Fair Details/Schedule


The Sandwich Fair, first started as an annual livestock show in DeKalb County. Held yearly, Wednesday–Sunday after Labor Day since 1888, it is one of the oldest continuing county fairs in the state of Illinois.  Large crowds stroll throughout the beautiful tree lined grounds, all five days of the fair, which has something of interest for everyone.


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

2021 Vendor Locations (click map to enlarge).  Vendor list is below the map.

2021 Vendor List

2021 Commercial Craft Building Vendors List






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2021 Daily Schedule of Events (Click Here)

2021 Sandwich Fair Brochure

2021 Sandwich Fair Map


2021 Sandwich Fair Radio Spot.  (Click Play to Listen)


2021 Souvenir Page.  (Click Here)

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

*Promotion Schedule Updates
Main Stage and Track Daily Schedule

Wednesday- Harness Racing and Equipment Vendor Showcase

Thursday- Truck Pulls

Friday- Concert in infield

Saturday- Tractor Pulls

Sunday- Antique Car Show and Demolition Derby

Click here to buy tickets online.

The show is held on the race track infield from 10:00 a.m. to
4:00 p.m. on Sunday of Fair Week.
Registration begins at 8:00 am. and ends at 12:00 Noon.
Complimentary rolls and coffee for early arrivals will be available.
All cars are eligible through 1990.
This is a SHOW ONLY, there will be no judging.
A $15.00 registration fee is due the day of the show.
(Cash Only) There is no pre-registration!
All car show entries are eligible for the RAFFLE.
Winners must pick up their prize by 4:00 p.m.
Any Questions or other information please contact:
Tracy and Dawn Rogers
Sandwich, Illinois

Demolition Derby on Sunday

Demo Derby Superintendent: Chad Frieders 708-702-8102 cell

Promoter: Robbos extreme Derby production

Click here for updates and Derby Driver Information

*Please refer to the below information regarding ride wristbands.

promotional days

Children Free Admission Day- Wednesday, September 8  Children 12 and under are free all day.

Senior Day-Thursday, September 9-  Fair goers 65 and over get in for $7 before 5pm.  12 and under are free until 5pm.

Bargain Day- Friday, September 10-  Everyone older than 12 admitted for $7 before 5pm.  12 and under are free until 5pm.

Sunday- September 12- After 3pm everyone admitted for $7


Wed, Sept 8: 3pm – Close -$25 per person on site purchase

Thurs, Sept 9: 1pm – Close-$30 per person on site purchase

Fri, Sept 10: Noon – 5pm-$25 per person on site purchase

No wristband rides on Sat, Sept 11

Sun, Sept 12: 10am – 6pm-$25 per person on site purchase

*The time ranges for wristbands are when a wristband is accepted for admission to a ride.  Outside the time ranges, tickets must be used.  

On-line pre-sold ride wristbands are valid any ONE day and will be sold online prior to the fair until midnight of September 7th for $20 per wristband and one service fee per order. (order multiple wristbands at at time for one service fee)  (Not Valid on Saturday)

Click Here to Buy Carnival Wristbands

Purchase your wristbands at the ride ticket booths on the Midway during the Fair.

Individual Ride Ticket Prices (3 to 6 tickets per ride)

Single Ticket: $1.50

Sheet of 20 Tickets: $25

Sheet of 50 Tickets: $60


*Rules for entering the Culinary Competition are found
in the Culinary Competition section of the Exhibitor Guide. 
The Exhibitor Guide is found on the website on the Exhibitor Page 
or in the printed version that is distributed through the mail
or picked up at local locations
Questions regarding the competition should be directed to 
the Culinary Department Superintendent who is listed in the Culinary
Competition section of the Exhibitor Guide.

Wednesday: 1:00 pm – Yeast Baked Goodies

Wednesday 2:00 pm-  Decorated Anniversary Cake

Wednesday 3:15 pm- Chile

Thursday: 11:00 am –  Apples Galore

Thursday: 1:00 pm –   Beef Roundup

Thursday: 3:00 pm –  Passion for Poultry

Friday: 11:00 am –  Calling Chocolate Lovers

Friday: 1:00 pm –  Celebrate Pork

Friday: 3:00 pm –  Gramma’s Cookies

Hammered Dulcimer Music By Sherri Farley

1-3pm during the culinary competition on Wednesday, Thursday, and Friday.

LumberJack Shows

Wednesday 1:00 pm & 6:00 pm
Kids camp 1:30 pm
Thursday 1:00 pm & 6:00 pm
Kids camp 1:30 pm
Friday 1:00 pm & 6:00 pm
Kids camp 1:30 pm
Saturday 1:00 pm,3:00 pm and 6:00 pm
Kids camp 1:30 pm
Sunday 11:00 am & 1:00 pm
Kids camp 11:30 am

ag Land Stage Music

Wednesday, September 8th 7-10pm

The Relics

Thursday, September 9th 7-10pm

Drift Away

Friday, September 10th 7-11pm

The Steve Sharp Band

Saturday, September 11th (two shows)

Wooden Rockers 1-4pm

The Lizzi Neal Band 7-11pm

Sunday September 12th 1-4pm



Home Arts Stage Music

Wednesday, September 8th 5:30-7:30pm


Thursday, September 9th 5:30-7:30pm

The Roadkill Rangers

Friday, September 10th, 5:30-7:30pm

Angel Colon Band

Saturday, September 11th, 11:00-2:00pm


Saturday, September 11th, 4:30-7:30pm

Zydeco Voodoo

Sunday, September 12th, 2:00-4:00pm



Sandwich Fair Entertainment Acts (included with general admission) Performed at various times locations throughout the fair.

Balster Magic Productions, Banjo Buddies Dixie Land Trio, Dan Barth Medicine Show Exhibit and Performances, Buttons the Clown, Mariachi America, Carrie McQueen: Stilt Walking and Juggling, Rob Ot the Robot, The Moo-Mania Comedy Show, The Spoon Man, Rob Thompson’s Pure Magic, and Chris Vallillo Original and Traditional Acoustic Roots Music.

A to Z Fair Fun!  Located in Ag Land on the East side of the Resource Bank Petting Zoo Building

Come join the fun! Be sure to stop by the A to Z Fair Fun
area designed to have fun with words. Families and
friends can use actual letters found at the fair to build
words and messages. Then pose for a memorable photo
in front of a designated photo background. What a great
way to create a fair memory! Children (and adults) can
also take a break and color their own letters or Fair Fun
What do you know about corn, an important Illinois
agricultural product? Lots of corn facts and information
will be on hand for you to explore. In addition there will
be an opportunity for children to shell and grind corn
using the old fashion crank method. Children can also
have fun playing in the large corn box.
A to Z Fair Fun is located just east of the new Farm Zoo
Barn in Agland. The Sandwich Fair Fun Fair Facts
Adventure booklet, Stuffed Animals and A Fabulous
Fair Alphabet Book are available here as well.
Volunteers are on duty to assist you. All activities are free.
The area will be open 10 am to 6 pm on Wednesday and
Thursday, 10 am to 9 pm on Friday and Saturday and 11
am to 6 pm on Sunday.

Please refer to the navigational menu to access the information you are searching for!

past sandwich fair Promotional and vendor information for reference (below)


2019 Information

2019 Promotional Schedule Click Here

132nd Sandwich Fair Vendor List

Craft Demonstration Building Vendor List

2018 Information

131st Sandwich Fair Vendor List

2018 Daily Schedule List

2018 Entertainment and Daily Promotional Schedule

131st Sandwich Fair Map

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