Escape the Classroom and Travel Through Time
at the Hoggetowne Medieval Faire
When the Hoggetowne Medieval Faire comes to Gainesville, something magical happens. Teachers drop their chalk. Students put down their books. And, instead of talking about medieval history, they relive it.
On Friday, Feb. 3, from 9:30 a.m. to 3:00 p.m., join students and teachers from across the state as they travel back in time for an unforgettable field trip, where jousters, artisans and street performers recreate the Middle Ages at the 31st Annual Hoggetowne Medieval Faire. In addition to the great food and entertainment, you and your students can visit with artisans as they demonstrate their skill at glass blowing, leatherworking, basket weaving, illumination, full-flight falconry and so much more.
Discounts will be offered to groups who pre-register. Attached is a reservation request form, please forward it to anyone who might be interested in taking a field trip. Schools that register in advance receive discounted admission for students and chaperones, as well as a 50-page educational guide to supplement classroom activities before and after the Faire. Ticket prices are $2 for students and $5 for adults. Individuals with disabilities, children under five and bus drivers are admitted free. The deadline for advanced registration is Tuesday, Jan. 5th.
We also invite your students to begin their journey back in time early by participating in their own historic competition. All area students from kindergarten through high school are invited to participate in the annual Student Art & Essay Contest. The work of all participants will be on display at the Faire and the 56 winners will receive two complimentary tickets and a free commemorative t-shirt. All entries must be received by Thursday, Dec. 1st.
For more information visit www.HoggetowneFaire.com or call Sunshine Andrei, Faire Coordinator at 352-393-8536.