The Sandwich Fair has been a favorite event in September for more than a century, bringing smiles to the faces of folks of all ages from the entire area.
But while the pandemic has forced the cancellation of this year's fair, it still will be memorialized with collectibles being sold by the Sandwich Historical Society and Sandwich Fair Association from 1 to 4 p.m. Sundays, Sept. 13 and 20, at the Stone Mill Museum parking lot, 315 E. Railroad St., Sandwich.
The Sandwich Historical Society's trailer, normally positioned by Augie Otto’s miniature steam railroad ride during the annual Sandwich Fair, will be used for the sale of posters, toothpick holders and combined hat pin/post cards in front of the museum.
The Sandwich Historical Society will sell red glass toothpick holders, trimmed and printed with gold, for $20; and 11-by-14-inch 2020 Sandwich Fair posters depicting an old carousel (with print across the bottom explaining the 2020 fair’s cancellation for a historic reason) for $4 each.
The Sandwich Fair Association will offer a combined 2020 Sandwich Fair hat pin with a new Farm Zoo Post Card for $6. The entire back of the post card will be used for both the fair’s history and details of the cancellation of the 2020 Sandwich Fair.
The public is invited to tour the Stone Mill Museum from 1 to 4 p.m. Sundays through September. Members of the Sandwich Historical Society act as hosts, directing visitors to displays of interest.
All four floors of the museum are filled with local artifacts, objects manufactured in the area, and settings found in homes and businesses many years ago. Admission is free, however donations are accepted. For more information, visit www.facebook.com/sandwichhistory.