I had mentioned before the Royal Queensland Show, known as EKKA and all Queenslanders had a holiday on 17th August. P. had a day off too, so he took me to see what it’s all about.
It’s hard to describe what EKKA is, because it’s everything. It’s a 10-day festival taking place in one place destined for this in Brisbane. The area is usually closed for the rest of the year, which I think is a waste of money, because it’s huge!
After you bought the tickets ($25 per adult, the price varied if you were a child, teenager or family), you crossed a gate and conquer crowds of people at the theme park
We had a sausage on a stick and then could move on to see other attractions, like:
Wood chopping competition
When I saw those women I felt like I moved back in time to those years when Australia was still a British colony.
Then we went to pavilions where different farm animals were presented: cows, sheep, goats, llamas, horses, also birds and fish.
One pavilion was a nursery, where you could feed baby animals
A famous bar
In one pavilion there were photo, painting, sculpture, cooking, knitting and other handcrafts exhibitions and in another one there were agricultural exhibitions. All these things (animals, exhibitions, photographs etc.) were awarded on that day.
In the evening, at the very heart of the EKKA there were motocross bikes and then monster tracks shows and the fireworks as a grand finale.
We left at about 9 p.m.
At the EKKA I saw two faces of Australia: city kids with their tight jeans falling down from their bottoms having fun at the theme park and farmers in cowboy hats looking after their cattle and having fun at the live country music.