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

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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,, "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,, "Kenton County Fair is next week," 12 July 2018 On the recommendation of local officials, Fore, the vice president of public affairs, represented the company at the county fair in Bowling Green, Ohio, in August 2016, buying the grand champion lamb and goat. Katherine Blunt, San Antonio Express-News, "Building pipeline support, one chicken, lamb and goat at a time," 5 July 2018 In July alone there are three separate music festivals featuring blues, jazz and classical, then a county fair in August, and, in September, the premier event of the year, the Wooden Boats, with some 300 vessels to spark visitors' interest. Jefferson Graham, USA TODAY, "Port Townsend, Washington: Victorian paradise in the Pacific Northwest," 12 July 2018 The event features classic county fair events including demolition derbies, a horse show, 4-H livestock shows and beauty pageants. Melissa Reinert,, "Kenton County Fair is next week," 12 July 2018 Still, some at this county fair were more pointedly critical of the administration’s trade fight. New York Times, "Trade Politics Comes to the County Fair," 9 July 2018 McCloskey said his father, a welder, restored his first tractor for a company that asked him to so that it could be put on display at the county fair. Mitchell Kirk, Post-Tribune, "Cass County man collects tractors from around the world," 6 July 2018

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1772, in the meaning defined above

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