Hoggetowne Medieval Faire gets ready to open kingdom gates

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Published: Jan. 14, 2022 at 11:48 AM EST
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GAINESVILLE, Fla. (WCJB) - Those walking through the royal gates at the Hoggetowne Medieval Faire will be entering a new but familiar realm.

After 30 years at the Alachua County Fairgrounds and a virtual event last year the faire returns to Gainesville Saturday.

Located four miles west of I-75 on Archer this new kingdom is larger and more open. That’s according to knight David Riker who said guests can step back in time to enjoy history.

“Especially to see a joust well it something in books or on tv or films but to hear the crash and smell the horses and fair it a full sensory exposure,” said Riker.

Magicians, knights, acrobats and of course the King and Queen of Hoggetowne will join together for the three weekend-long faire.

For more information on tickets and hours CLICK HERE.

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