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Sandwich Fair set to return; tickets on sale now

Tickets are now on sale for the 2021 Sandwich Fair, returning after taking a year off due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

Running this year from Sept. 8 – 12, the fair will be open from 8 a.m. until 11 p.m. Wednesday through Friday, 8 a.m. – 12 a.m. Saturday and from 8 a.m. until 7 p.m. Sunday.

Popular events are returning to the fair this year, including harness racing, the lumberjack shows, truck and tractor pulls, 4-H competitions and a carnival.

Wednesday, Sept. 8 kicks off with the opening ceremony at 9 a.m. featuring the Sandwich High School Band, and the Western Show at the Horse Arena. Harness racing returns to the track Sept. 8, starting at 11 a.m.

FILE PHOTO: The Sandwich High School Marching Band, above, will help open the Sandwich Fair Sept. 8.

FILE PHOTO: The Sandwich High School Marching Band, above, will help open the Sandwich Fair Sept. 8. (Shea Lazansky/)

While events are happening across the grounds, musical entertainment can be found throughout the fair. Max Armstrong starts off the sounds at 11 a.m., Sept. 8 at the Ag Land stage with Back Pages, followed by Outpatience from 5:30 p.m. until 7:30 p.m. at the Home Arts venue, and The Relics from 7 p.m. until 9 p.m. on the Ag Land stage.

Thursday Sept. 9 starts bright and early with open show livestock judging and culinary competitions throughout the day, closing out with the popular NTPA Truck Pulls at 6:30 p.m.

The highlight of Friday, Sept. 10 starts at 8 p.m. on the Main Stage where country singer Chris Janson will perform. Janson, according to the Sandwich Fair website, is “a platinum-selling recording artist, high-octane entertainer, multi-instrumentalist, and award-winning singer/songwriter.”

Tractor pulls return on Saturday, Sept. 11, with shows at 12:30 p.m. and 6:30 p.m. The Sandwich Fair will also reflect on the 20 years that have passed since the 9/11 terrorist attacks with a remembrance ceremony at 10 a.m.

The final day of the 2021 Sandwich Fair begins at 8:30 a.m. with a Worship service at the Home Arts stage, and the Sandwich Auto Show from 10 a.m. until 4 p.m. on the track infield. The popular demolition derby helps to close out the day, with showings at 1 p.m. and 3:30 p.m. on the track.

Tickets for events at the Sandwich Fair can be purchased on the fair website. As in previous years, the Fair is offering promotional days. On Wednesday, Sept. 8, children 12 and under are free. On Sept. 9, fair attendees 65 and over can enter for $7 before 5 p.m. On Friday, Sept. 10, children 12 and under are free until 5 p.m., while all attendees 13 years and older can enter for $7 before 5 p.m. On the last day of the fair, all attendees can enter for $7 after 3 p.m.

Tickets are $10 for adults, $7 for children between ages 6 and 12, free for children ages 5 and under, and available at the entrance gate after parking. Parking at the fair is included in the cost of admission.

Season tickets can be purchased in advance or at the gate at $25 for adults and $10 for children between the ages of 6 and 12. Early pick up and pay for tickets can be done from 9 a.m. until 4 p.m., September 6 and 7 at the Fair’s Main office.

Source: The Daily Chronicle

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