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Hoggetowne Medieval Faire Family Friday and School Day

  • When: Friday, January 28, 2022,  9:00 am -  4:00 pm
  • Location: 9409 SW Archer Rd,, Gainesville, Florida
  • Cost: see website for pricing

Come experience the colorful culture of a medieval village at festival time! Students and teachers get a firsthand look at history and enjoy a field trip filled with magic, excitement and adventure.

Craft Demonstrations
Watch as artisans demonstrate their skills as weavers, blacksmiths, glassblowers and more in the bustling medieval marketplace or relax with one of the Faire's fortune tellers, face painters or hair braiders. Then visit the craft village for demonstrations in medieval activities such as cooking, illumination, and basket weaving.

Performances on Nine Stages
Visit nine stages of entertainment where the forgotten skills of full flight falconry, gripping aerial acrobatics and astonishing magic acts are brought back to life. Then cheer on armored knights as they joust on the Tournament Field. Jugglers, musicians and dancers fill the streets and stages with continuous live revelry – a medley including gypsy dancing, ancient music, mystifying magic, knife throwing, fire eating and so much more!

Rides, Games and Activities
Adding to the excitement of Hoggetowne are both human-powered push rides as well as camel, pony and warhorse rides. Play games of skill that challenge those of any age; shoot arrows, balloon fencing duel or find your way through the human maze.

Food Fit for a King
​Enjoy all the delicacies of the Food Court where you will find hearty food fit for a noble of any station.

Friday, January 28th, the Royal Gates will welcome lords and ladies, patrons and peasants from 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. for School Day at the Faire. Special ticket prices are available for educational groups that register by the deadline (January 14): $3 for students, and $7 per teacher/chaperone. Bus drivers, children four and under, and individuals with disabilities must also be registered and will receive a free guest pass. All registered groups will receive a free 50-page Educational Guide that can be used to assist with classroom activities before and after the Faire.