The Royal Queensland Show (Ekka) 2019
August 9 - August 18
About the Ekka
The Royal Queensland Show (Ekka) is Queensland’s largest and most loved annual event, attracting on average 400,000 people.
Run by the RNA for 10 days in August and staged at its original birthplace, the Brisbane Showgrounds, the Ekka brings the country and city together for a true celebration of agriculture.
The Ekka showcases the best of Queensland, attracting more than 21,000 competition entries from woodchop to giant vegetables, 10,000 animals from beef cattle to cats and dogs, world-class live entertainment, award-winning food and wine, carnival rides and showbags, family shopping, educational activities and much more.
The iconic show has been running since 1876 and is full of traditions, a unique atmosphere and childhood memories which have been passed down through generations of families.
About the RNA
The Royal National Agricultural and Industrial Association of Queensland (RNA) is a not for profit member based association which runs the Ekka on behalf of the community each year.
The RNA’s mission is to celebrate and champion the essential role agriculture plays in the everyday lives of Queenslanders.
Community spirit and charitable requests
The Ekka is delighted to give back to the Queensland community. Learn more about the Ekka’s community spirit below and how to submit a charitable request through Friends of Ekka.
Embrace Ekka’s rich history and its unique role in the life of Queenslanders across all generations and check out the Spirit of the Ekka video.