Volunteer at the Ohio State Fair – Little Farmers Exhibit

The Ohio State Fair is looking for volunteers to help at a new hands-on educational program called Little Farmers. Volunteers must be at least 14 years of age and will get free Ohio State Fair admission for themselves and one guest to enjoy the fair before or after their shift.

What is Little Farmers? Little Farmers is a hands-on educational exhibit that is targeted to kids ages 3 to 10, allowing them to explore different aspects of Ohio agriculture. There are eight different stations set up in the outdoor area on the lawn northeast of the Voinovich Livestock & Trade Center. With simulated animals, real grains, planting, handling faux fruits and vegetables, and more, kids have the opportunity to learn about Ohio’s largest industry.

Who can volunteer? Individuals or groups (such as 4-H clubs, FFA chapters, sponsors, organizations, and clubs) may volunteer. Volunteers must be at least 14 years old. Where will I volunteer? You can request to volunteer at the start barn, garden, grain bin, chicken coop, sheep barn, dairy barn, or farmer’s market.

When? Shifts are available every day of the Fair, July 27 – August 7, 2022:

  • Morning – 9:30 a.m. – 1:30 p.m.
  • Afternoon – 1 p.m. – 5 p.m.
  • Evening – 4:30 p.m. – 8:30 p.m.

How do I sign up? Complete the interest form below, and a representative of the Ohio State Fair will contact you with more information.


If you have any questions or comments please feel free to contact Sydney Sharp at s.sharp@expo.ohio.gov.

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