A Favorite Las Cruces Event Is Here Just in Time for Autumn— The Renaissance Artsfaire

Grab your family and friends, dress in your finest medieval garb, and join your fellow royalty at the Doña Ana Arts Council’s 48th Annual Renaissance ArtsFaire on Saturday, November 2nd. You’ll be surrounded by peasants and nobles of the kingdom enjoying a pleasant day at the faire, perusing arts and crafts, being astonished by magicians gnawing on turkey legs, and cheering on jousters on horseback.

The 48th faire offers something for everyone, with fine art and handcrafted items created by artists from around the Southwest, delicious food offered by and supporting area non-profit organizations, entertainment on several stages — including the return by popular demand of jousting on horseback, a beer and wine garden with local brews, and the rejuvenated Magellan the Dragon.

There’s plenty for the wee ones to do with a special Children’s Realm featuring activities and entertainment, a scavenger hunt, petting zoo, and canoe rides offered as a fundraiser for the Boy Scouts where they can get up close to Magellan. Everyone will want to explore the two Royal Realms and the Middle Eastern Village to visit with the knights and ladies and watch period dances and other entertainment.

The Order of Epona will return for two shows daily of jousting on horseback, giving faire visitors an opportunity to experience the entertainment of Renaissance royalty. Jousters will charge each other while mounted on sturdy steeds, seeking to knock each other from their horses. Visitors can rowdily cheer on the knight of their choice and perhaps bestow the winner with a favor.

The 48th Annual Renaissance ArtsFaire is a bargain, with tickets only $10 per person and children 12 and under free. Tickets are available in advance at the DAAC. For more information, visit

Like you, the professional staff at Sonoma Palms Apartments in Las Cruces, New Mexico enjoys a day well-spent in a fun atmosphere. That’s why we encourage you to expand your social horizons and take part in this event on Saturday!

Event Time/Date:
Saturday, November 2, 2019—10:00 AM

Event Venue Location:
Young Park
1905 East Nevada Avenue
Las Cruces, New Mexico 88001

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