The 2018 Hillsborough Rotary Fair opens for its third day Thursday, Aug. 16 at 6 p.m.

The Fair is the premier fundraiser for the Rotary Club of Hillsborough, and enables the Club to make financial contributions to a wide variety of community organizations and causes throughout the year.

Some 15,000 guests are expected to attend the Fair over its six-day run.  The Rotary Fair is located at the Hillsborough Promenade (adjacent to the Lowes parking lot) off Route 206.

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Thursday and Saturday are Wristband Nights when guests can pay one price ($30) and ride free all night. The Fair boasts over 21 thrill rides, games, food, a DJ, a local business showcase, and, on Friday evening, a spectacular fireworks display sponsored by Petrock's Bar and Grill.

- Tapinto Hillsborough photos by Rod Hirsch