The Fair Board depends on the generosity of the community to support the fair by participating, contributing prizes, purchasing ads in the Fair Book, donating food for the concession stand, and by filling many volunteer positions. If you would like to help, here are some ways you can volunteer.
5K Run/Walk – We need many volunteers on race day to help direct runners along the trails.
Cake Walk – One of our Senior Day fund-raisers during the Fair is always a popular cake walk. We appreciate donations of baked goods which will be won by participants during the Cake Walk. We need volunteers to run the Cake Walk itself.
Concession Stand – We have made improvements to our concession stand. The stand gets very busy at times and volunteers can help out by selling items to fair-goers.
Demonstrators – If you enjoy sharing information about agriculture, the environment, pet or livestock care, gardening, soap making, knot tying, etc. – We offer demonstrations to provide education and information to our visitors on a wide variety of topics. If you are an expert in an area you think people would enjoy learning about, we would like you to join our volunteer demonstrators.
Exhibit Building – Visitors to the Fair take a stroll through the Exhibit Hall. We like to have volunteers on hand to answer questions about the Fair, and to direct them to Fair Board members for questions they can not answer.
Exhibit Judging – We depend on judges with a variety of skill and experience to judge our exhibits. If you have a skill in the areas listed in the class section of the Fair Book, please contact us so you may judge for the fair.
Event Registration and Assistance – Help keep contestants lined up for competition, and help distribute awards to winners, during various events, such as the horse show, dog show, rabbit or poultry shows, etc.
Fair Board – New members and input from the fair family are always welcomed. Join us at 7 p.m. on the first Wednesday of each month to see if a seat on the Fair Board is right for you.
Fair Superintendents – A variety of superintendents are needed to oversee specific aspects of the fair. The superintendents become a go-to person to keep their area of the Fair running smoothly.
Grounds Keeper – No one’s favorite task, but we try to keep the fairgrounds clean by emptying trash barrels every day, cleaning the restrooms and keeping them stocked with towels, soap and toilet paper.
Kids’ Games, Bingo & Checkers Tournaments – For several hours each day we offer activities for kids. Numerous volunteers are appreciated to help run these areas.
Welcome Booth This position simply requires you to direct visitors about the grounds, sell raffle tickets, and get a count of attendance – and we provide you with simple ways to accomplish these tasks. This is a good place for service clubs.
And More – All of the activities offered at the fair are done by volunteer efforts. We always need more people to sell ads for the Fair Book, contact vendors, organize Educational Demonstrations, Donations, Sponsors, plan events and enter registration information prior to the fair. Please contact us if these tasks sound like a good fit for your time and skills.
Volunteer Picnic – We have a Volunteer Picnic the Saturday following Fair Week. All exhibitors and volunteers are encourage to join us for this fun post-fair event.
For more information, contact a representative of the Antrim County Fair.
Crystal Swain (231) 587-9423 or MSU Extension Office (231) 533-8818.
Here is a downloadable flyer: Volunteer Flyer