After the COVID hiatus derailed our plans to go in 2020 and 2021, I was so excited to finally take Ramona and Gem along to their first ever EKKA experience at the Brisbane Showgrounds on day 1, Saturday 7th August.

I’ve always had such special moments and fond memories of the EKKA having taken my gran along in her later years after she took me to the EKKA for so many years as a child.

I could not fault the experience and it was especially fantastic and well catered for parents with young children with a multitude of easy navigation way-finding, change rooms, toilets, inclusive F&B options and so many spaces to check out.

We made a big list using the EKKA website and app and ticked off about 20 experiences over the two days we ended up visiting. We had a huge long day on the Saturday and then went back on the final day.

It was also lots of fun to do my regular 4BC sports reporting media work at the 4BC Brisbane outside broadcast stand with Spencer Howson on four occasions over the course of the 2022 EKKA.

Taking Ramona round to the showbag pavilion (the BLUEY one was the standout), farm animals, performances, Dole Whip stand, farm food site, agricultural displays, food displays and activities for kids was just such a fun day out. We bought tickets the day they were released and snapped a steal paying only $30 for two adults and a child.

Ramona had such a fun day of 8 hours of walking, eating, sight-seeing, arts and crafts and sleeping, thus enabling mum and dad to have a cold beer under a perfect sunny Brissy Sunday in the bar precinct.

The BLUEY phase has started and to be honest it was the best showbag along with the Bertie Beetle Showbags.

Overall a really fun family day out and a moment I’ll cherish with my family for a long time.

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