Wednesday, August 23, 2017

Tourists expected to flock to the ‘Ekka’

The Royal Queensland Show, also known as the ‘Ekka’, is celebrating its 140th anniversary, with bumper crowds expected to flock to Brisbane for the ten-day extravaganza from August 11 to 20.

RNA chief executive, Brendan Christou, said the Ekka is Queensland’s largest annual event, attracting around 400,000 people each year.
“The Ekka showcases the best of Queensland with animal competitions, award-winning food and wine, live entertainment, carnival fun, family shopping, educational activities and attracts people from all over to compete or attend,” said Mr Christou.
Mantra Group, the Ekka’s official apartment accommodation partner, has launched a variety of family and couples’ accommodation and show packages across the Group’s nine Brisbane properties.
Showcasing life and achievements in Queensland, Ekka is known for bringing the country and city together for unique traditions, award-winning wine and food, carnival fun and an appreciation of agriculture.

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