Little Farm Hands

VOLUNTEER AT EQUIMANIA!

Calling All Equine Volunteers!

EquiMania! requires the help of many volunteers to guide the visitors through each station. The job of the volunteer is to help the visitor maximize their experience by making sure that each simple step is completed. Knowledge of horses is not a requirement to volunteer. There are plenty of activities you can assist with - we just ask that you love working with people!

Shift of Volunteers

We would like to invite your club/organization to volunteer for a shift at EquiMania! As a participant, your organization would commit to providing no less than 8-10 volunteers for the exhibit for a shift. (Ideally we would like 10 volunteers at all times, if possible.) The wonderful thing about this? Before or after the short shift, the volunteers are able to enjoy the State Fair with a free admission ticket! Each volunteer will also receive an EquiMania!™ T-shirt as a small token of our appreciation.

Volunteer Shifts:

  • Shift 1: 8:45-10:45 a.m.
  • Shift 2: 10:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.
  • Shift 3: 12:15-2:45 p.m.
  • Shift 4: 2:30-5 p.m.
  • Shift 5: 4:45-7:15 p.m.

Day of Volunteers

We would like to invite your organization to participate in our "Day of Volunteers." As a participant, your organization would commit to providing the volunteers for the exhibit for an entire day. In return we would name that day “EquiMania! - (your organization’s name here)” at EquiMania! .

Additional benefits would include:

  • Guaranteed Visibility: 1.9 million visitors during the fair
     
  • Public Relations: Positive reinforcement of your company and its partnership with the Great Minnesota Get-Together
     
  • On-Site Signage: On your designated day, the Minnesota State Fair will provide a sign with your company name and logo that will be displayed at EquiMania!  at the fair

Employee Entertainment/Team Building:

Community Goodwill: The Minnesota State Fair is not only Minnesota’s most popular event, but also one of North America’s largest events. Because the Minnesota State Fair is recognized as one of the premier fairs in the country, EquiMania! provides an excellent medium for local and national exposure.

General Info

2017 Minnesota State Fair Dates: Thursday, Aug. 24 through Labor Day, Sept. 4

Time Commitment: In order for the exhibit to run as smoothly as possible, it is necessary to have no less than 8-10 volunteers at the exhibit at all times between the hours of 9 a.m. to 7 p.m. Ideally we would like 10 volunteers at all times, if possible.

Although you may choose how you would like to schedule your volunteers, we found that dividing the day into 5 shifts works well for most groups. The wonderful thing about this? Before or after the shift, the volunteers are able to enjoy the State Fair with a free admission ticket!

Suggested Volunteer Shifts:

  • Shift 1: 8:45-10:45 a.m.
  • Shift 2: 10:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.
  • Shift 3: 12:15-2:45 p.m.
  • Shift 4: 2:30-5 p.m.
  • Shift 5: 4:45-7:15 p.m.

If you only have seven or five volunteers, etc. that would like to volunteer for a couple of hours or shifts, please give us a call. Volunteers may choose to sign up as individuals, or if they’d like to volunteer with their family or invite a couple of friends to volunteer with them, we need one to two per station. We welcome all volunteers!

Individual Volunteers

If your organization is unable to commit to providing an entire day of volunteers, we hope YOU will still consider signing up for this FUN and family-friendly opportunity!

To Volunteer for EquiMania!, contact:

Minnesota State Fair Education Department
(651) 288-4480 or equimania@mnstatefair.org