There are many great things that make up the fabric of Queensland, including The Royal Queensland Show. Since 1876, the EKKA has been bridging the gap between Queensland’s countryside and Brisbane’s big smoke. This year, a microscopic mischief-maker had other plans, but as they say, ‘the show must go on.’
EKKA 2020 will look a little different this year, but we’ll still be able to enjoy the festivities, albeit from a distance. Brendan Christou from the RNA explained, “We’re doing a virtual, online version of the EKKA this year.” The 10-day program of virtual events will include a virtual animal nursery, cooking demonstrations, live-streamed EKKA Eve fireworks on 7NEWS, a 10 part Meet a Farmer series and much, much more!
“We just want to remind people that it’s EKKA time and that the country is really important to all of us,” Brendan said.
The great news is that you will also be able to get your hands on traditional EKKA fare. Strawberry Sundaes and Dagwood Dogs will be available at pop up locations around Brisbane and better yet, a drive-through will be set up at the Showgrounds.
We may not be able to head down to the Showgrounds in full force this year, but there’s no doubt that the spirit of the Royal Queensland Show will well and truly be kept alive!
Until next year, Brisbane.
For the full list of events, visit https://www.ekkaonline.com/