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Gainesville Goes Medieval: Hoggetowne Faire

For two weekends each year, the clear blast of trumpets mingles with the laughter of children as the kingdom of opens its gates. Performers in period garb sing and dance in the streets, while knights joust on horseback and magicians captivate the crowds. Tucked away in the enchanted forest of the in Gainesville, FL, this medieval marketplace will come to life Jan 24-25 and Jan 30-Feb 1. Hoggetowne is home to more than 160 talented artisans from across the country who journey to the Faire to sell and demonstrate their wares, offering medieval crafts such as weaving, blacksmithing, leatherworking, wood …

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