2019 Exhibitor Ribbon Winners

2019 Livestock Show Blue Ribbon Winners

Everybody loves a show-off at the Sandwich Fair!

If you have a hobby such as cooking, sewing, woodcraft, art, photography, collecting, you could show off your talents and earn premiums (dollar payouts) for your work. The Sandwich Fair has premiums for hundreds of categories!

Enter and Display


Just to name a few… Your personal collections, foods, pumpkins, flower, ceramics, amateur photography, culinary, clothing, art, just about ANYTHING from your garden, livestock (rabbits, sheep, goats, diary, etc.), and on to the Demo Derbies and pulling contests!

You can watch many exhibits being judged and see them on display throughout the fair week.

The 2019 Exhibitor Guide has all the information you need to know about what categories are available and how much the premium awards (the dollar amount) are paid for the categories when you place (1st, 2nd, 3rd, etc.).

Some of our favorites:

  • Old license plates
  • Old family photos
  • Wasp nests (no live wasps allowed)
  • Star Wars Pez dispensers.
  • There’s so many categories it might be easier to say what can’t be entered at the fair!
  • Please download the Exhibitors Guide (PDF) for complete instructions.
  • After you decide what you want to enter, complete your entry form/s online, or download and mail them with payment.
  • Entry tag packets will be available for pickup at the fair office starting on August 28, 2019.
  • Tagged items must be brought to the fair Monday or Tuesday before the fair.
  • Premium Checks are picked up on Saturday through Monday.
  • Premium Check Pickup Times:
    Exhibitors may pick up their Premium Checks at the Fair
    Office building, 2 ways:
    A. During the Fair, (times listed below)
    B. After the Fair, (Mon-Fri 9 AM – 3 PM)
    1. No prizes are given for exhibits not listed in this premium
    2. Premiums will be paid by going to the Fair Office building,
    next to the Ticket Office. Provide a Photo ID and signature in the Premium Check State of Illinois Book.
    3. Premium checks will be ready for pickup during the fair at
    the Fair Office building:
    Saturday 2:00 PM – 6:00 PM (Back Door of Building)
    Sunday 12:00 Noon – 8:00 PM (Back Door of Building)
    After Fair: Mon-Fri 9:00 AM – 3:00PM (Front Door of Fair
    Office Building)
    4. All premium checks MUST be picked up.
    No checks will be issued without Photo ID and your
    signature on the proper paperwork.
  • Items are picked up on the last day of the fair (Sunday) or the next day (Monday).
  • Post Fair Information
    1.The Sandwich Fair Association will not be responsible for exhibits left after 8:00 p.m. Sunday of Fair.
    2. Exhibits not picked up following the Fair will be
    disposed of by October 15, 2019.

Paper Entries

Open June 26th until August 21st.  Exhibitor Tags will be available to pickup at the office starting August 28.  Printed Exhibitor Guides will be in mailboxes the first week of July.

Online Entries are now Closed

Exhibitor Tags will be available to pickup at the main office starting August 28.

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past fair exhibiting informaiton for reference (below)

2018 Exhibitor’s Guide (pdf)

2018 Exhibitor Ribbon Winners

2018 Livestock Blue Ribbon Winners


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