City slickers are being urged to get a taste of country life for the Ekka people's day on Friday.
The Scenic Rim has its show holiday for locals today.
But the region's Mayor Greg Christensen (pictured above) says they'll be ready for visitors for a day trip out to the region later in the week:
"Our region made a choice to keep our day on the Monday rather than the Friday so we can have our region spick and span and open for business at the end of the week when everyone else has their people's day".
An 'Ekka Come Back to the Bush' program has been set up to showcase the region.
Details can be found on the Scenic Rim Council webpage www.visitscenicrim.com.au
The Somerset, Lockyer Valley and the Toowoomba regions of Yarraman, Upper Yarraman and Cooyar are also having an Ekka Show holiday today.