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The Alachua County Fairgrounds is transformed into a bustling medieval marketplace for the 29th 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 24-25 & January 30-February 1, 2015. Revel in the sights and sounds of one of North Central Florida’s premier events.

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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 $17 for adults, $7 for children ages 5-17 and free for children under 5.
On Friday, January 30, tickets are $8 for adults, $3.50 for children ages 5-17. Tickets may be purchased at the gate. Parking is free.

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.

Pets are not allowed inside the Faire.

There will be no wheelchairs available for rental.

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Faire Hours:
Saturday and Sunday, January 24–25
 & January 30- February 1 from 10–6
Friday, January 30, from 9:30–3

Admission:
$17 for adults  —  $7 for ages 517
Friday admission is $8 for adults,
$3.50 for ages 5-17,
Free for children under 5,
discounted prices for school groups.
Credit cards are accepted.
Tickets may be purchased at the gate.
Parking is free.


Advance ticket sales at local
Gator Domino's Pizza locations

and at Parks, Recreation and Cultural Affairs, Thomas Center 306 NE 6th Avenue
3rd floor room 344.

Location:
Alachua County Fairgrounds
2900 NE 39th Ave, 32609
Next to the Gainesville Regional Airport on SR 222

Directions:
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.

Contact Information:
City of Gainesville
Hoggetowne Medieval Faire
Sta. 30, PO Box 490
Gainesville, FL32627
Phone: (352) 393-8536
Fax: (352) 334-2249
piperlr@cityofgainesville.org

Produced By:
The City of Gainesville
Division of Cultural Affairs
Linda Piper, Events Coordinator

Hoggetowne Medieval Faire 2015 Poster

 

 

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