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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.
Are there hotels in the area?
Montcler Hotel, Drew Ave Sandwich IL 866-599-6674.
Hampton Inn 310 E Countryside Pkwy, Yorkville, IL 60560 (630) 553-9805.
Is parking free?
Yes, parking is free.
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).
handicapped area information at friday night concert.
*Handicapped seating area (see chart on Friday Night Concert Page), please purchase the $30 tickets and you will be directed to the area by event staff. $40 section is standing only. Make sure to have your own chair, wheelchair, or scooter to sit on. One “buddy” can accompany you into the area. If you have a large group, there is plenty of room in the $30 section in front of the bleachers to sit with a large group. All attendees need a paid ticket to enter the concert.
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.
What age is a senior citizen and what day is Senior day?
65 and older. Be sure to visit on Seniors Day on Thursday of the Fair! $7 admission for seniors until 5pm.
Can I buy advance season (5-day) tickets?
Yes, stop by the fair office between 9am-3pm Monday- Friday starting July 1st until the Fair. Passes are available by mail in order form by clicking here. Season passes are also sold at the ticket booths during the fair. Cost: Adult $25, 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. Tickets can be purchased up until the event. Once a ticket is purchased online, you will receive a email with a link. Click on the link, and print out your ticket at home and bring it to the event. No tickets are mailed. 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.
Concert ticket age ranges?
Under 1 year is admitted free.
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. Discounted ride wristbands are sold prior to each fair. Upon purchase, print the receipt and bring it to a redemption booth located in the carnival area to redeem your wristband for the day you choose to use it. Visit the Fair Event Page for details.
Is parking free?
Yes. Admission includes parking! Main stage and track event tickets are sold separately.
How can i get tickets to a meet and greet with a performer at the friday night concert?
Please pay attention to social media, newsprint, media websites, and radio promotions regarding meet and greets. The local media outlets and the promoters handle meet and greets. This is not handled directly by the Sandwich Fair. Meet and greets may or may not happen each year depending on the performers schedules and other circumstances.
PUBLIC AND PRIVATE SCHOOL AND GROUP FIELD TRIP COMPLIMENTaRY TICKET PROGRAM HAS BEEN DISCONTINUED AFTER 2019.
Groups can still come and purchase tickets at the gate and take advantage of the daily promotion. Wednesday children 12 and under have free admission all day. Thursday and Friday Kids 12 and under are free until 5pm. Also, the Friday promotion is $7 for everyone older than 12 before 5pm.
Encourage your children to participate in the fair by becoming an exhibitor and show off their projects and talents. This is a great way to get a season pass at low cost which is good for entry every day of the fair. Visit the exhibitor page for more details.