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Volunteers needed for Linn County Fair events
by Staff Report · June 22nd, 2017

The Linn County Fair Association is made of and run by all volunteers.

It takes not only the association but many other volunteers to run the fair every year. As we grow from year to year, we need more volunteers and this year isn't any different.

The Linn County Fair Association is again inviting any adults and/or children to become a "Friend of the Fair" by volunteering to help with varying tasks before, during, and after the fair. Anyone who works four or more hours will receive a "Friend of the Fair" t-shirt. Everyone must stop at the gatehouse to sign in and out in order to receive a

t-shirt. The sign-in/out process helps the association keep track of the number of volunteer hours that we have each year that, in turn, are used when applying for grants for the fair. For complete volunteer guidelines, go to the website for more details:

Jobs range the gamut from building monitors, security, ticket takers, assisting with various events, etc.

The following list are areas in need of volunteers:

Security - Grounds Roamer: Volunteers will help monitor the crowd around the fairgrounds during the day and events.

First Aid Tent: Volunteers will help at the First Aid station and must have basic first aid knowledge and be CPR certified.

Gate Building Monitor: Volunteers will greet visitors to the fairgrounds and provide information about events going on.

Shuttle Driver: Volunteers will transport people to their desired area on the fairgrounds. Must be friendly and personable. The job requires an active drivers license and be 18 years of age or older.

Cock-A-Doodle Zoo: Volunteers will interact with kids and families as they visit the animal zoo on the fairgrounds. Must be willing to help take care of the animals and make sure all animals stay in their designated area.

Lynn Dunn Memorial Building Host: Volunteers will be inside the newest building, which is air-conditioned, and will greet, answer questions on activities in the building, and help groups that will come in to present on the small stage.

Beer Tent Entrance Monitor: Volunteers will help monitor the two entrances to the beer tent and make sure alcohol doesn't leave the designated areas.

Grandstand Gate Monitors: Volunteers will need to stand for a period of time during the grandstand events. These volunteers will monitor people coming in and out of the gate and make sure they have a wristband and that no alcohol leaves the designated area. Must be professional and personable and 18 years of age or older.

Security - Grandstand: Volunteer duties include crowd control and permitting only approved personnel in the infield/backstage.

Backstage Help: Volunteers will help backstage as needed per the direction of concert committee chairman.

Grounds Pickup: Volunteers will walk around the fairgrounds and keep it cleaned up.

The Linn County Fair Committee is looking for individuals or groups to volunteer in the different slots and time spots. To sign up to volunteer and for a complete list, go to

For questions or more details, please contact Jennifer Dunn at 319-929-0300.
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