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2104 GRANDSTAND EVENTS & ENTERTAINMENT

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WEDNESDAY, September 3

THURSDAY, September 4

FRIDAY September 5

SATURDAY, September 6

SUNDAY, September 7

Harness Racing

The most traditional entertainment at the Sandwich Fair

HarnessRacingWe think you enjoy the exciting harness racing. It is longest running and traditional entertainment at the Sandwich Fair is. Almost every premium book from 1900 to 1948 had the schedule and prices for races on the front or back cover. The Division of County Fairs and Horse Racing oversees the state's horse racing programs, which provide monetary incentives to horse owners to encourage the breeding, racing and ownership of quality horses in Illinois.

Wednesday & Thursday, September 3 & 4, 11 a.m. Get Tickets!

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Snap Shot

70s and 80s Cover Band

Snapshot They're back! The Sandwich Fair is presenting this FREE event.

They perform hits from REO, Journey, Kiss, AC/DC, Bon Jovi, Deep Purple, Foreigner, Def Leppard, and more.

Many fans enjoyed their music  on the Ag Land Stage for the 2013 Sandwich Fair.

 The band member are:

  • "Murph" Cater, vocals
  • Don Agler, vocals and guitar
  • Greg Dollerschell, vocals and guitar
  • Mike Mathy, vocals and bass
  • Rick Piontek, vocals and keyboards
  • Danny Garcia, drums

Wednesday September 3, 7 p.m. Get Tickets!

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Truck Pulls

Always a Sandwich Fair Favorite

Truck PullsThe National Tractor Pullers Association was established in 1969 by representatives from eight states: Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Michigan, Minnesota, Missouri, Ohio and Pennsylvania. These representatives met to establish uniform rules and give the sport structure. From these meetings, the NTPA was started.

The NTPA sets the standard in the pulling industry for safety and competition rules. Respected by most domestic and foreign pulling associations, the NTPA Rulebook is followed across the world for bettering themselves to what has already been experienced by the NTPA.

Thursday September 4, 6:30 p.m. Get Tickets!

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Easton Corbin

With Guest Band Back Country Roads

Easton Corbin from his new album Clockwork “You’ve got to be good to your fans, and you’ve got to make music that’s true to you.”

Florida native Easton Corbin released his first album in 2010. He’s the first country male artist on 17 years to have his first two consecutive singles reach #1. Billboard named him the top New Country Artist of 2010.

Join fans in the grandstand to hear some of his famous singles such as:  “A Little More Country Than That”, “Roll With It”, “I Can’t Love You Back”, “Lovin’ You Is Fun”, “Dance Real Slow”, and “I Think of You”.   facebook icon link   Visit Easton's website.

Friday, September 5, 7 p.m. Get Tickets!

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Back Country Roads

Appearing with Easton Corbin

HarnessRacing Back Country Roads is a seven-piece band based out of DeKalb, IL.

They play current, Top 40 Country hits with a few older selections, and some originals thrown in the mix as well. On occasion, BCR leaves the Country genre a little for variety.

BCR started as a three-piece acoustic band in April of 2009. In June of 2009, BCR expanded to the seven-piece band they are today. They’ve played at events (such as Country Thunder the last five years), and opened for National acts such as Phil Vassar, Darryl Worley, David Lee Murphy, Neal McCoy, Steel Magnolia, Keith Anderson, and Easton Corbin. 

BCR’s Facebook fan-base is over 7,600 fans and continues to grow. They look forward to expanding into new areas this year for another jam-packed fun-filled year full of shows!

Visit BCR on Facebook, backcountryroadsband.com, and download their free mobile app to keep in touch with upcoming events and shows.

For booking information, email backcountryroads@hotmail.com, or call Dave @ 815-751-5283.

Appearing with Easton Corbin Friday, September 5, at 7 p.m. Get Tickets!

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Tractor Pulls

NTPA Sanctioned

tractor pull image The National Tractor Pullers Association was established in 1969 by representatives from eight states (Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Michigan, Minnesota, Missouri, Ohio and Pennsylvania). These representatives met to establish uniform rules and give the sport structure. From these meetings, the NTPA was started.

The NTPA sets the standard in the pulling industry for safety and competition rules. Respected by most domestic and foreign pulling associations, the NTPA Rulebook is followed across the world for bettering themselves to what has already been experienced by the NTPA.

Did we also mention it is loud, and tons of tractor fun. Read about the rules, get the latest NTPA news, subscribe to their magazine: check out the NTPA website.

Saturday, September 6, 12:30 p.m. & 6:30 p.m. Get Tickets!

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Demolition Derbies

End the Fair with a Bash and a Crash!

Demo Derby at the Fair The Demolition Derby is promoted as an unusual spectator attraction. In the interest of safety, Drivers and Mechanics are subject to, and must obey, rules and regulations, which are set up by the Sandwich Fair Association track where this event is being held.

Sunday, September 7, 1 p.m. & 3 p.m. Get Tickets!

Sign up for the demolition derby (PDF).

Demolition Derby Rules (PDF).

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