Community Spirit

Community Spirit

Prince Charles Hospital Foundation

The Ekka strawberry sundaes have been funding much needed medical research for the Prince Charles Hospital Foundation for 30 years.

The sweet treats are a family favourite and have been enjoyed by millions of Ekka guests - they’re delicious and the profits help fund medical research to tackle some of Australia’s most debilitating chronic illnesses.

On average, more than 153,000 sundaes are devoured each Ekka, using:

Lady Cilento Children's Hospital

The Ekka is once again delighted to take a little slice of Ekka action to the children at the Lady Cilento Children’s Hospital.

For more than a decade, the RNA and Children’s Hospital Foundation have joined forces to put some Ekka smiles on the faces of kids who can’t attend Queensland’s most loved event due to injury or illness.

Our entertainers and showbag exhibitors give freely of their time and products each year to give the kids and their families a dose of Ekka.

This year’s visit will be held on Wednesday 8 August.

Friends of Ekka

Each year under its Friends of Ekka program, the RNA provides a quota of free entry tickets to the Ekka.

These are provided to recognised charity organisations, as well as Queensland schools for fundraising purpose, with all applications assessed by the Friends of Ekka Charity Committee. 

Known as the People’s Show, the Ekka is for all Queenslanders to experience and without assistance many of these people, young and old, would not be able to visit.

Applications for the 2019 Ekka are now open.

Friends of Ekka 

Community showcase

The Ekka is Queensland’s largest community event and is proud to provide a stage to hundreds of talented individuals.

The Ekka showcases the best of Queensland including artists, industry groups, school groups, musicians, entertainers, exhibitors and competitors, many of whom are provided an audience of around 400,000 people, including on the Community Stage.

Queensland Ag Shows (QCAS)

Queensland Ag Shows is proud to partner with the RNA to present the State Finals for their annual competitions at this year’s Ekka, including

Miss Showgirl

The Ekka is proud to host the 11 state finalists for Miss Showgirl, a competition promoting young women involved in Queensland's Agricultural Show movement.

Natural Fibres Competition

Amateur dress makers and aspiring designers will showcase their latest wearable art creations in the Natural Fibres Competition, which aims to promote the primary industries in Queensland.

Ute muster

Engines will be revving when the famous Ute Muster drives into the Main Arena. The competition aims to raise interest in Queensland utes within the community.

Rural Ambassador Awards

Highlighting the importance of young people in rural and regional Queensland, the Rural Ambassador Awards celebrate those who have an involvement in and passion for the Agricultural Show movement.