11 Aug - 20 Aug, 2017

  • Brisbane Showgrounds
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The EKKA as it’s most commonly known, is Queensland’s largest annual event. Held over ten full days, EKKA showcases life and achievements in the Sunshine State, bringing visitors from all across Queensland and Australia to the heart of Brisbane.

EKKA began in 1876, is now Queensland’s most celebrated event with an average attendance of 400,000 visitors annually. 2017 marks the 140th show and brings with it a variety of best talent, culture, produce, fun and entertainment.

The EKKA showcases the best of Queensland with animal competitions, award-winning food and wine, live entertainment, carnival fun, family shopping, educational activities and much more.

Unearth Queensland’s Best food, animals and entertainment at this year’s Royal Queensland Show, EKKA, from August 11th to 20th 2017. The iconic show is full of traditions, a unique atmosphere and childhood memories which have been passed down through generations of families. It’s a true Queensland experience and one not to be missed.

First class EKKA Accommodation

When you stay at Rydges Fortitude Valley, you are staying in the best first class EKKA Accommodation in Brisbane. That’s because we are located just across the road from the Showgrounds and offer you a first class service with stylish and modern rooms.

When you think that your trip to the EKKA can’t get any better, just imagine staying in a first class hotel with free Wi-Fi, 2 popular eateries, outdoor heated pool and gym, 24 hour reception and room service, as well as secure parking.  This is when you realise that you can take your EKKA trip up a notch, by booking into our fabulous Royal Queensland Show Accommodation.

Why is our EKKA Accommodation so popular?

Well, the Royal Queensland Show, traditionally known as the EKKA, is one of the biggest and the most anticipated events in Queensland’s entertainment calendar. The EKKA brings the country to the city and it has been doing this since 1876.

If you want an awesome family day out with a mix of street food, fairground rides, Best of Breed Shows, wood chopping contests, dog shows and lots more, then be sure to book our Royal Queensland Show Accommodation, so you don’t miss the best event of the year.

To make sure you don’t miss the EKKA, book with Rydges Fortitude Valley and get ready for a fabulous trip to the city – call us on +61 7 3188 3000 or BOOK ONLINE.

Embrace EKKA’s rich history and its unique role in the life of Queenslanders across all generations. It’s EKKA time, and the spirit of EKKA belongs to you. Watch the Spirit of EKKA video





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