Help Pull Off DC State Fair 2011!

DC State Fair is run completely by the most dedicated and amazing volunteers in the District, and we want you to be one of those amazing volunteers, too! DC State Fair has plenty of opportunities for you to take an active role planning the Fair this fall by joining a committee and organizing contests, coordinating event volunteers, reaching out to the community, and more! If you, or a friend, or a trusted companion, or a coworker, or (you get the idea) are interested in volunteering in such a capacity with DC State Fair, e-mail kenneth@thedcstatefair.org for more details.

Events Committee: This committee will help coordinate events, primarily on the day of the Fair itself.

Community Engagement Committee:
This committee will be responsible for liaising with community groups to spread word about contests and events, raise support by encouraging purchase of memberships, speaking with local nonprofits about DC State Fair, etc. It’s outreach, marketing, PR, and more–but also face-to-face interaction with community members.

Development Committee: This committee will be in charge of coordinating fundraising opportunities, acquiring prizes for the various contests (in collaboration with the Contests Committee), speaking with local and national businesses to garner corporate memberships and DC State Fair vendors, and potentially apply for grants.

Contests Committee: This committee will be composed of subcommittees. Each subcommittee can work with the Development Committee (if they decide they need/want to) to acquire prizes for each contest.

Subcommittees:

* Vegetable Contests Subcommittee: coordinate rules, schedule, and types of contests to be run. The people on this committee should have some experience gardening, at least.
* Craft Contests Subcommittee: coordinate rules, schedule, and types of contests to be run. The people on this committee should have some experience crafting, such as knitting, crocheting, sewing, painting, etc.
* Homebrew Contest Subcommittee: coordinate rules, schedule, and types of contests to be run. The people on this committee should have some experience homebrewing and running/participating in a beer-tasting competition.
* Baked Goods Contests Subcommittee: coordinate rules, schedule, and types of contests to be run. The people on this committee should have ample experience baking.
* Prepared Foods Contests Subcommittee: coordinate rules, schedule, and types of contests to be run. The people on this committee should have ample experience preparing, er, prepared foods.

Volunteer Committee: This committee will cultivate and coordinate volunteers for events and other needs.

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