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All grounds entertainment is included with admission

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  • Alfy's World of Robotic Puppets

  • Buttons the Clown

  • Banjo Buddies Dixieland Trio

  • Dan Barth Entertainment

  • Carrie McQueen-Stilt Walking and Juggling

  • Chris Vallilo Original and Traditional Acoustic Roots Music

  • Mariachi America

  • FFA Farm Zoo

  • Antique Farm Machinery

  • Arts and Crafts Demonstration

  • Exhibits

  • Displays

  • Rides



Refer to Premium book pages 29 and 72.

Sandwich Fair History Museum

History Museum

When you visit the fair, take time to visit the Fair Museum. The museum is housed in the 1892 former Secretary's Office (just west of Otto's train track and south of the landmark windmill) one of the oldest buildings on the fairgrounds.

This year, on display are:

  • Sandwich Fair Timeline
  • Historic Premium Books
  • Photographs
  • Old Register books
  • Early fair Gazebo items
  • Old Movies being played on a television

The Fair archives are used on a rotating base, and each year a different area collector displays their collection of Fair memorobilia.

The 2013 Fair Museum is featuring a long time vendor, King & Sons Monuments of Sandwich.
Fairgoers may also want to stop in and see the framed snake skin received this year.
Seniors who signed up for Wednesday morning’s tour that leaves from the Fox Valley Older Adults center are making a stop here.

Doodle Duck says, “Waddle in to see interesting stuff and kids, don’t forget to get your Doodle Duck Adventure book stamped.” 

For more information about the History museum Download this document .

Stop by and visit us.

Showdown in DeKalb County Presented by the Northern Illinois Outlaws

northern Illinois OutlawsSaddle up cowpokes. Get ready to see the fastest guns in DeKalb County. Northern Illinois Outlaws is a cowboy mounted shooting club that has been performing at the Sandwich Fair since 2008.

Jr. Wranglers are selected from the audience to ride stick ponies and play "Simon Says." Then the real cowboys and cowgirls demonstrate fast shootin' and expert ridin' with a show that recreates a mounted shooting competition from the old west.

Roundup your Moms and Dads and head on over to the livestock area to see these cowboys n' cowgirls, fast horses, trick shooting and a few surprises.

Performing Saturday, September 7, 2:00 p.m.

Visit the Northern Illinois Outlaws website.

Vintage Baseball Game
Friday, September 6th, 2013

Vintage BaseballRest your feet, set your watch for 5:00 p.m., go to the grandstand infield and experience the “old way” of playing baseball! There’s nothing better than a rivalry between two local teams. Join in the cheers for either the Somonauk Blue Stockings or the Sandwich Millers.

Vintage baseball is played by rules of the late 1850’s. Imagine no gloves, no infield dirt, wooden bats and a leather-covered ball that changes shape after its hit. Playing on grass gives a new challenge to former baseball players.

Players wear vintage uniforms. While both teams are competitive, FUN is the goal. This is not just kids stuff. Ages of team members range from as young as teenagers to as mature as players who are 50+! Stretch out on the grass or bring a chair.

We hope to see you on the grandstand infield on Friday, September 6th at 5:00 p.m.

Visit their websites for more information

Somonauk Blue Stockings
Sandwich Millers