State Fair Tent

    The American Chemical Society tent at the Illinois State Fair needs volunteers to help perform chemistry demonstrations, conduct hands-on experiments, and maintain order in this energetic environment - which usually attracts OVER 10,000 VISITORS!

    The tent is staffed by volunteers from various ACS sections in and around Illinois. There are three shifts per day, and approximately 6 to 8 people are required per shift.  Please join us in Springfield for a few hours or a few days.  If you can stay over night there are inexpensive hotels and a nice campground in Springfield.

    The ACS will be at the Fair from Friday, August 12 through Saturday, August 19 in 2017, but we also need help August 8 and 9 for setup and the evening of August 19 to help take down our equipment and displays in the tent.

     Further information about this activity may be found at

    Volunteers may sign up at: