The Mayor’s Sunday is Funday is live and in person, for the first time since the pandemic.

Sunday is Funday is set for noon to 4 p.m. Aug. 22 at Haynes Park. It retains its traditional admission fee of $1 for adults and teenagers, and free for children age 12 and younger, said leading organizer and Rio Rancho Kiwanis Club member Dave Heil.

Registration for vendor booths is open. The fee ranges from $125 for a single booth before July 26 to $375 for a triple booth after July 25.
Electrical hookups are available for another $50.

Mayor Gregg Hull has arranged a limited scholarship fund to help nonprofits pay for booths.

The usual silent auction has turned into a raffle, Heil said, and he’s looking for prize donations. He also needs more food vendors.

A kickball tournament is scheduled but limited to 10 teams. Thursday, Heil said eight teams had registered.

Because of Intel’s expansion, its parking lot isn’t available for the even. Heil said other businesses have allowed Sunday is Funday parking in their lots, and shuttles will provide rides from that parking to Haynes Park.

To register for a vendor booth or donate a raffle item, visit rioranchofunday.com. For more information or to become a sponsor, contact Heil at 228-7189 or daveheil16@msn.com.

Because of the pandemic, planning has been condensed this year and details are still being solidified. The Observer plans to publish more information within a week in advance of the event.