Mayfest event is set to sparkle

Lenzie Mayfest
Lenzie Mayfest

A rugby club’s annual festival of sport, food, music and drink is warming up to be the event which kicks off the summer season.

Mayfest runs from May 8-11 at Lenzie Rugby Club, which has hosted community events since 1897.

Now, as well as having teams in all age groups in rugby, it enjoys ahealthy social section.

Lenzie RFC president Colin Stewart said : “Lenzie RFC invites all members of the public to come along to our second annual Mayfest event.

“This marks the end of the rugby season and the beginning of the summer for the 
local community.

‘‘Mayfest caters for all of the family, with activities and bouncy castle for the kids, exciting rugby matches, fantastic food supplied by 
local companies, some 
great live music and a full range of real ales and a 
Prosecco tent.”

Here’s a run-down of the mixed bag of entertainment, which includes a rugby match.

May 8: The festival kicks off at 7pm with a real ale taster session, live music and Deli Food by Billingtons of Lenzie.

May 9: First XV rugby match against regional opposition. Last year’s match against The Co-Optimists was a great match, with open running rugby for all to enjoy.

You can also enjoy real ales from some of Scotland’s finest breweries, hog roast by Nonna’s Kitchen and live music throughout the evening.

May 10: Family day – Go along to play non contact TAG rugby, bouncy castle, BBQ, French boule competition and live music throughout the evening.

And local musicians can play their part too.

A spokesman said: ‘‘The organisers would like to invite local musicians to come along to the open mic session on the May 10, from 7pm onwards.

Anybody (P1 to 1st XV) interested in playing for the club or becoming a social member should email lenzierugby@gmail.com or sign up to the Facebook page https://www.facebook.com/lrfcmayfest