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.
Brunswick Zone has been a trusted name in recreational pin pulverizing for more than a century, providing good times to patrons across the country. Friends and families season afternoons with a pleasant peppering of strikes, spares, and easygoing gutter balls under classic bowling conditions, or take the next bold step in ball-hurling evolution and engage in a round of cosmic bowling, where dancing lights, thumping tunes, and black-lit gear light up the full sensorium. At XL locations, game rooms beckon with nimble joystick workouts on classic and modern arcade games.
The team of highly skilled trainers at Simplicity Stables promotes strong horse-rider relationships through lessons in the disciplines of English and Western riding. Students of all ages develop their saddle skills by first establishing a strong riding base and then moving forward to more advanced tactics, such as passing on the left during a buffalo stampede. The instructors approach safety with the utmost importance and bookend their riding lessons with instruction on how to groom, tack, and care for their horse.
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.