SOUVENIRS AND APPAREL
Souvenirs and Sandwich Fair Pride
There is great interest in Sandwich Fair memorabilia. We like to call it Sandwich Fair pride. True collectors of Sandwich Fair treasures can be seen lining up at the Gazebo (just north of the Home Arts Building) during Fair week. Superintendents Karen, Joan and Jackie work year-round selecting the souvenirs. A crew of about ten workers keeps the booth open 12 to 14 hours a day during the five days of the Fair.
Stop by and say “Hi” this year!
2012 Souvenirs officially go on sale at the Gazebo at 9 a.m. on Wednesday, September 5, and will be available for sale throughout the Fair while supplies last. There are several new items . . . and a few from last year that you might have missed. The Sandwich Fair History Museum, formerly the old Secretary’s Office is displayed on the 2012 pin as well as other souvenirs this year. The Museum, a charming green building with white trim remains an important symbol of the Fair. Built in 1892, it now welcomes fairgoers with a stunning collection of photos and collectibles from the last 125 years of the Sandwich Fair.
Souvenirs with the History Museum graphics are the stoneware magnet, accented in hunter green; a wooden ornament laser-cut from maple; and the 2012 lapel pin enameled with green, white and cranberry.
New this year are Historic Note Cards and Calendars featuring vintage photos and drawings of Fair buildings, a white 3’x5’ Sandwich Fair flag with colorful confetti graphics and the slogan, “Come Join the Fun”, and a glass Mug with windmill graphics.
Introducing “FAIR BEAR”, a soft and cuddly white bear complete with party hat to celebrate the 125th Sandwich Fair. A colorful graphic featuring a cake with candles and a Sandwich Fair banner is embroidered on his tummy. You will also see Fair Bear on the cover of the 2012 children’s activity book, Fun Fair Facts. Be sure to pick up a free copy at any location displaying a Fair Bear poster during the Fair to start your adventure and claim your prize!
This year’s hand-thrown pottery collectible is a glazed, dark olive green Mini Crock with matching lid. It features the Sandwich Fair History Museum on a contrasting tan medallion and is made by Deneen Pottery of St. Paul, MN. The crock is a perfect size to put on your desk, on the kitchen counter or on a table filled with fresh flowers. It is sure to be a favorite among our collectors!
Think colorful. We are offering a kiwi green short sleeve t-shirt and a purple long sleeve t-shirt. Or maybe the black zippered hoodie will catch your eye. If you like hats, you will love our dark gray hat this year.
If you missed last year’s key fob, tote bag, plush cat or pin . . . you are in luck! We also have a random selection of pins and plush animals as well as postcards and notecards. Stop by Wednesday and pick them up before they are gone.
Grab bags are back this year by popular demand. They are sure to please, and not disappoint. Are you ready for a surprise?
To see a gallery of historic Sandwich fair pins visit the Fair Pins page.