We all have our Ekka favourites. I personally love a ride on ferris wheel, a strawberry sundae (or ten), seeing all the farm animals, and finishing the night with some fireworks in the main arena. But who would’ve known you could do more than just go on rides and eat enough showbags to make you sick? Here are five other things to try that you had no idea about!

Country Music Showdown – August 12th @ Gourmet Plaza

Love to have a good boogie and you don’t care who knows it? Get yourself down to the Gourmet Plaza to participate in the Country Music Showdown for your chance to win $12,500 worth of prizes! Alternatively, just get all your boot scooting needs out of your system.

Coffee Brewing Lesson – August 13th @ The Healthy Baker Flour Cooking Stage

Always wanted to know how to brew the perfect cup of joe? Here’s your chance to learn! Make your way over to The Healthy Baker Flour Cooking Stage to learn the secret to making the best possible version of your favourite brew.

Tai Chi Class – August 15th @ Old Museum Precinct

Find your inner bliss amongst the Ekka mayhem with the Australian Academy of Tai Chi in the Old Museum Precinct. This workshop will help develop a sense of inner and outer harmony, something we know many parents may need after a fun filled Ekka day…

Alichia’s Dance Fitness Academy – August 16th @ Old Museum Precinct

Another one for those movers and groovers out there! No matter the age, Alichia’ Dance Fitness Academy offers students from 2 – 70 years a safe environment for them to express themselves. Get down to the Old Museum Precinct to see what they have to offer!

Bollywood Dance school class/show – August 19th @ Old Museum Precinct

Bringing a touch of culture to the Old Museum precinct, Bollywood Connections brings a display of joy, colour, and energy to the stage with their community based Brisbane dance school.

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