For the weekend of January 4 and 5, the polo grounds transform into the Renaissance-era Village of Hopewell for The Villages Renaissance Faire. Down the dusty roads, vendors sell jewelry and wooden crafts, sword fighters entertain in a comedy show, and King Henry VIII enjoys a rousing joust. Throughout the day, patrons can also fill their stomachs with hearty fair foods, including massive roasted-turkey legs.
Clermont Bowling Center's newly renovated lanes and automatic scoring systems and pinsetters create a temple of 10-pin punishment. Warm up throwing arms with games of skeeball or Dance Dance Revolution in the arcade or fuel up for winner-take-all matches at the snack bar, which serves classic pub fare. Gutter ball blues can be nursed with draft beers and mixed drinks at the full-service bar, giving slick-soled bowlers a renewed sense of confidence to showcase the perfect fusion of style, power, and grace—dazzling onlookers with the flashy footwork and skillful tosses of ice-skating pizza-makers.
La Finca Stables’s owner Lucy Allegre and trainer Daniel Berrio help students to bond with saddled companions during personalized English riding lessons at a 25-acre boarding and training facility. Students soak up the natural beauty of La Finca’s hilly pastures, new barn, clay arena, and viewing area before ingesting knowledge during 30-minute lessons.
The equestrians at Majestic Stables improve human-horse diplomacy through riding lessons, pony rides, summer camps, and boarding services. The stables? instructors teach a variety of disciplines, including Western pleasure, English basics, and dressage. They also lead summer camps that invite riders ages 7 to 14 to learn the basics of English and Western riding, as well as the essential steps involved in grooming and feeding. Between educational endeavors, the Majestic Stables staff puts its energy into the on-site boarding facility?a 12-stable barn offering standard amenities such as fresh hay, warm blankets, and complimentary wake-up calls from squawking birds.