16 days to go…Volunteers Wanted!

Every aspect of the Linn County Fair is run completely by volunteers. The Linn County Fair Association itself consists of all volunteers.  As the fair grows, so does the need for more volunteers to help put on an eventful and successful fair. One of the areas that we need volunteers is for the grandstand events and security.

There will be 8 major grandstand events held during The Linn County Fair this year. Volunteers are needed for each event for the following positions:

  • TICKET TAKERS – Need 2 per event to take pre-paid grandstand event tickets and scan them, then direct the people to the area where wristbands will be attached.
  • ATTACHING WRISTBANDS – Need up to 4 people per event. All ticket holders must have wristbands attached by volunteers. The wristband will allow them to enter and exit the grandstand during the event.
  • GRANDSTAND EXIT MONITORS– all ticket holders will initially enter the grandstand event through the main center entrance. If they wish to leave they must leave by the east (left of main entrance) or the west (right of main entrance). We will need two people at the top of the main entrance to direct those wishing to leave the grandstand before or during the event to the east or west exists. THE MAIN ENTRANCE IS FOR INITIAL ENTRY ONLY. It will be open to exiting when tickets are no longer being taken.


Volunteer DATES AND TIMES for Grandstand Events:

  • July 6 (5 pm – 9 pm) Glen Templeton Concert
  • July 7 (6 pm – 10 pm) Saliva Concert
  • July 8 (6 pm – 10 pm) John Anderson Concert
  • July 9 (11 am – 2 pm) Draft Horse Pull
  • July 9 (6 pm- 10 pm) Truck & Tractor Pull
  • July 10 (12 pm – 3 pm) Chuck Wagon Races
  • July 10 (6 pm – 9 pm) Stunt Drivers
  • July 11 (5:30 pm – 8 pm) Harness Racing


Ticket takers and monitors are free to enjoy the event after their duties are complete. All volunteers who work a total of four hours or more will be given a T-shirt that has the fair logo on the front and FRIEND OF THE FAIR on the back.


Fair Security will be assisting the Fair Security Chairman to protect and ensure the safety of people and property on The Linn County Fair Grounds by patrolling areas on foot and enforcing Linn County Fair rules and regulations.

Duties may include:

  • Patrolling assigned areas on foot
  • Monitor all entrances and exits of the grandstand
  • Enforce fair’s rules concerning alcohol in the grandstand and on the fair grounds
  • Help with crowd control at the fair’s grandstand events.
  • Resolve conflict by exercising diplomacy and public relation skills
  • Break up of fights by restraining principals and ejecting them from the grandstand and/or fair grounds
  • Respond to security matters as instructed to by the Fair Security Chairman


Fair Security personnel must be at least 18 years old, no previous experience needed. Individual must arrive on time for their time shift where they will be instructed on their duties for the shift. Fair Association will provide security vest and radios where applicable.


In return the Linn County Fair Association will provide the Fair Security individual with a packet of four tickets to the grandstand event of their choice for each four hours worked.


For more information and to sign up for volunteer shirts please go to: http://thelinncountyfair.com/volunteer.html. We do ask that all volunteers arrive ½ hour before their shift so they can check in and be instructed on their duties. Any questions concerning volunteering opportunities before, during and after the fair please call Dan Abel at 210-5103 or email volunteering@thelinncountyfair.com



The Linn County Fair in Central City from July 6-11, 2011; www.thelinncountyfair.com







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