49 Annual Virtual Renaissance ArtsFaire
The 49th Annual Renaissance (virtual) ArtsFaire continues with an entertainment video that includes some of Las Cruces’ most popular entertainers and some of RenFaire’s most beloved characters, like Queen Cherrie (Sherry White) and Ratcatcher Robert (Bob Diven).
David Salcido is the videographer, editor and producer of the video, and Randy Granger and Chris Mitchell serve as co-hosts. It also features the Pied Piper Minstrels from Phoenix and the order of Epona jousters from Fort Collins, Colorado, along with Frosty Locks (Michael Kohn).
The hour-long video will be aired beginning at 1 p.m. on Saturday, Nov. 7, and continue with two additional loops until 4 p.m.
The RenFaire online auction continues through Nov. 7.
For more information, call the Doña Ana Arts Council at 575-523-6403. Visit https://daarts.org/.
The 49 Annual Renaissance ArtsFaire, due to the COVID pandemic, will be a virtual event on November 7, 2020. Many fun activities will be offered, but at a safe social distance from your computer. We are looking forward to a spectacular 50th Faire next year in November 2021. Please watch for more details on how to participate. Hooray!
“The way we experience entertainment has changed dramatically with the pandemic,” said Las Cruces musician Randy Granger, who has been performing at RenFaire since 1998. “We are forced to be even more creative in how artists and audiences experience each other. Most of the festivals I had been scheduled to perform at this year have gone virtual via livestreaming or recorded performances and workshops. Instead of cancelling the Renaissance Faire, the highlight of our fall fiesta season, we are also going virtual involving as much of the familiar acts and activities as possible along with new ones to keep folks interested. I know major touring acts who are postponing touring for a while. No one knows with certainty when we will all be able to have crowds again. In the meantime, we are working hard to provide some entertainment and community with Ye Ole Virtual Renaissance Faire and hope everyone joins us. Being online will increase our audience exposure worldwide. That is exciting.”