Ekka – Royal Queensland Show | August 2021 **CANCELLED**

Unfortunately, the 2021 Ekka has been cancelled due to extended lockdown. 

The biggest annual event on the Brisbane calendar, the Ekka is ready for a massive event in 2020 with some exciting new additions just for Brisbane Kids!  The show, with a proud tradition in farming and bringing people together, will run over 10 days from Saturday 7 August 2021 – Sunday 15 August 2021 and includes People’s Day on Wednesday 11 August 2021, which is the Ekka public holiday.

What’s on at the Ekka in 2021?

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Celebrating its 144th year in 2021, The Ekka will again take place at the Brisbane Showgrounds in Bowen Hills. This year’s program is impressive; jam packed full of fun events and entertainment to ensure that everyone has a great day out! More than 70 per cent of the Ekka is dedicated to free family entertainment and activities including the EkkaNITES night show, 10,000 animals, Ekka Children’s Day and live performances by a number of family favourites. This year there are over 300 free things to see and do at the Ekka!

From traditional displays like farm animals, wood chopping and horse jumping, to the more modern fashion shows, laser show and live performances by some of the top Australian recording artists, families will be entertained and thrilled every day of the Ekka.

On top of the full calendar of events and entertainment, the Ekka also includes all of the traditional show favourites, including a side-show alley and showbags, dagwood dogs, rides, lots of roving performers, amazing food, the famous strawberry sundaes and a fireworks spectacular!

Discounted Ekka Tickets

As the EKKA gets underway from time to time the Ekka will run limited time discounts so keep an eye out and join their mailing list so you are emailed the discounts straight into your inbox. Also, keep an eye on the Ekka Facebook page. 

Animals at the Ekka 2021


Without a doubt, the animals are a big draw card at the Ekka. From the prize winning roosters, cows and horses to the baby animals, a visit to the Animal pavillion is a must see at the Ekka every year. This year the whole family will be able to get up close to all the animals including the chance to milk a cow, see a chicken hatch and feed the baby animals. The family favourite is always the RACQ Animal Nursery, where you can purchase food to feed the animals including goats, lambs, ducks, chickens, piglets, calves and many more. However don’t forget to check out the dogs, cats, fish and horses, plus you can check out the best animals Queensland has on show at the daily competitions.

The Ekka Daily Live Entertainment Program 2021

Images courtesy of www.ekka.com.au/

Images courtesy of www.ekka.com.au/

Every year the Ekka daily program has impressed with its line up of high quality family focused entertainment. In past years the daily entertainment has included Giggle and Hoot shows, The Queensland Ballet, Sesame Street, Peppa Pig Live and so much more. This year the 2021 program does not disappoint with Paw Patrol, Luke’s Reptile Kingdom, Ekka’s Farmyard Friends and more you won’t want to miss, and the best bit is that all the shows and entertainment are included in the ticket price.

The Ekka Night Program : EkkaNites


Every year the EKKA night time program, EkkaNites, gets better and better. Once again the 2021 EkkaNites program will include death-defying stunts, extreme sports, high-speed action, equestrian skill, dazzling visual effects and of course the breathtaking fireworks finale.

In 2021, the action-packed program will include:

  • A spectacular fireworks display
  • Mechanical madness featuring wheel standing jeeps, a monster ball and of course everyone’s favourite – a monster truck
  • Freestyle motocross action, high-speed ute drifting and death-defying motorbike stunts
  • A dazzling display of skill and beauty featuring majestic horses and acrobats – see the amazing connection between man and horse
  • Vintage speedway cars – the first Speedway meeting was held at the Ekka in 1926!
  • The thrilling spectacle of harness racing presented by Racing Queensland
  • and more….

The Ekka Dates and Times 2021

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  • Saturday 7th August – Sunday 15 August
  • Wednesday 11 August : Ekka Public Holiday – ‘People’s Day’

The gates open at 9am each day and close at 8.30pm. EkkaNites starts at 6.30pm each night.

The Ekka Ticket Prices 2021


  • $35.00 per Adult
  • $25.00 per concession or student
  • $20.00 per child (5 – 14 years)
  • FREE kids ages 4 years and under
  • $80.00 per family ticket (2x adult and 2x child)
  • $45 per adult and Child pass
  • $20 per Twilight Pass (valid after 6pm)
  •  Save 10% with a Super Saver Pass. available on Tuesday 10, Thursday 12 and Sunday 15 August 2021. Plus receive other great offers once inside the grounds including $2 off rides on Tuesday 10 August between 10am – 5pm and 2 for 1 food items on Sunday 15 August at participating outlets. 

Please note: These are online ticket prices and the Ekka offers value packs and add-ons each year at the Ekka. To find a full range of ticket prices please click here.

Covid Measures 2021

  • Daily numbers are capped for safety: As part of the COVID Safe measures, the Ekka will run at limited numbers with 45,000 tickets available for sale each day. This is to ensure we manage our capped daily numbers and that our indoor restrictions of one person to every two square metres are met. There are no restrictions for outdoor areas. This capped daily number may vary closer to show depending on restrictions in place at the time.
  • Choosing the day you are coming: This year, ticket purchasers are required to nominate the day of attendance to allow us to manage daily capacities and contact tracing. If you are attending on multiple days, you will be required to complete a new transaction per date. No transaction fees apply. Please choose carefully, ticket exchanges are prohibited.
  • Provide contact tracing details: Ticket purchasers must provide the full name, phone or mobile number, email or residential address for each ticket holder. A secure link will be provided to allow contact tracing to be updated prior to your attendance.
  • Online ticket sales only: To manage daily capacities and assist with contact tracing, tickets for Ekka 2021 are only available online, please visit ekka.com.au/buy-ticket/ to complete your purchase.

A full-refund policy will apply for all tickets purchased if the 2021 Ekka is cancelled. This includes any pre-purchased ride and food vouchers.

Tickets for the 2021 Ekka are on sales now! 

For more information on the Ekka click here.

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One response to “Ekka – Royal Queensland Show | August 2021 **CANCELLED**”

  1. goo says:

    Please note your dates are wrong, should ” Friday the 15th” be “Friday the 5th”?

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