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32nd Annual Hoggetowne Medieval FaireJanuary 27, 2018, 10:00amHoggetowne Medieval FaireHistoric Days and Medieval Knights

Experience a world of medieval magic, where jousting knights, dancing gypsies and historic heroes mingle with visitors at the 32nd Annual @[189951004118:274:Hoggetowne Medieval Faire]. For two consecutive weekends, on Saturday, Jan. 27 and Sunday, Jan. 28 and Friday, Feb. 2 through Sunday, Feb. 4, the Alachua County Fairgrounds transforms into a medieval marketplace filled with hundreds of artisans and entertainers. Friday, Feb. 2 is “Family Friday,” which features reduced-price ticket sales for all guests.

Fairgoers do not just visit to immerse themselves in the medieval atmosphere, they come to see more than 160 talented artisans, who travel from across the country to display and sell their traditional wares. Visitors can find one-of-a-kind pieces of jewelry, stone and wood carvings, blacksmithing and weaving. They can also shop for medieval clothing, hand-blown glassware and leather goods.
After stopping by the artisans’ booths, fairgoers can get their hair braided, glimpse into the future at a fortune teller’s booth or make their own snowcone on the human hamster wheel. The winding pathways of Hoggetowne overflow with troupes of actors, musicians and street performers. Crowds cheer for armored knights as they joust on the Tournament Field, while nine stages of continuous entertainment feature majestic performances of full flight falconry, aerial acrobatics and unbelievable magic acts. In conjunction with this year’s theme of “The Adventures of Robin Hood,” the Living Chessboard will host an exciting stage combat show as Robin Hood, Maid Marian and the Merry Men stand against Prince John and the Sheriff of Nottingham.

Watching these battles is enough to make any guest hungry. At the food court, visitors enjoy a feast fit for a king. Tasty blooming onions, fresh-baked pastries, sweet potato fries, giant turkey legs, homemade ice cream and succulent ribs are just some of the foods available for famished lords and ladies.

The Faire also offers entertainment for children. They can embark on an adventure to the royal pavilion, where they will become lords and ladies of the court of Hoggetowne, or they can enjoy camel, warhorse and pony rides. Thrilling, human-powered push rides also draw crowds of eager children, who can rock back and forth on a sea dragon or spin around on the Barrel of Bedlam. Adults can join in the fun at old-world games like archery and knife throwing.
Come early to enjoy a day packed with excitement and medieval merriment.

Faire hours are 10 a.m.-6 p.m. on Saturdays and Sundays, and 9 a.m.-5 p.m. on Friday, Feb. 2. Admission is $18 for adults, $8 for children age five to 17 and free for children younger than five. Tickets are reduced Friday, Feb. 2, and admission is $9 for adults and $4 for children.

Avoid waiting in line and experience the convenience of purchasing tickets in advance online at www.HoggetowneFaire.com, at any @[20586466623:274:Domino's Pizza] in Gainesville or in person at the Thomas Center. For more information, call 352-334-ARTS or visit www.HoggetowneFaire.com.

Parks, Recreation and Cultural Affairs
PO Box 490, Station #30
Gainesville, FL 32627-0490
(352) 393-8536
(352) 334-3299 (fax)
andreisv@cityofgainesville.org
www.hoggetownefaire.com
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32nd Annual Hoggetowne Medieval Faire

 

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2 weeks ago

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The Boonta Eve Classic pod race track in Mos Espa is finished. I will work on a Naboo track this Spring and hopefully a couple more by the end of the year.

The best thing I did on the track is make it multipurpose. If you flip the map over and pull a couple pieces off, you have a decent desert canyon/wastelands table for other games.
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Does this play anything like Formula D?

3 weeks ago

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Well guys, would you be interested in jumping into this tourney? You can use it as a way to force some extra game time in and meet new people at the minimum.

Warhammer 40k 2k PtsJanuary 20, 2018, 11:00amBearded Browncoat Comics & GamesPlayers should Pre-Register to ensure spot due to space restraints.

Warhammer 40k 2000 pt Tournament

This event will be starting at 11am with dice rolling at 12pm for the first tables of the day. Please have lists printed to be reviewed by TO prior to event start. Additional lists to provide for opponent are welcome though not mandatory. There will be three total missions ( to be listed below ) and scoring will be based off these missions with secondary scoring as well. Armies must be battle forged with no more than three detachments. Armies can come in below 2000 points if they desire.

Mission 1 Scorched Earth found on page 70 of Chapter Approved
Deployment: Spearhead Assault

Mission 2 Scouring found on page 220 of the core rules
Deployment: Dawn of War

Mission 3 Dominate and Destroy found on page 71 of Chapter Approved
Deployment: Hammer and Anvil

Scoring for these missions is pulled from the missions themselves. Winner will be decided based on record and overall scoring after the three missions.
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3 weeks ago

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It is game night Tonight is Firefly. ... See MoreSee Less

It is game night  Tonight is Firefly.

 

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What do you guys think of upcoming Brigands and Browncoats from them?

Been wanting to try that one out.

Played it at Gen Con. It was ok, but bad timing coming out when Star Wars Legion is hitting the shelves too

We love that one in shop!

3 weeks ago

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Sand gap-filling texture applied to the Boonta Eve Classic grandstands at Mos Espa. Tomorrow I finally get to paint it ... See MoreSee Less

Sand gap-filling texture applied to the Boonta Eve Classic grandstands at Mos Espa.   Tomorrow I finally get to paint it

 

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What type of base are usong si that it doesn't warp?

So, is it quarter inch mdf? Or 3/8th?

Do you prep the mdf first? Paint?

3 weeks ago

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More progress on the Boonta Eve Classic grandstand. Texture it Saturday morning. Paint it Sunday morning ... See MoreSee Less

More progress on the Boonta Eve Classic grandstand. Texture it Saturday morning. Paint it Sunday morning

3 weeks ago

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Started some more work on The Boonta Eve Classic detailing. The grandstands have their base done. I still need to add the crowd dividing walkways, texture, grit as The Terrain Tutor would say, and a tower. But progress at least! ... See MoreSee Less

Started some more work on The Boonta Eve Classic detailing.  The grandstands have their base done. I still need to add the crowd dividing walkways, texture, grit as The Terrain Tutor would say, and a tower.  But progress at least!

 

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with all the work you are doing, we better play that game more

What ruleset do y'all use?

1 month ago

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First dry brush done. I was not at all happy with it so I went heavy and will tie it back together with a light wash tomorrow night. After a very light dry brush to bring up extreme edges where the sun would have faded color away. ... See MoreSee Less

First dry brush done. I was not at all happy with it so I went heavy and will tie it back together with a light wash tomorrow night.  After a very light dry brush to bring up extreme edges where the sun would have faded color away.Image attachment

1 month ago

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That is just the coolest!

1 month ago

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Next step in detailing The Boonta Eve Classic terrain was to give it a sepia wash. Tomorrow i start destroying brushes while dry brushing and edge highlighting. ... See MoreSee Less

Next step in detailing The Boonta Eve Classic terrain was to give it a sepia wash.  Tomorrow i start destroying brushes while dry brushing and edge highlighting.Image attachmentImage attachment

1 month ago

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The Boonta Eve Classic begins shortly at Bearded Browncoat Comics & Games. I wish I had time to finish painting it, but I had to sleep at least 3 hrs each night. My pesky job kept getting in the way! ... See MoreSee Less

The Boonta Eve Classic begins shortly at Bearded Browncoat Comics & Games. I wish I had time to finish painting it, but I had to sleep at least 3 hrs each night. My pesky job kept getting in the way!Image attachmentImage attachment

 

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I love this so much! Is this a game you guys created?

1 month ago

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Next up today at Bearded Browncoat Comics & Games is my Raid on Endor game ... See MoreSee Less

Next up today at Bearded Browncoat Comics & Games is my Raid on Endor gameImage attachmentImage attachment

 

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What game system are you using?

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