Hoggetowne Medieval Faire 2016
30th Annual Hoggetowne Medieval Faire
January 30-31 & February 5-7, 2016
Faire hours are 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Saturdays & Sundays and 9:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Friday.
Admission is $17 for adults, $7 for children ages 5-17 and free for children under 5.
The Alachua County Fairgrounds transform into a bustling medieval marketplace for the 30th Annual Hoggetowne Medieval Faire. Come be swept away by medieval magic as troupes of actors, street performers and musicians journey back to the days of yore on January 30-31 & February 5-7 2016. 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 nine stages. Browse through the bustling medieval marketplace for that perfect gift or keepsake.
Watch and enjoy a battle as it brews during the living chess match, a life-size game of chess in which medieval heroes show off their swordsmanship and battle the forces of evil. 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, blooming 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 warhorse. Human-powered push rides further add to the authentic medieval fun.
View more details online at:
The City of Gainesville Parks, Recreation and Cultural Affairs Department
www.CityofGainesvilleParks.org / 352-334-5067.
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