Welcome to the 2020 Hoggetowne Medieval Faire Demo.
January 18-19, January 25-26, and January 31-February 2, 2019 --- Alachua County Fairgrounds, Gainesville FL. Produced by the City of Gainesville, FL; Division of Cultural Affairs. The 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.
Hospitalliers to welcome fair-goers and be a spokesperson for the SCA.
Volunteers to give our artisans a break.
Thank you for all your help and support.
The demo steward and the team of coordinators will be announced and posted in September. Contact information for the various areas will be posted here.
General Information if you are planning to volunteer with us:
The Faire runs from 10:00 AM to 6:00 PM except on Kid's Day (Friday) which runs from 9:30 AM to 3:30 PM.
Food: You can always eat the Faire food but the cost can be high. To save some money, An Crosaire has a meal plan for our volunteers for a minimal cost. Due to costs, there will be a specific limit to how much is being cooked. 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. Details of the 2016 meal plan and how to pre-reserve will be posted here in September.
Accommodation: There are plenty of hotels in Gainesville, but if you want or need crash space, we have plenty of An Crosairans who will be more than happy to give you a place to stay. Contact information for finding crash space will be posted in September.
Clothing: Please wear Ren Faire appropriate garb. We will have Viking, Greek and Roman, Italian, French, English in the tents. If you would like to be in the Living history area, expect to get dirtier than if you were in the demo 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).
Do NOT bring live steel to the demo. Not even peace-tied live steel.