Sandwich Fair Day one collage 090821.jpg photos by Mark Harrington.

They came from near and far. They were of all ages. 

Go anywhere on the oak-hickory tree shaded Sandwich Fairgrounds on Wednesday, and people attending the 133rd Sandwich Fair have this response.

From Illinois places like McNabb, Rock Falls, Morrison,Oswego or Manitowoc, Wisconsin, they arrived for day one of the Sandwich Fair.. 

They even came from Newall, Oklahoma like Joan Cortwright, who grew up with brother Gerald in Sandwich. 

As always for 133 years, the Sandwich Fair is a family reunion, a homecoming. 

Upon entering the gate, there were these identical twin girls that told about their Sandwich Fair dreams.

Using sign language, their little brother wanted to see the pigs.

Now for another kid, Ethan came from Yorkville with one dream.

Perfect weather, plenty of food, and enough to see and do at fair to last hours.  That is what dreams are made of this week. 

Now the Banjo Buddies are singing under blue skies on the fairgrounds, a song that reminds people about the Sandwich Fair.

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