county fair

noun

Definition of county fair

: a fair usually held annually at a set location in a county especially to exhibit local agricultural products and livestock

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Go to state and county fairs and get in touch with the local growers’ community and check out the competition. Robin Tribble, Popular Mechanics, "How to Grow a Giant Pumpkin," 24 Jan. 2019 And the students embark on their own investigation in parallel with the CDC to track down the source of a dangerous flu virus that sickened one of their friends at a county fair. Rachel Becker, The Verge, "Junior Disease Detectives is for teens — but I geeked out over it, too," 11 Aug. 2018 Tennessee mom finds hidden camera inside teddy bear child won at county fair, police say. Fox News, "FOX NEWS FIRST: DOJ official Bruce Ohr faces the dossier hot seat; Key primaries in Arizona, Florida," 28 Aug. 2018 The work, part of a $30 million capital upgrade plan for county facilities approved last year, is slated to begin a week or two after the county fair finishes up in early August, Good said. Amy Lavalley, Post-Tribune, "Porter County Expo Center upgrades expected to begin after county fair," 10 July 2018 Image Few things in life are more reliable than the county fair. New York Times, "Trade Politics Comes to the County Fair," 9 July 2018 The county fair's annual competition includes two categories -- one for oil and acrylic painters, and one for people who use watercolors, pastels and mixed media techniques. Barbara Henry, sandiegouniontribune.com, "Painting in public provides benefits, artists find," 22 June 2018 There are hundreds of pageants held every year across the country, from Miss USA and Miss America all the way down to those at local county fairs. Josephine Sedgwick, New York Times, "‘You Have to Be Girl-Power Tough’: Pageant Competitors Weigh In on Miss America," 8 June 2018 Come one, come on to Kenton County's biggest show of the year: the county fair. Melissa Reinert, Cincinnati.com, "Kenton County Fair is next week," 12 July 2018

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First Known Use of county fair

1772, in the meaning defined above

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