Ridgeway Summer Festival is recruiting fun-loving, energetic volunteers of all ages to help kick off Ridgeway’s favourite party! Volunteer opportunities are available for the 27th annual celebration on Saturday, July 8th & Sunday, July 9th.

The festival is an exciting two-day event featuring fabulous foods, artisans, artists, community organizations and live entertainment. This all age’s event boasts over 70 different vendors from local restaurants and food producers, and draws in tens of thousands of visitors every year. Local restaurants, eateries and stores in Downtown Ridgeway will provide you with the lots of cool opportunities “to shop your feet off!”

Where: Ridgeway Summer Festival, located in downtown Ridgeway.

When:  July 8th and 9th. The festival hours are 10:00 AM to 11:00 PM on Saturday; and 11 AM – 4:00 PM on Sunday.  Several shifts are available.

Volunteer Opportunities: The festival is looking for responsible, energetic volunteers to take on any of our 20 different opportunity areas such as:

  • Security
  • Logistics
  • Guest Transportation
  • Info Centre
  • Volunteer Central
  • Kids & Family Zone

How to Apply: In order to submit your application, you may use the on-line form seen below or download the attached PDF Vendor Application form (click here – 2017 RBIA Volunteer Application (2)). Mail your completed form to Ridgeway Downtown Business Improvement Area re: Summer Festival Vendor, PO Box 766, Ridgeway, Ontario LOS 1NO or send via email to ridgewaysummerfestival@gmail.com

Festival Dates: July 8 & 9, 2017


To provide an ultimate experience for festival patrons, Ridgeway Summer Festival is a food, fun and music festival and in 2017 our priority is our event image. Be proud to work together to show visitors and residents what a strong community we are as well as to bring locals back downtown to enjoy a positive experience. We are the team behind the success of the Ridgeway Summer Festival. This event simply could not take place without the hard work and dedication of over 30+ volunteers who handle everything from planning to hospitality. With the support and generosity of time from the volunteers, we are able to offer this great two-day food, art and music festival.


Volunteers will be required to attend a brief training session to better acquaint themselves with the operations and officers of the event prior to the festival. Volunteer Coordinator, Matt Ferguson, will contact volunteers to advise them of training sessions.


Please give everyone your best effort and stay for the entire time you promised to attend. If you are willing to sign up then you are expected to be willing to complete your shift. If any issues arise, please send us an email and we will deal with the situation.


Patrons are our #1 priority! Remember they are the guests to our party and should be treated accordingly.


We look forward to seeing over 25,000+ guests over 2 days. Please have patience and confidence in our TEAM working together. This is a great networking experience and of course, a lot of fun!


Our Festival Headquarters is located at Trailside Bar and Grill, 282 Ridge Rd N, Ridgeway. The headquarters is in the office to the left of the restaurant main entrance.

OFFICE USE ONLY Date Application Received:

Interview Date:

You must check in and out at the BIA office at 282 Ridge Road North for every shift. When checking in, you will receive information on your crew manager, on site duties, your food and drink voucher as well as your official Summer Festival Volunteer T-shirt! Checking out when you complete your shift ensures Coordinators can determine who is on site at what time. Please arrive 15 minutes early to check-in. Completion of time sheets is done at HQ’s. At the end of all shifts, a Volunteer Coordinator will sign off on volunteer hours, so please remember your forms!

Thank you for your time and we’re looking forward in having you as part of the Ridgeway Summer Festival 2017 TEAM.

Our Mailing Address:

Ridgeway Summer Festival
c/o Ridgeway BIA,
PO Box 766,
Ridgeway, ON LOS 1NO