Organisers hopeful of a bumper Brisbane Ekka after two years of cancellations

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The Brisbane Ekka is set to return after a two-year hiatus during the pandemic.

The Royal Queensland Show will be held on August 6-14, with organisers confident of a healthy number of interstate visitors now that borders have reopened.

“With borders now open across the nation, we are looking forward to strong interstate entry numbers as well,” Royal National Agricultural and Industrial Association of Queensland (RNA) chief executive Brendan Christou told the ABC.

“After two years without an Ekka, we can’t wait to reunite the country and city at the state’s biggest and most loved event.”

With Covid infections still in the thousands, Christou said “public health and safety is our number one priority”.

“We maintain very high standards of hygiene and have comprehensive cleaning measures in place across the showgrounds,” he said.

“There are more than 300 hand washing basins and hand sanitising stations throughout the showgrounds.

“We have more than 20 hectares of amazing open space for show visitors to wander around and enjoy.”