GRAB your boots and Akubra - The Elmore Summer Send Off is on this weekend.
The charity B&S, now in its 10th year, will be at the Elmore Events Centre on Saturday with gates opening at 1pm.
Car park activities will start at 3pm with the ball getting underway at 8pm.
There will be on-stage appearances by Chris Staff, The Viper Creek Band and Trainwreck Trio.
This year's theme is a touch of blue or pink in recognition of people battling cancer.
Committee members and volunteers were busy making the final preparations at the site on Friday.
Secretary Sam Shotton described it as "the calm before the storm".
"I won't be home from now until Sunday night," she said on Friday morning.
"It's very busy."
The Elmore charity ball has raised about $370,000 since its humble beginning in 2004.
Tickets to the Elmore Summer Send Off B&S are $125 and will be available at the gate. Check the Bendigo Advertiser website at www.bendigoadvertiser.com.au for our galleries of Elmore B&S years gone by.