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

Thursday Set-Up

Responsibilities: Set-up chairs, tables, tents, etc. (Aug. 25, 2–6pm­)

Friday Set-Up / Decorating

Responsibilities: Help prepare for our Friday night preview party by setting up tables and chairs and decorating them with table cloths and center pieces. (Friday, August 26, 12–3pm)

Mighty Locavores
Kid's Zone

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

Kid's Zone

Responsibilities: Direct individuals to help paint a garlic-themes mural

Entrance Table

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

Stamp / 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.

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.

Music Tent

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

Beer Truck

Responsibilities: Selling beverages including soda, water and beer.

Beer Tent

Responsibilities: Assist with pouring beer from local craft breweries.

Chef Demo Tent

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

Anywhere / Runner

Responsibilities: Willing to help anywhere there is an open position.

Ohio Farm Bureau Station

Responsibilities: Help with the Ohio Farm Bureau station.

Watershed Distillery

Responsibilities: Help with transactions at Watershed Distillery (must be 21+).

Sunday Tear Down

Responsibilities: Clean-up chairs, tables, tents, etc.
(Sunday, August 28, 6:00–9:00pm)

VIP Room

Responsibilities: Help serve, clear plates, and check tickets.

Our Generous Sponsors

Cleveland Clinic


North Union Farmers Market Board of Directors

North Union Farmers Market
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