Volunteering at the Barrie Fair
Calling all Volunteers!

volunteersVolunteering with the Essa & District Agricultural Society is rewarding! We have many opportunities for volunteers young and old.
Are you a high school student looking to obtain your community hours? We can help you with that!


We need volunteers in all areas listed below! 


Ambassador Program

People to man the Silent Auction Booth – Everyday of the fair during opening hours (typically closes at 9pm)

People to help set up the show office for the competition on Thursday August 24th from 3:30 – 4:30

Cattle Barn

– Keeping show ring clean

Holstein Show – Wednesday 5:30-10:30

Jersey Show- Thursday 1pm-4pm

4H Day – Beef Friday 1pm-5pm

Herefords – Saturday 1pm-5pm

Angus / Charolais – Sunday 10am – 5pm

Clean out the wash stalls nightly

Clean out the barn on Friday night

Ribbon Awards

Needed throughout the fair to give ribbons out at the various events

Volunteer Coordinator

Make sure all volunteers sign in

Make sure radios are returned at the end of the day

Make sure judges cards get back to the office for events

Demolition Derby

Drive the water truck on the track in-between events

Rabbits and Poultry Tent

Set up tables

Clean area on Saturday after Rabbits move out

Prior to the Fair

We can use help the week prior to the fair for set up

Exhibitor Parking

Need to make sure only trailers and livestock trailers are parked in trailer parking – NO CAMPERS NO CARS – This position is mostly required SATURDAY AND SUNDAY of the fair – it is a VERY BUSY TIME! 

Top 10 Reasons to Volunteer

1. Connects you to others
2. Helps you make new friends
3. Increase your social skills
4. Good for the mind and body
5. Increase self-confidence
6. Combat depression
7. Stay physically fit
8. Provide Career Experience
9. Teach you valuable job skills
10. Brings fun and fulfillment!!!!


Please email us at Admin@essaagriplex.ca with the title “ESSA AGRIPLEX VOLUNTEER” and your name for Volunteer Opportunities!
Or give us a call at 705-726-1200. We look forward to hearing from you!