Fast Facts

Fast Facts

2019 Ekka Fast Facts

  • 220,000+ Dagwood Dogs eaten
  • 180,000+ Strawberry Sundaes eaten
  • 1620+ volunteers help put the show on
  • $220 million+ - amount Ekka generates for the Brisbane Economy
  • 3,500+ jobs created
  • 380+ retailers
  • 550 exhibitor stands
  • 40,000+ cheese toasties (two tonne of butter and four tonne of cheese)
  • 210,000+ schooners of beer
  • 43,000+ cans of rum
  • 6,000+ award-winning steaks
  • 3 tonnes + of fireworks used each night
  • 39,500 + glasses of wine
  • 8,000 + tasting plates of award-winning steak and lamb
  • 4,100m3 + of sawdust and sand used as animal bedding
  • 3,500 + corsages made

Most popular showbagsthe Bertie Beetle showbags were the clear show favourites, with more than a quarter of a million sold. Other best-sellers included the Kinder Surprise, Nerf, Elsa, Toy Story, Stranger Things and Harry Potter showbags.

Digital Ekka... the Ekka website had 3.5 million page views and 810,000 plus users; the Ekka App had 31,000 downloads; Facebook had almost 100K followers with engagement up 100%. There were 104K photos posted to Instagram featuring the #Ekka hashtag, 18.3K Instagram followers, as well as 43.5K Twitter impressions.

Media Contacts

Veronica Carew
General Manager RNA Communications
p: 07 3253 3930
m: 0408 323 631
e: vcarew@rna.org.au


Nicole Clifton
RNA Media and Communications Officer
p: 07 3253 3931
m: 0417 451 775
e: nclifton@rna.org.au


Bridie Cassidy
RNA Social Media and Digital Content Coordinator 
p: 07 3253 3924
m: 0436 675 697
e: bcassidy@rna.org.au