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Published July 23rd 2019
Beat the high costings and lengthy queues
Experience the thrills of the Brisbane Ekka, on a smaller scale, at one of these various community events.
Springfield Mini Show 9-11 August, from 10:00am, Robelle Domain Parklands
Springfield Mini Show is a more affordable alternative to the Brisbane Ekka with free admission and amusement rides at only $2 each. Visitors can enjoy Sideshow Alley, live entertainment, markets stalls and access a selection of showbags and food vans.
9 August, 10am-3pm: This event begins with a "Tiny Tots" session. This time slot is dedicated to children under 5 years of age, with only children's rides operational.
9 August 3-4pm: A "Reduced Noise" hour is ideal for people of all ages with a sensitivity to loud noises and flashing lights.
10 August, 10am-8pm: Extended opening hours to allow for 8pm fireworks display.
Entertainment program has not yet been finalised but includes racing pigs, cartoon mascots, Globe of Death and fireworks.
Admission is free.
Family Fun Day 17 August, 10am-2pm, Calamvale Central Shopping Centre
Spend $10 or more at any Calamvale Central retailer on day of event and receive 4 wristbands and unlimited rides.
Showbags $3 each or 2 for $5, all proceeds donated to The Salvation Army Calamvale.
Eagleby Festival 17 August, 10am-3pm, Bishop Street Park, Eagleby
This annual community celebration boasts free admission and rides. The day features live entertainment, market stalls, craft, community demonstrations, food vans and a small selection of showbags.
Family Fun Day at Logan Central Plaza 17 August, 10am-2pm, Logan Central Plaza
Receive unlimited access to rides, animal farm and face painting for 4 people by spending $10 at any specialty store or $50 at Coles or Kmart on the day (amount must be spent in one transaction, valid receipt required).