Cleveland Garlic Festival Volunteers

We are always on the lookout for volunteers to help with The Garlic Festival.
Please email Shannon at North Union Farmer’s Market:
All volunteers receive 3 weekend passes and refreshments.

Volunteer Positions

Ticket Table

Responsibilities: Issue wristbands ensuring appropriate color (signifying 21 and over), sell tickets/handle money, handle pre-paid tickets, check for wristbands of returning/re-entering visitors and answer questions.

Wristband Checkers

Responsibilities: Stand at the ends opposite of the ticket tables and check for wristbands for those re-entering the Festival, prevent alcoholic beverages from leaving the Festival/crossing the RTA tracks, direct people to the ticket tables and answer questions.

Merchandise Tent

Responsibilities: Sell Cleveland Garlic Festival merchandise, handle money and answer questions.

Volunteer Check-In

Responsibilities: Check volunteer assignments, sign them in and give them information about where to go and t-shirt if needed. This tent also contains refreshments for volunteers.

Beverage Tent

Responsibilities: Sell and serve pop, water, juice, etc.

Art Project

Responsibilities: Help get passing individuals involved in painting a garlic themed mural (anyone can participate regardless of talent level!) and sign their names to the artwork as well as wash paintbrushes and handle paints.

Music Tent

Responsibilities: Assist with any band needs, including set-up, clean-up, food, drinks, etc.

Beer and Wine Tent

Responsibilities: Assist with demos and competitions including serving, clean-up, getting supplies, etc. (21+ volunteers only)

Mighty Locavores
Kid's Zone

Responsibilities: Assist with children's activities, sell raffle tickets, etc.

Chef Demo Tent

Responsibilities: Assist with chef demos – plating, handing out samples, getting more plates, silverware, etc.

Friday Night Pre-Party

Responsibilities: set-up and clean up chairs, tables, food, etc. before, during and after the Pre-Party Friday evening


Responsibilities: Help set-up chairs, tables, tents, etc.

Tear Down

Responsibilities: Clean-up chairs, tables, tents, etc.

Garlic MD

Responsibilities: Help teach the health benefits of garlic

Runner / Anywhere

Responsibilities: To work closely with North Union staff and help to replenish ice, drinks etc. or to fill in where needed at an open volunteer position. Able to complete heavy lifting.

Our Generous Sponsors

Cleveland Clinic


North Union Farmers Market Board of Directors

North Union Farmers Market
Board of Directors

  Margaret Wong Ohio Cheese Guild Renewal by Andersen St. Lukes Foundation   Cleveland Public Power
Ohio Savings Bank Ohio Farm Bureau Judson Smart Living Stratos Wealth Partners LAND Studio Fourth District Cleveland Police Foundation Fourth District Neighborhood Police Forest City Leinenkugel Dovetail Motorcars
  Pearl of the Orient Howard Hanna Medical Mutual fire food and drink Micelis Edwins Marchant Manor Cheese The Wine Spot
Our Community Partners

  O Wow   Basista Furniture   Porath Print Source   Coral


  Bowen   Vitamix   Troy-Bilt   Cleveland RTA


  Bobba-Mike's Garlic Farm   Meyer Hatchery   107.3 The Wave    


Bialosky + Partners   French Pastries Cleveland   Bare Knuckle Group      


Mimi Vanderhaven   Edible Cleveland   Unity Design   Cleveland Public Library    
Snapology         Trader Joes