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!
Our artifacts exhibit is located in the cafeteria of Easton High School and houses some of the most priceless sporting and eastern shore heritage treasures of museum and private collections.
Previous Chairs: Kim Newcomb has chaired for several years and is looking for a co chair to help her assist this year.
During the months prior, this chairman will contact past year exhibitors to ensure they are coming this year. They may decide on a loose theme for the year for exhibitors to base their display around. They will develop signage requests and provide content ideas for the Official Guide.
Throughout the Festival weekend this chair will assist with layout, set up as well as take shifts being the “go to” at the exhibit.
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.