PHOTOS: Hillsboro Fest and Fair flies without balloons

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  • Hillsboro-Deering High School teacher Michelle Prentiss gets dunked on Friday evening, July 12, 2019 at the Hillsboro Fest and Fair. The dunk tank was there to raise money for a new playground at the elementary school. GEOFF FORESTER—Monitor staff

  • Nicholas Merci of Greenfield pulls out his modified tractor for the open tractor pull competition at the Hillsboro Fest and Fair on Friday evening, July 12, 2019. Merci was getting his rig weighed ahead the competition. GEOFF FORESTER—Monitor staff

  • Nicholas Merci of Greenfield pulls out his modified tractor for the open tractor pull competition at the Hillsboro Fest and Fair on Friday evening, July 12, 2019. Merci was getting his rig weighed ahead the competition. GEOFF FORESTER—Monitor staff

  • Hillsboro Fest and Fair attendees ride the Cobra on Friday evening. The fair is open through Sunday. GEOFF FORESTER photos / Monitor staff

  • Hillsboro-Deering High School teacher Michelle Prentiss gets dunked on Friday evening, July 12, 2019 at the Hillsboro Fest and Fair. The dunk tank was there to raise money for a new playground at the elementary school. GEOFF FORESTER—Monitor staff

  • Hillsboro-Deering High School teacher Michelle Prentiss celebrates not getting dunked on Friday evening, July 12, 2019 at the Hillsboro Fest and Fair. The dunk tank was there to raise money for a new playground at the elementary school. GEOFF FORESTER—Monitor staff

  • Hillsboro-Deering High School teacher Michelle Prentiss celebbrates not getting dunked on Friday evening, July 12, 2019 at the Hillsboro Fest and Fair. The dunk tank was there to raise money for a new playground at the elementary school. GEOFF FORESTER—Monitor staff

  • Hunter Chandler, 6, looks up at his father as he wasn't quite sure he liked the balloon crown he received from the The Balloon Twisters out of Amesbury, Massachusetts at the Hillsboro Fest and Fair on Friday evening, July 12, 2019. The fair runs through this evening until 8 p.m. GEOFF FORESTER—Monitor staff

  • The Hillsboro Fest and Fair did not have hot air balloons this year but it did still have the amusement rides, games and a tractor pull. The fair is open until 8 p.m. tonight. GEOFF FORESTER—Monitor staff

  • James Talbot, 14, pulls a wheelie as he starts out in the tractor pull stock competition at the Hillsboro Fest and Fair on Preston Street on Friday evening, July 12, 2019. The fair runs through this evening until 8 p.m. GEOFF FORESTER—Monitor staff

Monitor staff
Published: 7/13/2019 7:58:55 PM

Even without the signature hot air balloons, the Hillsboro Fest and Fair continued to draw crowds Friday and into the weekend. With a combination of amusement rides, games and a tractor pull, the fair continues through Sunday until 8 p.m.

Sunday’s events include a Hometown Parade from Hillsboro-Deering High School to Grimes Field, a firefighters car and truck show, and musical entertainment throughout the day.




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