Do you love attending the annual Ilderton Fair?
Are you aware that the Fair is run by the Ilderton Agricultural Society, made up entirely of volunteers?
Why not join us? There are plenty of opportunities to help – from a few hours on Fair weekend, to joining a committee, to joining the Board of Directors – there are opportunities both large and small, and lots of ways to get involved.
To discover what options are available for you, or to inquire about one of the committees below, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org
Here are several ways that you can get involved!
Handwork Committee – If you love crafts, sewing, knitting, crochet and so much more, we are the committee for you! Volunteer Wednesday through Sunday for setting up, judging and tearing down displays at fair time and join us for an annual after fair committee meeting just after the fair. We hope to see you come out and join our wonderful committee!
Special Attractions – We have people helping out during the Saturday and Sunday of the fair, facilitating games such as the obstacle course, kick the shoe, sawdust hunt and bubble soccer!
Gate Crew – We are looking for people to assist with the gates during fair weekend. Shifts are flexible!
Food Department (Homecraft) – Come and join the Adult Food Department. If you enjoy food, then this is the committee for you. On the Friday before the Fair, the committee volunteers assist the judge. Wednesday night prior to the Fair, lots of volunteers are needed to clean and set up the food cases and then on Sunday for take down. Always an interesting time learning some new baking tips!
Fruits, Veg and Farm Produce Committee – Our committee focuses on encouraging the community to grow and harvest their own gardens and then exhibit them at the Ilderton fair. We have both junior and open categories with a wide variety of produce from fruits, vegetables and our ever-popular giant pumpkin contest. The commitments for the committee are mainly focused on the days leading up to the fair; set up, intake of exhibits on Thursday night and Friday morning and tear down at the end of the fair. A member can volunteer on several days or just a few. We conduct all our off-season meetings via email. We would be happy to see you out for any commitment you are able to make. No special skills or knowledge of gardening etc is required!
Grounds and Maintenance Crew – We are looking for people to assist during the summer months with maintenance during our rentals. A variety of groups rent the fairgrounds, and we ensure that the washrooms are tidy and the garbages are clean during their stay. This is a minimal commitment, and usually takes place on weekends or evenings.
Homecraft Executive – We are currently seeking someone to fill the exciting role of Second Vice President of Homecraft. This role includes organizing our Volunteer luncheon during the Friday of the Fair weekend, as well as help out with our Volunteer Service Awards presented during our Annual General Meeting in January. This role works closely with the rest of the Executive, and is a great fit for someone seeking leadership experience!
Horse Shows – The Heavy Horse and Halfinger Show is looking for volunteers willing to record winners and help hand out ribbons on Fair weekend.
Bar – We are seeking a few people to sell beer tickets on Friday night from 6-10:30pm and Saturday night from 5-11pm.
Parade – On Saturday morning of the Fair, we are looking for 5 people to help with judging from 10-11am, and 2 additional volunteers to help with odd jobs from 9-11am. We will meet at the Ilderton Post Office.
Not sure what would be the best fit for you? Simply send us an email and we can help!
If you are a high school student, volunteering with the Ilderton Fair will count toward your hours!