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OPENING SHINES LIGHT ON FARMERS' PLIGHT

​11 August 2019
At the Opening Ceremony of the 2019 Ekka, the Governor-General acknowledged Queensland farmers who have been experiencing floods and prolonged drought.

PUPPY PAW-FECTION

​12 August 2019
On Sunday, August 11, Mr Russell Ellem's dog, Ricky, won First Place in the Alaskan Malamutes Puppy Division at the Blackhawk Pavilion.

RACIN' BACON

​12 August 2019
The Heritage Bank Racing Pigs Show is being presented each day at the Stockman's Rest by the Vandeleur family.

A-MOO-ZING Animals

​14 August 2019
The RACQ Animal Nursery brings the country to the city, allowing visitors to pat, photograph, learn about and interact with a variety of cute and cuddly farm animals.

CATS CAPTIVATE CROWDS

​14 August 2019
Competitors from all around Queensland showcase their furry felines at the Ekka Cat Competition.

FLY HIGH WITH SKY DOODLES

​13 August 2019
Captain Eddy Doodles (Dmytro Karpenko) will be serving at his Sky Doodles fairy floss cart daily from 9:00am at the Kids Carnival.

JONES FOR THE THRONE

​14 August 2019
Ms Alexandra Jones was crowned Grand Champion of Fashions on the Field on Monday, August 12, at the Main Arena.

IM-PECK-ABLE-PARROTS

​14 August 2019
Ms Lindy Nesbitt entered 51 birds into the Caged Birds and Poultry Competition on the ground floor of the Arrow Energy Pavilion this year.

SNAKE SAFETY SHOW

​14 August 2019
Lucas Cheyne runs Luke's Reptile Kingdom which is located on King Street and is open from 9:30am to 6:00pm daily.

LIFE SAVING SUNDAES

​14 August 2019
Strawberry Sundaes are an iconic Ekka treat, and are not only known for their taste, but they also raise money for The Prince Charles Hospital Foundation.

VIRTUAL PRODUCTION

​14 August 2019
At the Ekka, Meat and Livestock Australia are using Virtual Reality to help people understand how beef is produced.

MAKE HASTE AGAINST WASTE

​14 August 2019
At this year's Ekka, there is a Containers for Change display to promote the recycling of drink containers.

A CRACKING COMPETITION

​14 August 2019
The Australian Stockwhip Challenge to determine the best whip cracker, was held on Monday at The Arrow Energy Pavilion.

WINNING WOODCHOPPERS

​13 August 2019
Craig Wagner and his son Bryan won the Father and Son 250mm Combination relay Handicap, held at the Iron Jack Woodchop Arena on Sunday, August 11.

DELICIOUS ALCHEMY ELIXIR

​16 August 2019
The Alchemy Company is selling their Golden Turmeric Elixir in the Woolworths Pavilion this year.

THIS PARK HITS THE MARK

​15 August 2019
Alexandria Park, on the corner of Gregory Terrace, is attractiing families seekiing space and shelter from the crowd.

OAKEY OUTSHINES OTHERS

​15 August 2019
Oakey State High School entered the Angora Goat Competition on Wednesday, August 14 at the Arrow Energy Pavilion.

SOMETHING TO CHIRP ABOUT

​15 August 2019
Australian Eggs presents Cradle-a-chick everyday at the Arrow Energy Pavilion.

DROUGHT ANGELS BLESS EKKA

​16 August 2019
Drought Angels, a charity that supports farmers whose lives have been turned upside down by natural disasters, is at the Ekka this year seeking support and donations.

EkkaNITES LIGHT UP THE NIGHT

​16 August 2019
Every eventing the iconic EkkaNITES program entertains the crowd in the Main Arena.

SOMETHING FISHY IS GOING ON AROUND HERE

​16 August 2019
This year's Ekka has seen a 10 percent drop in the number of entries in the Pisciculture Competition compared to last year.

SUP-PAW-TING THE VISION IMPAIRED

​15 August 2019
The Guide Dogs Queensland Stall, at the Black Hawk Pavilion, is raising funds for vision impaired people.

LIFEFLIGHT LIFESAVERS

​16 August 2019
The new LifeFlight helicopter is on display in the Channel 7 Pavilion.

TAKING OFF WITH BRISBANE'S NEW RUNWAY

​16 August 2019
A Brisbane Airport information trailer is providing Ekka visitors with a birds-eye-view of the new runway at the Brisbane Airport.

QUILTS ACROSS QUEENSLAND

​16 August 2019
Prize winning quilts are on display at the Old Museum Building.

TURNING WASTE WATER INTO WONDERFUL WATER

​15 August 2019
At the Agricultural Pavilion, Seqwater (South-East Queensland Water) are showing visitors how we can reuse water to help with the drought.

CRIKEY, IT'S OUTBACK TOURISM

​15 August 2019
The year of Outback Tourism is the theme of the Queensland Government Displays at the 2019 Ekka.

TRANSPORTING BRISBANE INTO THE FUTURE

​15 August 2019
In the Channel 7 Pavilion the Brisbane City Council has a display showcasing the new Metro system.

THE WRITE TYPE OF CAMP

​16 August 2019
A group of year six students from State Schools throughout Queensland have been selected to be part of Show Camp 2019.

COOKING TO BRING FAMILIES TOGETHER

​16 August 2019
Chef Mel Alafaci is conducting cooking classes daily in the Woolworths Pavilion to encourage people to cook at home with their family.

PRECIOUS POST

​16 August 2019
As part of the Year of Outback Tourism Government focus, the Department of Education is encouraging Ekka visitors to connect with schools, teachers and students in remote communities by sending them a postcard.

A WHEELIE HARD SPORT

​16 August 2019
The Aussie FMX team are performing aerial acrobatics in the Main Arena twice daily.

OUTSTANDING ORIGAMI

​16 August 2019
Visitors to the Old Museum Building at the Ekka can create an origami flower with the help of expert paper-folder, Jonathan Baxter.


PROTECT OUR PRECIOUS PETS

​16 August 2019
During the Ekka, the RSPCA mobile unit is outside the Old Museum Building showing people how to look after their pets.

KEEPING HISTORY ALIVE

​16 August 2019
The Queensland Steam and Vintage Machinery Society (QSAVMS) has a number of old farm and industrial machines on display along Gregory Terrace near the Old Museum Building.

SUSTAINABLE SOLUTION A SUCCESS

​16 August 2019
Urban Utilities is operating a water bottle refill station in Alexandria Park saving the need for people to buy single-use plastic bottles of water.

YOUNG FARMERS CHALLENGE

​16 August 2019
Teams of young men and women competed in The Young Farmers Challenge held in the Main Arena on Saturday, August 10.

BEAUTIFUL BEARDS

​16 August 2019
Bearded men assembled at the Old Museum Building on Wednesday, August 14, to participate in the Flower Beard Competition.

SMALL SCHOOL WINS BIG

​16 August 2019
Bowenville State School, a small school with 14 students located approximately half-way between Dalby and Oakey, won the School's Heaviest Pumpkin competition at the Brisbane Ekka.


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Last reviewed 04 September 2019
Last updated 04 September 2019