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ALWAYS LABOR DAY WEEK - Wednesday through Sunday. Gates open 8 a.m.

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See last year's Sandwich Fair pin and to view a gallery of past pins.

Souvenirs go on sale the first day of the DeKalb County [Sandwich] Fair.

These souvenirs may be purchased only at the Gazebo located just north of the Home Arts Building from 9 a.m. to 9 p.m. during the fair.

This year’s souvenirs are decorated with a caboose logo representing the one located near the Home Arts Building. The custom-made pottery collectible is a solid red crock by Deneen of St. Paul, MN. The height is 6.5 inches, and the width is 5 inches. Other collectibles are a clear, glass mug and a die-cut maple ornament. The visor cap that is new this year is black.

Continuing the tradition that began in 2004, the Gazebo will sell a soft-stuffed plush animal designed by Glory Be. This year’s animal is a dog named “Gus.”  He is wearing an engineer hat that complements the caboose embroidered on his tummy. A few animals from previous years will also be on sale.

The stoneware magnet has the caboose logo on a red background. There are two new postcards. One is over-sized displaying a 1915 fair poster. The other has scenes from the FFA Farm Zoo.

T-shirts are available in two styles and two colors. The short sleeve is cherry red, the long sleeve is red. A hooded sweatshirt is black with a zipper. All styles come in sizes S to XXXL.The embroidered cap is black with a red bill and a windmill logo.

Several items are returning this year: 3’x5’ fair flag, postcards, and note cards. Artwork on the items is by local artist Jackie Dannewitz.

These items may be purchased only at the Gazebo located just north of the Home Arts Building near the WSPY broadcasting tent from 9 a.m. to 9 p.m. during the fair. 


Kendra Herbst and her friends climbed to Mount Everest Base Camp for New Years 2013.

The first picture you see is the last "stop" before you get to base camp on New Year's Eve and the second is the banner at base camp on New Year's Day. Kendra was stationed in Kathmandu for a year as a Marine Security Guard. She wanted to do something Epic to ring in the New Year and this is what was decided. "I mean, what better way to ring in the New Year besides literally being 'on top of the world?'" Kendra and her friends departed Kathmandu December 26, reached base camp New Year's Day, and left Lukla on January 5. It took them seven days to the summit, and four days to  climb back down.”