Thank you to everyone that volunteered for this year’s event – we couldn’t do it without you!
Shifts Before the Fair
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.
4-H Exhibts Center Set-Up (Thursday and Friday shifts)
Help move & place tables, set up dividers. Also help place decorations on walls.
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.
Shifts During the Fair
10-Minute University™ (Saturday & Sunday shifts)
Assists with 10 Minute University™ classes.Promote classes to Fairgoers, greet clients and assist instructors as needed.
Children’s Activities (Saturday & Sunday Shifts)
Work with children on a garden activity. Talk with them about other things they can do at home. Located in 4-H Exhibits hall.
Clinic/ Ask a Master Gardener™ (Saturday & Sunday shifts)
Answer gardening questions for clients in an OSU Master Gardener™ clinic.
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.
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 Break Room (Saturday & Sunday shifts)
Join this friendly group of volunteers to help with the snacks & drinks, in the break room.
Volunteer Floater (Saturday & Sunday shifts)
Volunteers to help out where ever needed !
Shifts After the Fair
4-H Exhibition Center Breakdown (Sunday afternoon shift)
Stack all tables in 4-H building, take down decorations/dividers. Committee contact: Jane
Fair Breakdown (Sunday afternoon shift)
Pick up all vendor booth number stakes/flags. Take down misc signs. Committee contact: Paul