county fair


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

Example Sentences

Recent Examples on the Web The LIV Golf version of a fan village alongside the golf course has considerable energy, with myriad golf skill contest booths and food trucks that might evoke a county fair. Bill Pennington, New York Times, 4 Sep. 2022 At age 5, Thumper visited a county fair near the Gosneys' hometown of Temple, TX, where a beauty competition is held each year. Good Housekeeping, 3 Sep. 2022 Last month’s Meridian Ball was a playful, black-tie take on a county fair — if the fair were full of diplomats, politicians and power brokers. Roxanne Roberts, Washington Post, 2 Nov. 2022 Best Labor Day events around the state: From a rodeo in Sonoita to a county fair with carnival rides and livestock exhibitions in Flagstaff to a huge gem and fossil show in Tucson, there’s plenty to choose from. Felicia Campbell And Jill Cassidy, The Arizona Republic, 2 Sep. 2022 One was about former heavyweight champion Joe Louis, so down on his luck he was reduced to boxing a drugged bear in a dirt boxing ring at some county fair. John Kass,, 19 Dec. 2020 In a later scene, still not quite a couple yet, Lee and Maren go to a county fair. Sasha Frere-jones, Harper’s Magazine , 4 Nov. 2022 The Washington County Fair was founded in 1857 and is the largest and most established county fair in Arkansas, according to the Washington County Fair Association. Jon Haworth, ABC News, 27 Aug. 2022 The Waukesha County Fair, which bills itself as the oldest county fair in the state, starts July 20 and continues through July 24 at the Waukesha County Expo Center grounds, 1000 Northview Road. Chris Foran, Journal Sentinel, 20 July 2022 See More

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Word History

First Known Use

1772, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of county fair was in 1772

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Cite this Entry

“County fair.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 25 Mar. 2023.

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