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What to Do Instead of the Brisbane Ekka Public Holiday?

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by Jen Alexander (subscribe)
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Because not everyone wants to go to the Ekka
Looking forward to the Ekka People's Day Public Holiday, but don't fancy a trip to the Ekka? Don't worry you are not alone. There are plenty of people who don't want to struggle in the crowds while munching on a Dagwood Dog.

Here are some other options to spend your day off:

1. Eumundi Markets | Eumundi Sunshine Coast

Two markets are held every week, Wednesdays 8.00am to 1.30pm and Saturdays 7.00am to 2.00pm. Entry is free. So why not use your Ekka Holiday to stroll through the markets, or check out Market Chef?

2. Mekka (Ekka) Day Races - Eagle Farm

For the party-goers over 18, this event features live music, DJ's and entertainment. Be warned, this attracts a lot of young people, and there will be crowds - and I am told tickets sell out quickly.

The Ekka Raceday is an 18 plus event. The day will feature live music, DJ's and entertainment, carnival rides and a sideshow alley. Book your Ekka Raceday Ticket Packages online now and save.

3. Ipswich Art Gallery Wind Tubes

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Free Family Fun

This terrific free exhibition give children (small and big alike) the opportunity to create their own flying machine, then test it's capability (and ability to overcome turbulence, drag, air resistance and gravity) in one of the fun wind tubes.

So, instead of braving the crowded Ekka grounds, grab your children and pack a picnic and head on out to Ipswich.

4. Get Creative and Make a Fascinator: Feathered Headpiece Workshop

Create your very own, one-of-a-kind feather headpiece. You will be given expert instruction, a fascinator base, comb, foundation materials, flowers and feathers in a variety of colours, all along with tea, coffee, and great conversation.

If you can sew on a button, you can make a headpiece. So grab a friend and avoid Ekka Day madness. Participants under the the age of 18 will need to be accompanied by an 18 plus paying adult.

13th August 2014, 6.30pm - 9.30pm

Minimum registrations is 5. Refunds will only apply if the class has to be cancelled if minimum registrations have not been received. Minimum age is 15.

I'd love to hear more options. Why not jot them in the comments below?
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Why? 'Cause you don't want to go to the Ekka
When: People's Day - Ekka Public Holiday 13 August 2014
Where: Brisbane etc
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Nice selection of alternatives Jen
by May Cross (score: 3|6742) 1060 days ago
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