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Help Wanted: Start an exciting career as a Serf at the Olde English Faire!

Experience Stronghold’s Olde English Faire from a different perspective—become part of the great volunteer team that staffs the Faire!  Whether you want to work behind the scenes or have dreamed of being an actor in costume; whether you want to work for 4 hours or 2 days, we have a place for you!

Fair volunteers help with set up and clean up, with food preparation and serving, and with directing parking.  They act as cashiers, shuttle drivers, Castle tour guides, and gift shop assistants. And they staff the busy information desk and the Stronghold booth in the Merchants’ Walk.  It’s a fun way to get to know supporters of Stronghold and to interact with visitors, performers, and merchants.

Faire volunteers receive free admission, access to volunteer lounges, and a discount on food purchases. Castle tour guides must be in costume; if you don’t have one, we have many to select from.  Volunteers receive an information packet when they check in for their shift, as well as onsite instructions. There are opportunities on Friday, September 30 to help with set up and merchant/performer check in from 9 am-9:30 pm.  On Saturday, October 1 and Sunday, October 2 shifts start as early at 7:30 am and run through 6:30 pm.

Interested?  We hope so!  Send an email to fairevolunteers@strongholdcenter.org letting us know which day(s) you’d like to be scheduled, for how long (no less than 4 hours, please), and what you are interested in doing. Or call Pat Wakeley at 815.732.3258 x610.