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Frequently Asked Questions

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General Questions

What age is a senior citizen and what day is Senior day?

55 and older. Be sure to visit on Seniors Day on Thursday of the Fair! $6 admission for seniors until 5pm.

Are scooters available for rent during The Sandwich Fair?

Yes, there is a rental service that is located by ticket booth A. You can reserve yours ahead by clicking the link. http://www.vistamobility.net/ or calling 877-588-4782.

What is the difference between aN exhibitor and a vendor?

An exhibitor shows for competition, items such as livestock, flowers, collectibles, vegetables.   A vendor sells items to the fair-goers for money or promote a product or service. To be a vendor, click here

Are dogs allowed?

Dogs are not allowed. Official service dogs are allowed.

What items can I bring to the fair?

My own food and drink YES but NO alcoholic beverages.
Backpacks, small coolers, diaper bags, and camera bags are allowed.

What are the hours of the fair?

8 a.m.–11 p.m. Wednesday through Friday; 8 a.m.–12 a.m. Saturday; and 8 a.m.–7 p.m. Sunday.

Concert ticket age ranges?

Under 1 year is admitted free.

What is the cost for admission to the fair?

Child (6–12) is $6; adult (12+) $9.

Are there hotels in the area?

Timber Creek Inn and Suites, Drew Ave Sandwich IL 866-599-6674.

Are there scooters for rent?

Scooters are available close to handicap parking (east side) near gate A.

Is parking free?

Parking is free and there is an intermittent shuttle wagon. There is handicap parking.

Where is the handicap parking?

Handicap parking is located on the east side of the fairgrounds north of the administrative office by ticket booth A.  Please display your handicapped placard on your mirror or have a vehicle with handicapped plates.  Handicap parking is accessible from every entry gate.  Let a parking attendant know to direct you to the handicapped parking area.  No parking in the handicapped area without the handicapped placard/plates. (see the fair brochure or visit the contact page to see the fair map).

Resting Areas: are there many places to rest?

There are many picnic tables throughout the grounds. You should not need to walk far. Midway rides area has fewer.

How is the Sandwich Fair different from other fairs?

The grounds are unusually beautiful with many old trees lining the walkways. It has a country/community feel with decorations, and the buildings are historic and attractive. It has the charm of a smaller fair, but also has much of what a large fair has to offer. The biggest difference is the focus on agriculture. For families and kids, the visit can be a great experience (up close and personal) to learn about and, most importantly, experience this important part of our culture. Visiting during the week is peaceful and great for strolling. You will notice how most everyone is grinning from ear to ear! Hope to see you there.


Ticket Questions

Can I buy advance season (5-day) tickets?

Yes, stop by the fair office between 9am-3pm Monday- Friday starting July 2nd until the Fair. Passes are available by mail in order form by clicking here. Passes will also be available at the main gate September 3 and 4, 2018 (Monday and Tuesday). Season passes are also sold at the ticket booths during the fair. Cost:  Adult $22, Child $8.

Can I buy advance general admission tickets (one-day ticket)?

No. General admission tickets are ONLY available during the fair upon entering.

Can I buy main stage and track tickets online throughout the fair dates?

Yes. There is no deadline for purchase. Track and main stage tickets are available until sold out—online or at the main stage ticket office. Event tickets do not include admission to the fair.

How much do ride tickets cost?

Prices are regulated by Mid America Entertainment, and are competitively priced. Purchasing a ride wristband can be a considerable savings if riding more than five rides.

Is parking free?

Yes. Admission includes parking! Main stage and track event tickets are sold separately.


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