IL State Fair

2021 Illinois State Fair

August 12-22


We are in search of volunteers!

Click on the logos below to see availabilty of shifts.

If registered before August 3rd, you will receive a complimentary admission pass to the fair via mail.  



Student Workers

  • Role: act as employees at the patio, paid an $11 hourly wage, ideally available all days of the fair but we are flexible with scheduling
  • Who: students ages 16+
  • Hours: Range from 9am – 8:30pm depending on need
  • Fill out this form and return to 

Volunteer Groups

  • Role: groups up to 8 people are invited to pick a shift to prepare and serve food at the patio
  • Who: County pork groups, FFA/4-H chapters, community groups
  • Shifts: 10:30am - 3:30pm and 3:30pm - 8:30pm
  • *Groups who qualify will receive $25 per person, per shift, for their organization
  • Contact Mike Borgic at 217-529-3100 to see what's still available





Individual/Group Volunteers

  • Role: Talk to fairgoers about raising pigs and show-off newborn piglets
  • Who: Individuals 16+, families (may have younger than 16 with an adult), community groups
  • Requirements: have basic knowledge of pork production
  • Shifts: 2 per day, with 2 volunteers requested per shift