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51st annual Renaissance Arts Faire back in Las Cruces this weekend

LAS CRUCES – Hear ye, hear ye! The 51st annual Renaissance ArtsFaire is the big event of the weekend, taking over Young Park once again.

The Doña Ana Arts Council’s major annual event is back for this first weekend of November with the theme, “Travelers in Time.” Craft vendors, food trucks, entertainment, activities and more will be available for attendees to enjoy.

Attendees are invited to dress up with the theme in mind. The faire is also family friendly. However, boat rides in the pond will not happen this year, and Magellan the Dragon will not make an appearance due to “inopportune” pond conditions.

Gates to the faire at Young Park, 850 S. Walnut St., will be open from 10 am to 5 pm Saturday and 10 am to 4 pm Sunday. Tickets are $10 and can be purchased online ahead of time at daarts.org/renaissance-artsfaire.

What else is happening this weekend?

Day of the Dead in Dona Ana: The Village of Doña Ana will be celebrating Día de los Muertos. The Doña Ana Village Historic Preservation Committee is hosting their annual fiesta from 2 to 9 pm Saturday on the historic plaza and the De La O Visitors Center, 5393 Cristo Rey St. The community is invited to set up their own ofrendas and enjoy live music, food and vendors.

NMSU Art Open Studio Day: The New Mexico State University Department of Art will host an Art Open Studio Day from 10 am to 5 pm Saturday, Nov. 5 in Devasthali Hall at 1308 E. University Avenue. The event is free and open to the public. The open house will include workshops, pop-up shows and sales of student art. Learn more about the event at https://artdepartment.nmsu.edu/arts/open-house-2022.html.

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Leah Romero is the trending reporter at the Las Cruces Sun-News and can be reached at 575-418-3442, [email protected] or @rromero_leah on Twitter.

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