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Frequently Asked Questions

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General Questions

What is the difference between a exhibitor and a vendor?

A 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 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. or calling 877-588-4782.

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.

What age is a senior citizen?

55 and older. Be sure to visit on Seniors Day on Thursday of the Fair!

Concert ticket age ranges?

Under 1 year is admitted free; 1–11 is kids pricing; 12 and above is adult pricing.

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 1-866-599-6674.

Are there scooters for rent?

Scooters are available close to handicap parking (east side) near gate A. A parking attendant will direct you to the correct location.

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 (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 tress 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 will also be available at the main gate September 3 and 4, 2018 (Monday and Tuesday). Season 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.

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 (see below for more information).

Is parking free?

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

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