Twin sisters, Aubrianna and Elianna Watson, 2, play outside a building during the annual Sunflower Festival in Mountainair on Saturday afternoon. The event hosts games, vendors, music and the famous hat parade where contestants show off their sunflower inspired hat creations.
Iris Ortiz, 6, laughs as volunteer Lenora Romero places a real sunflower hat atop her head on Saturday afternoon during the Sunflower Festival.
Festival volunteer Theresa Lorraine’s boots stuffed with sunflowers. Lorraine has volunteered at the event since it’s inception.
Contestants wait for the results of the hat parade.
Edward Corrales, 4, holds the hat his mom, Diana Corrales made for the hat parade. It took Corrales a month to make out of newspapers.
Taza Webb speaks to another contestant before the start of the hat parade.
Cynthia Green in her sunflower hat that she designed for the hat festival where she was a participant in the hat parade.
Alex Nieto holds her little sister Zamaya Nieto, 3, before the hat parade where they were contestants.