Sandwich Fair returns with harness racing, rides, live music and much more

After being canceled last year due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the Sandwich Fair reopened Wednesday, Sept. 8, bringing with it harness racing, midway games and rides, farm zoo, live music and much more.

The fair will continue at the fairgrounds in Sandwich through Sunday, Sept. 12.

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 Chris Janson concert, truck and tractor pulls and demolition derby, visit:

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

“We realize that fairgoers were disappointed to miss out on favorite activities and foods (last year), but we recognize that many families were seriously affected by the pandemic,” a letter released by Sandwich Fair Association President Larry Dannewitz read. “While there will be some noticeable changes, we hope this year’s fair provides everyone with an abundance of fun and enjoyment.”

COVID-19 precautions include handwashing stations and hand sanitizer stations spread across the fairgrounds. Masks are optional at the fair, and additional steps have been taken including providing attendants in restrooms to clean high-touch areas and opening building doors for indoor locations, providing steady air flow.