The 31st Annual Hoggetowne Medieval Faire

The Alachua County Fairgrounds is transformed into a bustling medieval marketplace for the 31st Annual Hoggetowne Medieval Faire on January 28-29 & February 3-5, 2017. Step back in time and cheer on jousting knights, wander through the medieval marketplace where hundreds of artisans sell their wares, witness a battle on the living chess board, partake in olde world games and rides and feast on food fit for a king. Enjoy nine stages of entertainment where the forgotten skills of full-flight falconry, gripping aerial acrobatics and old-world magic come to life. Jugglers, knife throwers and gypsy dancers add to the excitement as they fill the streets of Hoggetowne.
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What You Need to Know

Date, times, location, prices – everything you need to know to start planning your visit to Hoggetowne.

Frequently Asked Questions

Are pets permitted? What are the hours? Can you bring food and drinks in? Are there stroller or wheelchair rentals? All of your questions answered on the Frequently Asked Questions page. 


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Help us create the colorful culture of our medieval village, Hoggetowne, at festival time. 


During School Day at the Faire, Friday, February 3, thousands of children will get a firsthand look at history and enjoy a field trip filled with magic, excitement and adventure. Schools from all over Florida visit to learn about medieval times in an engaging and authentic educational environment.

About the Faire

Directions & Hotel Sponsors

Special discount hotel rates are available at multiple hotels close to the 31st Annual Hoggetowne Medieval Faire, January 28-29 & February 3-5, 2017.
Participating Hotels

Hoggetowne Medieval Faire

For two consecutive weekends, the Alachua County Fairgrounds will transform into a medieval marketplace during the 31st Annual Hoggetowne Medieval Faire.
About the Faire

Marketplace & Entertainment

The Faire showcases more than 160 talented artisans and craftspeople from all over the countryside, who arrive at Hoggetowne to display and sell a variety of goods.
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