The Higher Ground Fair could not happen without the wonderful individuals who come together each year to build, set-up and ensure the weekend runs smoothly. Your talents are a huge contribution towards making the fair a true celebration of rural living in the Rocky Mountains. Meet new people, gain new skills, find new passions and engage with your community. We're so glad you want to help out! 

How to Volunteer

Contact Volunteer Coordinator, Candace Teems, at 307.223.4399 or candace@highergroundfair.org


Volunteer job descriptions available on June 30, 2020



1. We welcome all ages and abilities to volunteer with us, however, those under 18 must have a parent or guardian signed consent. The minor consent form will be provided during volunteer check-in. 

2. Golf Cart Coordinators must be 21 years or older. 

3. Interested in organizing a group to volunteer? We have many opportunities for large groups to volunteer, so please reach out to us!


Volunteer Benefits

One 4-hour shift

  • Free Higher Ground Fair T-shirt

  • Free Admission

  • Free meal voucher

  • Free on-site camping


For additional 4-hour shift

  • Free admission

  • Free meal voucher

  • Free on-site camping




1. Online registrations will receive confirmation via email.

2. Keep your confirmation. This confirmation will be needed at the Volunteer Check-In tent.

3. If you need to cancel, please call 307.223.4399 or email candace@highergroundfair.org.


Before the fair

A volunteer open house will take place. You do not need to stay the whole time. The open house will give you a chance for you to meet the Higher Ground Fair staff members, understand the fair's mission, meet your point of contact at the fair, understand your role, where to check-in for your volunteer shift, and any questions you may have. The location of the open house will be at the Feeding Laramie Valley building at 968 North 9th Street, Laramie, Wyoming. 


Arriving at the fair

1. Please arrive 45 minutes prior to your shift for orientation. 

2. Parking is free. 



Volunteer check-in

1. When you check-in, you will sign the Volunteer Waiver Form. 

2. You will receive a Higher Ground Fair volunteer T-shirt, one fair admission, one meal voucher, and any additional information you may need for on-site camping. 

3. Once you receive your benefits, we will help you find your area leader to start your shift. 


Please contact Candace Teems, Higher Ground Fair Volunteer Coordinator, at 307.223.4399

or candace@highergroundfair.org for any questions.


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about us

The Higher Ground Fair celebrates rural Rocky Mountain living - the traditional to the innovative - with the goal of a better future for all of us. The organizers have a commitment to find, showcase and promote music, agriculture, art, culture, and food from the six Rocky Mountain states of Colorado, Idaho, Montana, New Mexico, Utah, Wyoming and the Native First Nations that also call this region home. The fair is brought to you by and benefits the nonprofit work of Feeding Laramie Valley and Action Resources International.

dates & hours

Planning a safe and accessible 5th Higher Ground Fair September 18 & 19, 2021


Get in Touch



Mailing Address

PO Box 536

Laramie, WY 82073


968 N 9th St

Laramie, WY 82072

fair location:

Wyoming State Historical Site

975 Snowy Range Rd.

Laramie, WY 82070

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