2023 Beavercreek Popcorn Festival

Children’s Area Volunteer Information


Beavercreek Christian Church has planned, funded, and staffed the Children’s Area at the Beavercreek Popcorn festival since 2005. Every year we come together in order to provide a quality, safe, affordable and fun area for families in our community.

Festival Details

Saturday, September 9, 10am-8pm
Sunday, September 10, 11am-6pm

Beavercreek American Legion Parking Lot
3200 Dayton Xenia Rd, Dayton, OH 45434

Festival Website

Volunteer FAQ


What are the volunteer opportunities?

Volunteer opportunities include games/inflatables, ticket tent, setup/teardown and our Prayer Breakfast team

Saturday Morning Setup

  • Saturday, September 9, 6:30am – 9:00am

Carnival Games/Inflatables – 2 Hour Shifts

  • Saturday, September 9 | 9:30 AM – 8:00 PM
  • Sunday, September 10 | 10:30 AM – 6:00 PM

Ticket Tent – 2 Hour Shifts

  • Saturday, September 9 | 9:30 AM – 8:00 PM
  • Sunday, September 10 | 10:30 AM – 6:00 PM

Sunday Tear Down

  • Sunday, September 10 | 6:00 PM – 7:30 PM

When do I arrive for my shift?

You should aim to arrive about 15 minutes before your shift begins and report to the shift manager in the ticket tent. You will need to remain at your post until the next shift workers arrive to relieve you.

What should I bring?

Wear a BCC shirt if you have one. It is usually fairly hot during the festival so hats, sunglasses and suntan lotion can be helpful. We will do out best to provide shade and water to volunteers. Wear comfortable shoes. We also encourage you to leave personal and valuable items in your car during your shift. A positive attitude and servant heart are essential ☺

Where do I park?

The best place to park is in the Kroger parking lot close to Dayton-Xenia Road. The Children’s Area is located in the American Legion parking lot next to Taco Bell. Please note that parking can be a challenge to find so allow extra time to find a spot.

Can I invite others to join me if they weren't signed up?

By all means, yes! We encourage you and your family to work together or even to invite your friends or neighbors you are investing in.

Can my children work a game by themselves?

Inflatables must have at least one adult at all times and we encourage only older teenagers to assist. We’d advise children 12 and under not run a game without a responsible helper nearby.

What if I cannot work the shift I signed up for?

If you can’t work the shift you signed up for, please do your best to find a replacement. If you are unable to get a substitute, contact the church office as soon as possible so we can make sure your post is covered.  In most cases, you will be able to manage your own sign-up from our Sign Up Genius form.

Do I need an official Tshirt?

We are not ordering new tshirts for 2021 as we have many leftover from 2020 and will be giving them out to all volunteers who need one, while supplies last.  We cannot guarantee we will have a shirt in the correct size for every volunteer.  It would be preferable for you to be wearing a BCC shirt, but if you do not have one, don’t sweat it!