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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 $15 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.
AUDITIONS!!!Looking for actors, singers, dancers, and stage combatants for the
2014 Hoggetowne Medieval Faire Living Chessboard and cast of characters. Auditions are Saturday, September 7th, 1:00 p.m. - 3:00 p.m. and Sunday, September 8th, 9:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m. at the F. W. Buchholz High School Auditorium located at 5510 NW 27th Ave, Gainesville, FL 32606. Stage combat training will be provided for those interested. Please bring your drivers license or photo ID. Anyone under 18 will
need to have their parent or guardian present to sign required
For more information, visit the Facebook event, visit www.thievesguilde.org or contact the director at firstname.lastname@example.org
Pets are not allowed inside the Faire.
There will be no wheelchairs available for rental.
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Saturday and Sunday, January 25–26
& January 31- February 2 from 10–6
Friday, January 31, from 9:30–3
$15 for adults — $7 for ages 5–17
Friday admission is half price and
discounted prices for school groups.
Credit cards are accepted.
Advance ticket sales at local
Gator Domino's Pizza locations
Parks, Recreation and Cultural Affairs,
Thomas Center 306 NE 6th Avenue
3rd floor room 344.
Alachua County Fairgrounds
2900 NE 39th Ave, 32609
Next to the Gainesville Regional Airport on SR 222
From I-75 northern most Gainesville exit - Exit 390. Head East, follow signs to Gainesville Regional Airport. The fairgrounds are located on the left, right before the airport.
City of Gainesville
Hoggetowne Medieval Faire
Sta. 30, PO Box 490
Phone: (352) 393-8536
Fax: (352) 334-2249
The City of Gainesville
Division of Cultural Affairs
Linda Piper, Events Coordinator