fair·go·er | \ˈfer-ˌgō-ər \

Definition of fairgoer 

: one who attends a fair

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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 The 11-day celebration stays true to its 113-year heritage, while each year offering fairgoers exciting new experiences, food, music, animals, exhibits, entertainment and more. The Courier-Journal, "Farm animals, food and fun," 16 Aug. 2017 Rauner briefly sat with Poe before greeting fairgoers, and both later participated in the evening's parade. Chicago Tribune Staff, chicagotribune.com, "Morning Spin: Rauner opens the Illinois State Fair, agriculture director suffers a fall," 11 Aug. 2017 For example, something fairgoers may not notice is that overhead electrical wires are gone, buried in a $6 million renovation. Bill Glauber, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, "Wisconsin State Fair's future will blend modern upgrades with nostalgic touches," 9 Aug. 2017

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1828, in the meaning defined above

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