Sandwich fair NEWS Alerts

July 1, 2020 NEWS RELEASE

The 2020 Sandwich Fair in DeKalb County, Illinois has been cancelled.

Based on COVID-19 information from the DeKalb County Health Department, the Illinois Department of Public Health, and guidelines from Illinois Governor JB Pritzker, the Board of Directors of The Sandwich Fair Association, Inc. sadly announces the cancellation of the 2020 Sandwich Fair.

Although this cancellation will be a big disappointment for many people, the health and safety of fair workers, vendors, exhibitors, entertainers, and other fair goers is a priority.

SAVE THE DATES. The 133rd Sandwich Fair is scheduled for next year, September 8-12, 2021.

The Board of Directors of The Sandwich Fair Association, Inc.

The Sandwich Fair Association Office and fairgrounds will remain closed for the entirety of 2020 and will not be having office hours for the public to drop by in person or any events on the grounds. Limited camping will be avaliable until November.  Please visit the camping page for more information.   If you need anything else, please contact the fair via email.  General questions to, Exhibiting, Vendors , Thank You.

2020 Sandwich Fair Pin will be available for purchase at the 2021 fair.

*No 2020 souvenirs were acquired leading up to the likely cancellation of the of the 2020 Sandwich Fair.  The 2020 pin will be sold at the next fair along with other 2021 souvenirs at that time.

2019 Time Lapse Video


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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