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Historic Days and Medieval Knights - Volunteers Needed

11/17/2014

Be swept away with medieval magic by volunteering at the 29th Annual Hoggetowne Medieval Faire. Step back in time at the Alachua County Fairgrounds Saturday, Jan. 24- Sunday, Jan. 25 and Friday, Jan. 30-Sunday, Feb. 1. 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 its 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 can take tickets, distribute programs, oversee the exhibits in the children’s art and essay contest area 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 eight 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 “In the Day of Robin Hood,” you can meet King John, Robin Hood and his Merry Men as they battle the forces of evil. The Tournament Field will host a living chess game where brave knights joust for the honor of their ladies and Robin Hood and his Merry Men must battle the forces of evil in a stunning show of combat entertainment. 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 Linda Piper at 352-393-8536 or download an application from www.gvlculturalaffairs.org. Become a fan on Facebook at http://www.facebook.com/HoggetowneMedievalFaire.