Like any volunteer organization we are always looking for more volunteers.  You don’t have to be a member to  volunteer but as the saying goes membership does have its privileges so be sure to check out the membership link.  See the Committee list below to help you find a match between your interest and where you would like to help out, and register at the form below.

Contact Martina Arth martina@ancasterfair.ca  to become part of our volunteer team.

Are you a Student that needs  volunteer hours?  Are you wanting to get involved in your community? Would you like to get some exercise without going to the Gym? We can help! Come and volunteer at the Ancaster Fairgrounds!  Join us at some of our work bees.

 Work Bee’s

This Saturday September 16 – set up in Marritt Hall   9 am – noon

– clean up horse stalls in Donavan


Monday, Sept 18  6:30 pm  – set up in show arena

– Set up in Old MacDonald’s barn



Volunteers needed for Ancaster Fair!

We are looking for volunteers for the following:

Parking  – All weekend – great way to get volunteer hours!  Sign up meeting Monday Sept 18 at                      7 p.m. in Marritt hall   Bring the signed Code of Conduct form to the meeting.                                  parking code of conduct 2017

Garbage pick up on the grounds – Friday, Saturday and Sunday mornings 6 a.m.  Sign up                                 meeting Monday Sept 18 at 7 pm in Marritt Hall

Waste Management Stations –  All Weekend –  shifts available – direct people to put their waste in the right place.

Marritt Hall set up  – numerous committees need help with setting up their displays, putting                           up tables, etc     Saturday Sept 16, 9 a.m. start

Set up of the Cattle barn –  involves putting up gates, setting up pens, hooking up waterbowls,                        etc      Monday Sept 18 6:30 pm in the Show arena

Ultimate Cowboy Challenge – Saturday Sept 23  – will need someone to help reset obstacles                            when they get knocked over, need a timer / runner,  need help moving obstacles in                        prep for Canadian Cowgirls performance at 12:30 a.m. and 6 p.m.

Entertainment Stage – need help with “Fair Fun”, keeping tent clean, assist with set up of                                   competitions    All weekend – shifts available

Kids Crafts  – need help Friday Sept 22  Marritt Hall  9:30 am – 2 pm

Selling Quilt Raffle tickets – All weekend  – Must be 18 or older as of Sept 21, 2017

Decorating stages, fence line, fairgrounds  – Tues Sept 19

Hospitality –  could use some help with food preparation prior to the fair, as well as during the                            fair, will also need help delivering meals to various fair committees during fair  –                              All weekend – shifts available

Marritt Hall Take down  Monday Sept 25, 9 a.m.


If you require more information regarding these volunteer opportunities or are interested in signing up, please contact Martina Arth at martina@ancasterfair.ca  or 905-648-6198 ext 23 Tuesday-Thursday

Committee List


  • 4-H Department
  • Beef Cattle
  • Concessions
  • Dairy Show
  • Education Committee
  • Fair Ambassador Committee
  • Field Crop Competition
  • Finance Committee
  • Fruit & Apples and Fruit Display
  • Garden Vegetables
  • Goats
  • Grain & Seeds
  • Haflingers
  • Hay & Silage
  • Heritage Committee
  • Homecraft
  • Hunters
  • Junior Committee
  • Junior Department (Class 117)
  • Junior Department (Class 118)
  • Light Horses & Ponies
  • Llama
  • Marritt Hall Complex
  • Miniature Horses
  • Old MacDonald’s Farm
  • Poultry, Pigeons, Pets & Waterfowl
  • Property Committee
  • Publicity
  • Scholarship Committee
  • School Fair Committee
  • Sheep
  • Special Attractions
  • Traffic Control
  • Vegetables
  • Western Horses