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EMERGENCY INFORMATION (during the fair).

The Sandwich Fair has been voted the #1 Fair in Illinois, and it is easy to understand why 190,000 to 240,000 people gather on the grounds of the Sandwich Fair each year. It is not only enjoyable to participate in the fair events, activities, and excitement, but it is wonderful to simply stroll along the beautiful tree-lined grounds and attractive historic buildings.

The Sandwich Fair is a "happening" of old traditions and new surprises where friends and family come together to enjoy national entertainment, motor events, great food, a large carnival midway, exhibits, livestock judging and the list goes on and on. Whether you are a newcomer to the Sandwich Fair or a long-time attendee, you will find this event has something for everyone and deserves a blue ribbon.

2013 Sandwich Fair Brochure (PDF)

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You can print or view a copy of the 126th Sandwich Fair Brochure that includes the Daily Fair Schedule, information about the 126th fair events, and a map of the fairgrounds.

Directions (September 4–8 only)

Sandwich, at the southern edge of DeKaIb County, Illinois is located on Route 34. It is south of DeKaIb, southwest of Aurora, northwest of Joliet and northeast of Ottawa, at the edge of Kendall and LaSalle counties. It is easily reached from Chicago (little more than an hour drive) by driving west on the Eisenhower Expressway to the East-West Tollway (I-88) beyond Aurora to the Sugar Grove exit on to IL-56. At Sugar Grove, toward US-30/IL-47. Continue onto US 30 West. turnleft onto Somonauk Rd. Turn Left onto Pratt Rd. The destination is on the right. There will be numerous signs.

The Sandwich Fair opens each day at 8:00 a.m.

For further information, telephone the Sandwich Fair Association secretary’s office at 815-786- 2159.

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Board of Directors, Superintendants

It is a lot of work to host a Fair. Here is a list of some truly hard-working and dedicated Sandwich Fair Association members. Their dedication, as well as many other volunteers makes the fair an enjoyable experience for you.

Tickets & Admission

Look for information about ticket prices and how to get your tickets now.

Fair History

2013 marks our 126th fair and there are some interesting facts about past fairs. Here you will find informative facts that go all the way back to 1888.

Historic Fair Pins

The commemorative pins are a very popular collector's item at the fair. Here you will see a gallery of the fabulous artwork of Quen Carpenter and Jackie Dannewitz.Get your 2013 Commenorative Fair pin!

Photo Galleries

Visit the photo galleries to get a peek of the past and see all the fun and exciting events, shows, vendors, and more.

Souvenirs & Apparel

There are plenty of goodies to take home to remember your fun Fair 2013 season. Purchase mugs, magnets, pottery, shirts, hats, the stuffed Doodle Duck (in honor of the FFA building) and more.

Fair Services

For information about restrooms, stroller (wheelchair) access, police, or emergency information, Hospitality Tent, and Lost and Found.


You can get quick access here to the documents needed for ordering tickets, exhibiting, entering a competition, vendor application, and more are available here. Otherwise, please find these forms throughout the website.


Some other very important contributors to the Sandwich Fair Association are our Sandwich Fair sponsors. Be sure to visit them. We truly appreciate their support in making this a great 126th Fair year!