One of my favorite fall festivals is happening next weekend in Las Cruces. It's the Renaissance ArtsFaire, and this year, they are celebrating their 44th year. Head up the road to Young Park for one of the largest cultural events in Southern New Mexico. There will be artists, food vendors and entertainers, and you'll feel like you are back in the time of romance, royalty, and chivalry.

The Faire will be open 10 a.m. – 5 p.m. on Saturday, Nov. 7, and from 10 a.m. – 4 p.m. on Sunday, Nov. 8. Tickets are $6 for adults, children 12 and under are free, which is an amazing deal for families.

If you don't want to mess with parking, take the free Royal Shuttle from the Mesilla Valley Mall parking lot, I-25 Lohman Exit, SW parking lot corner near the Cineport 10. It will make round trips every 10–15 minutes beginning at 9 a.m. each day of the Faire.