Dogwood dogs, Bertie Beetle show bags, fireworks display, and a whole day of fun and relaxation! If you’re from the Sunshine State, you know what we are talking about — the Royal Agricultural National Show Day — or the Ekka! Every year it takes place on the second or third Wednesday in August at the Brisbane Showgrounds. (August 12 in 2020.) It’s a public holiday in Queensland and the festival lasts 10 whole days. Great food, awesome rides, prize-winning animals, crafts, a grand parade, and night show with spectacular fireworks! No wonder the happy people of Queensland are so proud of this event.