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Great River Folk Festival volunteers

Great River Folk Festival Volunteer Site

Welcome to the sign-up home page for 2019!

We are very excited about this year's festival and lineup and we look forward to a successful event.  Because we are an all-volunteer organization, we can't pull it off without you!  Thank you in advance for participating and supporting the festival by being a volunteer. 

We welcome returning as well as new volunteers.  Sign up as a group or on your own.  Either way, you are welcome. We'll show you what to do and we will work hard to make you feel a part of the crew.  We have been putting this festival on for over 40 years, so please join us and be a part of history.  See you at the festival!

To get started:

Click on one of the links below for more information and to sign up.

Volunteer Categories:

Home Page
Front Gate Volunteer
Product Tent Volunteer
Setup, Teardown, Maintenance
Assistants - Crafts, Food, Beverage
Children's Area
Raffle Tickets

As you can see there are many opportunities for you to participate. Once you find what you are looking for, follow the easy "how to sign up" instructions below.Sign-up only takes a few minutes and is pretty painless. You are more than welcome to sign up for more than one shift if you are available. Many of our volunteers do 2-3 shifts, and some stay the entire time!

How to sign up:

  1. Find the job and the shift you want and click the "Sign Up" box to the right.
  2. Add more shifts or sign up others (you can sign your friends up here if you wish).
  3. When you are ready, click "Submit and Sign Up" at the bottom of the screen. It will ask you for more information and let you sign up. That's it!

What happens next:

  1. You will get an email letting you know that you have successfully signed up.
  2. You will get an email reminder one day before your shift with perhaps some last-minute updates on what to expect.

Here's some additional things you might want to know:

  • We will not sell or give your contact information to anyone else. Promise.
  • We know that life can get complicated so if something comes up you can easily change or delete what you signed up for. No problem. However, if you don't cancel and don't show up that makes things very difficult for those left holding the bag. If you sign up, show up.
  • If you want to do a shift but the times don't work exactly, just include a comment. We'll make it work.

What's in it for me? (new for 2019)

Besides the glory in being part of the Great River Folk Festival history, here are a few perks for helping out:

  • One shift: A day pass for Saturday or Sunday, plus the shift you are working.
  • Two or more shifts: The above plus a ticket for the Friday night or Saturday night concert, plus the shift you are working.
    Example 1: You sign up for a Friday afternoon shift from 3:00pm to 6:00pm, and a Saturday shift from 9:00am to 1:00pm.  You get in free Friday night (because the concert starts at 5:00) as well as Saturday during the day.  So, you will also get a free day pass for Sunday, and because you signed up for two shifts you get a ticket for the Saturday concert. 
    Example 2: You sign up for two shifts on Sunday afternoon.  You can come and stay all day Sunday, and you get a Saturday day pass as well as a concert ticket for either Friday night or Saturday. Not bad eh?
  • Get your "free" tickets by checking in at the front gate (or by stopping by the Product Tent).

If you are unable to sign up on the web site for whatever reason, please call me or send an e-mail and I will sign up for you.


David Boen
[email protected] or (608) 520 4032

Date: 08/23/2019 (Fri.)

Created by:   David Boen
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Location Time (CDT) Shirt size
Prior list   

Sign-ups prior to August 5th (19)

List of names

18 of 19 slots filled
Diane Brose
Martha Helin
Jane Hughes
Annette McGinley
If unisex, size small. If women's, size large.
June Moen (2)
1 medium and 1 large shirt
Ellen Johnson
Julie Chamberlain
Julie Keitel
jenny walter
Nancy Solberg (2)
John and Nancy- both large
Paul Kruse
Monica Kruse
Toni Travline
Pat Manthey
Anders Olson
Mary Griesbach
North Riverside Park - La Crosse  8:00am - 10:00pm  

Volunteer Coordinator

Here is my contact information: Home 608 782 5752 Cell 608 520 4032

David Boen
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