Lentefees sports top-rugby and entertainment

THE first-ever Kouga Humansdorp Lentefees is set to put a blooming spring in festival-goers’ step at the end of the month.

The not-to-be-missed festival, to take place at the Nico Malan High School in Humansdorp from August 31 to September 1, will sport close to 100 stalls - including some 33 agricultural stalls and vehicle stalls - top-class entertainment, a colour run and adrenaline-packed junior and senior rugby action.

Local beauties will also have a chance to take to the stage, while younger children can enjoy a fun time at the supervised Kiddies Fun Zone. The Kiddies Fun Zone will feature jumping castles, face-paint, and-art, pedal go-karts, paintball target shooting and bungy-bounce.

7’s Rugby

One of the biggest attractions to the festival will be the inaugural First Choice 7’s Rugby Elite Tournament, hosted by Nico Malan High School.

The tournament will see a total of 12 schools battle it out on the field - including Paarl boys High (Paarl), Monument High School (Krugersdorp), Outeniqua High (George), Framesby High School (Port Elizabeth), Nico Malan High School (Humansdorp), Brandwag High School (Uitenhage), Daniel Pienaar Technical High School (Uitenhage), Graeme College (Grahamstad), Despatch High School (Despatch) and Humansdorp Secondary School (Humansdorp)

Rugby players from various primary schools will take to the field on August 1 from 12:00, while the senior rugby players will come head-to-head on September 1 from 08:00.

The South African 7’s Rugby Academy will also attend the festival.

In good 7’s spirit, the Lentefees will be centred around a cartoon theme.

Entertainment

The festival will kick-off with a wide variety of performances on the Friday from 10:00 to 16:00.

At 12:00 there will be a Seals Tennis Academy Video Analysis Workshop, followed by a colour run from 17:00 to 18:00.

Bok van Blerk will take to the stage at 19:30. Tickets cost R150 per person.

The Saturday will see the Arkfit Crossfit Expo and Seals Tennis Academy Video Analysis Workshop take centre stage at 09:00.

From 10:00 to 11:00 local beauties can take to the catwalk in the first Mnr. en Mej. Lentebloeisel.

Bester die Renoster and Dance Dynamics will entertain audience members, young and old, from 11:00 to 12:00, while the Kouga Community Choir will take over from 12:00 to 13:00.

Joe Grobler will take to the stage at 14:00, followed by Songs of Iris at 15:00 and Dawie du Plessis at 16:00.

Well-known entertainer and comedian, Gino Fabbri from Centrestage in Port Elizabeth, will have the audience roaring with laughter at 19:00. Tickets cost R80 per person.

There will also be a beer tent for the duration of the festival.

Mnr. en Mej Lentebloeisel

The first-ever Mnr. en Mej. Lentebloeisel is set to take to the stage at Humansdorp High School from 10:00 to 11:00 on September 1.

Children dressed as their favourite cartoon character can enter in two age categories: 4 to 6 years and 7 to 9 years. The entry fee is R20 per superhero and entry forms are available at the school.

Masterpass

Festival-goers can now pay quickly and safely with Masterpass at the Lentefees .

To use Masterpass, festival-goers must first download the Masterpass App on their cellphones. They then need to authorise their device, before loading their credit, debit, cheque or any American Express card.

To pay: open the App on your device, scan the QR code, pay and authenticate the transaction.

Parking

There will be no parking on the premises during the day, except for permit holders.

Parking for shows will be made available after 18:30 inside the premises.

The following parking sites are available: Lushof Boys Hostel (paid parking), hospital parking lot (paid parking), Du Plessis Street, Keet Street, Voortrekker Street, Siebert Street and Nico Malan Street.

More information

The gates will be open from 10:00 to 18:00 on the Friday, and from 07:30 to 17:00 on the Saturday.

The entrance fee to the festival on Friday, August 31 is R30 for adults and R20 for children, while the entrance fee on Saturday, September, 1 is R50 for adults and R20 children. Children u.5 enter for free on both days.

For more information, visit www.lentefees.nicomalan.co.za.