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County Fair Needs Volunteers

Posted by Ron Wolford -

We are still in need of many volunteers for the County Fair, which is this Saturday September 20th, if you are free and interested in helping out please let Harmony Picciuca know.


The Garfield Park Conservatory's 8th Annual County Fair

Saturday September 20th

This is the big event of fall season and we need all hands on deck… to help us celebrate fall the harvest at the 8th Annual Garfield Park Conservatory's County Fair. There will be traditional music, jug band lessons, harvest competition, family fun activities, farmer's market, petting zoo, and the seminal favorite pony rides!


Volunteers are needed to help with a variety of fun activities including:

Setting up chairs and tables and helping to load in vendors and exhibitors

The Harvest Competition: entry intake, display set-up, monitoring the ribbon winning produce

Taking tickets at the pony rides

Helping with Kids' Fun Area: the inflatable slides, jumping house, and carnival games

Greeting guests and providing info about the fair at the Information Table

Gift Shop and Membership Table

Children's Activities: Making Corn Husk Dolls, Seed Quilt, Bubble Blowing and Seed Sowing Wagons

Recipe Swap and Storytelling Tents

Helping with two music stages: youth and traditional music


County Fair Volunteer Shifts:


Set-up Shift: 8:00 a.m.-11a.m.


First Shift: 10 a.m.-2 p.m.


Second Shift: 1 p.m.-5 p.m


If you would like come out to help with the County Fair please contact Harmony Picciuca at hpicciuca@garfieldpark.org or 773-638-1766 ext. 24 with your preferred shift time and volunteer activity.




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