Volunteer for the Bluemont Fair!
The Fair runs on volunteer help!
Working the Fair is a great place to meet your neighbors, give back to your community, and (if you are a high school student who lives in Bluemont) gain eligibility for a Bluemont scholarship. Shifts run from 2 to 4 hours, depending on the job and location. All Fair volunteers get into the Fair for free, and also get a discount on the popular Bluemont Fair t-shirts.
Please contact the Fair Chair listed below for the area where you would like to help. If you are happy to help anywhere there is a need, please contact the Fair Chairs at chair [@] bluemontfair.org. Let us know your available windows, and any restrictions you have, and we will help you find a spot that can use you!
Admissions Gate: We need people to take money from attendees as they arrive at the Fair, put on wristbands, and distribute schedules. These shifts are great opportunities for families or groups of people who want to work together. If you are interested in helping in this area, please contact John Constant at john [@] atokaproperties.com.
E.E. Lake Store: We need people to work the cash registers and sell t-shirts and baked goods inside the Lake Store. Please contact Beth Herbert at herbertbeth [@] yahoo.com.
Children’s Fair: We need older children and teenagers who like to work with younger kids, playing games and running craft tables. Those with an artistic bent are needed to paint faces. And someone has to blow up (with a helium tank) and distribute all those balloons! Please contact Jen Stone at jenclark [@] stonefrog.com.
Art Show & Sale: We need fit people to help on the Friday before the Fair, setting up the art panels, and the Sunday evening after the Fair, taking down the panels. We also need people to take money from customers who are buying art during the fair. Please contact Kim Hurst at Kim [@] MiddleburgRealEstate.com.
Gardener’s Shed: In the week before the Fair, we need help getting this Shed tidied up for its annual appearance as a retail spot for gardening enthusiasts. Over the weekend we need help at the cash register. Please contact Anna Billman at small.anna [@] gmail.com.
Indian Village: Our host for the Indian Village (Sanctuary on the Trail) needs volunteers to help with designing signs and educational materials, decorating the Indian Village, hospitality for Indian Village staff, coordinating logistics for Indian dancers, building the Indian Village, cutting cattails, and researching about Virginia’s Native Americans. Anyone interested please contact Rene’ White at renewhite64 [@] gmail.com or one of the Fair co-chairs.
Gator Driver: We need a responsible adult who knows the village and is willing to use the gator (provided) to drive Fair patrons where needed (typically to and from the parking lot), or run other errands if necessary. Please contact Cynthia Morris or Jen Stone at chair [@] bluemontfair.org.
Caboose Minder: We need someone who is willing to sit in the caboose and allow visitors to come in and explore. Interest in the history of trains in our area is a bonus, but not required. Please contact Jen Stone at jenclark [@] stonefrog.com.
Beer & Wine Garden: Adults are needed to sell beverage tickets and monitor the Beer & Wine Garden. Please contact John Sullivan at jksully [@] hotmail.com.
Trash Pick-up and Table/Chair Tear-Down after the Fair: This important job needs several people, or one or more families, who are willing to be here Sunday evening at 5 pm to help us collapse chairs and pick up trash throughout the village. Please contact Cynthia Morris or Jen Stone at chair [@] bluemontfair.org.
Put up Posters: We always need people to put up the Fair posters far and wide! If you are willing to put some up in the local villages, or even in places like Reston or Winchester, please contact us! Talk to Cynthia Morris or Jen Stone at chair [@] bluemontfair.org.
Poetry Table: We need someone who is willing to sit at the table and encourage children write poetry. Please contact Lori Seeley at lseeley.bluemont [@] pcarch.com.
Plaster Museum of Bluemont’s Heritage: Bluemont’s new museum in the E.E. Lake Store needs volunteers to monitor the displays and answer questions about Bluemont. We will also need this help on certain weekends throughout the year. Please contact John Sullivan at jksully [@] hotmail.com.