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August 1, 2, 3, 2014 at the Lake County Fairgrounds, Grayslake, IL

helping hands...bringing a fair of this size to life is a great deal of fun and takes the work of many hands. If you would like to join us in getting it all together - we have volunteer opportunities available! Our volunteers make up a large portion of our working staff who together create a delightful experience for all who attend the Fair. We value and depend on each and every volunteer, as they are an integral part of the production and success of the Fair. We look forward to working with you!


Thank you for your interest and support! We truly value your time, talent, and enthusiasm!

important information for volunteers:

note:walk in volunteers will not be accepted all volunteers must be signed up and scheduled in advance.

volunteers: you must be at least 18 years of age to be a volunteer.

volunteer attendance: we truly rely on each person's commitment as a participating volunteer and value your service! Thank you! Please arrive early. If for any reason you cannot fulfill your volunteer duties, or you have a schedule change, please contact us as soon as possible. We will distribute a cell number to call during fair hours and set up times.

volunteer benefits: we value you as our volunteer! Thank you for the gift of your time. Together we will create an event that is successful for all who attend, be they vendor or volunteer, teacher, student or shopper. As our valued volunteer, you will receive:

  • A Fair T-Shirt
  • Free Admission for each day that you work a shift
  • To meet new friends and kindred spirits
  • Experience two ways:
         ~ A behind the scenes experience of the Fair
         ~ Why not try something new and STRETCH
             your resume?!

volunteer contact: Tracy Richter:


Don't forget to sign up for our e-mail list and we'll keep you up to date with Fair plans. (NOT the same as the volunteer form). PLUS, your demographic information is helpful to us as we gain sponsorship. You'd be helping the Fair grow and we PROMISE that your information will be kept private. Click here to read our privacy policy.

What did you like best about the Fair?
" The friendliness of the event staff"..."Nice & helpful show staff"... "atmosphere was up beat- lots of people that had on t-shirts letting me know I could ask for assistance"
comments from survey

"Yours was the best fiber fair that I've ever been to"
   comment on survey


It Takes the Work of Many Hands:

Vendor check out crew

you can wear a funky hat

you can decorate your shirt

sometimes you can carry a clipboard

Volunteering makes you smile!