Watch Ekka Beef Week

Watch Beef Week Judging

Watch Beef Week Judging

If you’re planning plan on watching the beef cattle judging in the Main Arena during Ekka Beef Week, we're pleased to advise new dedicated pedestrian corridors will ensure easier access. 

The dedicated pedestrian corridors together with ushers will ensure convenient access to the Main Arena, making for a more enjoyable experience. 

There will also be some exciting new food options to try - the food truck park Welcome to Bowen Hills and bohemian inspired bier hall Bavarian Beerhaus are both now permanent foodie favourites within the Brisbane Showgrounds precinct. 

You can also visit the popular XXXX Stockmen’s Bar and Grill from Thursday 9 August, enjoy award-winning food and wine at the Royal Queensland Steakhouse presented by JBS Australia from Wednesday 7 August (to book a table please click here) and check out the Paddock Bar and Six Acres Restaurant in Rydges Hotel. 

The best access points are as follows:

To view the stud beef, led steer and prime beef judging schedules please click here. 

To view public transport and parking options and maps outlining the entry gates and public access routes for Ekka Beef Week, please click on the links below.

Public Transport & Parking 

Beef Week Public Access Map


Friday 10 August is the first ‘official’ day of Ekka, with gates opening for public entry and all outlets open for service. Prior to this day during Ekka Beef Week, there will be a range of catering and retail outlets operating for beef exhibitors.

Ringers Western
Where: Main Arena (during Beef Week), cnr of Gregory and Alexandria Sts (during Ekka)
Open until 4.30pm each day during Ekka Beef Week, offering a range of clothing

The Cattlemen's Cafe
Where: Opposite the Beef Cattle Pavilion
Open 11am to 5pm from Saturday 4 August, serving a range of food options.

Iron Jack Cattlemen's Bar 
Where: Opposite the Beef Cattle Pavilion
Open from Sunday 5 August from 11am until late. This classic country bar is always a favourite with beef cattle exhibitors.

Woolworths Steak Bar 
Where: Machinery Hill
Trading hours for w/c Monday 6 August are as follows - Mon 7am to 4pm; Tue 6am to 4pm; Wed 6am to 4pm; Thurs 6am to 6pm; Fri 6am to 9pm; Sat 6am to 9pm; Sun 6am to 9pm

Pancakes & Steaks 
Where: Machinery Hill
Open from Monday 6 to Thursday 9 August from 10am to 2pm for breakfast and lunch, including bacon and eggs, pancakes, steak sandwiches and milkshakes.

XXXX Stockmen's Bar and Grill 
Where: Machinery Hill
The XXXX Stockmen’s Bar and Grill is open from Thursday 10 August from 11am until late. This quintessential Australian feel-good pub has more atmosphere than a Jimmy Barnes concert!

Royal Queensland Steakhouse presented by JBS Australia
Open from Wednesday 8 August from 11am to 9pm daily.
Located in the Upper Royal International Convention Centre, the fine dining steakhouse is the only restaurant of its kind where you can try the nation’s finest steak, lamb, wines and cheeses all at the one location.
The award-winning produce is sourced from the prestigious Royal Queensland Food and Wine Show (RQFWS) and iconic Ekka.
Exhibitors can now pre-book a table. Click here to view the menu and secure your spot.

If you have any questions, please don't hesitate to contact the RNA reception on 07 3253 3900 or

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