SANDWICH 125th FAIR CELEBRATION
WEDNESDAY, September 5th
THURSDAY, September 6th
- 1:25 p.m. - Ice Cream Social
FRIDAY, September 7th
SATURDAY, September 8th
- 1:00 p.m. - Sandwich Fair Queens
SUNDAY, September 9th
th FAIR CELEBRATION EVENTS
The 125th committee along with the board of directors has planned something for every day of the 125th fair to help us remember the bygone days of the fair that we recall or have heard about for many years.
125th Exhibit Categories
Interested in exhibiting? There are lots of categories dedicated to the 125th fair. Check out the listings and the Premium Book.
Stop by the Hospitality tent
Come join the fun and be sure and check in at the Hospitality tent for information, giveaways, and surprises every day, located across from the Round Office just west of the Home Arts building.
On Wednesday, Sept. 5th, the 125th parade will feature the Sandwich High School Music Deptartment, along with military veterans, taking place at 9:30 a.m. coming through the Main Gate leading to the Round Office. The flag raising and the opening ceremony will take place at 10:00 a.m.
Wednesday, After the parade and opening ceremony, cake will be served in the Hospitality tent at 10 a.m.
Thursday, Sept. 6th in the hospitality tent, There will be an old fashioned ice cream social at 1:25 p.m.
Friday, Sept. 7th at the harness track, join us for an evening of vintage baseball with Sandwich Millers vs. Somonauk Blue Stockings trying to settle a game that dates back to the late 1800s.
Rescheduled to Sunday, Sept 9, a hot air balloon launch will take place on the infield inside the harness track at 5:30 p.m. Sponsored by Castle Bank, this beautiful balloon will peruse over the Sandwich Fairgrounds.
Preparaton and inflating the balloon will take about an hour. The flight will last approximately 30 minutes and the balloon will land just east of Sandwich.
Come early and watch the crew inflate the balloon. The area is accessible through the horseman's gate at the west end of the fairground, close to the Ag Land area. (see the Fairgrounds map) Don't forget your cameras!
Kids, check out the PBS wesite to watch and learn about hot air balloons.
Saturday, Sept. 8th at the hospitality tent, spend time visiting with former Sandwich Fair Queens starting at 1:00 p.m.
Sunday, Sept. 9th, starting at 3:00 p.m. until closing, all Fair attendees will be admitted for only $5.00.
During the entire Fair be sure to check special commemorative items for sale throughout the fairgrounds:
- Sandwich Fair windmills in Ag Land area
- Calendars with old time Fair pictures in the Gazebo
- Check out the Premium Book for "Special Entries" for the 125th