There will be one happening in Las Cruces next weekend.
Renaissance ArtsFaire 2009 - Saturday, November 7th and Sunday, November 8th
Since its inception in 1971, this annual festival has steadily grown and now attracts over 25,000 people to Young Park on the first weekend of November - this year (2009) on Saturday, November 7th and Sunday, November 8th. One of the largest cultural events in Southern New Mexico, this juried art show showcases local and regional artists, crafts-people and entertainers. All proceeds from artist booth fees, food booth fees, non-profit information booth fees and donations at the gates go to support DAAC programs.
Location & Directions: Young Park is located one block south of the intersection of Lohman and Walnut Avenues and is easily accessible from both I-25 (Lohman exit) and I-10 (Amador exit). To avoid parking congestion, attendees are encouraged to ride the FREE yellow-bus-shuttles from the Mesilla Valley Mall, to and from the park. Watch for the signs and the big yellow school busses. The shuttle will run every 10 - 15 minutes beginning at 9am each day.
Cloudcroft Renaissance Fantasy Faire
June 19 - 21, 2009, 11 a.m. - 6 p.m.
Admission: TBD / Contact: The Village of Cloudcroft, Rhonda Napoleon, PO Box 455, Cloudcroft, NM 88317, (505) 682-3126 or (505) 687-3200, email: napony1express[at]msn.com or coolpinesreservations[at]yahoo.com, web: http://skylinecyberworld.com/Specialevent.htm
/ Site: Cloudcroft Zenith Park / Booths: 46 / Attendance: 1200 / Weapons: must be peace-tied / RV campsites.
Dona Ana Arts Council Renaissance Arts Faire
November 7 - 8, 2009, 10 a.m. - 5 p.m., Sun. 10 a.m. - 4 p.m.
Admission: $5 donation/ Contact: Cati Waterman, Dona Ana Arts Council, PO Box 1721, Las Cruces, NM 88004, (505) 523-6403, email: info[at]daarts.org, web: www.daarts.org
/ Site: Young Park, Las Cruces, NM / Booths: 170 / Attendance: 30,000 / Weapons: must be peace-tied / Camping, motels nearby.
Farmington Renaissance Faire
October 3 - 4, 2009, 10 a.m. - 6 p.m., Sun. 11a.m. - 5 p.m.
Admission: FREE / Contact: Farmington Museum, Debbie Doggett, 3041 E Main St, Farmington, NM 87402, (505) 566-2290, email: ddoggett[at]fmtn.org, web: www.farmingtonmuseum.org
/ Site: Rocky Reach Landing, off Browning Pkwy, in Farmington, NM / Booths: 50+ / Attendance: 7,500 / Weapons: must be sheathed and peace-tied / On-site camping available for participants.
Santa Fe Renaissance Faire
September 19 - 20, 2009, 10 a.m. - 4 p.m.
Admission: / Contact: Dara Fogel Aver, 2976 Rodeo Park Drive East, Santa Fe, NM 87505, 505-428-2347, email: dara[at]openhands.org, web: www.sfrenfair.org
/ Site: El Ranch de las Golondrinas, Santa Fe, NM / Booths: N/A / Attendance: N/A / Weapons: call for policy