The reasons residents love Sandwich is the why you’ll keep coming back…festivals, dining, entertainment, and small-town hospitality. Sandwich is home to the Sandwich Fair, which has been held every year since 1889, making it the oldest continuing county fair in the State of Illinois. The rural community is also known as a haven for antique hunters, with over a dozen shops offering antiques and other unique home décor and specialty items. Among our many restaurants is the Bull Moose Bar & Grille, housed in a 1893 Pullman Palace Car Company dining car, once used by President Roosevelt. For entertainment, catch a show at the historic Sandwich Opera House built in 1878 that features family-friendly live music and theatre. We look forward to seeing you in our “fair” city.