The countdown is on to Ekka 2018, in fact it’s less than 10 days till the country comes to the city. So I thought I would share some fun Ekka facts with you.

Did you know that …

400,000 plus visitors expected this year

48 competition sections

153,000 plus Strawberry Ice creams are eaten

800+ people volunteer

$530,000 total competition prize pool

16 tonne of manure removed from showgrounds each show

11,000 chairs & 1,100 tables set up for the Ekka

21,000 competition entries

1950 saw the debut of the iconic Ekka Strawberry Ice Cream

2,295 entries in 2017 ‘s largest competition being Canines

Are you planning on going to the Ekka this year? I am and my son absolutely LOVES the Ekka. Tell me what you are looking forward to at this year’s show.


When – 10 to 19 August, 2018

Where – Brisbane Showgrounds, 600 Gregory Terrace, Bowen Hills

Prices – see website for the best ticket deals

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