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Aug. 22 – Labor Day, Sept. 2, 2024

323 Days 5 Hours 27 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.