The Society for Creative Anachronism   Medieval Faire
Photos and story by Julie Mancini

February 4 was this year's "student day" at the Hoggetowne Medieval Faire.
Close to 10,000 students were expected for the event.
Many students traveled from all over North Central Florida to absorb the culture and flavor of the Middle Ages.
The Fair boasted over 150 booths selling handmade jewelry, weapons and leather goods.
The Society for Creative Anachronism (SCA) did demonstrations in the medieval arts   including tatting and illuminated manuscripts, and also provided information on armor.   Jousting, and the human chessboard provided exciting entertainment, although the performers cheated a little of the rules in the code of chivalry.
Carnival games with a medieval twist, like knife-throwing and chicken catapulting rounded out the entertainment.