Hundreds of volunteers needed for CarmelFest


CarmelFest is searching for volunteers to bring Carmel’s two-day Independence Day festival to life.

Each year, CarmelFest requires more than 300 volunteers, who are needed from setting up the festival to tearing it down. Bibi Weprich, volunteer coordinator, said even more volunteers are needed this year because of the addition of ExtremeZone. The area for teens will include an assortment of amusement park games and rides centered around a zip line. Volunteers must be at least 16 years old to help in this area.

Volunteers are also needed for parking and traffic control, Pedal and Park, games in the KidZone area, CarmelFest Has Talent, entertainment areas, ice delivery and the Centier Bank CarmelFest Parade on July 4, which alone requires 75 volunteers.

“We rely heavily on the local Carmel community to help fill the dozens of volunteers it takes to make this festival a success,” Weprich said. “This includes everything from Boy Scout Troops to church youth groups to local businesses. Volunteers are the engine that make the festival run.”

Most volunteer shifts last two hours and all helpers will receive a free T-shirt.

Those interested must register online and sign a waiver. The website will be available soon. For more information, visit