Sonoma County Harvest Fair

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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 available:

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 4.5 hour blocks with a 20 minute shift break.

Dates Needed: Thursday August 3rd-Sunday August 13th
Shift Times: 12:00pm-4:30pm and 4:30PM-9:00PM

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

Employment Opportunities

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

Thank you to everyone for making this year's Fair the best yet! Check back in May for 2017 Fair job applications. In the meantime, view our Staff video from 2015 to see just how fun working for the Sonoma County Fair can be!

2016 Team Photo

Click HERE to download a copy of the team photo!


Applications will be available May 1, 2017.

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

Sonoma County Event Center at the Fairgrounds
1350 Bennett Valley Road - Santa Rosa, CA 95404
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