Volunteering at the Heritage Festival will make you JUMP for joy! Support a great community event, have fun and earn free admission to great performances like the Akwaaba Ensemble (above).
THE NEWMARKET HERITAGE FESTIVAL is powered by volunteers. It’s not too late to join the team for 2012 and help us host the Seacoast’s favorite international block party. It’s fun–plus you get free festival admission. We hope you’ll join us! Call for more info: 659.5588 or 682.6375.

Set-Up Team [Friday, Sept. 21: 2 pm - 7 pm]
Set up chairs and tables, decorate the performance tents, assemble the stages, and more.
Festival Admissions Team
[Saturday, Sept. 22: 9:30 am - 9:30 pm]
Got two hours? We need volunteers to work in the festival admissions booth and welcome people to Newmarket’s award-winning international block party.


Morning Crew [Saturday, Sept. 22: 7:30 am - 9:30 am]
Help with vendor set-up, tent set-ups, signage placement and more.
Festival Grounds Crew
[Saturday, Sept. 22: 9:30 am - 9:30 pm]

On-site help during the festival: assist performers, artisans, vendors; work in performance tents; help with parking and trolley; and more.

Break-down Team
[Saturday, Sept. 22: 9:00 pm - 11:00 pm]
Fold chairs, stack tables, sweep and more. This is the after-party. Many hands make light work. Come have some fun and help us wrap up this year’s block party.

Planning Committee [Monthly throughout the year]

Want to help plan the festival? The committee meets monthly all year long. New members welcome!

Contact: Peg Chaffee

Volunteer Coordinator
P: 682-6375
E: pegchaffee59@gmail.com

Contact: Suki Casanave
Festival Coordinator
P: 659.5588
E: suki@rcn.com


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