When and where is the Monkerai B&S Ball held?
Monkerai 2 Day B&S Ball is usually the last weekend of August.
This year it has been moved to Friday 27th and Saturday 28th November 2020.
We are located at 311 Upper Monkerai Road, Monkerai NSW 2415.
If you’re following a GPS, keep in mind not all systems recognise our local roads correctly.
What is the dress code? Can I wear fancy dress or denim?
No denim, and no joggers or skate shoes. The dress code is country black tie or fancy dress only. Basically, you have to make some sort of effort. If you’ve opted for fancy dress, the more outrageous the better. Don’t forget your cow onesie for Friday night’s Guinness Book of Records attempt for the most adults dressed as cows.
What merchandise is available? What is the size range?
The 2020 Rugby Jumper is $70, and 2020 Singlet is $25. Both can be pre-paid, or bought at the gate. Both the rugby jumper and the singlet are available in Small to 5XL. Collectible merchandise is limited so it’s a good idea to pre-pay to make sure your correct size is reserved for you. There will also be a merchandise stall in the ball ground selling a range of Monkerai Merchandise T-shirts, stubby coolers, stickers, thongs, flags and other bits and bobs.
How much are tickets?
$170 for the Saturday B&S and $60 for the Friday warm-up party. The Friday night warm-up party is only available to patrons attending the Saturday B&S Ball.
How do I buy tickets and merchandise?
You can purchase pre-paid tickets and merchandise online or at the gate on the day. If you pre-pay make sure you bring a printed copy of your ticket with you on the day.
What do I get with my ticket?
Collectible ear tag, cup, sticker, cap and lanyard (for the first 1000 tickets sold) plus 12hrs of entertainment over two days from great country bands, 10 drink tickets per nights, free camping, hot showers, ute show,
Saturday dinner (hot roast beef & gravy rolls), Sunday pancake breakfast,
bulk examples of adult immaturity, memories that will last a lifetime, and probably a few sights you wish you could forget.
Will this event go ahead due to COVID-19?
We are continually monitoring the situation and we will be guided by and act on advice given by the Government with the safety of attendees, service providers, entertainers, volunteers and the community in general.
Due to current COVID-19 regulations the B&S Ball has been moved to 27th & 28th November 2020.
Tickets bought and paid, for the 28th & 29th August 2020 BnS will automatically be valid for 27th & 28th November 2020 BnS. A refund will only be issued if COVID-19 prevents the BnS Ball from going ahead in both August and November 2020 dates.
As COVID-19 evolves daily, the Monkerai BnS Team will update you if there are any changes to this event.
Is there a booking fee?
Outix have a small fee they put onto the ticket price.
Can we have a campfire?
Yes, you are welcome to have a campfire. There is firewood for sale, or you can bring your own.
Will there be cash-out and credit card facilities on site?
No, EFTPOS, cash out and credit card facilities are NOT available on site. Make sure you bring enough cash with you for the weekend.
Can we bring BYO alcohol into the camping area?
BYO is fine in the camping area, but can’t be taken into the ball ground, but you will need to sign a BYO liquor liability waiver as you come through the front gate. NO GLASS is allowed past the front gate.
What restrictions are there on the camping area?
No glass, NO DRUGS, No agro, no unregistered vehicles, and no illegal circle work. If you bring in any lounges, large furniture, or items that we deem likely to be left behind to add to our clean-up bill, you’ll need to leave a bond in the form of either a pre-authorisation on a credit card, $100 cash, your first-born child or your soul. This bond is refunded to you after the B&S if you have taken these items with you when you leave.
What are the times for the weekend?
Friday Night Warm Up Party – gates open at 2pm, with live bands and bar from 8pm until midnight.
Friday gates close at 12am.
Saturday B&S Ball - Gates open at 10am. Live band and bar from 7.30 pm until 2am.
Do I have to pay for my drinks at the bar?
10 drink tickets are included in the event price on both nights, in the form of a punch card on a lanyard. To collect a drink at the bar present your punch card to the bar staff for validation. You can buy more drink cards from the drink the bar area on Friday between 8pm and 11.00 pm, and on Saturday between 12 noon and 11.00 pm. Remember to pace yourself, holding a drink ticket does not entitle you to a drink if you are deemed intoxicated by bar staff or RSA marshals.
How do I change the name on a ticket?
Whether you’ve accidentally booked all of your mate’s tickets in your own name, or you’ve sold your ticket to someone else, then go to Outix.co (which is the site you purchased the tickets from) There is a chat screen that helps you through it, or chat to one of their staff through the chat box.
Is breath testing available?
Yes, breath testing is available on Sunday morning for a gold coin donation. Remember; there are only two roads out and the police know both of them. Don’t risk it. Don’t move your vehicle until you know you are safe to drive.
I’ve never been to a B&S before, what should I know?
Most importantly, TELL EVERYONE** that this is your first time. The correct terminology is: “I’m a B&S virgin.” They will shower you with… ahem… love and support.