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The park covered 6. The Intercolonial Exhibition of was held from 22 to 26 August. A public holiday was declared and on opening day 17, people attended - a colossal success given that the total population of Brisbane at the time was only 22, Men attended in their suits and ladies in their finest garments. Food was served on long tables and the first showbag - a bag of coal - was free for all visitors. Since then, the shortened name 'Ekka' has replaced 'Exhibition' in the Queensland vernacular, indicating locals' affection for the show. The Pavilion, completed in October, was partially used at the show to house beef and dairy cattle, dairy goats and poultry.
The Ekka is the annual agricultural show of Queensland , Australia. It was originally called the Brisbane Exhibition , but it is more commonly known as the "Ekka", short for "exhibition". The Ekka is Queensland's largest annual event, which welcomes an average of , visitors each August. The Ekka features a sideshow alley , showbag pavilion, and nightly fireworks displays. The significance of the first exhibition held in was described by locals as the most important event since the separation of Queensland from New South Wales in In as part of the Q celebrations, the Ekka was announced as one of the Q Icons of Queensland for its role as an "event and festival". The first show, held between 22—26 August , attracted 17, visitors.