Art and Balloon Festival Needs Volunteers


LINCOLN IL – The annual Art and Balloon Festival starts August 24th – August 26th.  The Festival will include Balloon launches, amusement rides, flee markets, great food, art and many more activities. Volunteers are still needed to make this event run smoothly for everyone who visits.

Andi Hake, executive director of the Lincoln/Logan County Chamber of Commerce said there is concern with the current rate volunteers are signing up to help. "If we were scheduled to have the Art & Balloon Festival today, we wouldn't be able to have it. We are that short of volunteers." Hake said at least 200 more volunteers are needed in all types of capacities that weekend.

There are many shifts available to those who want to volunteer, and positions are open for coordinators that are essential to help with the festival. All volunteers will receive wristbands and a party is held the week of the event.

If you are interested please call the Chamber office at 217-735-2385, or go to the chamber website at

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