Sandwich Fair Association Board President Larry Dannewitz has confirmed the 2020 Sandwich Fair is canceled. The Board of Directors of the Sandwich Fair Association voted unanimously this week to cancel the fair, which had been scheduled for September 9-13. Due to COVID-19 concerns and based on information from the DeKalb County Health Department, the Illinois Department of Public Health, and guidelines from Illinois Governor JB Pritzker, Dannewitz says this will be first time the Sandwich Fair has not been held since it began in 1888.
Thousands of people attend the Sandwich Fair during the annual five-day run. Dannewitz said the board idn't think the Governor's Phase 5 plan would work on time for this year's event. The 133rd Sandwich Fair, now to take place next year, is scheduled for September 8-12, 2021.