fairgoer

noun
fair·​go·​er | \ ˈfer-ˌgō-ər How to pronounce fairgoer (audio) \

Definition of fairgoer

: one who attends a fair

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But with nearly 200 concession stands, this year’s vendors are urging fairgoers to make room for dessert. Talia Kirkland, Fox News, "Iowa State Fair's strangest food this year could be cookie dough spaghetti," 15 Aug. 2018 Some fairgoers were covered in jewelry and others carried sun umbrellas. Brooke Bobb, Vogue, "This Is What Street Style Looks Like in the Heart of Santa Fe, New Mexico," 19 July 2018 The State Fair kicks off Friday at Cal Expo with the best of California, and the variety of food, music, rides, exhibits and offerings should more than excite die-hard fairgoers and newcomers alike. Julia Sclafani And Jordan Cutler-tietjen, sacbee, "All the new State Fair offerings: wine tastings, silent discos, coasters and acai bowls," 12 July 2018 If fairgoers are wary about another scorcher, there are plenty of spots to escape the heat and sun at this year’s fair. Julia Sclafani And Jordan Cutler-tietjen, sacbee, "All the new State Fair offerings: wine tastings, silent discos, coasters and acai bowls," 12 July 2018 But fairgoers clearly don’t care what Wood or any cranky New York critics think: Wolfe’s Sunday event at Miami Dade College sold out quickly (there will be a standby line for anyone who shows up without tickets). Connie Ogle, miamiherald, "Tom Wolfe tells us just how crazy we are | Miami Herald," 10 Nov. 2012 Annual attendance at the State Fair has exceeded 1 million fairgoers since 2013, according to auditors. Don Behm, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, "Wisconsin audit critical of State Fair Park management of contracts," 5 Jan. 2018 Built in Italy, the 212-foot Texas Star has been delighting fairgoers with its breathtaking views of Dallas-Fort Worth for over three decades. Courtney Ortega, star-telegram, "First time at the State Fair of Texas? Here’s what you need know," 26 Sep. 2017 Fairgoers often swelter in the heat and humidity, but the Butter Cow looks out of a glass enclosure kept at a chilly 40 degrees (4.4 Celsius). Washington Post, "The Iowa State Fair is opening. Time to visit the Butter Cow," 16 Aug. 2017

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1828, in the meaning defined above

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