OMAHA, Neb (KMTV) — There’s so much to see and do at this weekend’s Maha Festival.
There’s great food, games, and of course music with 15 different acts, many from the Omaha area.
“There are a lot of different things to do. Comedy, poetry, digital art, performance art – we have the community village, which is made up of 18 different non-profit organizations that come together to offer different hands-on and truly interactive activities, and a way to learn about their mission and the work they do. they do in the community. It’s a really cool thing to bring the kids,” said Rachel Grace, Maha’s General Manager.
It takes a lot of effort to get everything together for the festival, but luckily this year Maha had hundreds of pairs of helping hands.
“Just to have that shear number – it means we know we’re providing a fun experience, where people tell us they can meet new friends, have a good time, see great music and experience new things. “Grace said.
Grace said Thursday night more than 850 people volunteered to help organize the Maha festival.
Volunteers don’t just help put on a great show, but they also get free entry to the festival after their shift.
“If you’re broke that’s the way to go and usually I’m pretty broke,” said James Hiatt, one of this year’s Maha festival volunteers.
Hiatt is one of hundreds of volunteers helping out at this year’s festival.
He said he became interested in MAHA after a friend of his was hired to work as a photographer for the festival, but said he got more out of the experience than just a free ticket.
“You know, I don’t have much experience volunteering, but I really feel like there’s a sense of community here and I look for it everywhere I go,” Hiatt said.
If you would like to attend the MAHA festival and help out as a volunteer, there is still time to do so.
The organizers say all you have to do is show up and they’ll tell you where you need to go.
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