Sandwich Fair festivities begin

After a one-year hiatus because of the pandemic, the 133rd annual Sandwich Fair is set to return to the Sandwich Fairgrounds on Wednesday, Sept. 8, continuing through Sunday, Sept. 12.

Expected highlights for this year’s fair include harness racing on Wednesday, an NTPA truck pull on Thursday, Chris Janson in concert Friday, more NTPA tractor pulls Saturday, and a demolition derby Sunday.

Chris Janson, a popular country music singer and songwriter, is set to appear on the fair’s main stage at 8 p.m. Friday. Janson has scored numerous hits over the past decade, including “Buy Me a Boat,” “Fix a Drink,” “Drunk Girl,” “Good Vibes” and “Done.”

For information on tickets for the Janson concert, truck and tractor pulls and demolition derby, visit:

Everyday attractions will include the fair’s carnival midway, live music, livestock judging, farm zoo, exhibits and competitions, and antique farm equipment.

General admission tickets are available at the entrance gate after parking. Parking is included with admission. Ticket prices are $10 for adults, $7 for children ages 6 to 12, and free for ages 5 and younger.

The fair also offers discounted tickets on promotional days:

• Wednesday, Sept. 8: Children 12 and younger admitted free

• Senior Day on Thursday, Sept. 9: Fairgoers age 65 and older get in for $7 before 5 p.m.

• Bargain Day on Friday, Sept. 10: Children 12 and younger admitted free until 5 p.m. Everyone 13 and older admitted for $7 before 5 p.m.

• Sunday, Sept. 12: Everyone admitted for $7 after 3 p.m.

The fairgrounds will open daily at 8 a.m., and buildings will open at 9 a.m.