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Aug

03

2022

Guide to the Ekka 2022

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Guide to the Ekka 2022

Let’s get together again for Ekka 2022! It’s back and even more exciting than ever, with two years of anticipation built up, Queenslanders are ready and eager to go. Where country meets city, and all your favourites get together again too – from strawberry Sundaes to Sideshow alley fun days!

There will be rides, stalls, shows, showbags, and more, with exciting competitions and awards for those who excel in their fields. Get the family together and experience the enjoyment of coming together across the state to celebrate all things country.

Airtrain are here to help you get to the Ekka, for even less! We’re excited to offer an exclusive code so you can purchase your tickets and kick off the fun – check out below for more details!

Ekka Rides

Get your heart pumping and that adrenaline flowing with the exciting rides on offer at the Ekka 2022! The ride list is out and it looks better than ever. Get abducted by aliens, get in the Dodge’ems, get on the Dragon Castle Ghost train, or take a ride down the longest slide in the Southern Hemisphere. There’s so much more, and it’s all about the fun.

If you haven’t bought your tickets, you can get a great deal on Super Ride Tuesday. Not only will you get 2 for 1 rides all day (the perfect way to ensure your trip to the Ekka is packed full of excitement), but you can also save another 20% on your entry ticket as Tuesday is a Super Saver day! 

Showbags

It wouldn’t be an Ekka trip without a visit to the Courier Mail Showbag Pavilion! There are literally hundreds of incredible options to choose from, with almost 400 showbags on offer this year. Go for a sweet treat like the Aero, Allens Sours, or Candyworld bags. Buy a bag that helps you improve your lifestyle, with the BUBS &TOTS, Women’s Health Magazine, or Better Homes and Gardens bags. Rep your team or band with supporter bags or buy toys and gadgets – there is an amazing range of high-value bags to discover. Don’t forget to pad your collection with everyone’s favourite classic, the Bertie Beetle Bag!

You can plan ahead with the Ekka’s showbag guide, or let yourself be enticed by the high-energy hunt for the perfect showbag once you’re there.

Animals and Displays

Country meets City – and there’s a whole lot of country goodness that comes along! There are many different incredible animals to check out, and even pat in the RACQ Animal Nursery and Cradle-a-Chick. See how the country guys and gals do things with the Norco Milking Barn and the Sheep Shearing shed, and watch incredible horses strut their stuff in the sand. You’ll also be able to check out some truly inspiring arts and crafts. Listen to real bush poetry, visit the cooking stage for some ideas on what to do with that magical fresh produce, and see the many different displays showing some next level artistic ability.

Events and Entertainment

Whether you wander or plan your day to the minute, you’ll encounter some truly memorable events for the whole family. Your little ones can meet Bluey and Bingo, see the stars from Kangaroo Beach, see real reptiles at the Snake Boss Reptile Show, and see the many larger-than-life animal characters that wander the Ekka.

There’s plenty for the grown-ups as well. Athletes take to the air at the Airtime FMX shows, and Jeannie’s Dance Studio entertain guests with their range of hip-hop, jazz, and fitness shows. Watch the Natural Fibres Fashion Parade Presented by Channel 7, and many other shows, all day long in the Channel 7 Pavilion. Plan your trip with the Ekka guide to daytime entertainment.

Then, when the light starts to fade, the EkkaNITES show begins. The Main Arena is the place to be, with world class entertainment, and unbelievable thrills and daring feats. This year’s theme is ‘It’s time to celebrate’. And celebrate we will, with horsemanship displays, extreme bikes, singing, and so much more, followed by the absolutely unbelievable fireworks display.

Ekka doesn’t finish at EkkaNITES! Make sure you check out all the fun activity happening each night around Ekka here! See some fantastic country music LIVE with Amy Sheppard, Casey Barnes, Jem Cassar-Daley and Taylor Moss to name a few artists gracing the stage from 8pm. With so many more things to do after EkkaNITES, don’t run off too quick (and get a few extra rides in before you do)! 

Getting to the Ekka 2022

The Ekka is located at the Brisbane Showgrounds. It’s easy to get there with public transport, it’s convenient and easy, your Ekka excitement starts at the station. You can access discounted return train tickets at $6 for adults and $3 for children, by showing a valid Ekka admission ticket.

Airtrain can get you from the Brisbane Airport to your chosen Brisbane City station. From there, catch the dedicated trains to the Exhibition Station, which will drop you right in the middle of the showgrounds. Buses also regularly run to the Ekka from locations around Brisbane.

You can plan your journey by accessing the Translink website, and using the Journey Planner. 

Ekka 2022 Discount Code

With Airtrain, you can get to the Ekka for less. Score 15% off your Ekka tickets until Friday 5th August. If you don’t get in on time, you can still get 10% off while the Ekka is on. To access our exclusive deal, enter the promo code TRACK22 when making your purchase.

Guide to the Ekka 2022

The Ekka is a highlight for any Brisbane visitor or local. Pack full of shows, rides, treats, showbags, animals, events, and more – it’s a fun filled day (or two!) for every member of the family. Airtrain are your connection between the Brisbane Airport and your chosen SEQ destination – and we’ll get you there on time and in comfort. If you’re in town for the Ekka, take advantage of our exclusive discount code and get along for all the fun and thrills. 

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