Lakeside of the Smokies Balloon Fest

Friday, October 21st from 10:00am to Monday, October 24th, 2022 5:30pm

About

East Tennessee's premiere hot air balloon festival! This two-day, 15,000 person event is the festival of a lifetime. 

WHEN: Sat & Sun, October 22-23, 2022 | 2:00 - 8:00 PM, daily
WHERE: 295 W. Dumplin Valley Rd, Jefferson City, TN (off I-40 exit 417)
VOLUNTEERS RECEIVE: Free lunch voucher & free two day adult ticket to festival.

 

The Lakeside of the Smokies Balloon Fest is our non-profit’s “main event.” The festival is two days, and attendees have the opportunity to ride in hot air balloons, watch a balloon glow at dusk, listen to live music, taste local wine and beer, enjoy a VIP ascension breakfast, shop small craft boutiques and vendors, play in the kid’s fair area, walk through an antique tractor show, and much more. 

Positions
439 Remaining
Registration
Registration Opened
Registration Closes
72 hours before each shift starts or when space runs out.
Age Limit
12 and up
Social
Requirement Details

AGE: 12 years & older. Some shifts require a minimum age of 18 or 21. 

MOBILITY CONCERNS: This event is held on a working hay farm. The terrain is rough in some areas. We do have several tented & seated volunteer options for people with mobility issues. If you do not have mobility issues, please leave those shifts for those who do. Volunteers without mobility issues should expect to lift at least 10 pounds and stay standing for an hour or longer without a break. 

BACKGROUND CHECKS: Not required. However, if you have been convicted of a felony or child abuse, do not apply to volunteer. If you are found to be volunteering as a convicted felon or child abuser, we will escort you off the property and will prosecute accordingly.

KIDS FAIR: Experience with children is required for people working in the kids fair area. Please explain your experience in the space provided when you sign up.

SMOKING & ALCOHOL: This is a non-smoking event. You may not consume alcohol on the property while volunteering. 

Perks
VOLUNTEERS RECEIVE: Free lunch voucher & free two day adult ticket to festival.
Parking Details
You will enter the festival off of W. Dumplin Valley Rd. Take Interstate 40 Exit 417. Enter at the volunteer entrance past the silo.

Shifts (52)

1 - 2 of 2 Shifts
ShiftStart TimeEnd TimeDescriptionRegistrants Needed
 
Setup10:00am (ET)1:00pm (ET)Help setup and cleanup the event.

Including, but not limited to: tents, trash, tables, decorations, signage, etc.

AGE: 16 & older
MOBILITY: Must be able to walk long distances without assistance and carry at least 10 pounds.
3/10Register
Setup1:00pm (ET)4:00pm (ET)Help setup and cleanup the event.

Including, but not limited to: tents, trash, tables, decorations, signage, etc.

AGE: 16 & older
MOBILITY: Must be able to walk long distances without assistance and carry at least 10 pounds.
2/10Register

1 - 23 of 23 Shifts
ShiftStart TimeEnd TimeDescriptionRegistrants Needed
 
Balloon Crew7:00am (ET)10:00am (ET)Assist with balloon crew. Includes holding ropes for tie downs, chase crew, information runner, etc.

AGE: 12 & up
MOBILITY: Must be able to stand, walk, and manage ropes for multiple hours.
3/25Register
Floater7:00am (ET)10:00am (ET)Report to volunteer coordinator and fill in volunteer gaps when needed.

AGE: 16 years & older
MOBILITY: Must be able to stand and walk for multiple hours and carry at least 10 pounds
1/10Register
Setup7:00am (ET)10:00am (ET)Help setup and cleanup the event.

Including, but not limited to: tents, trash, tables, decorations, signage, etc.

AGE: 16 & older
MOBILITY: Must be able to walk long distances without assistance and carry at least 10 pounds.
0/10Register
Setup7:00am (ET)10:00am (ET)Help setup and cleanup the event.

Including, but not limited to: tents, trash, tables, decorations, signage, etc.

AGE: 16 & older
MOBILITY: Must be able to walk long distances without assistance and carry at least 10 pounds.
0/10Register
Shuttles7:00am (ET)10:00am (ET)Drive golf cart shuttles around festival grounds for handicapped attendees.

REQUIRED: Driver's license.
AGE: 18 years or older
MOBILITY: Must be physically able to assist people in and out of golf carts.
1/5Register
Trash7:00am (ET)10:00am (ET)Empty Trashcans, Pickup Loose Trash. You will be given disposable gloves and trash grabbers to help.

AGE: 12 & up
MOBILITY: Must be able to bend over, walk, and lift heavier objects.
0/5Register
Volunteer Tent9:45am (ET)1:30pm (ET)Check in volunteers and monitor radio channels.

AGE: 16 years & older
MOBILITY: Can remain seated under volunteer tent during shift.
0/2Register
Setup10:00am (ET)1:00pm (ET)Help setup and cleanup the event.

Including, but not limited to: tents, trash, tables, decorations, signage, etc.

AGE: 16 & older
MOBILITY: Must be able to walk long distances without assistance and carry at least 10 pounds.
3/10Register
Ticketing Tents12:00pm (ET)4:00pm (ET)Work at the ticketing booth at festival entrance. Must have experience with smartphone. You will download the Eventbrite app to scan in attendees. Bring a cell phone charger.

AGE: 18 years or older
MOBILITY: Seated under a tent for entirety of shift
3/11Register
Balloon Crew1:00pm (ET)5:00pm (ET)Assist with balloon crew. Includes holding ropes for tie downs, chase crew, information runner, etc.

AGE: 12 & up
MOBILITY: Must be able to stand, walk, and manage ropes for multiple hours.
1/25Register
Band Volunteer1:00pm (ET)5:00pm (ET)Help at Mainstage Music Tent

AGE: 16 & up
MOBILITY: Must be able to stand and walk for multiple hours and carry at least 10 pounds.
0/2Register
Floater1:00pm (ET)5:00pm (ET)Report to volunteer coordinator and fill in volunteer gaps when needed.

AGE: 16 years & older
MOBILITY: Must be able to stand and walk for multiple hours and carry at least 10 pounds
1/10Register
Kids Fair1:00pm (ET)5:00pm (ET) Monitor Kids Fair Inflatables. Manage capacity limits in each inflatable and manage "wait line" of children. Experience with children preferred. Must be willing and able to verbally direct, redirect, and assist children. AGE: 16 & older MOBILITY: Must be able to stand for long periods of time and lift at...0/16Register
Shuttles1:00pm (ET)5:00pm (ET)Drive golf cart shuttles around festival grounds for handicapped attendees.

REQUIRED: Driver's license.
AGE: 18 years or older
MOBILITY: Must be physically able to assist people in and out of golf carts.
3/5Register
Volunteer Tent1:00pm (ET)5:00pm (ET)Check in volunteers and monitor radio channels.

AGE: 16 years & older
MOBILITY: Can remain seated under volunteer tent during shift.
0/2Register
Trash2:00pm (ET)5:00pm (ET)Empty Trashcans, Pickup Loose Trash. You will be given disposable gloves and trash grabbers to help.

AGE: 12 & up
MOBILITY: Must be able to bend over, walk, and lift heavier objects.
0/5Register
Ticketing Tents3:45pm (ET)7:45pm (ET)Work at the ticketing booth at festival entrance. Must have experience with smartphone. You will download the Eventbrite app to scan in attendees. Bring a cell phone charger.

AGE: 18 years or older
MOBILITY: Seated under a tent for entirety of shift
0/11Register
Kids Fair4:30pm (ET)8:00pm (ET) Monitor Kids Fair Inflatables. Manage capacity limits in each inflatable and manage "wait line" of children. Experience with children preferred. Must be willing and able to verbally direct, redirect, and assist children. AGE: 16 & older MOBILITY: Must be able to stand for long periods of time and lift at...0/16Register
Volunteer Tent4:30pm (ET)8:30pm (ET)Check in volunteers and monitor radio channels. AGE: 16 years & older MOBILITY: Can remain seated under volunteer tent during shift.0/2Register
Shuttles4:45pm (ET)9:00pm (ET)Drive golf cart shuttles around festival grounds for handicapped attendees.

REQUIRED: Driver's license.
AGE: 18 years or older
MOBILITY: Must be physically able to assist people in and out of golf carts.
2/5Register
Balloon Crew5:00pm (ET)9:00pm (ET)Assist with balloon crew. Includes holding ropes for tie downs, chase crew, information runner, etc.

AGE: 12 & up
MOBILITY: Must be able to stand, walk, and manage ropes for multiple hours.
1/25Register
Trash5:00pm (ET)8:00pm (ET)Empty Trashcans, Pickup Loose Trash. You will be given disposable gloves and trash grabbers to help.

AGE: 12 & up
MOBILITY: Must be able to bend over, walk, and lift heavier objects.
0/5Register
Cleanup8:00pm (ET)11:00pm (ET)Help cleanup the event.

Including, but not limited to: tents, trash, tables, decorations, signage, etc.

AGE: 16 & older
MOBILITY: Must be able to walk long distances without assistance and carry at least 10 pounds
0/10Register

1 - 21 of 21 Shifts
ShiftStart TimeEnd TimeDescriptionRegistrants Needed
 
Balloon Crew7:00am (ET)10:00am (ET)Assist with balloon crew. Includes holding ropes for tie downs, chase crew, information runner, etc.

AGE: 12 & up
MOBILITY: Must be able to stand, walk, and manage ropes for multiple hours.
2/25Register
Floater7:00am (ET)10:00am (ET)Report to volunteer coordinator and fill in volunteer gaps when needed.

AGE: 16 years & older
MOBILITY: Must be able to stand and walk for multiple hours and carry at least 10 pounds
1/10Register
Shuttles7:00am (ET)10:00am (ET)Drive golf cart shuttles around festival grounds for handicapped attendees.

REQUIRED: Driver's license.
AGE: 18 years or older
MOBILITY: Must be physically able to assist people in and out of golf carts.
1/5Register
Trash7:00am (ET)10:00am (ET)Empty Trashcans, Pickup Loose Trash. You will be given disposable gloves and trash grabbers to help.

AGE: 12 & up
MOBILITY: Must be able to bend over, walk, and lift heavier objects.
0/5Register
Setup10:00am (ET)1:00pm (ET)Help setup and cleanup the event.

Including, but not limited to: tents, trash, tables, decorations, signage, etc.

AGE: 16 & older
MOBILITY: Must be able to walk long distances without assistance and carry at least 10 pounds.
0/10Register
Ticketing Tents12:00pm (ET)4:00pm (ET)Work at the ticketing booth at festival entrance. Must have experience with smartphone. You will download the Eventbrite app to scan in attendees. Bring a cell phone charger.

AGE: 18 years or older
MOBILITY: Seated under a tent for entirety of shift
3/11Register
Balloon Crew1:00pm (ET)5:00pm (ET)Assist with balloon crew. Includes holding ropes for tie downs, chase crew, information runner, etc.

AGE: 12 & up
MOBILITY: Must be able to stand, walk, and manage ropes for multiple hours.
1/25Register
Band Volunteer1:00pm (ET)5:00pm (ET)Help at Mainstage Music Tent

AGE: 16 & up
MOBILITY: Must be able to stand and walk for multiple hours and carry at least 10 pounds.
0/2Register
Floater1:00pm (ET)5:00pm (ET)Report to volunteer coordinator and fill in volunteer gaps when needed.

AGE: 16 years & older
MOBILITY: Must be able to stand and walk for multiple hours and carry at least 10 pounds
0/10Register
Kids Fair1:00pm (ET)5:00pm (ET) Monitor Kids Fair Inflatables. Manage capacity limits in each inflatable and manage "wait line" of children. Experience with children preferred. Must be willing and able to verbally direct, redirect, and assist children. AGE: 16 & older MOBILITY: Must be able to stand for long periods of time and lift at...0/16Register
Shuttles1:00pm (ET)5:00pm (ET)Drive golf cart shuttles around festival grounds for handicapped attendees.

REQUIRED: Driver's license.
AGE: 18 years or older
MOBILITY: Must be physically able to assist people in and out of golf carts.
0/5Register
Volunteer Tent1:00pm (ET)5:00pm (ET)Check in volunteers and monitor radio channels. AGE: 16 years & older MOBILITY: Can remain seated under volunteer tent during shift.1/2Register
Trash2:00pm (ET)5:00pm (ET)Empty Trashcans, Pickup Loose Trash. You will be given disposable gloves and trash grabbers to help.

AGE: 12 & up
MOBILITY: Must be able to bend over, walk, and lift heavier objects.
0/5Register
Ticketing Tents3:45pm (ET)7:45pm (ET)Work at the ticketing booth at festival entrance. Must have experience with smartphone. You will download the Eventbrite app to scan in attendees. Bring a cell phone charger.

AGE: 18 years or older
MOBILITY: Seated under a tent for entirety of shift
0/11Register
Kids Fair4:30pm (ET)8:00pm (ET) Monitor Kids Fair Inflatables. Manage capacity limits in each inflatable and manage "wait line" of children. Experience with children preferred. Must be willing and able to verbally direct, redirect, and assist children. AGE: 16 & older MOBILITY: Must be able to stand for long periods of time and lift at...0/16Register
Volunteer Tent4:30pm (ET)8:30pm (ET)Check in volunteers and monitor radio channels.

AGE: 16 years & older
MOBILITY: Can remain seated under volunteer tent during shift.
0/2Register
Shuttles4:45pm (ET)9:00pm (ET)Drive golf cart shuttles around festival grounds for handicapped attendees.

REQUIRED: Driver's license.
AGE: 18 years or older
MOBILITY: Must be physically able to assist people in and out of golf carts.
0/5Register
Balloon Crew5:00pm (ET)9:00pm (ET)Assist with balloon crew. Includes holding ropes for tie downs, chase crew, information runner, etc.

AGE: 12 & up
MOBILITY: Must be able to stand, walk, and manage ropes for multiple hours.
2/25Register
Band Volunteer5:00pm (ET)9:00pm (ET)Help at Mainstage Music Tent

AGE: 16 & up
MOBILITY: Must be able to stand and walk for multiple hours and carry at least 10 pounds.
0/2Register
Trash5:00pm (ET)8:00pm (ET)Empty Trashcans, Pickup Loose Trash. You will be given disposable gloves and trash grabbers to help.

AGE: 12 & up
MOBILITY: Must be able to bend over, walk, and lift heavier objects.
0/5Register
Cleanup8:00pm (ET)11:00pm (ET)Help cleanup the event.

Including, but not limited to: tents, trash, tables, decorations, signage, etc.

AGE: 16 & older
MOBILITY: Must be able to walk long distances without assistance and carry at least 10 pounds
0/10Register

1 - 2 of 2 Shifts
ShiftStart TimeEnd TimeDescriptionRegistrants Needed
 
Cleanup10:00am (ET)2:00pm (ET)Help cleanup the event.

Including, but not limited to: tents, trash, tables, decorations, signage, etc.

AGE: 16 & older
MOBILITY: Must be able to walk long distances without assistance and carry at least 10 pounds
0/10Register
Cleanup1:30pm (ET)5:30pm (ET)Help cleanup the event.

Including, but not limited to: tents, trash, tables, decorations, signage, etc.

AGE: 16 & older
MOBILITY: Must be able to walk long distances without assistance and carry at least 10 pounds
0/10Register