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Aug. 22 – Labor Day, Sept. 2, 2024

177 Days 16 Hours 16 Mins

Alphabet Forest

Volunteer at Alphabet Forest

At this favorite destination for families and children, help with photo opportunities, alphabet games and easy crafts. Each volunteer receives a free admission ticket!

Volunteer in 2023

Interested in helping out at the Alphabet Forest this year? Our volunteers are essential to making the Alphabet Forest a favored destination for children and families at the fair.

General Information

Volunteers are needed in the Alphabet Forest each day of the fair for the following shifts:

  • 8:45 a.m. to noon
  • 11:45 am. to 3 p.m.
  • 2:45-6 p.m.
  • 5:45-8:30 p.m.

In addition, volunteers are needed for setup on Sunday, August 20 from 10 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. and for cleanup on Tuesday, Sept. 5 from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Click here for more information or to sign up to volunteer.

2023 Minnesota State Fair dates: Aug. 24 through Labor Day, Sept. 4

If you’d prefer to sign up by phone or email or would like to be added to the mailing list for future Alphabet Forest volunteer opportunities, contact Shannon Buchda at or 651-288-4395.