Get involved, be a volunteer, and join in the fun:

  • Free Festival Admission
  • Enjoy the Festival from “the inside”
  • On-site dining with festival performers (with the purchase of the creature comforts meal plan)
  • Flexible work schedule

Request to join a Festival Volunteer Crew

(For brand new Volunteers or those requesting to join a different Crew)

Returning Volunteers: Please call or email your Crew Chief directly

The festival depends on volunteers in all aspects of its operation. We typically accept applications from new volunteers starting in January prior to the festival, though you can apply at any time. The work load is a total of 10 hours before, during, and/or after the festival. In addition, there is one All-Crew meeting in early June at the fairgrounds.  We have a variety of different crews that help make this festival happen. Call or email Crew Chiefs directly if you have any questions about particular jobs in their areas.

If you have trouble reaching a crew chief, call the Old Songs office at: 518-765-2815 or email

Waiting List
If you are unable to find a slot on a crew, we will keep your name on a waiting list and will contact you as positions open up.