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.

Volunteers

The 2019 Durham Fair needs your help in the following areas:

To volunteer, simply reach out to a contact provided below. You may also call the Durham Fair phone number and leave a message with your area of interest if it isn't listed below: 860-349-9495 then press 2 and leave a voice mail.

REMINDER: volunteers get free parking and admission to the fair for that day.
Committee members get free admission and free parking for the whole fair weekend.

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.

Entertainment

Exhibit Management

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

Gate Cashiers, Gate Ticket Scanners, Gate Hand Stampers

Gate Managers

Oversee the gate cashiers.

Indoor Commercial Building

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

Information Booths

(You should be familiar with the fair.)

Livestock Exhibits

Maintenance

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

On-Grounds Courtesy Shuttle Carts Drivers

(before, during, and at the end of the fair)

Photography Committee

Help take in entries and help during and at the end of the fair

Public Safety

Parking, security, lighting, signs, etc.

Signs

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

Souvenirs

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

Education

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

Entertainment

  • 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

Maintenance

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

Marketing

  • 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

Revenue

  • 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:

Contact