Join Us for the Annual Sandwich Fair on Columbus Day Weekend in Sandwich, NH!
Sandwich, NH – We are thrilled to invite you to the highly anticipated Sandwich Fair, an annual event that takes place on Columbus Day weekend. Mark your calendars for October 7th, 8th, and 9th, with a sneak preview of the midway on Friday night. This event spans 3 ½ days and promises something for everyone. Admission is just $12 per day, and children under 12 get in for free! Gates open at 8 am, and the exhibit halls welcome visitors at 9:00 am. You'll be treated to breathtaking fall foliage during your visit to our agriculturally based fair, which proudly features a wide variety of animals and animal competitions throughout the fair, including many exciting 4-H animal contests.
New this year, on Monday, we have a thrilling compact equipment skills competition with skid steer and excavator operators vying for top honors. Join us on October 9th from 1 pm to 4 pm, following the exciting truck pull.
For the second year in a row, Friday night brings you the Corn Hole Tournament, sponsored by Humble Grunt Work, kicking off at 5:00 pm. All proceeds from this fun event will benefit the Humble House Fund. For details or registration, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org. Don't forget to stop by the Sandwich Fair merchandise booth, conveniently located by the flagpole, to explore our collection of t-shirts and hats.
The Sandwich Fair offers a diverse range of activities suitable for all ages, including animal competitions, antique tractor pulls, a traditional farmers market, thrilling helicopter rides (weather permitting), a bustling midway, and numerous buildings filled with crafts, flowers, vegetables, photos, baked goods, and more. Our stage shows featuring music and variety acts are scheduled throughout the day and are included in your general admission ticket. And let's not forget our delectable food vendors; come hungry, as there's something to satisfy every palate.
Kick off the weekend on Friday night with our midway ride preview, where you can enjoy unlimited rides for just $25 from 4 pm to 9 pm. Please note that all our exhibit halls will be closed until Saturday morning.
Saturday brings our highly anticipated antique auto show, starting at 8:00 am and culminating in a grand parade at 1:00 pm. Additionally, you can look forward to numerous animal exhibits and competitions, including the Farmer’s Hitch, along with captivating performances on the stage by Dusty Gray Band, Bryson Lang the juggler, Magic by George, and The Crunchy Western Boys. Granite State Disc Dog will also be here with four thrilling shows on Saturday. Take advantage of the special pay-one-price ride offer from 9 am to 2 pm for just $25.00!
Sunday is highlighted by our spectacular Grand Street Parade, commencing at 1:00 pm. This year's parade theme is "Sandwich Fair Family Traditions." We've introduced a new category for the parade, a Tribute Float for an individual or group, and a new award sponsored by The Elliott Family for the best livestock presentation. The day will be packed with events, including the FFA Woodmen’s Field Day competition, horse pulling, Gymkhana, and various animal competitions. Stage entertainment for the day includes The Henri LaLiberte Trio, Roderick Russell the mentalist and sword swallower, and Brandi, a dynamic six-piece band.
Saturday and Sunday mornings feature the Children’s Tractor Pull, followed by the engaging "Hoop Girl" in the afternoon, performing an interactive Hula Hoop show.
Monday boasts an action-packed schedule with the Women’s Skillet Toss, the Gentlemen’s Keg Toss, Oxen Pulling, and a Truck Pull, as well as the brand-new Mini Excavator competition. Don't miss our baked goods auction at 3:30 pm, where all proceeds will be donated to a local food pantry. Monday is also dedicated to 4-H Day, featuring a variety of animal competitions throughout the day to showcase the hard work and dedication of these talented young individuals. It's also a day to honor our military service members, with free admission for active duty and retired personnel with proper ID. Seniors aged 60 and above can take advantage of reduced admission prices.
Entertainment for the day will include Professor Paddy Whack and Joe Howard the Magician, The Red Hat Band, and Annie and The Orphans Tribute Band.
For entry forms and a comprehensive list of activities and events for each day, please visit our website at Thesandwichfair.com.
We look forward to welcoming you to the Sandwich Fair, where we promise a memorable experience for the whole family. See you at the Faya!