Don’t go downtown to support local vendors at the Downtown Art and Farmers Market for the next three Saturdays. They won't be there.

The market is “temporarily relocating” from its cozy downtown spot to the wide-open space of the Beast Urban Park in Far East El Paso.

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Seeking Temporary Shelter of Its Own

While the city hasn’t specifically said so, I suspect its short-term relocation has to do with the uncertainty of the migrant situation and the possibility of yet another surge.

The weekly market usually calls the Union Plaza District home, but its location behind the El Paso Convention Center, which is on standby for additional shelter space if needed, is probably why the market is seeking temporary shelter itself and heading east for the next three Saturdays.

The city recently suspended street car service until further notice over concerns for "public safety" and to accommodate any needed response to the crisis.

The Beast Art and Farmers Market

El Paso Downtown Art and Farmers Market
El Paso Downtown Art and Farmers Market

DAFM’s home away from home for the next three Saturdays will be The Beast Urban Park located inside the Eastside Regional Recreation Center at 13501 Jason Crandall.

Many of the usual downtown vendors and merchants, local food trucks, and performing artists you know and love will tag along on May 20, May 27, and June 3 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.

El Paso Downtown Artist and Farmers Market is a year-round, outdoor artisan market that features original arts and crafts, food trucks, regionally grown agricultural products, and entertainment from local artists.

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