With the news that the Ekka was once again being cancelled for 2021, this time at almost the very last minute, the question on everyone’s lips was—will we still get the public holiday? Well after initially being post-poned, the new date has now been announced—and it's a Friday.
Yep, start making plans, because the weekend of Friday 29 October is now a long weekend, which almost (but not quite), makes up for the loss of yet another Ekka. Considering the tourism industry is having a tough time of it with Victoria and NSW locked out of Queensland, we reckon an extra long weekend is a brilliant excuse to plan a mini escape—especially since it will be in prime spring time. Check out some ideas for a local getaway here.
In the meantime, if you want to get a little taste of the Ekka at home, you can hit up their drive-thru to score yourself some strawberry sundaes, dagwood dogs and a Bertie Beetle showbag—get the deets on that here.
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