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Ekka Alternative Events, Brisbane

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Published August 10th 2020
Are you keen for some Ekka-style family fun?
The Ekka may be cancelled but there are several small fairs and celebrations in Brisbane and surrounding areas. The following Ekka alternatives are family-friendly and organised in accordance with current COVID-19 guidelines.

Queensland State Fair
13-16 and 21-23 August 2020, 105-111 Johanna Street, Jimboomba

QLD State Fair will be bringing all your Ekka favourites to one location. Enjoy carnival food, amusement rides, show bags and sideshow games. A fireworks spectacular will also be held 8pm, 14 August.

Entry is $2 per person, ride prices vary.

Session times:
13 and 21 August (5-10pm)
14-16 and 22-23 August (11am-10pm)

Mt Gravatt Fun Fair
13-16 and 20-23 August 2020, Mt Gravatt Showgrounds

Bring the family for a three-hour session of amusement rides, food trucks, games and showbags.

Entry is $2 per person, per session. Unlimited ride armbands are $35 each. Online bookings essential.

Session times:
13, 20 and 21 August (5:30-8:30pm)
14, 15 and 22 August (10:30am-1:30pm, 2-5pm and 5:30-8:30pm)
16 and 23 August (10:30am-1:30pm and 2-5pm)

Crazy Day at Cleveland Central
14 August 2020, 11am-2pm, 91 Middle Street, Cleveland

Step right up to Cleveland Central's Crazy Day. Visitors will be delighted by roaming carnival performers, caricature artist and an oracle tarot card reader. To top it off, enjoy a range of exciting retailer offers.

Bookings are required for the caricature artist and tarot card reader.

Ekka Long Weekend Birthday Celebrations
14-16 August 2020, 9am-5pm, 89 Bay Terrace, Wynnum Central

Join the team at Fun Fit Play to celebrate their belated first birthday. Children will enjoy showbags for sale, dagwood dogs, giveaways, prizes and more.

Visit their page for pricing.

Experience Country Life in the Scenic Rim
7-16 August 2020, various locations within the Scenic Rim

No Ekka? Don't worry because the city is coming to the country. Learn where your food comes from, meet the farmers, shop local and fill your empty esky. Download the complete list of events and start planning your road trip now.

Some stops will require you to book ahead or pre-order, so please contact them directly.

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Why? To enjoy an Ekka-style event
When: 7-23 August 2020
Where: Various locations
Cost: Varies
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