Sign up to volunteer at the State Fair booth

It’s time to volunteer for Education Minnesota’s biggest public outreach event of the year. 

The 2017 Minnesota State Fair kicks off Aug. 24, and we'll be back with our popular photo calendars at our booth in the Education Building on Cosgrove Street near the Snelling Avenue entrance. 

Member volunteers and staff produce personalized photo calendars for visitors, which includes taking digital photos and acting as Education Minnesota ambassadors to fairgoers. In 2016, members produced more than 14,000 calendars for booth visitors. In addition to the photo calendar, the booth also features a different education group every day of the fair, showcasing their curriculum area or program.

The booth is open from 9 a.m.-9 p.m. Shifts are three hours long; volunteers receive an admission ticket and T-shirt.

To sign up for a shift at the fair, go to Only days with open slots will be listed.

To check out the booth set up, what volunteers do and the fun everyone has at the fair, find photos from previous years on Education Minnesota’s Flickr page at and look for the State Fair albums.