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

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Easton Corbin

with special guest

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Appearing with Easton Corbin
Friday, September 5
at the Grandstand Stage

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Wednesday and Thursday, September 3 and 4, 11 a.m.

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ferris wheel

Feel the excitement and hear the roar of mighty tractors!

Saturday, September 6, 12:30 and 6:30 p.m.

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Thursday, September 4,
6:30 p.m. at the Grandstand

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ferris wheel

Wednesday, September 3, 7 p.m. at the Grandstand Stage

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The Sandwich Fair presents its own Demolition Derby at the Grandstand

Sunday, Sept. 7,
1 and  3 p.m.

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127th Annual Sandwich Fair

The Sandwich Fair is a great place to stay connected…

The Sandwich Fair is the oldest continuing fair in the state of Illinois. The distinctive buildings on beautiful tree-lined grounds, an ever-evolving array of exhibits and commercial displays, harness races, carnival rides, food stands, and a variety of other attractions make up the DeKalb County Fair better known as the Sandwich Fair.

The Sandwich Fair hosts the Midwest's largest display of agricultural and home arts exhibits, a large variety of displays, and lots and lots of family entertainment.

Check out some great photos of fairgoers and past events.

The Board of Directors of the Sandwich Fair Association, Inc. has made the decision not to use the upper portion of the Grandstand. During recent preparations for the 2014 Sandwich Fair, areas were found in the Grandstand indicating possible safety issues.

To insure a quality and safe experience, the Fair Board has taken the following steps:

  • Reserved Box Seats, Hot Seats, and Track Seats will remain the same.

  • Bleachers will be provided in the infield to accommodate Grandstand patrons for the Truck Pulls, Tractor Pulls, and the Demolition Derbies.

  • Only $25.00 Track and Reserved Seats will be available for the Friday night Easton Corbin Concert with Back Country Roads.

The Sandwich Fair Board appreciates your cooperation and understanding of this matter as they work toward the future to find the proper solution to safely maintain all of the classic turn-of-the century buildings throughout the fairgrounds.

A Special Guest: Sammy Davis, Vietnam Medal of Honor Recipient will appear throughout the fairgrounds. Find out more.

Meet Me At The Fair – adults over 60 to visit the fair by riding on golf carts with rear seats. Wednesday, September 3, 9 a.m. until 12 p.m. Find out how to register.

A fairgoer's personal triumph!

Kendra Herbst Wears a Sandwich Fair T on Mt. Everest. CHECK OUT KENDRA'S STORY!

A GIANT carnival midway

Seek out thrills on the carnival rides and try your luck at games of chance. There's lots of rides, concerts, food, and great adventures waiting for you.

Grandstand Events and Fabulous Entertainment

Competitions, local entertainment, livestock shows, harness races, demolition derby, and the always popular truck and tractor pulls. Thrill seekers and concert-goers, there is plenty of action every one of the 5 days of the fair. Check out the fair schedule and plan your favorite events now.

Families, Teens, Moms and Dads

There is plenty of FREE entertainment. The Sandwich Fair is a great get-away activity promising the best enjoyment value for the dollar. Driving from the suburbs is easy. Parking is FREE and never a problem!


Come Join the Fun!