People’s Day in Brisbane and Everything You Need to Know About the EKKA

Today is People’s Day here in Brisbane. What is People’s Day? You may well ask, because this week was the first I’d ever heard of it.

Further investigation suggests to me that the actual title of this day is the “Royal National Agricultural Show Day Queensland” but I can see how much easier it is to say People’s Day. People’s Day it is then.

People’s Day

EkkaOn Monday, everyone from everywhere all around us like Goondiwindi, Redland Bay, Lockyer Valley, Logan, Aitkin’s Flat, Bundaberg, Toowoomba, Yarraman, Texas (not the big one with the oil, the one in Queensland near the NSW border) and Silverspur, to name but a few, had the day off.

Everyone in Brisbane City didn’t.

But that doesn’t matter because today they are all back at work again (or school) and I’ve got the day off, because here it is People’s Day in Brisbane and where I live.

If they had People’s Day on the same day everywhere in Brisbane and the entire South East Queensland region, probably 120,000 people would turn up at the EKKA on that day; instead though, something like 60,000 will show for each separate day. In all, over 400,000 will visit this years event in total.

I’m not one of them, I stayed away this year, but I have been twice before. As a result of that, I’ve written about the EKKA not twice, but three times. In my post…

… I explain, amongst other things, Showbags. This post also features a fascinating conversation (yes, really, honest) that took place somewhere in a pub in China back in 2008. If you want to know what was said and the stunning result, you really need to be clicking on the above link.

In my post…

… you’ll discover…… yes, I can see you are ahead of me here, you’ll discover 32 things to do at the Brisbane EKKA. This time though, you don’t really need to click on the above link, because at absolutely no expense whatsoever I have republished my video which explains it all right here.

And if you watch this video right to the end, you’ll discover there is a bonus; it’s one thing that you definitely cannot do at the EKKA…

Finally, in my post…

… you will discover three unusual facts about the EKKA. You will also discover that there is yet another thing that you can no longer do at the EKKA, but you could then. Not only could you do it then, but I did do it. Not only did I do it, but I made a video of what I did.

So if you’ve never done this thing before, you certainly can’t now, but at least you can see how it was for me when I did it.

Make sense? No? Well click on the link then…

There; now you know everything there is to know about the Brisbane EKKA. Well, not everything, but you certainly know as much as I do.

Anyway, that’s it from me, I’m on holiday.

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  • Tyra August 16, 2013, 3:21 pm |

    Bob, I like your blog and loved it on

    • BobinOz August 16, 2013, 11:56 pm |

      Thanks Tyra, that makes you head of my marketing department 🙂

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