The 33rd Annual Hoggetowne Medieval Faire took over the Alachua County Fairgrounds, at 3100 NE 39th Ave., Saturday and Sunday with costumes, crafts and creativity. Thousands of people enjoyed the bustling medieval marketplace that was organized by the City of Gainesville Parks, Recreation and Cultural Affairs Department. There were more than 160 artisans, including blacksmiths, glassblowers and jewelers, and nine stages that included activities such as a carousel, camel rides and shows. Visitors could also shoot arrows or hurl axes at targets. Food options included pastries, sweet potato fries, turkey legs and ribs served from food trucks. The faire will return to the fairgrounds this weekend and will be open from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. It costs $18 for adults, $8 for children from 5 years old to 17 years old and is free for children under 4.
The How Bazar officially opened its doors at the downtown Gainesville location with a celebration that included a fashion show, car show and local vendors, effectively shutting down Second Ave. with its festivities. The vintage clothing store, formerly run out of the Seagle Building on West University Ave., is a growing hub of Gen Z fashion and culture for students and young people in the area.
The Florida Gators' senior players had their last game in the Swamp on Saturday, Nov. 27, 2021, when the Gators beat the Florida State Seminoles 24 to 21.
Election Day for Gainesville City Commission was on Tuesday, Nov. 16, 2021. Polls were open across Gainesville from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. Two candidates held watch parties later in the evening. The special election was held to fill the seat vacated by Gail Johnson when she resigned. Matt Howland, Cynthia Chestnut, Scherwin Henry, Patrick Ingle and Gabe Kaimowitz faced off for the open seat, but none prevailed yet. Howland and Chestnut will face off in January during the runoff election.