Newsroom

Latest News from the City of Gainesville
Municipal Minutes is an electronic newsletter for the community. The monthly e-newsletter provides information about upcoming activities, projects and events in the City of Gainesville. For more information about this e-newsletter, please contact the Communications Office at 334-5017.

Experience a world of medieval magic, where jousting knights, dancing gypsies and historic heroes mingle with visitors at the 31st Annual Hoggetowne Medieval Faire. For two consecutive weekends, Saturday, Jan. 28, Sunday, Jan. 29 and Friday, Feb. 3 through Sunday, Feb. 5, the Alachua County Fairgrounds transforms into a medieval marketplace filled with hundreds of artisans and entertainers. Friday, Feb. 3 is “Discount Friday,” which features reduced-price ticket sales for all guests.

Municipal Minutes is an electronic newsletter for the community. The monthly e-newsletter provides information about upcoming activities, projects and events in the City of Gainesville. For more information about this e-newsletter, please contact the Communications Office at 334-5017.
Come be swept away with medieval magic by volunteering at the 31st Annual Hoggetowne Medieval Faire. Step back in time at the Alachua County Fairgrounds Saturday, Jan. 28, Sunday, Jan. 29 and Friday, Feb. 3 through Sunday, Feb. 5. Become a part of Gainesville’s rich tradition of community service, while enjoying one of the area’s most highly anticipated events.

The success of the faire depends on the commitment and dedication of our volunteers. We need your help to make this year’s event as grand as ever. Volunteer shifts are four hours long, and include a variety of opportunities. Volunteers will take tickets, distribute programs, take surveys, oversee the exhibits in the children’s art and essay contest area, engage with children and their families in the kids kingdom or booth sit while artisans take breaks. Volunteers will receive a one-day pass for free admission to the faire.

Participants of the Hoggetowne Medieval Faire will experience an age of chivalry and magic over the faire’s two consecutive weekends. The winding pathways of Hoggetowne overflow with troupes of actors, musicians and street performers. Crowds cheer for armored knights as they joust on the tournament field, while nine stages of continuous entertainment feature majestic performances of full flight falconry, aerial acrobatics and unbelievable magic acts. In conjunction with this year’s theme of “Eleanor of Aquitaine, Queen of Hearts,” you can join Eleanor of Aquitaine, one of the greatest queens in history as she defies the social constraints of her time and forges her own legend! Guests stroll through a medieval marketplace where hundreds of talented artisans demonstrate their time-honored skills and offer the finest medieval wares.

For more information about this volunteer opportunity with the City of Gainesville Parks, Recreation and Cultural Affairs Department, contact the City of Gainesville at 352-393-8536 or download an application from www.HoggetowneFaire.com.
The "City Manager’s Biweekly Report to the City Commission" provides information about significant upcoming activities, projects, and meetings in the City of Gainesville over the course of the next two to three weeks. In addition to brief descriptions on each of the upcoming activities, you can click on hyperlinks for more information regarding the presented topic. The February 4-17 edition is now available.
The "City Manager’s Biweekly Report to the City Commission" provides information about significant upcoming activities, projects, and meetings in the City of Gainesville over the course of the next two to three weeks. In addition to brief descriptions on each of the upcoming activities, you can click on hyperlinks for more information regarding the presented topic. The January 21-February 3 edition is now available.
Posted by: Rawson, Laura
1/14/2016

For two weekends each year, the clear blast of trumpets mingles with the laughter of children as the kingdom of Hoggetowne opens its gates. Performers in period garb sing and dance in the streets, while knights joust on horseback and magicians captivate the crowds. Tucked away in the enchanted forest of the Alachua County Fairgrounds in Gainesville, Florida, this medieval marketplace will come to life Jan. 30-31 and Feb. 5-7.

The "City Manager’s Biweekly Report to the City Commission" provides information about significant upcoming activities, projects, and meetings in the City of Gainesville over the course of the next two to three weeks. In addition to brief descriptions on each of the upcoming activities, you can click on hyperlinks for more information regarding the presented topic. The January 7-20 edition is now available.
Municipal Minutes is an electronic newsletter for the community. The monthly e-newsletter provides information about upcoming activities, projects and events in the City of Gainesville. For more information about this e-newsletter, please contact the Communications Office at 334-5017.
The "City Manager’s Biweekly Report to the City Commission" provides information about significant upcoming activities, projects, and meetings in the City of Gainesville over the course of the next two to three weeks. In addition to brief descriptions on each of the upcoming activities, you can click on hyperlinks for more information regarding the presented topic. The December 17-January 6 edition is now available.
1 2 3  Go to Page: