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

Come join the fun!
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Emergency Information will be posted here if necessary.

Meet me at the Fair Tour

The Sandwich Fair Association and FVOAS have joined forces to provide a unique opportunity for adults over 60 to visit the fair by riding on golf carts with rear seats.

Departure location is the Fox Valley Older Adults building at 1406 Suydam Road. The golf carts are not handicap accessible.

The tour—which makes several stops to give you the opportunity to go inside the buildings—is offered Wednesday, September 7 from 9 a.m. to 12 p.m. Please register for this tour. A suggested $5 donation will cover parking and admission to the fair.

For more information about parking, please call 815-786-9404 between 8 a.m. and 4 p.m. weekdays.

Fair facilities and Services


The fair is fully equipped with large, comfortable washrooms centrally located. There are washroom attendants available during fair hours. On the west end washrooms are behind the Ag Land Stage, in the middle by the Windmill near the carnival and on the east end near the grandstand. Hand washing stands are available throughout the fair.

New family tent/changing station

A second family tent is now available located near the AgLand stage between #17 and #18 on the map.

ATM Machines

There are many ATM machines available. Please consult the fair map for more information.

The Hospitality Tent is now the Heartland Bank Pavillion. and is open from 9 a.m. to 9 p.m.

Again, this year we will welcome you to stop and rest, visit with friends or pick up a souvenir of the 129th Sandwich Fair at the Hospitality Tent. Class reunions are welcome.  Please let us know if planning a reunion.

Souvenirs will be given at 10 a.m. and 3 p.m., Wednesday, Friday, and Sunday. On Thursday Culver's Custard will be served at 1 p.m. Souvenirs and custard, on Thursday, will be available as long as supply lasts. The hospitality tent is staffed by local volunteers.

First Aid

The first aid station is located in building #27 next to the Round Office.

Police Security

During fair hours, polic security is provided by the DeKalb County Sherriff's Office.

Handicap and Motorcycle Parking

Handicap and Motorcycle Parking is available. An attendant will direct you to the proper areas. Please have your handicap sticker available.

Mobility Equipment Rental

Electric carts (scooters), strollers, wagons and wheelchairs are available for rent by going online to vistamobility.net to make a reservation, or by calling 877-588-4782 (toll free).


  • Strollers: $10/day
  • Wagons: $15/day
  • Wheelchair: $25/day
  • Scooter: $55/day

Picnic Tables are scattered throughout the shaded fairground.

Lost and Found Items

Please drop off any found items at the Round Office. If you've lost something, stop at the Round Office to see if anyone turned it in.

"What can I bring to the fair?"

  • My own food and drink YES but NO alcoholic beverages.
  • Pets are not allowed. Service dogs are welcome.
  • Backpacks, small coolers, diaper bags and camera bags YES.
  • Smoking is not allowed in the buildings.
  • No unauthorized advertising or promotions are allowed throughout the grounds.