Shifts Before the Fair (May 3 – 5)
Fair Set-Up (Wednesday, Thursday and Friday shifts)
Layout and number vendor booths. Place direction signs on blacktop and install temporary security fencing. *This job requires the ability to walk over uneven terrain, stand for long periods & kneel or bend over to measure & place markers.
Exhibit Center Setup (Thursday and Friday shifts)
Setup and arrange for the various exhibits in the 4-H Building.
Parking and Exit Setup (Thursday and Friday shifts)
Create the lanes and spaces for parking by fair attendees. *This job requires the ability to stand & walk over uneven terrain.
Potting Station Setup (Thursday and Friday shifts)
Work with customers to choose pots for purchase, and fill those with soil and the plants they have already purchased. This job requires the ability to lift pots and bags of soil, and to be attentive to the ideas of the customers.
Coffee Setup (Friday shift)
Make and serve coffee to volunteers at the Fair for the setup of various areas.
Vendor Set-Up (Friday shifts)
Direct vendors to their assigned booth spaces, provide information & answer questions.*This job requires the ability to stand & walk over uneven terrain.
Raffle Set-Up (Friday shifts)
Set-up raffle area & stock with donations.
Plant/ Hanging Plant Check Set-Up (Friday shifts)
Set up holding area for plant check and hanging baskets. Organize boxes.*Prefer some men to help with heavy overhead lifting.
New Plant Introductions
Set up the display area for the grower-donated plants.
Shifts During the Fair (May 6 & 7)
10-Minute University (Saturday and Sunday shifts)
Assist with the audio-visual arrangements for the speakers presenting at 10-Minute University.
Clinic/ Ask a Master Gardener™ (Saturday & Sunday shifts)
Answer gardening questions for clients in an OSU Master Gardener™ clinic.
Floater (Saturday & Sunday shifts)
Be ready to fill in for any volunteer vacancies that occur due to illness or other reasons.
Hospitality (Saturday & Sunday shifts)
Greet customers as they enter the Fair, hand out info and answer questions. Count and record each arrival. Thank customers for coming, we’ll see you next year!
New Plant Introductions (Saturday & Sunday shifts)
Set up new grower-donated plants for the “Silent Auction” in the morning, share new plant info with bidders during the day and help close down the auction in the afternoon.
Parking (Saturday & Sunday shifts)
Attend the gate entrance to the Master Gardener Parking area on N. Pine Street.
Plant Check (Saturday & Sunday shifts)
Work with customers checking plants. Write receipts, place plants in holding area and retrieve plants for customers upon leaving. *This job requires the ability to lift heavy flats of plants, walk over uneven terrain and some extended standing. Please wear appropriate footgear for walking on the loose surface of the horse arena that houses Plant Check.
Potting Station (Saturday and Sunday shifts)
Work with customers to choose pots for purchase, and fill those with soil and the plants they have already purchased. *This job requires the ability to lift pots and bags of soil, and to be attentive to the ideas of the customers.
Raffle (Saturday & Sunday shifts)
Sell raffle tickets to Fairgoers as they enter and shop the Fair. Assist with drawings and giving out raffle prizes. Pick up plant donations from vendors.
Soil Testing (Saturday & Sunday shifts)
Learn how to calibrate & operate pH testing instruments. Prepare and analyze soil samples, explain results to customers. Please bring your own soil samples as well.
Vendor Snack Area (Saturday & Sunday shifts)
Help put out snacks and drinks for the vendors and keep the tables clean.
Vendor Setup (Saturday shift)
Volunteers to provide help wherever needed!
Shifts After the Fair (May 7)
Fair Breakdown (Sunday afternoon shift)
Pick up all vendor booth number stakes/flags. Take down miscellaneous signs.
For a listing of the committee contacts please see your CCMG Handbook