The park covered 6. The Intercolonial Exhibition of was held from 22 to 26 August. A public holiday was declared and on opening day 17, people attended - a colossal success given that the total population of Brisbane at the time was only 22, Men attended in their suits and ladies in their finest garments. Food was served on long tables and the first showbag - a bag of coal - was free for all visitors.
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Back to Latest News back. In an Australian first, Brisbane's Ekka the Royal Queensland Show will offer a fresh fruit showbag in move away from the traditional show tucker of dagwood dogs, chips and fairy floss. It is just one of a range of new food offerings introduced to meet consumer demand at the Ekka. It reflects a growing awareness of obesity in all leisure and entertainment venues, RNA Chief Executive Jonathan Tunny explaining that extensive market research had revealed visitors to the show wanted "food that's healthy and fresh and that fits in with our ethos of promoting the best, promoting great Queensland and Australian produce.
Investment in new rides at YoGo Alley, means the Ekka's carnival will offer new and traditional rides, with both the Hangover and the Mixer being new to the show.
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The end of the showbag pavilion ... as we know it
Ekka's $2.9 billion facelift starts with showbag pavilion makeover