Sandwich fair NEWS Alerts

As of 5/28/20….Camping for 2020 is available starting May 29th.  Campers will be parked with several spots in between occupied locations.   Please be sure to call ahead to ensure there is enough space prior to your arrival.   Call Jimmy at 815-530-6168.  For more camping information, visit the camping page.  Please follow the social distancing guidelines established by the state.  Click here to read about the latest State of Illinois Guidelines.

Due to the Governor’s Covid-19 guidelines, the Fairgrounds will remain closed for events until at least June 26, 2020.  Events will resume once the state guidelines allow for large groups to gather along with clear guidelines regarding event operations have been established.

As of 5/1/20….Planning continues for the 133rd Sandwich Fair to be held the September 9-13, 2020. The Friday, September 11th concert will be Chris Janson. Concert tickets are planned to go on sale on July 15th at

As of 4/26/20….Planning for the Sandwich Fair is underway.  At this time, there have been no changes to the schedule of the Sandwich Fair Event. The Sandwich Fair is scheduled for September 9-13, 2020.

As of 4/26/2020….Due to the Governor’s Covid-19 Stay at Home Order, the Fairgrounds and Campgrounds will remain closed until at least May 30, 2020.  Events and Camping will resume once the Stay at Home Order has expired along with clear guidelines regarding events, travel, and lodging have been established.

As of 3/16/20….The Sandwich Fair Association Office will not be having office hours for the public to drop by in person.  If you need anything, please contact the fair via email.  General questions to, Exhibiting, Vendors , Thank You.

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The Sandwich Fair in DeKalb County, Illinois is an exciting destination for all ages.

Since the first Fair held here in 1888, the fairgrounds has provided the perfect showplace for agricultural exhibits and commercial venues. The 185 acres of well-manicured park-like settings, the charming buildings, and the friendly atmosphere improve with age.

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