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Hillsboro Summerfest: A 4-Day Family Festival

July 11 @ 8:00 am - July 14 @ 5:00 pm

2024 Hillsboro Summerfest.

Hillsboro Summerfest: A 4-Day Family Festival

Join Us for a Summer Celebration!
July 11th – 14th, 2024
Grimes Field, Hillsboro, NH

About This Event

For over 35 years, Hillsboro Summerfest has been a beloved tradition, drawing visitors from all over New England. With FREE Admission, thrilling rides from Miller Amusements, diverse food trucks, and one of the most spectacular fireworks shows around, there’s something for everyone to enjoy. We pride ourselves on providing a fun atmosphere for attendees and ensuring vendor success!

Festival Schedule

  • Thursday, July 11th
    • 6:00 PM: Festival Opens
    • 6:00 PM: Beer Tent Opens
    • 7:00-10:00 PM: UFB Trivia Night (On the Stage)
    • 9:45 PM: Beer Tent Closes
    • 10:00 PM: Festival Closes
  • Friday, July 12th
    • 5:00 PM: Festival Opens
    • 5:00 PM: Beer Tent Opens
    • 6:00 PM: Hillsboro Police K-9 Unit Show
    • 6:30 PM: Obstacle Course (Entertainment Field, Hillsboro PD, Firefighters, EMS)
    • 6:30 PM: 5K Road Race (Sponsored by Angus Lea Golf Course, pre-register online or at 5:30 PM)
    • 7:00-10:30 PM: Nick’s Other Band (On the Stage)
    • 10:45 PM: Beer Tent Closes
    • 11:00 PM: Festival Closes
  • Saturday, July 13th
    • 12:00 PM (Noon): Festival Opens
    • 4:00 PM: Beer Tent Opens
    • 5:00-6:30 PM: Women’s Skillet Toss
    • 7:00-10:30 PM: Lonesome Train (On the Stage)
    • 10:00 PM: Spectacular Fireworks Show (National Anthem by Faith Daley)
    • 10:45 PM: Beer Tent Closes
    • 11:00 PM: Carnival Closes
  • Sunday, July 14th
    • 12:00 PM (Noon): Festival Opens
    • 12:00 PM (Noon): Hometown Parade (Starts at the school, ends at Grimes Field)
    • 12:00-5:00 PM: RC Rock Crawl Competition (Entertainment Field)
    • 1:00 PM: Beer Tent Opens
    • 1:00 PM: Kids Cupcake Eating Contest (Ages 10 and under, Entertainment Tent)
    • 1:30 PM: Pie Eating Contest 18+ (Entertainment Tent)
    • 4:45 PM: Beer Tent Closes
    • 5:00 PM: Fair Closes – See you next year!

Live Entertainment

  • Nick’s Other Band (Friday, 7:00-10:30 PM): A high-energy rock ’n roll dance band covering your favorite tunes from the past forty years.
  • Lonesome Train (Saturday, 7:00-10:30 PM): An exhilarating band delivering classic hits and Southern rock.

Special Events

  • RC Rock Crawl Competition (Sunday, 12:00-5:00 PM): Test your skills on challenging obstacles and rugged landscapes. Sign up on our event Facebook page!
  • Women’s Skillet Toss (Saturday, 5:00-6:30 PM): Show off your strength and aim in this fun competition.
  • Kids Cupcake Eating Contest (Sunday, 1:00 PM): Open to children ages 10 and under.
  • Pie Eating Contest (Sunday, 1:30 PM): For participants 18 and older.

Beer & Beverage Tent
Enjoy a selection of beers and beverages including Bud, Bud Light, Founders IPA, Arnold Palmer’s Tea/Lemonade, Bud Light Seltzer, and Downeast Craft Cider. All drinks are $5 each. Must be 21 to purchase and consume alcohol. Please drink responsibly. We ID.

Additional Information

  • Free Admission!
  • Parking: $10 per carload
  • Eco-Friendly: Bring your refillable water bottles and reduce plastic waste! Free fountain water provided by The Hillsborough Solid Waste Advisory Board.
  • No Smoking
  • No Outside Alcohol
  • No Animals Allowed (except for working service dogs)

Join Us for Hillsboro Summerfest!

Mark your calendars for four days of fun, entertainment, and community spirit in Hillsboro, NH. Enjoy live music, exciting competitions, delicious food, and one of the best fireworks shows in New England. See you there!


July 11 @ 8:00 am
July 14 @ 5:00 pm
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Hillsboro Summerfest
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Grimes Field
29 Preston St
Hillsboro, NH 03244 United States
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