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Aug. 22 – Labor Day, Sept. 2, 2024

60 Days 10 Hours 50 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 2024

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, Aug. 18 from 10 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. and for cleanup on Tuesday, Sept. 3 from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Visit the online signup for more information or to sign up to volunteer.

2024 Minnesota State Fair dates: Aug. 22 through Labor Day, Sept. 2

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.