Everyone loves fairy floss and dagwood dogs. Not everyone loves going to the Ekka. Even though the usual exhibition cold spell has given Brisbane a miss this year, not wanting to flock to Bowen Hills is understandable. And, by moseying along to The Defiant Duck in Newstead instead, you'll be doing the next best thing.
As well as two of the three food staples that make the Ekka what it is — sorry, there's no nabbing those strawberry sundaes without going to the real thing — The Duck Royale will be serving up two days of carnival-style fun come August 15 and 16. Sip on cotton candy cocktails, pair your battered meat on a stick with a tinnie, and play free pool all day and night. NSLV and friends will also be taking care of the tunes on Wednesday.