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The Oklahoma State Fair is rich in history and heritage. Part of that heritage is our volunteer program. 

Volunteers are critical for the successful operation of the State Fair. Your faithful service is the backbone of the State Fair and without you, it wouldn’t be possible to provide the level of hospitality, educational programs and children’s services to our guests. 

Volunteers provide support during the move-in days, the State Fair and move-out days. Each volunteer shift is 3 to 4 hours long, and at least four shifts are required during the State Fair. 

One mandatory training session is required for all new volunteers. During training and orientation, volunteers will receive the Fair 411 and t-shirt to wear when volunteering. 

Additionally, volunteers receive free outside gate admission and season parking, a restricted parking area for easy in and out, access to Volunteer Headquarters whether working or not, and invitations to the Spring Fling and Appreciation Banquet. 


Important Dates

Shift Signup 

Early bird registration takes place at the June Kickoff for returning volunteers. New volunteers may register any time from this meeting thru August 30. Shifts are filled on a first-come, first-served basis. 

Orientation & Training 

Training: If you are a returning volunteer, attendance at one of the two offered training nights at the Administration Building is mandatory. 

  • September 10, Doors open at 5:30 p.m., training starts at 6 p.m.
  • September 11, Doors open at 5:30 p.m., training starts at 6 p.m. 

New Volunteer Orientation: New volunteers must attend orientation at the Administration Building. 

  • September 9, Doors open at 5:30 p.m., training starts at 6 p.m.


Volunteer Positions & Application 

The volunteer program offers a wide range of positions to choose from. Please note: all volunteers are required to have a background check.  

  2019 Volunteer Opportunities & Position Requirements