The Sandwich Fair Runs This Wednesday to Sunday!

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The Sandwich Fair begins this Wednesday, September 6th and runs through this Sunday September 10th, 2017.  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. Since the first Fair held here in 1888, the fairgrounds has provided the perfect showplace for the fair. The 185 acres of well-manicured park-like settings, the charming buildings, and the friendly atmosphere improve with age.

One of this year’s most anticipated events at the fair will be the band Old Dominion playing live on Friday, September 8th at 8pm. Winning the 2016 Academy of Country Music’s Vocal Group of the Year, and being nominated in 2017 for Best New Artist and Vocal Group of the Year, Old Dominion proves they are not your average country band.

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 Demonstration,
Exhibits, Rides, Displays, Food, Indian Valley Theatre-Melodrama’s , Balster Magic Productions, Inc., Maggie the Milking Cow, Rob Thompson’s Pure Magic, Chris Vallillo Original and Traditional Acoustic Roots Music, The Spoon Man, Lumberjack Enterprises, Rob Ot the Robot, all included with the admission price!

The 130th Sandwich Fair hosts the Midwest’s largest display of agricultural and home arts exhibits. General admission to the Fair is $9 for adults, $6 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.

Full Schedule of Events

WEDNESDAY, SEPTEMBER 6th CHILDREN FREE DAY –
Kids 12 years old or less – Free gate admission
All Day – Open and Junior Show Judging
9:00 a.m. – Opening ceremony and flag raising featuring SHS band
9:00 a.m. – Western Horse Show, All Day Livestock Arena
11:00 a.m. – Harness Racing Racetrack
12:00 noon – Max Armstrong Ag Land Stage
1:00 p.m. – Culinary Competition – Bountiful Yeast Breads,
with Sherri Farley playing the hammered dulcimer
Home Arts Building Stage
3:00 p.m.-Rides open at 3:00pm- $25 wristband (on-site) from 3-close
3:00 p.m. Culinary Competition – Pasta Possibilities
with Sherri Farley playing the hammered dulcimer
Home Arts Building Stage
4:15 p.m. – Junior Culinary Competition – Pizza
with Sherri Farley playing the hammered dulcimer
Home Arts Building Stage
6;30 – 8:30 p.m. – Chris Vallillo Home Arts Building Stage
7:00-10:00 p.m – “Back Country Roads” AgLand Stage
6:00 – 7:30 p.m. Woody James Main Stage

THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 7th, SENIOR CITIZEN BARGAIN DAY
Senior Citizens $6.00 gate admission until 5:00 p.m.
All Day – Open Show Livestock Judging
11:00 a.m. – Culinary Competition – Same Recipe Apple Pie Bars
Home Arts Building Stage
12:00 noon -Orion Samuelson Ag Land Stage
1:00 p.m.-Rides Open at 1:00pm- $25 Wristband (on-site) from 1-6 pm
2:00 p.m – Culinary Competition – Beef Bonanza
with Sherri Farley playing the hammered dulcimer
Home Arts Building Stage
4:00 p.m. – Culinary Competition – Chicken Celebration
with Sherri Farley playing the hammered dulcimer
Home Arts Building Stage
6:30 p.m. – NTPA Sanctioned Truck Pulls Pulling Track
6:30-8:30 p.m. – “Mary and the Troublemakers” Home Arts Stage
7:00 p.m.-10:00 p.m. – “Written Warning” Ag Land Stage

FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 8th BARGAIN DAY & ARMED FORCES DAY
Everyone admitted for $6.00 until 5:00 p.m.
People currently serving in the Military with Military Identification admitted
FREE until 5:00 p.m.
9:00 a.m. – Draft Horse Show Livestock Arena
11:00 a.m. – Culinary Competition – Chocolate Lover’s Dream
Home Arts Building Stage
12:00 noon -Rides Open at Noon-$25 Wristband (on-site) from
Noon-5pm
12:00 noon—WSPY FM/AM show, featuring Max Armstrong,
Chris Schwemlein. Also broadcast on WCSJFM/AM,
WLBK FM/AM Ag Land Stage
2:00 p.m. – Culinary Competition – Pork Extravaganza
with Sherri Farley playing the hammered dulcimer
Home Arts Building Stage
3:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m.– “Talk of the Town” Ag Land Stage
4:00 p.m. – Culinary Competition – Gramma’s Cookie Jar
with Sherri Farley playing the hammered dulcimer
Home Arts Building Stage
5:00 p.m. – Vintage Baseball Track Infield
5:30 – 7:00 p.m. – “Blue Sky Blind Band” Home Arts Building Stage
7:15 – 8:30 p.m. – Eric Chesser Home Arts Building Stage
7:00 p.m. – 11:00 p.m. – “Katie Belle and the Belle Rangers”
Ag Land Stage
8:00 p.m – “Old Dominion” Main Stage

SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 9th
8:00 a.m. – Junior Show Livestock Judging, all day
10:00am-Rides Open at 10am, NO WRISTBAND. Straight tickets all day
11:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m. – “Redhorse” Home Arts Building Stage
12:30 p.m – NTPA Sanctioned Tractor Pulls Pulling Track
1:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m. – “Wooden Rockers” Ag Land Stage
2:00 p.m. – Northern Illinois Outlaws “Showdown in DeKalb County”
Livestock Arena
4:00-6:30 p.m.- “Phoenixx Band” Home Arts Building Stage
6:30 p.m. – NTPA Sanctioned Tractor Pulls Pulling Track
7:00 p.m. – Micro-Mini Tractor Pulls Livestock Area
7:00 p.m.-11:00 p.m. – “Lizzi Neal Band” Ag Land Stage

SUNDAY, SEPTEMBER 10th
8:30 a.m.-Worship at the Fair, provided by area churches,
Home Arts Building Stage
9:00 a.m. – Junior Show Livestock Judging
10:00 a.m.-Rides Open at 10am…LAST BLAST $20 Wristband (on-site)
From 10am-5pm
10:00 a.m.- 4:00 p.m. – Sandwich Auto Show Racetrack Infield
12:00 p.m. – 12:45 p.m. – “Cloggin Craze” Home Arts Building Stage
1:00 p.m. – Draft Horse Pulls Livestock Arena
1:00 p.m. – Demolition Derby On the Track
1:00 – 4:00 p.m. – “Patchouli” Ag Land Stage
2:00 p.m. – Sheep lead classes Livestock Arena
2:00 – 4:00 p.m. – “Leslie Beukelman and the Oh Yeahs”
Home Arts Building Stage
3:30 p.m. – Demolition Derby On the Track
3:00 p.m. – Gate admission $6.00 for everyone

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