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ALWAYS LABOR DAY WEEK - Wednesday through Sunday. Gates open 8 a.m.

Come join the fun!
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Please visit summer 2017.

Wednesday    Thursday    Friday    Saturday    Sunday

Details for grandstand events here.

Day Event
Wednesday
6:30 p.m.
All American Lumberjack Show
Thursday
6:30 p.m.
NTPA Sanctioned Truck Pulls
Friday
8 p.m.
Frankie Ballard
Saturday
12:30 p.m.
NTPA Tractor Pulls
Saturday
6:30 p.m.
NTPA Tractor Pulls
Sunday
1 & 3:30 p.m.
Demolition Derby

Children 12 years and younger must have a ticket for entertainment events. All sales are final. NO REFUNDS, RAIN-CHECKS or EXCHANGES. Not responsible for lost or stolen tickets. Artists subject to change.

Hours of Operation: Gates open at 8 a.m. Buildings open 9 a.m. Buildings close at 9 p.m.

For the annual (grounds) schedule, please visit the annual calendar page.

Sandwich Fair Brochure (PDF)   Sandwich Fair Daily Schedule (print)

Wednesday September 7

{Children Free Day}

Kids 12 years old or less receive free gate admissions.

RIDE WRISTBANDS: $25 – 5 p.m. to close

 Time Event Location
All DAY Open and Junior Show Judging (All Day) Fairgrounds
9 AM Western Horse Show
(All Day)
Livestock Area
11 AM Harness Racing Grandstand Racetrack
12 PM Max Armstrong along with the Back Paiges Band Ag Land Stage
2 PM Culinary Competition: Bountiful Yeast Treats, with Sherri Farley playing the hammered dulcimer Home Arts Building Stage
3:15 PM Jr. Culinary Competition: Pizza, with Sherri Farley playing the hammered dulcimer Home Arts Building Stage
4 PM Culinary Competition: Pasta Possibilities, with Sherri Farley
playing the hammered dulcimer,
Home Arts Building Stage
6:30 PM All American Lumberjack Show Main Stage
7 PM 7 to 9 p.m.
Field Day
Home Arts Building Stage
7 PM 7 to 10 p.m.
The Home Town Band
Ag Land Stage

Thursday September 8

{Senior Citizen Bargain Day}

Senior citizens receive $6 gate admission until 5 p.m.
Special wristband day, ALL DAY, unlimited rides for $25

 Time Event Location
All DAY Open Show Livestock Judging (All Day) Livestock Area
11 AM Culinary Competition: Same Recipe Pumpkin Bread Home Arts Building Stage
12 PM Orion Samuelson with the Back Paiges Band Ag Land Stage
12:30 PM Food Cooking Demo by Chef Darrel Home Arts Building Stage
2 PM Culinary Competition: Beef Bonanza (with Sherri Farley playing the hammered dulcimer) Home Arts Building Stage
4 PM Culinary Competition: Let's Celebrate Chicken! (with Sherri Farley playing the hammered dulcimer) Home Arts Building Stage
6:30 PM NTPA SANCTIONED TRUCK PULLS Pulling Track
6:30 PM 6:30 to 8:30 p.m.
Mary and the Troublemakers
Home Arts Building Stage
7 PM 7 to 10 p.m.
Back Paiges
Ag Land Stage

Friday September 9

{Bargain Day, Armed Forces Day,
and $6 until 5}

Everyone admitted for $6 until 5 p.m.

Currently serving in the Military with Military ID admitted FREE until 5 p.m.
Ride wristbands $25 from 12 to 5 p.m.

 Time Event Location
9 AM Draft Horse Show Livestock Area
11 AM Culinary Competition: Chocolate Lover's Dream Home Arts Building Stage
12 PM WSPY show, featuring Max Armstrong and Chris Schwemlien (also broadcast on WCSJ FM/AM, WLBK FM/AM) Ag Land Stage
2 PM Culinary Competition: Pork Extravaganza (with Sherri Farley playing the hammered dulcimer) Home Arts Building Stage
3 PM 3 to 5 p.m.

Talk of the Town Band
USO Style Show

Ag Land Stage
4 PM Culinary Competition: Comforting Chili, (with Sherri Farley playing the hammered dulcimer) Home Arts Building Stage
5 PM Vintage Baseball Track Infield
6 PM 6 to 8 p.m.

Indian Creek Band

Home Arts Building Stage
7 PM 7 to 11 p.m.

Road Angel

Ag Land Stage
8 PM Frankie Ballard Main Stage

Saturday September 10

Truck pull and tractor pulls at the Pulling Track

kids won't want to miss Northern Illinois Outlaws, "Showdown in DeKalb County" in the Livestock Arena

 Time Event Location
ALL DAY Junior Show Livestock Judging (All Day) Fairgrounds
12:30 PM NTPA Sanctioned Tractor Pulls Grandstand
1 PM 1 to 4 p.m.
Steve Sharp
Ag Land Stage
2 PM Northern Illinois Outlaws Showdown in DeKalb County Livestock Arena
4 PM 4 to 6:30 p.m.
Phoenixx
Home Arts Building Stage
6:30 PM NTPA Sanctioned Tractor Pulls Pulling Track
7 PM Micro-Mini Tractor Pulls Livestock Area
7 PM 7 to 11 p.m.
Whiskey Romance
Ag Land Stage

Sunday September 11

Great Family Entertainment!

Admission is $6 after 3 p.m.
Ride wristbands are $15 after 3 p.m.

The kids will be amazed to see the draft horses, and everyone will love the Demolition Derby

 Time Event Location
8:30 AM Worship at the Fair (provided by area churches) Home Arts Building Stage
10 AM 9/11 Rememberance Ag Land Stage
10 AM 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Sandwich Auto Show
Racetrack Infield
12 PM 12 to 2 p.m.
Red Horse
Home Arts Building Stage
1 PM Draft Horse Pulls Livestock Arena
1 PM
Demolition Derby On the Track
1 PM 1 to 4 p.m.
Patchouli
Ag Land Stage
2 PM Sheep lead classes Livestock Area
3:30 PM Demolition Derby Grandstand
3 PM 3 to 3:45 p.m.
Cloggin' Craze
Home Arts Building Stage
3 PM RIDE WRISTBAND
$15
3 PM $6 ADMISSION
FOR EVERYONE

There's plenty of free entertainment everyday!

Buttons the Clown

Banjo Buddies Dixieland Trio

Dan Barth Entertainment

Carrie McQueen-Stilt Walking and Juggling

FFA Farm Zoo

Antique Farm Machinery

Arts and Crafts Demonstration

Exhibits, Rides, Displays, Food

Indian Valley Theatre-Melodrama’s

Balster Magic Productions, Inc.

Maggie the Milking Cow

Rob Thompson’s Pure Magic

Mariachi America