We are always on the lookout for volunteers to help with The Garlic Festival.

Please email Shannon at North Union Farmer’s Market or

All volunteers receive 3 weekend passes and refreshments.

Volunteer Positions

Thursday Set-Up Responsibilities: Set-up chairs, tables, tents, etc. (Aug. 24, 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 25, 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 27, 6:00–9:00pm)