The Sunflower Festival, a major cultural event for the community and surrounding area, features:

  • Arts and crafts show featuring over 100 local and regional artists and artisans
  • Live entertainment by musical groups including Rye Creek, Erineo, and more
  • Food and other street vendors
  • Walking tour of Mountainair murals and mosaics as shown in the art council brochure
  • Art raffle
  • Sunflower hat competition with prizes awarded
  • Fun things for kids
  • Sunflowers everywhere-both at the festival and along the town’s main streets and back-country roads

The event is free and sponsored by the Manzano Mountain Arts Council, supported in part by New Mexico Arts, a division of the Department of Cultural Affairs, and the National Endowment for the Arts.

The Partnership for a Healthy Torrance County will have an information booth to promote county trails, have sign-up sheets for participants to join local walking groups, and hopefully have hosted walks during the festival.