6 August, 2021
Due to the current South East Queensland lockdown and worsening local COVID-19 outbreak, the 2021 Royal Queensland Show (Ekka) has been cancelled in the best interests of public health.
It is the second year in a row that the Ekka has been cancelled due to the worldwide COVID-19 pandemic.
The 2021 Show was due to open to the public this Saturday and it will be the fourth time in the Ekka’s 145-year history that the show has been cancelled.
The RNA will now endeavour to see if some of the 2021 Royal Queensland Show competitions can continue these next two weeks in a COVID-Safe environment without the general public.
RNA will also be working with Queensland Health on a de-mobilisation plan to assist exhibitors with bumping out and what is possible during the lockdown. The RNA will be issuing full refunds to all ticket holders, with more information to be sent directly.