Linking your favorite traveling artists across the globe
Time: January 25, 2014 at 10am to February 2, 2014 at 6pm
Location: Alachua County Fairgrounds
Street: 2900 NE 39th Ave, 32609
City/Town: Gainsville FL
Website or Map: http://www.gvlculturalaffairs…
Phone: (352) 393-8536 Fax: (352) 334-2249 email@example.com
Event Type: public, medieval, faire
Organized By: Alachua County
Latest Activity: Dec 30, 2013
Enter a world of battling knights, dancing gypsies and mystifying magicians during the Annual Hoggetowne Medieval Faire, held at the Alachua County Fairgrounds. Cheer on royal knights as they joust on the tournament field, or wander through the marketplace, where hundreds of artisans sell their medieval wares. Eight stages of entertainment featuring Celtic musicians, hilarious comedians and unbelievable magicians will bring medieval merriment to the entire family. Revel in the sights and sounds of one of North Central Florida’s premier events.
Join the crowd and cheer for your favorite contender as mounted knight’s joust in full plate armor on the tournament field. Applaud street performers who dance, juggle and jest for your amusement. Listen to minstrels playing period music and enjoy continuous live entertainment on eight stages. Browse through the bustling medieval marketplace for that perfect gift or trinket.
Watch and enjoy as King Arthur, Queen Guinevere and Merlin the Magician battle the forces of evil in a strategic living chess match, or test your own skills in games of chance, strength and skill. Watch and learn as more than 160 artisans demonstrate their skills in blacksmithing, weaving, leatherworking, woodcarving, pottery and much more. Indulge in a feast fit for a king in our food court, where you can find sweet potato fries, bloomin onions and our famous giant turkey legs.
The Faire is the perfect place to bring even the youngest members of the kingdom. Children delight in visiting the royal pavilion, where they will become lords and ladies of the court of Hoggetowne. Indulge not only your children, but also yourself with rides on a camel, pony or even an elephant. Human-powered push rides further add to the authentic medieval fun.
Faire hours are 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Saturdays & Sundays and 9:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Friday. Ad-mission is $14 for adults, $7 for children ages 5-17 and free for children under 5. On Friday, February 4th tickets are half price.
Meet this year’s Hoggetowne Characters at the Thieves’ Guilde’s Website, the Greenwood Morris Dancers and the Maypole, Birds of Prey, Society for Creative Anachronism, and the jousters.