The 123rd Sandwich Fair is this weekend…September 8 – 12, 2010
County fairs have become a thing of the past in some areas, but here in the heart of Starved Rock Country…
We love it!
The Sandwich Fair is the oldest continuing county fair in the state of Illinois and is one of the largest antique fairs in the United States, drawing daily crowds of more than 100,000, with the top attendance days reaching more than 200,000 fair-goers which isn’t bad for a town that has less than 10,000 residents.
This county favorite is such a big event several schools in the area take educational trips to the fair and some even schedule a day off of school in response to the annual drop in attendance during the fair
If you have never attended this county fair or it has been since you were a child, you should come for a visit this weekend.
Sandwich is about a 30 minute trip from Heritage Harbor Ottawa and is a favorite amongst the residents of Starved Rock Country.
This family oriented event is one you shouldn’t miss and one you will always remember so bring the kids and make a day of it.
This weekend at the fair…
FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 10th BARGAIN DAY & ARMED FORCES DAY
Everyone admitted for $4.00 until 5:00 p.m.
If you are currently serving in the Military with Military identification you will be admitted FREE until 5:00 p.m. Ride Wristbands 12:00 noon to 5:00 p.m. $22.00 for unlimited rides.
Country music sensations take the stage at the Grandstand for a country music show the way it should be…
7:00 p.m. - Jake Owen & Jason Michael Carroll .
Enjoy up and coming musicians in country music’s favorite venue…. Gotta love the county fair!
SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 11th
8:00 a.m. – Junior Show Livestock Judging, all day.
Take the chance to get up close and personal with many different types of farm animals and see what “ real farm kids” do when living in an area with working family farms.
6:30 p.m. – NTPA Sanctioned Tractor Pulls, Grandstand
7:00 p.m. – Micro-Mini Tractor Pulls, Livestock Area
Cover your ears because it’s gonna be LOUD! See amazing tractors put to the test and feel the roar of the biggest engines ever put on a tractor.
SUNDAY, SEPTEMBER 12th
1:00 p.m. – Draft Horse Pulls, livestock arena
1:00 p.m. & 3:00pm – Demolition Derby, Grandstand
See beautiful horses display the awesome power of such a gentle animal or admire the courage of the demo car drivers as they take road rage to a whole new level.
General Admission $8.00
Child 6-12 $4.00
Child 5 and under FREE
Parking is FREE