The town of Amherstburg will be the host of a new, international rugby tournament, Ruggerfest, from August 1-4, 2008 in H. Murray Smith Centennial Park. This is a first of it’s kind event for the region, combining an international rugby tournament and beer festival.
This new festival will be a celebration of the venerable sport of rugby and the traditions of spectatorship attendant upon it. Events such as rugby workshops for beginners, and children’s flag rugby are intended to encourage visitors of all ages and skill levels to have active fun while learning about rugby play. International food and beer tasting tents will be open to the public for a fee, with accredited beer experts conducting free beer literacy seminars throughout the length of the festival.