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Membership Powhatan County Fairgrounds

“Promoting Education & Enterprise, inspiring youth to learn, build and prosper”

If you have not yet renewed your membership or wish to become a member of PFA, dues are $12.00 per person for 2014. Please send a check made out to Powhatan Fair Association to the address listed at the bottom of the page and include name, address and phone number. (Your canceled check will be your receipt.)

Volunteer Opportunities
Powhatan Fairgrounds offers many volunteer opportunities for  the community to get involved.  We welcome all organizations to participate with this non-profit association in order to make a difference in our community.

We are always recruiting new volunteers for this annual family tradition with the Powhatan County Fair.  Throughout the years, the success of the County Fair has been made possible with the support of our volunteers.  We would like to thank all the volunteers who participated and given their support to make this organization a success  and welcome you once again to join us in celebrating yet another successful year of the Powhatan County Fair.     

If you or someone you know has a special interest or talent please call (804) 598-9808 or complete a volunteer application and someone will contact you.


Membership/Volunteer FORM below

The Powhatan County Fair is a non-profit volunteer driven organization that embraces a diverse community by educating, entertaining, and showcasing the best of Powhatan.


Purpose: The Powhatan County Fair Board member is responsible for working with the full board to organize, plan and conduct an annual county fair, executing additional activities consistent with this objective for the Powhatan community and surrounding area.

Essential Functions:

  • Attend monthly board meetings, occasional functions and special events
  • Serve on a committee in special capacities commensurate with skills
  • Be available for assigned tasks and frequent shifts for the days leading up to and week of the fair reoccurring in May
  • Remain informed about the organization's mission, services, policies and programs and keep up to date on developments of the board
  • Have a spirit of humor and fun

Qualifications:  The Board should have a mix of membership from public, private and nonprofit sectors who bring a variety of professional skills and a willingness to donate personal time and energy to further the mission of the Powhatan County Fair, and Board members should not have business or personal involvement of interest or are otherwise incompatible with board service.

Time Commitment:  Board members are elected for a term of four (4) years and can be elected for a second consecutive four - year term. After two four - year terms a board member can re-apply after rotating off the board for at least one year. The Board of Directors meets once per month for one hour

Duties of the Fair Board Members: To ensure a successful fair, board members are responsible for the yearly occurrence and day-to-day operations of the Powhatan County
Fair and may be appointed to following committees

1. Executive
2. Recruitment
3. Finance
4. Community Outreach
5. Craft Vendors
6. Entertainment
7. Logistics
8. Public Relations
9. Food Vendors
10. Competitive Exhibits

Please review the list below and indicate your area of interest.

  1. PR/advertising/media relations
  2. Event Planning
  3. Financial Management
  4. Contract Negotiations
  5. Development (fundraising/marketing)
  6. Volunteer Recruitment & Management
  7. IT/Web Design
  8. Program Evaluation
  9. Multicultural Expertise
  10. Business Development
  11. Strategic Planning
  12. Teen/Youth Involvement
  13. Legal Expertise
  14. Other (Please specify): _______

The Powhatan County Fair is a non-profit volunteer driven organization that embraces a diverse community by educating, entertaining, and showcasing the best of Powhatan.

Dear Potential Board Member,

The Powhatan County Fair Board is actively recruiting candidates for Fair Board service who will enhance the production of the most popular, yearly, community event in Powhatan.

The Fair Board is made up of volunteers who provide both governance and hands–on operations. The Fair Board works in partnership with the Powhatan County Government to put on an exciting, quality event. Applicants for Fair Board service should be willing to embrace the Fair’s mission and to gain and demonstrate knowledge and understanding of the Fair’s operating principles which include: high quality service; commitment; respect for fellow Fair Board members and County staff; teamwork; empowerment; and diversity.

Fair Board members must maintain Fair membership in good standing, serve as advocates in the Powhatan community and among corporate partners and sponsors and demonstrate a willingness and ability to share resources and contacts for Fair operation and program activities.

All Fair Board members perform Board responsibilities and complete committee assignments including attending Board meetings and being onsite during the Fair in May. As the Fair Board looks to future strategic directions, new members should be open to the need for renewal and change as the Fair evolves.

In addition, the Fair Board is seeking individuals with strong leadership and communication skills, and experience and knowledge in marketing, finances, non -profit  and membership organization management, outside festivals/events, legal, business, and strategic planning.

Most of all, Fair Boar d members should be ready to have fun putting on a marvelous event of which we can be proud. We hope that you will consider applying for this enjoyable opportunity to contribute to the Powhatan community.


Recruiting Committee

Download the Application forms

Volunteer Application Form 2014 (PDF)

Board Member Application (PDF)

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