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

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Fay's pork chops cooking on grill
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Wednesday, September 7 6:30 p.m.
Sponsored by Echo Outdoor Power Equipment and Ralph Helm, Inc.

September 7, 11 a.m.

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Thursday, September 8,
6:30 p.m., at the pulling track

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Tractor Pull

Feel the excitement and hear the roar of mighty tractors!

Saturday, September 10, 12:30 and 6:30 p.m.

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Demolition Derby at the Pulling Track

Sunday, Sept. 11, 1 and 3:30 p.m.

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2016 Sandwich fair

A note from the Sandwich Fair President, Larry Dannewitz

The Sandwich Fair is quaint, old-fashioned fun
– a great place to stay connected….

Why is the Sandwich Fair so special?

#1. You

#2. The people who work hard to bring you this great event

#3. Our history

#4. The 129th Sandwich Fair hosts the Midwest's largest display
of agricultural and home arts exhibits.

The Sandwich Fair (DeKalb County Fair) is the oldest continuing fair in the state of Illinois. See distinctive buildings on beautiful tree-lined grounds, an ever-evolving array of exhibits, commercial displays, agricultural displays, harness races, truck and tractor pulls, carnival rides, food stands, and a variety of other attractions.

It's a traditional fair with the awesome fun of a modern theme park. There's something for everyone!

Come join the fun!


Deadline for free admission Aug. 26

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Download the attendance form.

Porkchop Pig will be helping kids learn about the history of fair food.


See the Yummy Fun Fair Facts Activity Book

All American

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New this year.
Great fun for kids!


free class admission passes. Please plan early next year.

911 Remembrance Ceremony

September 11
Ag Land Stage, 1 p.m


To get to the fairgrounds (and not our office), click the link above.

New this year!