The annual Sandwich Fair is one of New Hampshire’s most exquisite rural shows. This year the fair will be held October 9 – 12, with competitions for horse pulls, farm animal shows, children’s tractor races, carnival rides, local New Hampshire food sampling, 4H exhibits, photography, crafts, and more. Located right in the heart of the Town of Sandwich, it is three days of fun and excitement for the entire family!
As with many of New England’s fairs, the Sandwich Fair started out as an agricultural event that became an annual market day for local farmers to trade and sell their cattle. In 1886, area farmers exhibited 184 yoke of oxen at the fair. Those farmers would be proud to know the fair is still going strong after 122 years.
The Sandwich Fair remains at the top of my list as one of my favorite fall activities. It has everything from livestock exhibits to tractor pulling and carnival rides. I have to be honest though – what draws me every year is the fabulous fair food: spicy Italian sausage, fried dough, cotton candy… the list goes on. My mouth is watering just writing about it. There is nothing like an old fashioned New England fair!
The Sandwich Fair is truly one of the Lakes Regions greatest events. Nestled in the quintessential New England town of Sandwich and held during one of the most colorful times of year, this event simply must be on your calendar. During the course of the Fair’s four days starting Friday October 9, there will be a never-ending schedule of live music and fun activities for the whole family to enjoy. If you can’t make it all four days, Sunday might be the best pick with the annual running of the Sandwich Fair Parade at 1:00. But don’t let me decide. Check out all the great things going on at this year’s fair at www.thesandwichfair.com.