The Royal Queensland Show – Ekka 2024

Where: Showgrounds, 600 Gregory Terrace Bowen Hills, ,
When: Saturday, August 10, 2024 - Sunday, August 18, 2024
Photo courtesy of: The Royal Queensland Show - www.ekka.com.au
The Royal Queensland Show - Ekka
Photo courtesy of: The Royal Queensland Show - www.ekka.com.au

Ekka – The Royal Queensland Show

The Royal Queensland Show, known as Ekka, is a major celebration of agriculture, featuring animal displays and agricultural innovations.

However, it’s not just about farming; Ekka is a celebration of recreation and entertainment with fascinating shows, concerts, and fireworks. Food lovers come to the event to enjoy delicious treats, and many families love the kid-friendly atmosphere with various displays and rides.

This grand celebration attracts a massive crowd of about 400,000 people every year, creating high demand for accommodation arrangements and raising hotel room prices. To secure a room at a reasonable price, it’s recommended to check prices and book ahead of time.

Ekka is a cultural celebration for all ages and the whole family, uniting urban and rural communities. It also hosts various competitions, adding to the excitement. In short, the combination of agricultural displays, entertainment, food, family fun, cultural activities, and various competitions makes the Royal Queensland Show a must-see annual Queensland event.

Additional and updated information is present in the Ekka’s link website. See details below, under “Event Related Information” section.

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Event Related Information

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As unforeseen circumstances can arise, the details of events are subject to change. We highly recommend checking with the organizers before making any travel arrangements to ensure up-to-date information.

Country Information

Capital:
Canberra
Currency:
Australian dollar (AUD)
Voltage and Frequency:
230V 50 Hz
Dialing country code:
+61
Time Zone:
UTC+8–+10
Summer (DST) UTC+8–+11
Language:
English
Location:
Oceania, continent between the Indian Ocean and the South Pacific Ocean.
Climate:
Generally arid to semiarid; temperate in south and east; tropical in north.
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Tourism Australia Contact Details - Sydney Office: Darling Park, Tower 2, Level 18 201 Sussex Street Sydney NSW 2000 Post: GPO Box 2721, Sydney NSW 1006 Tel: +61 2 9360 1111 Fax: +61 2 9331 6469
Australia background and overview
Aboriginal settlers arrived on the continent from Southeast Asia about 40,000 years before the first Europeans began exploration in the 17th century. No formal territorial claims were made until 1770, when Capt.
James COOK took possession in the name of Great Britain. Six colonies were created in the late 18th and 19th centuries; they federated and became the Commonwealth of Australia in 1901. The new country took advantage of its natural resources to rapidly develop agricultural and manufacturing industries and to make a major contribution to the British effort in World Wars I and II. In recent decades, Australia has transformed itself into an internationally competitive, advanced market economy.
It boasted one of the OECD's fastest growing economies during the 1990s, a performance due in large part to economic reforms adopted in the 1980s. Long-term concerns include pollution, particularly depletion of the ozone layer, and management and conservation of coastal areas, especially the Great Barrier Reef.
[Courtesy of The World Factbook]

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In-country dialing code:
07
Longitude:
153.02809°
Latitude:
-27.46794°

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