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

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All grounds entertainment is included with admission

For ticket information click here.


  • Western Horse Show in livestock area Wednesday, September 3rd, starting at 9 a.m.

  • Draft Horse Show in livestock area Friday, September 5th, starting at 9 a.m.

  • Vintage Baseball - Grandstand Infield Friday, September 5, 5 p.m.

  • Northern Illinois Outlaws - Showdown in DeKalb County Saturday, Sept 6, 2 p.m.

  • Sandwich Auto Show racetrack infield Sunday September 7, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.

  • Sheep Lead Classes, Sunday, September 7, 2 p.m.


Special Guest, Sammy Davis, Vietnam Medal of Honor Recipient will be at the flag raising ceremony on Wednesday, September 5, at 9 a.m. and other areas of the Sandwich Fairgrounds Wednesday and Thursday. Read more.


  • Buttons the Clown

  • Banjo Buddies

  • Dixieland Trio

  • Dan Barth Entertainment

  • Maggie the Milking Cow

  • Indian Valley Theatre Melodramas

  • Carrie McQueen-Stilt Walking and Juggling

  • Chris Vallilo Original and Traditional Acoustic Roots Music

  • The Great American Duck Races


Refer to Premium book pages 30 and 73.

Sammy Davis, Vietnam Medal of Honor recipient

History Museum

Medal of Honor winner Sammy L. Davis will be visiting the Sandwich Fair on Wednesday September 3, 2014, and Thursday, September 4, 2014. He will be honored on stages throughout the fair on both days, so why not take a few minutes and thank a true hero for the sacrifices he and other veterans have made to preserve our freedoms.

On Wednesday he will be on the Ag Land Stage with Orion Samuelson, and on Thursday, he will be with Max Armstrong for the noon show.

To read about his heroic actions visit these websites.

Congressional Medal of Honor Society, WTHR.com news story, Home of Heroes.com (citation)

Vintage Baseball Game

Friday, September 6th, 2013

Vintage BaseballRest your feet, set your watch for 5 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 5, at 5 p.m.

Visit their websites for more information: Somonauk Blue Stockings VS. Sandwich Millers

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.
Stop by and visit us.

More information about the museum

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.