Volunteer for the 2019 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 2019 Durham Fair needs your help in the following areas:

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

Advanced Ticket Sales

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

Discovery Education Exhibit Area

Help set up and man the area during the Fair.


Exhibit Management

To help with computer entry of exhibits, etc. before and during the fair.

Gates Cashiers, Gates Scanners, and Gates Hand Stampers

Gates Logistics

helping to organize and greet visitors during the fair weekend.

Indoor Commercial Building

Help cover the desk during fair hours & help checking vendors in and out

Information Booths

You should be somewhat familiar with the fair.

Livestock Exhibits


Buildings, grounds, equipment, fencing, building exhibit areas, picnic tables, etc. before, during, and after the fair

On-Grounds Courtesy Shuttle Carts Drivers during the fair

Public Safety

Parking, security, lighting, signs, etc.


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


Youth Exhibits

Before, during, and at the end of the fair.

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
  • Sponsors

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

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 at 860-349-9495 then dial 2 and leave a voice mail or the appropriate Executive Board Member: