Sandwich Fair Cancelled This Year

Posted: July 17, 2020

The Board of Directors of the Sandwich Fair Association voted unanimously to cancel the 2020 Sandwich Fair which was scheduled Sept. 9-13.

In the history of the county fair, the fair has never been cancelled, even during wartimes, bad weather, and other unsettling events in our country’s history.

Fair Board President Larry Dannewitz mentioned that this will be the first time the Sandwich Fair has not been held since it began in 1888.

Based on COVID-19 information from the DeKalb County Health Department, the Illinois Department of Public Health, and guidelines form Illinois Governor JB Pritzker, these were the driving factors for cancelling this year’s fair. Next year’s 133rd Sandwich Fair will be held Sept. 8-12, 2021.