Hoggetowne Medieval Faire
Alachua County Fairgrounds, 3100 NE 39th Ave.
For two consecutive weekends, the Alachua County Fairgrounds will transform into a medieval marketplace during the 33rd Annual Hoggetowne Medieval Faire. The blasts of trumpets mingle with the laughter of children as the kingdom of Hoggetowne opens its gates. Dancers and singers in medieval garb captivate crowds, while hundreds of artisans sell jewelry, hand-blown glassware, wood carvings and medieval clothing. Guests can enjoy acts on nine stages of entertainment, with performances by gypsy dancers and mystifying magicians. On the jousting field, armored knights battle one another from horseback for the honor of the King and Queen. In conjunction with this year’s theme of “Tales of King Arthur,” the Tournament Field will host a stunning show of combat entertainment during a living chess match.