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Brisbane Exhibition, Brisbane: 3 reviews and 5 photos

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  • The showbag pavilion - packed - Brisbane
      The showbag pavilion - packed
    by thedouglas
  • Our Ekka! - Brisbane
  • Our Ekka! - Brisbane

This is one of the big events of the year - when for 10 days, the folks from the country meet up the those from the city. Starts on 16 August this year, starting with the cattle judging for the diehards (like my husband!) - and then the fun of the Show begins!

While the kids rarely venture from sideshow alley and the showbag pavillion, without the insistenceof their parents, they usually enjoy the real things of the show as well - prize animals of all breeds (you can spend all day looking at the feathered variety alone!), cows and horses, goats etc., the produce pavillions, woodchopping displays (one of our favourites), craft etc., fashion parades, showcasing of local and state farm craft.....There are nightly fireworks, concerts, shows in the ring etc.

The girls love to check out the farm boys in their moleskins and RM Williams boots, as a novely attraction from the local city boys! The Cattleman's Bar is the perfect place to sidle up at the bar beside a country counterpart for the city folk, and enjoy a meeting with someone from a totally different lifestyle.

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  • Updated Jul 19, 2006
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