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A whole day at Ekka 
10th-Aug-2008 10:19 pm
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We were insane enough to go to Ekka after a night of alcohol and madness the night before. Insane much, yes?


Ekka has traditionally been a day of Aussie agriculture meets silly city folk
in a fun fair atmosphere.

I was determined that we attend this year
to relive some of the excitement of my uni days.
Show bags!
Farm animals!
Fair games!
Dog shows!
Fashion shows!
Performances!
And to eat a Dagwood dog. (^_^)

In fact, at least half the photos I took were of the dogs at the Dog Pavilion,
so those are going into a seperate entry for all you non-dog lovers out there.


People's screams are music to my ears.




It's strawberry season and one of the best ways to have them
is covered in chocolate...


... or fresh.








I'm such a pig.
I also had 1 Dagwood dog, 1 taco and 1 bottle of water.










The weirdest chicken EVER!




This horse was such a sweetie and a show-off.
He'd munch a mouthful of grass, stroll over to the gate to be patted,
then prance around his stall to get another mouthful of grass.









So much fun, though feet are sore from walking (and shuffling around laden prams) all day.
But I'm so proud of myself.
I only bought 1 show bag and 1 large lavendar microwaveable pillow.
With the chilly nights, a warm bag on my tum tum is always welcome.

But as fun as it was, I was a little miffed that they had a whole section for exhibitors from Shenzhen, China. Ekka has always been an Australian fair, an opportunity to promote agriculture related businesses. If the stalls were selling agricultural products, it would be relevant, but they were selling nick nacks often seen in pasar malams (night markets), like fancy lamps, pig shaped speakers, etc.

It's a sign that things have certainly changed.
Comments 
10th-Aug-2008 03:21 pm (UTC)
Haha~ XD At first I thought the chicken was a monkey, then an owl, then I read how it's actually a chicken... But its got gorgeous white feathers and a koko krunch sweet face! X3 Love the strawberries and wittle ducklings! -grabby hands-
10th-Aug-2008 11:03 pm (UTC)
It's such a weird looking chicken, isn't it?! The SO and I were wondering how the hell it can see with that thing on its beak.

And the baby animal petting barn was fun. (^_^)v
11th-Aug-2008 09:05 am (UTC)
i see mad mother zipper!! my fave ride!!
12th-Aug-2008 11:07 am (UTC)
Shenzhen is our sister city, and I think they've had a trade show thingie at each Ekka.
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