We need YOU to join the Blue Ridge BBQ & Music Festival Volunteer Team! The Blue Ridge Barbeque & Music Festival couldn't go on if it weren't for the 500+ Volunteers! While you are volunteering you get to smell the aroma of mouth watering barbeque, listen to non-stop music and meet the greatest barbeque lovers in the south! There are hundreds of people who volunteer year after year, and who declare this is the event of the year.
The opportunities to volunteer are as diverse as the fun and flavorful things there are to experience at the festival. There are many areas in which to share your talents:
3 - Four hour shifts during the two day festival, as well as set-up and clean-up the days surrounding the event. Sign up for one shift or more!
When choosing an area to volunteer, please consider your physical limitations (standing for long periods of time/heat exposure/ability to lift) and money handling skills.
We try to match each volunteer with a job that they feel most comfortable performing. If you need more detail on the different volunteer positions, please contact the office at 828-859-7427.
Call the BBQ Administrator to learn more about joining the Blue Ridge BBQ & Music Festival Committee. 828-859-7427.
You will receive your packet by mail two weeks prior to the festival. If you do not receive a packet please call the office at 859-RIBS(7427) and leave a message for the Volunteer Coordinator.
You may sign up to volunteer online or come by the BBQ office at 2753 Lynn Rd., Suite A, Tryon, NC (Polk County Chamber of Commerce) to fill out a volunteer registration form. If you sign up online after May 31, 2016, you must come by the BBQ office to pick up your volunteer packet between June 9-11, 2016, as there will not be time for the volunteer packet to be mailed to you.
Each volunteer will receive one parking pass. If you are volunteering as family, you will be mailed two parking passes. Please contact the BBQ office/ Volunteer Coordinator if you need additional assistance at 828-859-RIBS.
Yes, you may check-in early the day of your shift. If you would like to make sure you get the size t-shirt you requested, you may come by the volunteer cabin at Harmon Field (by the log cabin) 30 minutes prior to the start of your shift.
You will receive only one t-shirt for the entire festival. It is your responsibility to wash your volunteer t-shirt for the next day.
Water will be available to you at various designated locations at the festival.
Yes, there are positions available for volunteers with special needs. Please make note on your volunteer registration of any special requests. Thank you for all your hard work!
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