- PIG RACING IS BACK!
These brave little piggies will fly through the sky, dive into a pool of water and race each other around a track.
- DAGWOOD DOG
This is exactly as it sounds. There are amateur, professional and celebrity classes. Even if you don’t participate this would be worthy of a watch.
- BURGER PIE DONUT?
Give this treat from Mick’s Bakery in Gregory Terrace a try. It’s a burger in a pie crust and a beef pie that looks like a donut. Insert scared face emoji here.
- DRAG QUEEN BINGO DARLINGS.
For the second year in a row, Drag Queen Bingo is back! Hosted by Queens Ball ‘Drag Performer of the Year’ Vollie LaVont, the free event features drag performances by ‘Dolly Parton’ singing 9 To 5, ‘Faith Hill’ belting out This Kiss and ‘Shania Twain’ with Man! I Feel Like a Woman.
- FLOWER BEARD COMPETITION.
Forget glitter beards – the Ekka is bringing back flower power! This special event takes place on Wed 14 at 2pm. Magnificent bearded men will be manscaped into a flowery sensation by a team of florists.
- LINE DANCING HOEDOWN.
Country music. Cowboy hats. Synchronised dancing. What more could you want? There will be social dancing, competition demonstrations, beginner workshops for the public and the Queensland Club Challenge.
- LONGHAIR CAT COMPETITION.
From long haired Ragdolls to the gorgeous Norwegian Forests, a variety of Longhaired cats will be judged and one crowned the winner.
- ROPE SKIPPING PERFORMANCE.
The Cleveland Air Magic Skipping Club will impress with their high energy music, fitness, acrobatic skills and skipping speed.
- WOMEN’S PINBALL CHAMPIONSHIP.
Watch the best female pinball players in the world compete. The talented players include Australia’s highest ranked female, 16-year-old Emily Cosson and the highest ranked female player in the world Danielle Peck from New Zealand.
- GIANT VEGETABLE COMPETITION.
See ‘out of the ordinary’ specimens and celebrate the wonderful and unique odd shapes (and sizes) traditional vegetables can grow into.
The Royal Queensland Show (The Ekka) is on from 9 - 18 August at the Royal Brisbane Showgrounds in Bowen Hills.
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