COWBOY hats, blue singlets and blow-up pools were the items of choice for the 1600 revellers who set up camp at the Elmore Summer Send Off BNS over the weekend.
First-timers, backpackers and experienced BNS-goers, including people from Queensland and Western Australia, packed the Elmore Events Centre for a night of country music and partying.
Elmore BNS organiser Sam Shotton said the well-behaved crowd found ways to keep cool in the sweltering conditions.
“We went through 3000 bottles of water and provided water carts so people could fill up their little swimming pools in the car park,” she said.
“It was a lot of fun.”
Country music stalwart James Blundell performed on Saturday night, as well as Rob Black and the Brook Chivell Band.
“All three bands went off tap,” Ms Shotton said.
“I think country music in Victoria is slowly growing and there are not many venues in Victoria where you can go to listen to country music.
“The crowds stayed in the shed and partied hard until 1am.”
She said the BNS contributed a lot to the local economy.
“There were 110 volunteers for the weekend and they will all receive a compensation donation to their organisation.
“Everyone in Elmore benefits because the people buy petrol in town, and food and alcohol over the weekend.”
She said the BNS would be back same time next year for their 10th year celebrations.
“We just like to thank our volunteers and committee members and everyone for coming and having a good time.”