With the cost of tickets, hotels, food, alcohol, transportation and sometimes airfare, we can all agree that festivals can be pretty expensive. Like many of you, we’re always searching for new ways to save money on festival travel, whether it’s maximizing rewards or staying with a group friends to help cut costs. Traveling smart allows you to attend more festivals, so it’s obviously a no-brainer.

Volunteering at country festivals is a great way to attend a country festival without having to pay for admission. Most festivals require you to work a certain number of hours in exchange for a free festival ticket that you can use when your work shift has ended. Not to mention, giving your time to something you believe in always feels good. Hey, you might even get to make some new friends and meet some of your favorite country stars while you’re volunteering at a country festival.

Check out the complete list of 2018 Country Music Festivals.

Volunteer at Runaway Country Music Fest | Kissimmee, FL


Do you work with a volunteer group? Runaway Country Music Festival is seeking dedicated teams of volunteers to work with a couple of their committees! Volunteers are also needed before and after the country festival.

Are you interested in volunteering? Email info@runawaycountry.com today to find out how you can help!

Runaway Country Music Fest

When: March 23 – 25, 2018
Where: Kissimmee, FL (just outside of Orlando)

Volunteer at Carolina Country Music Fest | Myrtle Beach, SC

Carolina Country Music Fest

Carolina Country Music Fest is one of our favorite country music festivals! At CCMF, volunteers can work in various aspects of the festival including box office, guest services, staff check-in, gates, parking, merchandise and more. Volunteers can also take on more physical responsibilities like pre-event setup and post-event break down.

Volunteers must be at least 18 years old and must pay a non-refundable $15 application fee, plus a $50 ticket deposit that will be refunded once volunteer service has been completed. All volunteers are required to work two 8-hour shifts.

Learn more about volunteering at CCMF

Volunteer at Willamette Country Music Festival | Eugene, OR

Willamette Country Music Festival

Experience the beautiful Pacific Northwest! Volunteers at the Bi-Mart Willamette Country Music Festival work three 4-hour shifts – a morning, afternoon and evening shift. In exchange for their time, volunteers are compensated with two general admission tickets as well as an official festival t-shirt.

Volunteers can work in a variety of capacities

  • Merchandise Sales
  • Information Booth
  • Guest Services
  • Entrance Gates
  • Camp Host
  • Volunteer Check-In
  • Volunteer Hospitality
  • Beer and Wine Server

Learn more about volunteering at WCMF

Volunteer at Mountain Jam | Hunter Mountain, NY

Mountain Jam

Mountain Jam is nestled in the beautiful green hills of upstate New York. Volunteers at Mountain Jam work hard every year to keep Hunter Mountain Clean. In addition to a complimentary festival ticket, volunteers will also receive a free campsite. Volunteers can work on the days leading up to the festival, during the festival, or for two days after festival, but are required to work two 9-hour shifts.

Learn more about volunteering at Mountain Jam


Volunteer at Country Thunder | Twin, Lakes Wisconsin

Sell tickets earn rewards, It’s that simple!  Earn a free ticket and other rewards to Country Thunder festivals when you become a Country Thunder Ambassador.  Earn points with every ticket you sell to Country Thunder. As an Ambassador, you can redeem your points for tickets, parking passes, and more. With enough points, you can even bring a friend, for free!

Join the Country Thunder Wisconsin Ambassador program.

Other festivals that accept volunteers:

Taste of Country Music Festival | Learn more

*Note: we will continue to update this list as volunteer announcements are made.