There will be some exciting new events on Monday, October 12, at The Sandwich Fair this year. The 1st Annual Pickup Truck Pull will run all day in the tractor pull area. Registration beings at 9:00 am and the pull starts at 10 am; this event is sponsored by Maple Ridge Septic.
After several years of women competing in Women’s Skillet Toss, the men have stepped up and have started their own event called Gentlemen’s Keg Toss. This event will take place directly after the ever popular Women’s Skillet Toss and should be every bit as enjoyable; this event is sponsored by Galaxy Gym. The 1st Annual Lego Competition will be held in Smith Hall this year.
Each day at the Sandwich Fair there will be something new and different. Live animal demonstrations and shows take place all three days of the Fair. Enjoy continuous entertainment on the stage all three days which you can comfortably watch from a brand new set of bleachers installed this summer. There is a wide variety of music and acts being performed. A magician, jesters, and sword swallowers are just a few to mention. Many great musical groups will entertain as well. The Peach Eaters, who are an Allman Brother Tribute Band, are back for a second year on Saturday. Sunday The Bel Airs and The Don Campbell Bank will take center stage. Annie and the Orphans will rock the stage Monday. As always the Fair is fortunate to have Art Harriman back as Master of Ceremonies on the stage through the Fair. Eyes on Owls will be doing two live demonstrations on Monday.
Here are some events you won’t want to miss: Woodmen’s Day – FFA Sunday; 4H Day on Monday – All types of 4H exhibits including 4H Dog Show; Animals Shows daily; Grand Street Parade 1:00 PM Sunday (Get to town early; many great bands and floats have entered this year); Antique Auto Show and Parade (Saturday 9 am to 1 pm – parade starts at one); Horsing Around show will perform 4 shows on Saturday; Baked Good Auction 3:45 on Monday; Military Appreciation Day Monday – all military with proper ID get in free; Fiber Art Tent – all three days; Crafts building and Farmers’ Market; Traveling Barn Yard; All the food you could want; rides and games galore; Kid's Scavenger Hunt; Building Exhibits – etc.
The Fair is encouraging everyone to pick up a fair premium book or go online to learn more about all the contests you can enter. You still have time take some photos, paint a picture, harvest some vegetables, start working on recipes, put up some preserves, finish or start and finish a crafting project …. so that you can exhibit and possible win a ribbon and/or prize at the Fair. Office hours are Tuesday and Thursday 9am - 2:30 pm (and sometimes other days as well). The 2015 Sandwich Fair will be Columbus Day Weekend, October 10, 11, 12.Information and forms for the Sandwich Fair can be found on line at www.thesandwichfair.com. Exhibitor Handbooks, brochures and posters are available in the fair office. 284-7062