Hoggetowne Faire

Welcome to the 2017 Hoggetowne Medieval Faire Demo. 
 
January 28-29 and Feb 3-5, 2017 --- Alachua County Fairgrounds, Gainesville FL
Produced by the City of Gainesville, FL Division of Cultural Affairs
 
The city's event website can be found here. (offsite link opens in a new window)
 
Members of the SCA, 
An Crosaire is looking for volunteers for our big annual demo!

  • Fighters - both heavy and light weapons wanted for fighting demos.
  • Artisans and craft persons to show how it's done in our "village".
  • Musicians and dancers for dancing demos.
  • Hospitallers to welcome fair-goers and be a spokesperson for the SCA.
  • Support people to help where needed.

Thank you for all your help and support again this year.
 
Setup: Setup Day will be on January 21 and 22, 2016. We will need people to meet both at the Fairgrounds AND at the storage shed. While we load up at the shed, living history can be set up.

 
Things to know:
 
1) Who is in charge of what/where do I go?: 
Demo Steward: Lady Catiana de Vannes, hoggetownesteward@ancrosaire.org

Volunteer Coordinator: Nicole Beauchamp, hoggetownevolunteer@ancrosaire.org
The volunteer coordinator will be in the Craft Village across from the jousting field.

You will need a parking pass to get in and then check-in with your specific areas. 
Contact Lady Catiana to get this pass. Please put "PARKING PASS" in the subject line.


If you are interested in a specific area, please contact:

Heavy Weapons Fighting: Countess Slaine Inghean Fiachrach Fionn, hoggetownemarshall@ancrosaire.org

Rapier Fighting: Honorable Lord Taz Mongojin,  hoggetownerapier@ancrosaire.org

Martial Arts display: Edward the Legionaire, hoggetownearmour@ancrosaire.org

Lyst Field Set up: Sir Algirdas of Voruta (Gzu), hoggetownelyst@ancrosaire.org

Artisans: Mistress Diana Wyndalan of Kidwelly (Wolfmom), hoggetownecraft@ancrosaire.org 

Musicians and dancers: Honorable Lady Eva inghean Alexandair, hoggetownedance@ancrosaire.org

Youth Activites: Lady Nicole Bourdonne,

Archery Booth Liaison: Honorable Lady Stefanina de Lucca, hoggetownearchery@ancrosaire.org

Food reservation: Honorable Lady Uliana Kovenskaia, hoggetownefood@ancrosaire.org

Hospitallers: Master Ibrahim ibn Abih al Thaalibi,

Soda Booth: Mistress Teamhair Gleann da Locha
    
The Faire runs from 10:00 AM to 6:00 PM except on Kid's Day (Friday) which runs from 9:30 AM to 3:00 PM.


2) What do I eat: You can eat the Faire food but the cost can be high. 
You may bring your own food. We have coolers available for food storage or bring your own and store in the break area behind the craft village. We also have a meal plan available to feed our people. 

Please pre-reserve =$3 Breakfast; $3 lunch. Contact Honorable Lady Uliana Kovenskaia, hoggetownefood@ancrosaire.org

Due to costs...There will be a specific limit to how much is being cooked this year. If you have pre-reserved, you are guaranteed the cheaper food. If you wait until the day, you may be buying Faire food or need to provide your own! A cooler is provided for you to store your own food.

 

HOGGETOWNE FAIRE “FEED THE PEOPLE” MENUS 

Menus are still to be determined

Saturday January 28, 2017

Breakfast: 

  • Menu: 
  • Ingredients: 
  • Coffee, tea, or hot water

Lunch: 

  • Menu: 
  • Coffee, tea, hot water, or lemonade

Sunday January 29, 2017

Breakfast: 

  • Menu: 
  • Coffee, tea, or hot water

Lunch: 

  • Menu: 
  • Coffee, tea, hot water, lemonade

Friday February 3, 2016

Brunch

  • Menu: 

Saturday February 4, 2016

Breakfast: 

  • Menu: 
  • Coffee, tea, hot water

Lunch: 

  • Menu: 
  • Coffee, tea, hot water, lemonade

Sunday February 5, 2016

Breakfast: 

  • Menu: 
  • Coffee, tea, hot water

Lunch: 

  • Menu: 
  • Coffee, tea, hot water, lemonade 

3) Where can I stay? - There are many hotels in Gainesville. Most are out by I-75. There are a few hotels and B&Bs downtown and on SW 13th street. Check your favorite travel service website for listings. 

We also have crash space and tent space available for those who need it. Please contact the Event Steward if you need a place to stay or pitch your tent. 

4) What do I wear? - Please wear Ren Faire appropriate garb. We will have Viking, Greek and Roman, Italian, French, English in the tents. Bring a cloak. The weather always ranges from wet, to hot, to cold.
 
Please do NOT wear your SCA ranking jewelry or belts (unless that is the only belt you have). Our ranking system maybe confusing to the mundane populace.
Do NOT bring your expensive items with you.  Thievery does happen (especially on kids day).
NO live steel, not even peace-tied.