in outdoor areas.

Will masks be mandatory?
As part of our COVID Safe measures for the Ekka, masks will be mandatory as advised by Queensland Health. Masks must be worn, unless you are on a ride or eating or drinking, children under 12 are not required to wear a mask or people with particular medical conditions or disabilities.

What happens if the Queensland Government imposes a COVID lockdown during Ekka?
If the Ekka is closed down due to a Queensland Government COVID lockdown the RNA will provide full refunds to all ticketholders and entry fees will be returned to competitors and exhibitors.