The Franciscan Festival of Fine Arts, which spun off and evolved into the Renaissance Arts Faire, will return this year to its Holy Cross Retreat location.

The festival will feature over 95 artists, some local and some traveling to this unique event. There will be a beer garden and a wine garden that was first introduced to the festival in 2013.

You can also look forward to food vendors, door prizes, a silent auction and live music. The festival will be August 29th and August 30th at Holy Cross which is located near Las Cruces at 600 Holy Cross road in Mesilla Park.

the festival will be running from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. both Saturday and Sunday. Admission is free.