August 25th - September 5th

The State Fair is our most intense event of the year; 12-hour days, twelve days in a row.

During the fair, we provide thousands of people with opportunities to discover, explore and learn more about real-world trades.

We inform people of all ages about the multitude of benefits the trades offer. By being a volunteer, you get the chance to inspire people to find a rewarding path in their lives.

Will you help us connect fairgoers to the rewards of the skilled trades?

You don’t need any experience with Big Ideas! We can give you a short training on us. What we are really looking for are volunteers who are working in, or involved with, the trades and want to make an impact now and in the future. If you are someone who says “we just can’t find good help” join our mission and help inspire the next generation!

Since we are a small staff, we must rely on amazing volunteers like you to make this major event a success. We are looking for dependable people to help cover various shifts over the 12 days of the fair. Each day is separated into two 6-hour shifts. The morning shift is from 9 am to 3 pm and the afternoon shift is from 3:00 pm to 9 pm. We are looking for individuals or pairs of people to work just one shift or if possible, a few days over the course of the State Fair.

Don’t worry you won’t be alone!

Each shift will have a Big Ideas staff member, to help you answer questions and direct people if needed. You can volunteer with a friend, partner, or coworker! Groups of 2 or 3 per shift work very well. That way you can take time before or after your shift to meander through the fair together.

Did I mention we will pay for your ticket?

Along with your entry ticket, Big Ideas will cover $20 for a meal and $20 for parking! We will also have a breakroom area that will have food, snacks, and refreshments for you during each shift. Of course, most volunteers can’t resist the temptation to find that special something on a stick!

If you or someone you know could become a volunteer, we are looking for up to 30 volunteers which are only 10 to 15 groups of two or three.

Follow the link below to sign-up!