400,000 expected through the gates of the Brisbane show grounds this year.
400,000 expected through the gates of the Brisbane show grounds this year. Brenda Strong

Biggest Ekka yet takes off in Brisbane

QUEENSLAND'S famous Ekka is underway with organisers predicting this year's show will be the biggest and best on record.

The Ekka, now in its 138th year, is set to attract more than 400,000 people through the gates at its Brisbane Showgrounds home.

Ekka chief Brendan Christou said on Friday organisers had been working around the clock to ensure this year's show was a world-class event.

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He said the show will feature 10,000 animals, 21,000 competition entries, award winning food, wine and entertainment.

"The Ekka brings the country and the city together and it is a true celebration of agriculture and our state's farmers," he said.

"Now that 80% of Queensland is drought-declared it has never been more timely than now to rally behind our farmers and recognise that everything starts with agriculture."

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