HILLSBOROUGH, NJ - Majestic Midways, a traveling carnival on wheels from Pennsylvania, has begun to set up its rides and amusements on a vacant expanse alongside a Route 206 shopping center.

Located adjacent to the Hillsborough Promenade, 315 Route 206, the 12th annual Hillsborough Rotary Fair will transform the field into a classic carnival with over 20 amusement rides, games of chance, food vendors and local business displays. Thousands of people are expected tp attend each of the five nights.

Hours are 6-10 p.m. Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday, and 6-11 p.m. Friday and Saturday.

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In addition to classic thrill rides, including the Himalayan, Bumper Cars, Ring of Fire, Super Shot, Sizzler, Zipper, Carousel and Kite Flyer, a spectacular firework display by Interstate Fireworks and sponsored by Petrock’s Bar & Grille, will light up Hillsborough skies on Friday evening, Aug.16, at 10 p.m. (rain date Saturday Aug. 17).

Opening Night Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday will be pay-one-price ($30) wristband nights. All proceeds raised at the fair are returned to the community as contributions to local community service organizations.

The Fair is the Rotary Club's major fundraiser of the year' once the expenses of the fair are covered, the balance of the money spend on admissions at the fair will be returned to the community through Rotary donations to non=profits, charities, schools and other good causes. 

The Fair also provides local businesses with multiple opportunities to showcase their services and connect directly with customers through the purchase of a $300 sign displayed at the Fair throughout the week, or the purchase a $600 tented space that provides an opportunity to meet and talk with fairgoers.

“Meeting prospective customers at a highly regarded community event can do a great deal to boost a company’s image and customer base,” noted Ken Genco, the Rotary Club of Hillsborough member in charge of the business showcase. “Community members deeply appreciate those businesses that demonstrate their community support through events like this.”

For more information on the upcoming Hillsborough Rotary Fair or how to participate as a vendor, contact Ken Genco at 908-229-5045, kgenco@att.net.