Ekka is Queensland’s largest annual event (usually takes place in the month of early-mid August):
And so we HAD to go check it out!
The first place we went to was where the cattle was kept and J teared looking at the state they were kept in for the show 😐
Moving on, we got to see lot of animals!
Cow being milked; we also watched how skim milk and cream were made from fresh milk, and how butter was made.
A calf being fed by a little girl from the audience.
Llama, if we’re not wrong?
Chickens and more lambs…
Not our first time feeding animals but still having fun 🙂
Shevonne and Audrey feeding the goats.
D feeding a donkey.
Audrey looked so shocked by the donkey – it was indeed quite odd a feeling when the donkey ate.
The calf was eating and sleeping… 😛
Another sleeping goat!
The puppies were really cute…
This set-up shows farming having a ‘positive’ impact on the environment; J begs to differ though – unsustainable farming has adverse impacts on the environment.
There were show-birds on display too:
Isn’t this a funny looking black… rooster?
Eggs, lots of eggs!
Chicks being incubated:
So cute right…
These dogs reminded us of our silly Tibbit at home…
Do you know how old your dog is in human years?
Before we came, we were told that the strawberry sundae is a MUST-TRY, and we found the stall!
J doesn’t eat strawberries, but she thinks it’s pretty nice 🙂
We then checked out a show dog competition:
The Shiba Inu is so charming! 😉
The show dogs are really, really, really well-groomed!
Isn’t this Afghan Hound pretty but also a bit freaky-looking? 😐
And we grabbed an ice cold beer to savour!
Day 56 in Brisbane with D…
…and J is enjoying herself! 😀
We decided to go check out the rides:
We decided to go for this after some contemplation:
It was really insane – especially when we were hung upside down, it felt as if we were going to fall off; J held on really tightly because she could feel herself slipping 😐
We also went for some bumper car fun!
The showbags seemed to be a huge thing, so we decided to go check them out too; they were sold between $10 and $25:
Finally, it was time to head to the “parade ground” for the finale of Ekka.
It was really, really, really crowded!
They were trying to get a bull up:
Some stunts were pulled:
There was also some singing by Ricki-Lee, which wasn’t fantastic as she was lip-syncing and she did it really badly! There would be a time lapse of 1-2 seconds before she brings up the mic to sing… 😐
ANYWAY, highlight of the day: FIREWORKS!! 😀
We ended our night with dinner at Madtongsan II:
J’s tolerance for spicy food is really low, so she really struggled with the meal 😐
D loves spicy food, and so the meal was a breeze!
85 Elizabeth St
Tel: +61 (07) 3003 1881
Hours of Business: Open 7 days a week – 1130am to 12am
Our first ever Ekka and we had a great time! 😀