Ekka Media Kit 2023

DAYTIME ENTERTAINMENT New daytime entertainment at the Ekka this year includes: n CoComelon: sing, play and dance with JJ n Duelling Magicians: two of Australia's best magicians, Christopher Wayne and Josh Norbido, go head-to-head in the ultimate magic showdown n RuffTRACK's K9 Super Wall: Join Big Brother's Dave Graham and The RuffTRACK kids for the ultimate dog high jump competition where canines will jump up an ever-increasing vertical wall, reaching heights of almost 10ft/3m n Ekka's Farmyard Friends Street Parade: The Ekka is putting on a street parade that will pass through Gregory Terrace three times a day, featuring the loveable Farmyard Friends, energetic dancers and catchy tunes from Ekka’s brass band n Australian Strongman Alliance: It’s the first time the Ekka has hosted the only Queensland qualifier for one of the biggest events internationally, the 2023 Magnus Ver Magnusson Strongman Classic. Some of Australia's top strong men and women will take on five gruelling events n Ekka’s Beaut Ute Parade: More than 20 utes and their proud owners will be competing for a share in $1,000 in prize money n For the first time in Ekka history, the best whipcrackers from across the nation will compete in the Australian Whipcracking Championships presented by R.M. Williams and Packer Leather hosted by the Australian Whipcrackers & Plaiters Association.

EDUCATION n Ekka Education Stage presented by Podsquad an initiative of Health & Wellbeing Qld: The new stage will feature many educational presentations for children from learning about heathy and nutritious food to pollination and gardening n Sensory Garden supported by Capilano Honey: The impressive 14-metre-long self-guided sensory garden will feature sensory activities for kids, as well as showcase the best types of flowers to plant in your garden to attract bees 'Nature's Gifts' Natural Fibres Fashion Parades presented by Channel 7: In its 30th year, Queensland’s longest running fashion parades will feature more regional designers than ever before and introduce swimwear and childrenswear for the first time FOOD AND BEVERAGE New food and beverage options at the Ekka this year include: n The Smokehouse: Low n’ slow cooked delicious smoked brisket using award-winning beef, southern inspired burgers, golden fried chicken, creamy slaws and sides n CoCo Cheese Hotdog: Crunchy corn dogs filled with a cheesy mozzarella filled hotdog, with a range of coatings like sweet potato, ramen or the original corn dog n Dougie’s Donuts: Fresh donuts with flavours like the popular Lemon FASHION n

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