Volunteer for the 2017 Durham Fair

The Durham Fair is ALWAYS looking for great volunteers to join our organization. We are 100% volunteer run and need your help and participation to keep the Durham Fair tradition strong for many years to come.


The 2017 Durham Fair needs your help in the following areas:

To volunteer, simply reach out the the contact provided.
REMINDER: volunteers get free parking and admission to the fair.

Gates Cashiers, Gates Scanners, and Gates Hand Stampers

Gates Logistics

helping to organize and greet visitors during the fair weekend.


We are also looking for a new superintendent for this department.

Information Booths

You should be somewhat familiar with the fair.

On-Grounds Courtesy Shuttle Carts Drivers during the fair

Public Safety

Parking, security, lighting, signs, etc.


Buildings, grounds, equipment, fencing, building exhibit areas, etc.


Livestock Exhibits

Youth Exhibits

Advanced Ticket Sales

To help sell tickets before the fair to exhibitors, students, etc.


To help make signs, banners, etc. before the fair.

Indoor Commercial Building

Help cover the desk during fair hours.

Volunteering for the Fair

Hear about volunteering, exhibit preparation, responsibilities and working together from Diane Coe, Superintendent of Exhibit Management.

Below is a list of all departments and positions.

Administrative Services

  • Computer Services
  • Office Services/Purchasing
  • Printing/Buyer
  • Ribbons & Trophies
  • Signs


  • Exhibits/Discovery Center
  • Farm Museum
  • Historian
  • Motorized Events


  • Center Stage
  • Green Stage
  • Hospitality
  • Kid's Place
  • Sound Systems
  • Staging
  • Talent Show

Livestock Exhibits

  • Animal Education
  • Battle of the Barns
  • Beef
  • Dairy
  • Fiber
  • Goats
  • Livestock Exhibit Judges
  • Llamas
  • Poultry
  • Pull Animals
  • Rabbits
  • Sheep
  • Swine


  • Buildings
  • Caretaker
  • Equipment
  • Grounds
  • Grounds Beautification
  • Grounds Improvement
  • Inventory Control
  • Property Management
  • Recycling


  • Advertising
  • Community Relations
  • Exhibitors Guide
  • Information Booth
  • Schedule/Map
  • Website

Personal Skills Exhibits

  • Art
  • Baking
  • Ballot Competitions
  • Canning
  • Crafts & Collections
  • Exhibit Judge
  • Needlework
  • Photography
  • Youth

Plant Science Exhibits

  • Christmas Trees
  • Exhibit Judge
  • Flowers
  • Fruits
  • Giant Pumpkins
  • Horticulture & Wreaths
  • Vegetables

Public Safety

  • Communications
  • Lighting & Parking
  • Security
  • Shuttle Bus Transportation
  • Traffic Control


  • Craft Show Rentals
  • Gates
  • Inside Commercial┬áRentals
  • Midway
  • Off-Season Facility Rentals
  • Off-Season Storage Rentals
  • Outdoor Commercial┬áRentals
  • Soda Sales
  • Souvenir Sales
  • Sponsors

Volunteer for the Fair

If you are interested in volunteering for one of these areas please reach out to the contact provided.

If you'd like to volunteer for another role, contact the Secretary or appropriate Executive Board Member: