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Volunteer as an Area Coordinator

The valet bike parking area at the Common Ground Country Fair. John Williams photo

The valet bike parking area at the Common Ground Country Fair. John Williams photo

Would you like to join the Fair Planning Team? Area Coordinators organize every aspect of the Fair – from organizing speakers to laying out parking lots to working at the gates. Coordinating is an amazing way to support the Fair and work with a group of amazing people.

We have openings for coordinators, assistant coordinators, and understudies. We have leadership opportunities before, during and after the Fair.

Below are some projects and areas where we are looking for help and where you can make a difference. Interested in learning more?  Please contact Andrew Graham, MOFGA’s Volunteer Coordinator, at or 207-568-4142. He’ll be happy to help find the opportunity that’s right for you!

Current Openings on the Fair Planning Team include:

  • Alternative Transportation Co-Coordinator
  • Auto Gate Co-Coordinator
  • Blacksmith Area Coordinator
  • Common Kitchen Apprentice
  • Compost and Recycling Apprentice
  • Donkey & Mule Area Coordinator
  • Health & Healing Tent Coordinator
  • Livestock Gate Afternoon Coordinator
  • Livestock Speakers Tent Coordinator
  • Livestock Speakers/Demo Schedule Coordinator
  • Media Area Co-Coordinator
  • North Parking Co-Coordinators
  • South Parking Co-Coordinators
  • Parking Layout and Set-up Coordinators
  • Parking Shift Leaders
  • Poetry Grove Coordinator
  • Poultry Speakers Tent Coordinator
  • Railcar Speakers Tent Coordinator
  • Railway Gate Coordinator


Previous Article Fair Volunteer Benefits

MOFGA Volunteer Survey

Did you volunteer for the Common Ground Country Fair?

First off, thank you so much for being part of the Maine Organic Farmers & Gardeners Association community, and for volunteering to help put on the 2018 Common Ground Country Fair! It was quite a success this year. We had at least 58,000 individual entrants over three days, with about 24,000 people entering on Saturday, our biggest day.

The Fair Office staff want to improve the volunteer experience, so thank you for being willing to take the time to fill out the Volunteer Survey. As you fill it out, supplemental questions will appear in a few places to ask for more detail, but it should only take about 10 minutes to give us your feedback.

We appreciate you very much, and hope that you come back to volunteer next year, and bring a friend!


– The Fair Office Staff: April, Anna, Tami & Andrew