The biggest annual event on the Brisbane calendar, the Ekka is ready for a massive event in 2022 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 the 6 – 14 August 2022 and includes People’s Day on Wednesday 10 August 2022, which is the Ekka public holiday.
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What’s on at the Ekka in 2022?
Celebrating its 145th year in 2022, 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!
Ekka showbags have been released for 2022 with 31 showbags at $5 or less (mostly sweet and chocolate bags). Bags we see being popular are the Cocomelon showbag, Bluey showbag and Baby Shark Showbag. The most expensive bag is a Lindt bag at a hefty $125. The weirdest bag award is a tie between Rude Dudes Possum Poop and Whiteglo teeth whitening showbag. The vast majority of non food related showbags are around the $30 mark. With Book Week 2022 happening several weeks after the Ekka, parents might want to invest in one of the many dress up bags including Minecraft, Princesses and Knights showbags. Here is a link to the Ekka Showbags.
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 2022
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 2022
Every year the Ekka daily program has impressed with its line up of high quality family focused entertainment and this year is no different as the 2022 line up includes Bluey and Bingo Live Interactive Show, the Snake Boss, Kangaroo Beach, Airtime FMX and so much more. 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 2022 EkkaNites program will include death-defying stunts, extreme sports, high-speed action, equestrian skill, dazzling visual effects and of course the breathtaking fireworks finale.
The 2022 action-packed program incudes:
- A spectacular fireworks display
- Monster Trucks Circus
- FMX and V8 Utes
- Spirit of the Horse equine experience
- 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 2022
- Saturday 6th August – Sunday 17th August
- Wednesday 10th 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 2022
In 2022, tickets will only be available online, there will be no tickets available at the gate.
The 2022 ticket prices are:
- $36.00 per Adult
- $26.00 per concession or student
- $21.00 per child (5 – 14 years)
- FREE kids ages 4 years and under – but require a little Ekka ticket to attend
- $84.00 per family ticket (2x adult and 2x child)
- $47 per adult and Child pass
- $21 per Twilight Pass (valid after 6pm)
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.
Tickets for the Ekka 2022 are on sale now.
For more information on the Ekka click here.