Taking you in and around Brisbane (and sometimes beyond)
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:
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?
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.
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.