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Job and Volunteer Opportunities

2016 Staff Photo


Looking for the perfect summer internship? The Sonoma County Fair is a great opportunity for students to apply their strengths, learn new skills and network with people in our community.

Current positions:

  • Publicity & Marketing Intern
    Position Filled

Don't see the intership you are looking for? Fill out an employment application and include your resume and cover letter letting us know what your skills and interests are. If we have a position that might be a good fit, we will contact you for an interview.

Employment Opportunities

The Sonoma County Fair dates are August 3 - 13, 2017.
Employment Application

If you are interested in a job at the Fairgrounds and can commit to all 11 days, obtain a job application at the fairgrounds administration office or online. You will be given the opportunity to specify which job you prefer. Be sure you list all the jobs you are interested in, because you may not get your first choice. If a Manager is interested in your application, you will be called for an interview. Please bring documents that prove both your identity and your authorization to work in the U.S. to the interview. KEEP A COPY OF YOUR CHOICES for future reference. Employment applications are only accepted from people who are 16 years or older (by July 1, 2017) with a valid work permit (if required).

If you do not get called to work for the Fair, you may be able to work for a concessionaire (food booth) or for the Carnival. Come to the fairgrounds a day or two before the Fair starts and ask at the various food stands. Some are from out of the area and hire local help for the run of the Fair. The carnival hires local workers and traditionally begins hiring the week before the Fair opens. To apply for a job, go to the carnival lot and look for the hiring trailer.

JOB POSITIONS – Not All–Inclusive

Entry Office

  • Livestock Office
  • Entry Clerk / Building Monitor (over 18 yrs preferred)
  • Barn / Livestock Crew (over 18 yrs preferred)
  • Sweet Lil's Farmery

Maintenance Department

  • Grounds Maintenance
  • Janitor

Operations (Admissions/Parking/Grandstands)

  • Admissions Ticket Seller (must be at least 18 yrs)
  • Admissions Gate Attendants
  • Parking Ticket Seller
  • Crossing Guard
  • Flagger, Gate Attendant
  • Tram Driver (Class B license preferred)
  • Grandstand Usher

Special Events

  • Special Events Assistant

Show Usher

  • Show Usher (minimal hours)

Other Positions

  • Concession Auditor

2015 Sonoma County Fair Staff Video

Volunteers Needed!

COME JOIN THE SONOMA COUNTY FAIR FAMILY this year by volunteering. The Fair is seeking individual volunteers. This year's theme, "Holidaze", celebrates a year’s worth of Holidays in 11 days!

Why Volunteer?

There are over 300,000 people that attend the Fair each year. Volunteering at the Fair helps us to ensure that those attending have a wonderful, safe, and fun-filled experience.

FREE Admission Tickets: For volunteering, you'll receive 2 admission tickets and 1 parking pass. The parking pass and 1 general admission ticket you receive in advance of your shift to get into the fair. The additional pass is complimentary to use at your discretion.

Volunteer Positions

  • Building Attendant
  • Attendant - Kids Area
  • Attendant - Holiday Squad

300+ shifts are needed in the Finley Building, Kraft Building, Garrett Building and Hall of Flowers. Help is also needed in the Kids area, and Holiday Squad.

Volunteer Shifts/Dates

Volunteer shifts are scheduled into easy 3.5 hour blocks with a 20 minute shift break.

Dates Needed: Thursday August 3rd-Sunday August 13th
Shift Times: 12:00 pm - 3:30 pm and 3:30 pm - 7:00 pm

Volunteer Application Form

Volunteer Position Description

Group Volunteer Opportunities

Is your organization looking for a way to support the local community? In exchange for your organization’s volunteer time, the Sonoma County Fair will provide you with the opportunity to promote your business or organization for FREE. Click on the links below for more information.

Group Volunteer Application

Group Volunteer Information

Thank you for your interest and hope to see you at the fair!
Alysha Risch
Volunteer Coordinator

Travis Smith

Outstanding Volunteer Award

Sonoma County Fair volunteer, Travis Smith, received one of the Outstanding Volunteer Awards from the County of Sonoma at this year’s Volunteer Recognition Reception. Travis is only 14 years old and is already an invaluable volunteer for the fair... Read More

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