The 137th Bolton Fair is back Aug. 9-11, with plenty of old-fashioned fun for the whole family, and a Midway Preview on August 8.

The annual celebration of heritage, culture and community features live entertainment, friendly competition and educational experiences. A demolition derby, Magic & Hypnosis Show, lumberjack show, chainsaw carving, tractor pulls, a petting zoo, pony rides, craft village, and more await fair-goers over the weekend. 

Children will enjoy the Kid's Country, where they can take in kids entertainment, participate in "veggie races" and get up close to animals from New England Reptile & Raptors. Adults can enjoy drinks at a Beer & Wine Garden. 

The Bolton Fair is located at the Fairgrounds, Route 117, near Bolton Flats, on Friday, Aug. 9, noon to 9 p.m. (midway open until 10 p.m.); Saturday, Aug. 10, 9 a.m. to 9 p.m. (midway open noon to 10 p.m.); and Sunday, Aug. 11, 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. (midway open noon to 9 p.m.)

On Thursday, Aug. 8, there is a midway preview only from 5 to 10 p.m., with free admission to the midway.

No pets are allowed on the fairgrounds.

Admission Friday, Saturday and Sunday is $10 for adults, $6 for seniors and $5 for children 5 to 12 and military personnel. Children 4 and younger are free. There is a multi-day pass for $15 for adults, $9 for children 5 to 12.

Parking is free.