Happy Friday everyone! Music, sports, and a trip back in time .... all part of our weekend happenings.
You can travel back in time several hundred years in Gainesville the next couple of weekends. The Hoggetowne Medieval Faire is back for its' 28th year. At the event you can get a taste of what it was like back in the time of King Arthur. Actors, musicians and street performers are all part of the fun. Activities include jousting knights, a living chess match, a medieval marketplace... and more. Of course there is food.... how does a giant turkey leg sound? Hours for the Hoggetowne Medieval Faire are 10 am to 6 pm Saturday and Sunday for the next two weekends. The Faire is also open 9:30 to 3 next Friday. Website
If you're looking to get your weekend started tonight, the Gator gymnastics team is in action in its' home opener. The national champion Gators take to the floor of the O'Connell Center tonight at 7, taking on the sixth ranked Georgia Bulldogs. It's going to be an active weekend of sports of the UF campus. The men's basketball team faces Tennessee Saturday afternoon at 4, while the women's team takes on Auburn Sunday afternoon at 3. The swimming & diving AND tennis teams are also in action at home this weekend. Website
Country music fans, Lake City is the place to be tonight. "Roots and Boots" is a concert featuring three big names in country music: Sammy Kershaw, Aaron Tippin and Joe Diffie are performing together. Between them, the three artists... over the last 20 plus years... have over 40 top ten country singles, in addition to a number of gold and platinum albums. The evening of stories and music starts at 7:30 tonight at Florida Gateway College in Lake City. Website
If it's 60's music you're looking for, the group "The Kingsmen" is in Ocala this weekend. The group, which got it's start in 1959, is best known for it's 1963 hit "Louie, Louie". "The Kingsmen" have sold over 20 million records over the years, including four top ten hits. The group takes to the stage Saturday night at 7pm at the Circle Square Cultural Center in Ocala. Website
Enjoy your weekend!