The Sandwich Fair begins Wednesday!

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sandwichfair15The Sandwich Fair begins this Wednesday, September 9th and runs through this Sunday September 13th, 2015.  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, demolition derby, carnival rides, food stands, and a variety of other attractions. One of this year’s highlights is Country Music Awards New Artist of the Year, Brett Eldredge taking the stage on Friday, Sept. 11, at 8 p.m..

There’s plenty of free entertainment everyday as well! See Buttons the Clown; Banjo Buddies Dixieland Trio; Dan Barth Entertainment; Carrie McQueen-Stilt Walking and Juggling; FFA Farm Zoo; Antique Farm Machinery; Arts and Crafts Demonstrations; Indian Valley Theatre-Melodrama’s; Balster Magic Productions, Inc.; Maggie the Milking Cow; Rob Thompson’s Pure Magic and Mariachi America, all for free!

The 128th Sandwich Fair hosts the Midwest’s largest display of agricultural and home arts exhibits. General admission to the Fair is $9 for adults, $5 for children 6-12 and those under 6 are free. Season passes can be purchased for $22/adults and $8 children. Other specials can be found on the Sandwich Fair website. See each day’s full schedule of events below!

Hours of Operation: Gates open at 8 a.m. Buildings open 9 a.m. Buildings close at 9 p.m.

For the annual (grounds) schedule, please visit the annual calendar page.

Download/View a copy of the Sandwich Fair Schedule (PDF)

Wednesday September 9

{Children Free Day}

Kids 12 years old or less receive free gate admissions.

RIDE WRISTBANDS: $25 – 5 p.m. to close

Time Event Location
8
AM
Open and Junior Show Judging (All Day) Fairgrounds
9 AM Western Horse Show
(All Day)
Livestock Area
11
AM
Harness Racing Grandstand Racetrack
12
PM
Max Armstrong along with the “Round House” Band Ag Land Stage
2
PM
Culinary Competition: Bountiful Yeast Goodies, with Sherri Farley playing the hammered dulcimer Home Arts Building Stage
4
PM
Culinary Competition: Salsa Fiesta, withSherri Farley
playing the hammered dulcimer,
Home Arts Building Stage
7 PM 7 to 10 p.m.
The Relics
Ag Land Stage
7
PM
Neverly Brothers Grandstand
7
PM
Redhorse Home Arts Building Stage

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Thursday September 10

{Senior Citizen Bargain Day}

Senior citizens receive $5 gate admission until 5 p.m.
Special wristband day, ALL DAY, unlimited rides for $25

Time Event Location
9 AM Open Show Livestock Judging (All Day) Livestock Area
11 AM Harness Racing Grandstand Racetrack
11 AM Culinary Competition: Same Recipe Apple Pie Home Arts Building Stage
12 PM Orion Samuelson with the “Round House” Band Ag Land Stage
12:30 PM Food Cooking Demo by Chef Darrel Home Arts Building Stage
2 PM Culinary Competition: Beef Bonanza (with Sherri Farley playing the hammered dulcimer) Home Arts Building Stage
4 PM Culinary Competition: Let’s Celebrate Chicken! (with Sherri Farleyplaying the hammered dulcimer) Home Arts Building Stage
6:30
PM
NTPA SANCTIONED TRUCK PULLS Grandstand
7 PM 7 to 9 p.m.
Ethan Bell Band
Home Arts Building Stage
7 PM 7 to 10 p.m.
Back Paiges
Ag Land Stage

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Friday September 11

{Bargain Day, Armed Forces Day,
and $5 until 5}

Everyone admitted for $5 until 5 p.m.

Currently serving in the Military with Military ID admitted FREE until 5 p.m.
Ride wristbands $25 from 12 to 5 p.m.

Time Event Location
9
AM
Draft Horse Show Livestock Area
11
AM
Culinary Competition: Chocolate Lover’s Dream Home Arts Building Stage
12 PM WSPY show, featuring Max Armstrong and Chris Schwemlien and Crossroads Band (also broadcast on WCSJ FM/AM, WLBK FM/AM) Ag Land Stage
1 PM 9/11 Rememberance Ceremony Ag Land Stage
2
PM
Culinary Competition: Pork Extravaganza (with Sherri Farleyplaying the hammered dulcimer) Home Arts Building Stage
3 PM 3 to 5 p.m.Talk of the Town Band
USO Style Show
Ag Land Stage
4
PM
Culinary Competition: Chili, (with Sherri Farley playing the hammered dulcimer) Home Arts Building Stage
5
PM
Vintage Baseball Grandstand Infield
6 PM 6 to 8 p.m.Woody James Home Arts Building Stage
7 PM 7 to 11 p.m.Billy Croft and the 5 Alarm Ag Land Stage
8
PM
Brett Elderidge Grandstand Main Stage

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Saturday September 12

Truck pull and tractor pull at the Grandstand

kids won’t want to miss Northern Illinois Outlaws, “Showdown in DeKalb County” in the Livestock Arena

Time Event Location
8 AM Junior Show Livestock Judging (All Day) Fairgrounds
9 AM 9 a.m. to 12 p.m.
Fox River Lutheran Church
Home Arts Building Stage
12:30 PM NTPA Sanctioned Tractor Pulls Grandstand
1 PM 1 to 4 p.m.
Chris Valillo and Bucky Walker
Ag Land Stage
2 PM Northern Illinois OutlawsShowdown in DeKalb County Livestock Area
4 PM 4 to 6:30 p.m.
Phoenixx
Home Arts Building Stage
6:30 PM NTPA Sanctioned Tractor Pulls Grandstand
7 PM Micro-Mini Tractor Pulls Livestock Area
7:30 PM 7:30 to 10:30 p.m.
Woody James
Ag Land Stage

Sunday September 13

Great Family Entertainment!

Admission is $5 and
Ride wristbands are $15 after 3 p.m.

The kids will be amazed to see the draft horses, and everyone will love theDemolition Derby

Time Event Location
8:30 AM Worship at the Fair(provided by area churches) Home Arts Building Stage
9 AM Junior Show Livestock Judging (All Day) Fairgrounds
10 AM 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Sandwich Auto Show
Racetrack Infield
12 PM 12 to 2 p.m.
Field Day
Home Arts Building Stage
1 PM Draft Horse Pulls Livestock Area
1 PM Demolition Derby Grandstand
1 PM 1 to 4 p.m.
Patchouli
Ag Land Stage
2 PM Sheep lead classes Livestock Area
3 PM Demolition Derby Grandstand
3 PM 3 to 3:45 p.m.
Cloggin’ Craze
Home Arts Building Stage
3 PM RIDE WRISTBAND
$15
3 PM $5 ADMISSION
FOR EVERYONE