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Volunteer Opportunities

Volunteering at the Festival

The success of the Festival stems from the hard work and hospitality offered by our corps of dedicated volunteers. We invite you to join the team!


Each year we recruit, train and depend upon more than 800 volunteers to make the whole event happen. While mostly from Talbot County, some even travel from across the country simply for the fun of volunteering at our annual event. Festival planning and preparations go on year round, so volunteers are always needed for a multitude of tasks. More than 60 volunteer committee chairs invest hours of their time coordinating Festival details and they, in turn, depend on hundreds of others to help get things done. Volunteer opportunities are small to large, easy to extensive – but always much appreciated!

We have a current need for OFFICE HELP and DATA ENTRY (can be done in your home or in our office). Please give us a call at 410-822-4567 if interested!

Sign up to volunteer at the 2023 Festival. New volunteer opportunities will be added regularly so be sure to check back or contact our office if you do not see your preferred opportunity listed.

Please click the button below and select “Find Ways to Volunteer”

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Festival Volunteer Opportunities

Your Volunteer Badge will be your FREE ticket to the Festival!
  • Bus & Info Guides
  • Data Input
  • Decorations Prep
  • Ducksitters (Volunteers 18 and under)
  • Festival Shoppes – Cashiers & Assistants
  • Office Help – Answering Phones, Creating Badges, Laminating Signs, galore!
  • Security Watchman
  • Set Up and Breakdown Help
  • Ticket booth Sales
  • TIPS Trained Bartenders & Beer Pourers (We can direct you to training)
  • Trash and Recycling Ops

Join us as a Chairman in 2023!

Our Small but Mighty Art Gallery! Art at the Avalon is our smallest exhibit but is also considered a "can't miss" gallery to many of our guests. Coordinate volunteer shifts with help from the office and get trained on how to use our square readers when art is sold at this venue. Help with greeting our artists as they load in their gallery!


During the month prior, this chairman will coordinate with the office on set up needs, supplies and load in and load out schedule of the venue. Chairman will send out set up details to the artists exhibiting at the venue to help coordinate arrivals.

Throughout the Festival weekend this chair will assist with layout, set up as well as take shifts being the “go to” at the exhibit, as well as coordinating volunteers to run the square reader for art sales, and wrapping station.

Do you enjoy being with the social crowd?
Coordinate volunteers, bartenders, décor and supplies for our Beer Wetland Location.


During the month prior, this chairman will coordinate with the office on set up needs, supplies and floorplan, and well as coordinate sign ups to fill volunteer roles to help run the venue including TIP trained beer pourers and cashiers.

Throughout the Festival weekend this chair will assist with layout, set up, and décor, as well as take shifts being the “go to” at the exhibit, as well as coordinating volunteers to run the square reader for beer sales cashier, beer pourers, and help manage music playlist or band set up.

Have a banking or finance background? Lead our cash management team in reconciling ticket and sales revenue. Contact us at for more information.

Help lead our floral and glue gun wielding core of decorating volunteers! Reach out to our venue chairs to see what arrangements their venues require and compile into a list for completion. Inventory current supplies, organize collection of dried florals and order any fresh item purchases. Invite volunteers to come in to create arrangements in November. For more information, contact us at .

Organize the soundtrack of the Festival! From large street concerts to duos in the Beer Wetlands, music sets the tone for the crowd. We currently have a few ‘regular’ volunteer individuals and groups of musicians, but we need someone to organize and schedule them. This chairmanship usually starts around Labor Day, by starting to contact potential acts off of a compiled list of past musicians and those who have expressed an interest in performing. Over the Festival weekend, the Chair needs to be available to run extension cords for electric in Thompson Park and at the Beer Wetlands at the Bullitt House. They should also show up to greet/thank the volunteer musicians when they are setting up for their performance and give them volunteer badges. At the end of each day, the extension cords need to be stowed. This work could be broken up into more manageable ‘Day Chair’ positions, too.

The photography chair will work with Festival office staff to invite exhibitors, layout exhibit spaces, and assign booth spaces. Chair will be responsible for oversight of exhibit set-up, breakdown, recruitment and coordination of volunteers for Festival weekend. We are looking to enrich and expand this venue in years to come. Feel free to bring along a co-chair if you’d like.

Sort of along the lines of “Night at the Museum,” only hopefully with no exhibits coming to life! While some exhibits are watched overnight by the Easton Police Department and Civil Air Patrol, others are volunteer run. This position organizes all to make sure venues are covered and has the advantage of being after hours and not missing any of the Festival excitement!

Timeline: In late summer, check in with chairmen of Art, Sporting and other venues requiring security. From there, create a “signup genius” schedule to distribute to past volunteers and new volunteers to choose their slot.  When filled, send the schedule out to chairmen of who they can expect. During the Festival, security starts Wednesday with the last shifts being Sunday morning. The chair will need to be on call especially when shifts are starting.

Oversee our ticket booths! Organize tickets into batches to be distributed by "ticket runners" to our ticket kiosks during the Festival. For more information, contact us at . This would be a great task for a business or organization.

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