county fair


Definition of county fair

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

Examples of county fair in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Pronto Pups Get your Pronto Pups from a county fair regular who has been parking her stand in front of her Faribault home all summer. Sharyn Jackson, Star Tribune, "Find these 10 Minnesota State Fair foods from vendors around the Twin Cities," 1 Sep. 2020 Each county fair in Ohio is run by an agricultural society, according to state law. Scott Wartman, The Enquirer, "Task force: Hamilton County Fair has a 'two-to-three-year horizon'," 26 Aug. 2020 For trials at the Redwood City courthouse — and perhaps later for South San Francisco courthouse trials — jury selection will move to a large building at the San Mateo Event Center, site of the county fair. Chronicle Staff,, "Coronavirus news from the Bay Area: August 11-12," 17 Aug. 2020 The county fair was canceled due to coronavirus concerns on May 29. David Petkiewicz, cleveland, "Cuyahoga County Fair Food Drive Thru (photos)," 15 Aug. 2020 As the last host city to rely mainly on private funding, Atlanta faced griping that its commercial backers made the event look more like a tacky county fair than the Summer Olympics. Paul Newberry, Star Tribune, "A flame, a look, one of the Olympics' most powerful moments," 13 Aug. 2020 To gain a better sense of these historical orchards, Brandt and fellow volunteer David Benscoter sift through old newspaper clippings, nursery sales and county fair records. Alex Fox, Smithsonian Magazine, "Ten Apple Varieties Once Thought Extinct Rediscovered in Pacific Northwest," 17 Apr. 2020 County Stadium always seemed like, well, a trip to the county fair. Gabe Lacques, USA TODAY, "Opinion: The baseball stadiums one writer regrets he never got to see a game at," 19 June 2020 With a design reminiscent of an old-fashioned soda fountain of a county fair, everyone will want to join in on the fun. Southern Living Editors, Southern Living, "Amazon's Best-Selling Snow Cone Machine is a Real Summer Treat," 18 June 2020

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First Known Use of county fair

1772, in the meaning defined above

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10 Oct 2020

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“County fair.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 23 Nov. 2020.

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