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Sandwich Fair returns this weekend



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The rides will be back on the midway this weekend when the Sandwich Fair returns. (File Photo) (click for larger version)
October 07, 2021
SANDWICH After a yearlong hiatus because of the pandemic, the Sandwich Fair will return this weekend with a long holiday weekend filled with fun.

The Sandwich Fair will run for its 111th year this Saturday through Monday with a Midway Preview on Friday night,

Last year's fair was canceled for the second time in its history due to the pandemic. Now the fair is back on schedule with fairgoers advised to adhere to state and local guidelines.

Fairgoers can enjoy the midway a little earlier with the midway preview on Friday night from 4-8 p.m. Admission on Friday is free and people can ride all the rides for $25.

The gates will officially open at 8 a.m. on Saturday, Oct. 9. Each day the midway, farmers' market, craft building, and concessions will be open at 8 a.m. and exhibit halls will open at 9 a.m. Animal competitions, demonstrations and entertainment on the fairgrounds stage will run throughout the day until 4 p.m.

Saturday is Children's Day.

The antique auto show will take place Saturday at 9 a.m. next to the fire station and the Antique Auto Parade will get underway at 1 p.m. The parade starts by the fair office, enters the fairgrounds through Gate B, goes through the fairgrounds, and exits at Gate C. It then goes down Squam Lake Road, loops back around Route 109, and returns to its starting point.

The midway will have a special on Saturday where people can pay one prize for the rides until 2 p.m.

On Sunday, "Family Day," the Grand Street Parade will take place starting at 1 p.m. The parade will line up on Route 113, go down Church Street, Turn onto Route 109, enter the fairgrounds from Gate B and loop around the grounds to Gate C. It will then exit onto Squam Lake Road and continue down Church Street before ending at the parking lot on Route 113.

Monday is "Senior Citizen/4-H/Military Day." Veterans and active military personnel can get in for free with a valid ID and seniors can get in for $6. The Gentlemen's Keg Toss and the Women's Skillet Toss will take place on Monday. Registration for both starts at 9 a.m., the Skillet Toss will be at 11 a.m. and the Keg Toss will be at noon.

Fairgoers will have the chance to bid on some of the entries in the baking competition with the annual Baked Goods Auction at 3:30 p.m.

The fair officially closes for the year at 5 p.m.

Next year's fair is scheduled for Oct. 8-10, 2022.

Martin Lord & Osman
Salmon Press
Garnett HIll
Varney Smith
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