Brisbane Ekka 2015 – All you need to know!

This time of year is definitely one of the busiest in Brisbane, with all the preparations underway for the Brisbane Festival. However, from my experience, I can tell you that this is also the perfect time for you to break your piggy bank and go shopping for show bags at the Brisbane Ekka.

In this article, I will provide you with a guide about what you can find at Brisbane Ekka 2015.

Brisbane Ekka 2015

What to expect at this years Ekka

Brisbane Ekka 2015 is currently running until 16th of August 2015, with the exhibits and pavilions mostly open between 9.00am and 8.00pm daily.

This time of the year is a time filled with joy and entertainment in Queensland – and especially in Brisbane, as it is the time when people celebrate one of the most famous events in the city: the Royal Queensland Show. This great event is commonly known in the city as Ekka and it draws people from Queensland and other points in Australia to Brisbane. Here, people celebrate the life and achievements of Queensland agriculture over the course of ten days. The event has quite a long history, as it dates back to 1876. It attracts thousands of visitors every single year. As always, the Brisbane Ekka 2015 is expected to be a large event, so I recommend that you get ready for the celebrations. And by this, I mean get ready for every aspect of it; including your wallets, as you will certainly need to spend some money to enjoy all the Ekka has to offer.

As you probably know from previous years, the Ekka consists of many different exhibitions and pavilions that are enjoy by visitors of all ages. Below I would give you an overview of what you can expect if you make it to this year’s show:

Ekka Entertainment

In terms of entertainment, there are various events and performances to attend. The organisers of this event keep families at the forefront of their planning, so if you go to this year’s Ekka with your kids, there are plenty of things you can enjoy for free or at affordable prices. Some of my family entertainment recommendations include:

  • Family fun – the main part of Brisbane Ekka 2015 is dedicated to families, so that you will be able to enjoy some free family activities, which include performances and animals.
  • Dinosaur adventures – moving dinosaurs will be ready to be admired by young and old visitors, for the first time in Ekka’s history.
  • Jimmy Giggle show, which will entertain kids of all ages.
  • Christof the Clown, who awaits kids at his show this year.
  • Scarecrow, who will come alive to protect the veggie patch.
  • The Farm Yard Friends, who get ready to offer unforgettable moments to anyone.


You will of course be able to find hundreds of interesting showbags to meet any budget, starting at just $1 this year. The showbags include a variety of items, depending on the category and their intended audience, so no doubt you’ll be able to find something for everyone, even the adults!

Sideshow Alley

Fun is guaranteed in more ways than one at the 2015 Brisbane Ekka. Whether you wish to experience something new by taking a visit to the 9-D Cinema, or you wish to feel the adrenaline in a crazy spinning coaster, this is the perfect place for you to be! Here are some of the other fun things that you can enjoy during this year’s show:

  • 9-D Cinema
  • Bungy Trampoline
  • Cars4Kids
  • Crazy Cars
  • Crazy Spinning Coaster
  • Dodgem Cars
  • Euroslide
  • Fantasy Flyer
  • Giant Wheel
  • Haunted Dark in 3-D
  • Jurassic Coaster
  • Maze of Mirrors
  • Sea Circus
  • Super Fun Slide

Ekka Animals

It would not be the Ekka without the animals! Get ready to pat your favourite animal or engage in challenging competitions. Expect to see the following animals at this year’s show:

  • Canine
  • Cats
  • Beef
  • Boer Goats
  • Dairy Cattle
  • Dairy Goats
  • Horse
  • Sheep Dog Trials
  • Poultry, Pigeons and Birds

Ekka Food

Just as important as the animals, is of course food…glorious food! There certainly is now shortage of food at this year’s event. Some of the attractions include:

  • The food and wine stage
  • Gourmet plaza
  • Steakhouse restaurant
  • Seafood and wine bar
  • Woodchop bar
  • Traditional favourites

Ekka Accommodation

If you are a visitor to Brisbane and wish to enjoy Brisbane Ekka 2015, then you will need to book accommodation fast! I know just the place for you: Bridgewater Terraces. We offer affordable 1, 2 and 3 bedroom apartments in Kangaroo Point which are ideal for family’s looking to experience all the Ekka has to offer.


Brisbane Ekka 2015 is one of the greatest events in the country and celebrates Queensland’s agriculture in superior style. Various exhibitions, contests, shows and entertainment opportunities await you and your family.

If you decide to experience this year’s show, you’ll need to book your Ekka accommodation fast! Book a 1 bedroom, 2 bedroom or 3 bedroom apartment at Bridgewater Terraces, located in Kangaroo Point on the Brisbane River, to enjoy the last week of this years Ekka.

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About Denis Goodman

Denis is the manager of Bridgewater Terraces and has a long history with accommodation and property management rights. He brings his knowledge and experiences into his writer to help holiday makers have a wonderful holiday.

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