The Prince George's County Fair Board is grateful to all community members who volunteer their time to help with the Fair in September. We couldn't do it without you!!

While our volunteers contribute their time for a variety of reasons, all are important members of the County Fair Team. Every volunteer is a County Fair Ambassador - YOU help represent the Fair to the public.

ABOUT THE SCHEDULE: The Fair runs from Thursday, September 08th through Sunday, September 11th. We need volunteers each of those days. But we also start setting up on Monday, September 5th. So, volunteers are welcomed from Monday through Sunday. To make sure that we can schedule all volunteers, please e-mail us by August 25th with the times you'd like to volunteer. After that date, call the Fair Office at 301-404-5566. We ask that you volunteer a minimum of 4 hours if possible. (Note: If you are a student in school, you will not be allowed to volunteer during school hours.) 

Shifts are as follows: 9:00AM - 1:00PM, 1:00PM - 5:00PM, 5:00PM - 9:00PM (But we're flexible, and you are welcome to start and finish at different times.) 


ABOUT SIGNING IN & SIGNING OUT: When you arrive at the Fairgrounds to volunteer, come to the Fair Office, which is located to the left of the entrance to the Fair Grounds. If you need directions to the office, ask a Parking Attendant or other Staff.

  1. We'll sign you in.
  2. You'll be given an assignment & it will be explained to you.
  3. You'll receive a "Volunteer" name badge which will serve as your id during your volunteer time. 
  4. When you are ready to leave, it is very important that you return to the Fair Office & sign out so we may, in turn, keep a good record of your service. If you are a student earning your "community service" hours, your paperwork will be signed at this time.


ABOUT YOUR ASSIGNMENT: Typical volunteer activities include setting up displays, monitoring displays, caring for livestock, setting up for outdoor events, setting up for indoor events, answering phones in the office, gate duty, etc.

Be prepared by dressing comfortably (Bring a hat & sunglasses if you feel you might need them). DO NOT bring anything with you that you cannot keep on your person as the Fair does not have a place to secure personal items!

ABOUT YOUR DAY AS A VOLUNTEER: For your convenience there are bathrooms near the Fair Office. Also, cold drinks & light refreshments are available for Fair Staff & Volunteers only. Inquire at the Fair Office.

Be FLEXIBLE, FRIENDLY & PATIENT. We can't always predict when, where or how we'll need your help. Be ready for questions from the patrons. If you know the answers, great, if not, just say you'll find out & then do it.

MOST IMPORTANTLY: Have fun & Enjoy Yourself!!