Alachua County Fairgrounds 3100 NE 39th Ave Gainesville, FL 32609
January 31, 2014 - February 02, 2014 - CONFIRMED!
From Hoggetowne Medieval Faire Website:
The Alachua County Fairgrounds is transformed into a bustling medieval marketplace for the 28th 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 25-26 & January 31-February 2, 2014. 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 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, 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. Admission is $14 for adults, $7 for children ages
5-17 and free for children under 5.
On Friday, January 31, 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.