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Ninth Annual Hillsborough Rotary Fair Opens Tuesday, Aug. 16th


HILLSBOROUGH, NJ - The Hillsborough Rotary Club will hold its ninth annual Hillsborough Rotary Fair beginning Tuesday, Aug. 16th through Sunday, Aug, 21st, at the township field adjacent to the Lowes Hillsborough Promenade on Route 206.

The six-day carnival attracts approximately 15,000 people each year, and is one of the township’s largest and most popular annual community events. Fair proceeds go directly to support a variety of Hillsborough community organizations and projects.

“We look forward to the annual Rotary Fair all year,” said Abed Medawar, Rotary Club president. “It is our most important fundraiser of the year, and has become a Hillsborough community tradition.”

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The fair will feature 21 amusement rides by Majestic Midway Amusements, games by Paladin Amusements, a DJ, a wide selection of food, various displays by area vendors and a petting zoo.

Featured rides include the Himalayan, Bumper Cars, Ring of Fire, Super Shot, Sizzler, Zipper, Carousel, Kite Flyer and others.

This year, Tuesday, Thursday and Sunday will be pay-one-price ($30) wristband nights. The Fair will also include nightly entertainment and special demonstrations. 

A fireworks display by Interstate Fireworks will again light up the sky over Hillsborough on Friday evening, Aug.19th, at approximately 9:30 pm. Rain date is Aug. 20th.

For more information or how to participate as a vendor, please contact Ken Genco at 908 229-5054


The Hillsborough NJ Rotary Club has over 40 active members from Hillsborough and surrounding communities.   Members include business and professional leaders who provide humanitarian service, encourage high ethical standards in all vocations, and help build goodwill and peace in the world.

The Hillsborough Rotary serves the Hillsborough community.  All funds raised at the Rotary Fair and other Rotary events throughout the year are donated back to community projects. The Hillsborough Rotary Club meets every Wednesday at 6 pm at The Landing Restaurant at 311 Amwell Road in Hillsborough.

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