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Posted by on May 14, 2012 in Faire Reviews | 0 comments

Hoggetowne Medieval Faire

Hoggetowne Medieval Faire

Hoggetowne Medieval Faire

January 26-27, 2013 & February 1-3, 2013

For two weekends at the end of the winter season, the Alachua County Fairgrounds become a medieval marketplace and fair, the Hoggetowne Medieval Faire.  Street performers, stage shows, merchants and food to please the most discriminating tastes.  Come and experience the jousting, come and shop til you drop and plan on having a great time.  The weather is cool and the crowds are always filling up the fair grounds with revelers both in garb and ‘mundanes’ that are there just to have a good time.

The marketplace at the Hoggetowne Medieval Faire is spectacular.  We are talking 160+ merchants. These range from crafters to artisans, bringing everything from glassblowers to metal smiths.  The sheer volume of booths that they bring to the public is staggering.  You will see every kind of art and craft that you have ever seen at a Ren Faire and much, much more.  Prepare to spend countless hours roaming and shopping and shopping and roaming.

Along with the merchants, you will find that you are entertained from the moment you step foot through the entrance.  Stage shows, music, street performers and jousting to last each and everyday.    From jugglers to the joust , from singing to harpist, there is a little of something for everybody.  Barley Balanced makes this a stop each year, so make sure you are in attendance for each and every show.  The also have one of the best living chess tourneys that you will every get to see.  Come watch as King, Queen and the Magician fight it out on a living chess board.

Merchants – This is a big list but trust me, dig through it:

  • Ace of Wands
  • Art of Ed Beard Jr
  • Avatar Staffs & Wands
  • Badger Blades
  • Ballena Bay Pewter
  • Barbarian Arms
  • Barrel of Bedlam
  • Black Dragon Pewter
  • Boss Wench II
  • Bronze Age Studios
  • Capricorn Arms
  • Celestial Thymes
  • Celtic Marketplace
  • The Compleat Knight
  • The Complete Fool
  • Crane’s Post
  • Creations In Glass
  • Creations Under the Sun & Moon
  • Crimson Chain Leatherworks
  • Crystal Garden
  • Crystal Rain
  • Dark Lyn
  • Defenders of the Crown
  • Delight’s Fantasy Art
  • Dragon Ocarinas
  • Dragon Pets
  • Dream Weavers Stain Glass
  • Elfstar Pottery
  • Enchanted Chains Jewelry
  • Enchanted Forest
  • Ethereal Threads
  • Face Paint Emporium
  • Fakirs Legacy Wire
  • Fantasy Fynery
  • The Feather Place
  • Fellowship Foundry Pewter
  • Full Moon Ventures
  • Garlic Shop
  • Gilded Parasol
  • Got Kilt
  • Green Deva
  • Gypsy Jewelry
  • Happy Hairbraiding
  • Hearts Delight
  • Heirloom Jewelry
  • Herbes and Simples
  • Hero’s Haven
  • Historical Glassworks
  • Hoggetowne Tarot Guild
  • Hollow Earth Swordworks
  • Horns by Lew
  • House of Avalon
  • Irie Lights Candles & Flat Earth Tileworks
  • Iron Flower Forge
  • Jen’s Crown Jewels
  • Kansas Holiday Woodcrafts
  • King of the Crowns
  • Knox Pottery & Glass
  • Lady Barbara
  • Ladye Fayre Dolls and Puppets
  • Life Lines
  • Liza Jane Norman Designs
  • Lost Island
  • Magickally Intertwined
  • Medieval Metal
  • Medieval Silver
  • Melting Dragon Candles
  • Midsummer Knight’s Dream
  • Minds Eye Glass
  • Mo”Darva Glass
  • Moira’s Shoppe
  • Moon Beams
  • Moonstar
  • Morning Glory Henna Body Art
  • Museum Replica Jewelry Shoppe
  • Mystical Gypsie
  • Mystic Merchant
  • Mystic Rhythms
  • New World Glass
  • New World Mugs & Wood
  • NorthStar Archery
  • Nunzia’s
  • Olde World
  • Olde World Games
  • Painted Makeup & Ziba Henna
  • Palmistry & Tarot
  • Pastime Games
  • Pepi & Co
  • Portraits in Time
  • Precious Plunder Jewelry
  • Princessories
  • Pyramid Leather
  • Raven’s Nest Herbals
  • Red Dog Forge
  • Regal Boots & Leather
  • Renaissance Moccasins
  • Royal Armoury Swords & Shields
  • The Rolling Galley
  • Sacred Earth Crystals
  • Sea Dragon
  • Siege the Day
  • Silver Thistle, Frazzled Knot
  • Something Different
  • Somewear Beyond Coin Mint
  • Spotted Pony Traders
  • St George’s Dragon Orphanage
  • Stone Studio
  • Sultry Treasures
  • Swampfires
  • Thumbtack Leather
  • Thunderhead Leather
  • Time Traveler
  • Tomas The Lapidary’s Jewelry
  • Uncommon Adornments
  • Under the Mango Tree Journals
  • Unicron Strings Music Co
  • Warlords Crusade Leather Armory
  • Waxed Roses & Caricature Drawing
  • Wax Hands
  • Wood, Willow and Whatknots
  • Ye Olde Pony Rides
  • Ye Olde Wizards & Dragons
Entertainment:
  • Back Street Troubadours
  • Barely Balanced
  • Birds of the Gauntlet
  • Celticopia
  • Dark Horse Aside
  • The Da Vinci Brothers
  • Empty Hats
  • Giacomo the Jester
  • Greenwood Morris Dancers
  • Gypsy Guerrilla Band
  • Gypsy Rose
  • The Harper and the Minstrel
  • Harpers of Hoggetowne
  • Harpies
  • Jim the Puppeteer
  • Jongleur Juggles
  • Just Desserts
  • Lady Ettie
  • Lady Strange
  • Looney Lucy
  • Lutenist Dave de Bard
  • Magic & Mayhem
  • Musica Vera Consort
  • The New Minstrel Revue
  • New Riders of the Golden Age
  • Oops, the Knife Act
  • Paolo Garbanzo
  • Punch & Judy
  • The Rat Catcher
  • Robin Hood Presents
  • Sahnobar
  • Short Stories with Diane Delage
  • Silly Sorceresses
  • Singing Bar Maid
  • Sirena de Arcadia
  • Tribal Circus
  • Ye Class Clown
  • Ye Olde Flea Circus

The Hoggetowne Medieval Faire has it all and you will not be disappointed.  Whether you are there to shop, sight see, people watch or attend shows, you will find your day flying by as you enjoy the faire.

Hoggetwone Medieval Faire
Alachua County Fairgrounds
2900 NE 39th Ave
Gainesville, FL
352-393-8536
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