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Ekka Info

Unearthing Queensland's Best

The Royal Queensland Show (Ekka) is Queensland's largest annual event. Held over ten full days, Ekka showcases life and achievements in the Sunshine State, bringing visitors from across Queensland and Australia to the heart of Brisbane.

The Ekka has been bringing the country and city together since 1876, to celebrate and champion agriculture and the critical role it plays in our everyday lives. 

The Ekka showcases the best of Queensland with animal competitions, award-winning food and wine, live entertainment, carnival fun, family shopping, educational activities and much more.

This iconic show is full of traditions, a unique atmosphere and childhood memories which have been passed down through generations of families. It's a true Queensland experience and one not to be missed.

Ekka is a smokefree event

The Royal Queensland Show (Ekka) is smoke-free! 

There are no designated smoking areas within the showgrounds precinct during the Ekka.

If you wish to come to the show and smoke, you will need to leave the showgrounds and access offsite smoking areas located outside of the Ekka grounds.