The Hillsborough Rotary Fair, a Hillsborough family-friendly tradition since 2007, is introducing a brand-new feature this year – an interactive digital map . https://qrco.de/bd7dh1  Developed and donated by Pinnacle Health and Fitness in Hillsborough specifically for use at the Fair, the interactive map will enable Fair attendees to load the app onto their smart phones by scanning a QR code (attached) that will be posted around the fairgrounds.
 
“The digital map not only allows guests to find the exact location of every ride, game, food vendor and Business Expoo participant at the Fair, bur also provides helpful information and promotional offers from Fair vendors and Business Expo participants,” commented Ashley Rose, president, Rotary Club of Hillsborough. “Pinnacle will be adding new information to the app right up to the start of the Fair.”
 
The Hillsborough Rotary Fair will open for five days beginning Tuesday, August 16.   Fair hours are 6 – 10 PM on Tuesday through Thursday, and 6 – 11 PM on Friday and Saturday.
 
In addition to the Fair’s classic thrill rides, food vendors, games of chance and an exposition of local businesses, a spectacular firework display by Interstate Fireworks and sponsored by Petrock’s Bar & Grille and Petrock’s Liquors, will light up Hillsborough skies on Friday evening, August 19, at approximately 10 PM (rain date of Saturday August 21, 10 PM).  
 
Cashless Ride Payment System
 
The Hillsborough Rotary Fair will once again feature a cashless payment system for all Fair rides.  Patrons can purchase a special wristband at the centrally located kiosk station.  The wrist bands are then used in place of tickets to gain entry to the rides.  The cost of each ride will be automatically deducted from the amount of money on the wristband. A $35, all-night-long ride access purchase option is available every night, or patrons may choose a different dollar amount appropriate for only select rides. Additionally, a nearby “Help Tent” will offer a cash payment option for rides. The food and game vendors will continue to accept only cash. 
 
As in years past, there will be a Giant 50/50 Raffle that has resulted in a multi-thousand-dollar payout to a single winner.  The winning ticket will be selected Saturday evening, August 20, at the Fair.  The winner need not be present at the time of the drawing.  Tickets will be available for purchase throughout the Fair dates for $5 each.  As always, all proceeds raised at the Fair are used to fund a wide variety of contributions and service projects benefitting the local community.
 
Local Business Exposition  
 
The Fair also offers local businesses and organizations 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 of a $600 tented space that provides an opportunity to meet and talk with attendees.
 
“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, please contact Ken Genco at 908-229-5045, kgenco@att.net, or Abed Medawar, (908) 256-5349, mobileabed@gmail.com.  
 
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