Volunteer Opportunities

Come be swept away with medieval magic by volunteering at the 32nd Annual Hoggetowne Medieval Faire on January 26-27 and February 1-3, 2019. The City of Gainesville Parks, Recreation and Cultural Affairs Department is now recruiting volunteers for the Faire. For two consecutive weekends, tucked away in the enchanted forest of the Alachua County Fairgrounds a medieval marketplace comes to life as troupes of actors, street performers and musician’s journey back to the days of yore. The success of the Faire depends heavily on the commitment of dedicated volunteers, and we need your help to make the Hoggetowne Medieval Faire as spectacular as ever!

What Will I Do As A Faire Volunteer?
This is a wonderful opportunity to give back to the community and enjoy being part of North Central Florida’s most beloved cultural event. Each year, hundreds of volunteers like you help to put on what has become one of Florida’s most highly anticipated events.

But the Faire doesn’t happen without the staff made up of city employees, interns and volunteers. Your time and energy as a volunteer will help to make the 33rd Annual Hoggetowne Medieval Faire a successful event. Volunteers who work one day will receive a commemorative discounted T-shirt coupon and one complimentary pass to come back and enjoy the festivities another day.  Individuals who volunteer for two days will receive one free T-shirt coupon and one complimentary pass. Those who volunteer for three or more days will receive one free T-shirt coupon and two complimentary passes.

Volunteer Activities:

  • Distribute programs, stamp hands or take tickets at the entrance gates, greeting thousands of guests as they come to enjoy the magic of Hoggetowne.
  • Lend a hand at the Children’s Art and Essay Pavilion, where Hoggetowne showcases the talent and skill of more than 200 pieces of art work from area students.
  • Individually greet artists and relieve them for breaks by booth sitting.

All volunteer shifts for the 33rd Annual Hoggetowne Medieval Faire have been filled. If you would like to be added to the mailing list to receive volunteer opportunities for the 34th Hoggetowne Medieval Faire or if you are interested in other volunteer opportunities with the Cultural Affairs office, contact the City of Gainesville at 352-393-8536 or email us at andreisv@cityofgainesville.org