The Alachua County Fairgrounds is transformed into a bustling medieval marketplace for the 32nd Annual Hoggetowne Medieval Faire on January 27-28 & February 2-4, 2018. Step back in time and cheer on jousting knights, wander through the medieval marketplace where hundreds of artisans sell their wares, witness a battle on the living chess board, partake in olde world games and rides and feast on food fit for a king. Enjoy nine stages of entertainment where the forgotten skills of full-flight falconry, gripping aerial acrobatics and old-world magic come to life. Jugglers, knife throwers and gypsy dancers add to the excitement as they fill the streets of Hoggetowne.
Ragnarok is Dagorhir’s famous annual battle event. For one week each year, the Chapters of Dagorhir from around the country gather to face each other on the battlefield, and share in the enjoyment of the hobby and its many aspects. Whether your desire is to test your mettle on the field of battle, share your artistic talents, learn from the experiences of other Dagorhirrim, or socialize your evening away by the campfire, these and many other activities can be found throughout the week at Ragnarok.
When you step into Ragnarok, you leave behind the real world and enter a world where warrior maidens and grizzled veterans fight side by side with elves, orcs, ancient Romans, rangers of the wild, undead and anything else you might find in the medieval fantasy genre. Ragnarok is a living, breathing celebration of Tolkein’s works and the history of the dark ages.
Ragnarok is the largest and longest running Dagorhir event, where you will find the largest and widest assortment of Dagorhirrim gathered together in one place. If you want to stand on a battlefield with hundreds of combatants, Ragnarok is the place for you. If you want to show off your latest and finest piece of garb or learn a new sewing technique, Ragnarok is the place for you. If you want to meet people from all over the country and build long-lasting friendships, Ragnarok is the place for you.
Join us at Ragnarok, where you can find triumph and defeat, parades and parties, tournaments and pit fighting, belly dancers, song, friendship, fierce battles and more!
Ragnarok is Dagorhir’s famous annual war. For one week each year, the Realms of Dagorhir throughout the country gather for the final glorious battle: Ragnarok! Leave the real world behind and enter a realm of mighty heroes. A realm of the fantastic where warrior maidens and grizzled veterans fight side by side with Elves and Orcs. Ragnarok is a week-long extravaganza of mass melee and fun. Ragnarok is a living, breathing celebration of Tolkien’s works and of the European history that inspired those works. This event draws hundreds of Tolkien and medieval combat enthusiasts from all over the United States. Triumphs and defeats, parades and parties, tournaments and pit fighting, belly dancers, song, friendship, bloody battles and more lead up to the final battle and celebration!
The weekend will include many types of marshal activities, including Heavy Weapons, Combat Archery, Fencing Thrown Weapons, Archery and Youth fighting. Among the peaceful pursuits we will include Classes, Meetings, Shopping and More.
For ten years, October has brought war to the southern lands of Atlantia. Always a conflict among friends, War of the Wings has resolved important disputes and … um … delicate situations, but most importantly, it has brought much joy and friendship to our fair Kingdom and Her friends.
The gates will open at noon on Wed. Oct. 14 and close at noon on Sun. Oct 18th. Join us on the verdant fields of beautiful Elchenburg Castle as we celebrate the tenth anniversary of War of the Wings while helping to settle the matter of Perversely Pilfered Peeps and Gregariously Grappled Goats as the Baronies of Black Diamond and Highland Foorde air grievances against their sister Baronies of Hidden Mountain and Notinghill Coill.
The event boasts nearly every activity practiced in the SCA from Armored & Rapier Fighting to Artistic Competitions, Classes, and Displays. From Shopping to Period Science. From Horse Jousts to Archery Shoots, the Performing Arts to Heraldic Research. From May Poles to Fireside Friendships. War of the Wings X will truly have something for everyone!
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Pennsic War is an annual event between the East and Middle Kingdoms of the Society for Creative Anachronism, Inc., and takes place within the Kingdom of Æthelmearc at Coopers’ Lake Campground.