The RNA Showgrounds are managed by the Royal National Association and host a large number of events in Brisbane each year. The recently rennovated showgrounds include a large number of exhibition halls and buildings the host trade shows, expos and major events.
The largest event in Queensland each year is the Brisbane Exhibition, known as The Ekka, held every August. The city meets the country with farm animals, produce displays, fashion shows, the excitment of the woodchopping, stunning fireworks displays every night, the thrill of the rides in side-show alley and the the ever popular showbag pavilion.
Another major event at the RNA Showgrounds is the annual Oktoberfest. This is Australia’s largest German festival and Brisbane’s most anticipated cultural event. The magnificent Oktoberfest Tent boasts authentic German trimmings from the floor to the ceiling creating a party atmosphere encapsulating all things German including yodellers, authentic German dancers, leg-slappers and cowbell ringers. Plus of course the amazing German beers and food including pork knuckle, traditional German sausage or delicious desserts.
The RNA Showgrounds is also the venue for Stereosonic, the 2-day electronic dance music festival in December each year. The festival showcases premium international acts and supports emerging local artists at 5 major concerts around Australia.
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