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.

2019 Promotional Schedule coming in July

*Please refer to the below information regarding ride wristbands.

promotional days

Children Free Day- Wednesday, September 4-  Children 12 and under are free

Senior Day-Thursday, September 5-  Fair goers 55 and over get in for $6 before 5pm

Bargain Day- Friday, September 6-  Everyone admitted for $6 before 5pm

Sunday, September 8- After 3pm everyone admitted for $6


**New expanded times for 2019**

Wed, Sept 4: 3pm – Close -$25 per person on site purchase

Thurs, Sept 5: 1pm – Close-$30 per person on site purchase

Fri, Sept 6: Noon – 5pm-$25 per person on site purchase

No wristband rides on Sat, Sept 7

Sun, Sept 8: 10am – 6pm-$25 per person on site purchase

On-line pre-sold ride wristbands are valid any ONE day and will be sold online prior to the fair until midnight of September 3rd for $20 per wristband and one service fee per order. (order multiple wristbands at at time for one service fee)  (Not Valid on Saturday)  Link coming summer 2019 for wristband pre-sale.

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

Online prior to September 3rd.


Individual Ride Ticket Prices for 2019 (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 Dinner Rolls

Wednesday 3:00 pm-  Box Mix Yellow Cake

Thursday: 11:00 am –  Pumpkins & More Pumpkins

Thursday: 1:00 pm –   Beef Bonanza

Thursday: 3:00 pm –  Poultry Burgers

Friday: 11:00 am –  Calling Chocolate Lovers

Friday: 1:00 pm –  Pork Extravaganza

Friday: 3:00 pm –  Gramma’s Cookie Jar

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

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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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