This is the Lynford Country Weekend – an action-packed weekend for everyone!

Not to miss; an action-packed weekend with entertainment and sport in the beautiful southern KwaZulu-Natal midlands! Check out this incredible weekend festival that happens every year on the first weekend of September at Lynford School in Ixopo.

We love hockey here!

This is big news for us country bumpkins in Ixopo. We have a brand new Astro turf. And with that has come a whole lot of ‘social!’ Those folk who last picked up a hockey stick 25 years ago, are here! They’ve arrived with gum guards and shin pads and are trying their hands at some of their old hockey tricks from their good old school days! It’s been pretty spectacular to watch this Ixopo community come together for the love of hockey! Best of all, this is now a feature on the Lynford Country weekend itinerary …6 a side social hockey, open to anyone who loves the game and guarenteed fun for both players and the spectators! It’s time to dust off those sticks folk and get your teams name down!

The Saturday and Sunday market and food hall included everything from crafts, to coffee, to the auction tent, art and clothes.

The Angus Band were pumping out some good vibes on the dance floor on Saturday night! They had entire families, a crowd of all ages kicking up their heels and boots on the dance floor, followed by legendry DJ Russ, an old Lynford school boy who knows how to keep us moving on the dance floor! On Friday night, we had our annual sponsors ‘Cheese and wine evening,’ with a table laden with Creighton Valley cheese, dips, meats and breads – a very fine spread indeed and with the beautiful voice of Durban singer Tatum Holder to entertain us! From the first hour of the Lynford Country Weekend to the very final hour on Sunday, there is jam packed entertainment and action for everyone!

Adults and kids were entertained and educated by Dingo Wild this year with snakes, chameleons and alligators, among some other animals making a surprise appearance.

The Sunday Sweet explosion is a firm favourite for the kids. That moment when a Landini tractor and a fertiliser sprayer, loaded with thousands of sweets circles the sports field, spraying sweets far and wide. Next, the kids who are biting at the bit, are given the ‘green light and they are off! They’re faster than lightning, faster than you’ve ever seen your kid run! Minutes later, they return, baring their sweet treasures, with pockets bulging – this is an event that no kid wants to miss!

Be sure to join us next year at the Lynford Country Weekend in Ixopo, KZN.

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Published by Lianne

Lianne Ashton is the founder of Rosie Goes and is a freelance photographer.

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