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

Definition of fairgoer

: one who attends a fair

Examples of fairgoer in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web The State Fair of Texas has cultivated a competitive event that entices fairgoers from all around the world to come to the Lone Star State and try a spate of strange dishes. Sarah Blaskovich, Dallas News, "Check out the State Fair of Texas' 10 celebrity foods in the 2019 Big Tex Choice Awards," 14 Aug. 2019 Below are the new brews and beverages fairgoers will find during the Great Minnesota Get-Together, which runs from Aug. 22 to Sept. 2. Nancy Ngo, Twin Cities, "Minnesota State Fair announces new beers, drinks for this year," 29 July 2019 Final attendance numbers will be released in an auditor’s report later this year, but estimates peg the number of fairgoers at about 509,000. Jamie Munks, chicagotribune.com, "Illinois State Fair sets revenue record with Snoop Dogg, Reba McEntire major draws," 19 Sep. 2019 Amid the hustle and bustle of farm animals and fairgoers, time slows down at the Cook Inlet Bonsai Study Group display, where Tim Pack, a club member, trimmed a Nanking flowering cherry tree Sunday. Samantha Davenport, Anchorage Daily News, "Daredevils, funnel cake, bonsai: Scenes from the Alaska State Fair," 29 Aug. 2019 The Italian Stallion also was named fairgoers' favorite at the Sporkies. Chris Foran, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, "And the winner at the Wisconsin State Fair's 2019 Sporkies competition is ...," 7 Aug. 2019 For the seventh year in a row, the Wisconsin State Fair welcomed over a million creampuff-craving, Giant Slide-loving, cattle-admiring fairgoers. Elliot Hughes, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, "The Wisconsin State Fair sets an average daily attendance record in 2019," 13 Aug. 2019 Speaking of phones, for those who are attached to theirs, the fair has added selfie spots throughout, where photogenic fairgoers can stop and snap a pic and post those grinning faces to social media for a chance to win a prize. Daniel Wilson, sacbee, "What’s new at the California State Fair? Here’s everything you need to know," 13 July 2018 With three days left to be counted, the Fair needs a little over 616,000 fairgoers to surpass last year’s numbers. Deanna Weniger, Twin Cities, "Minnesota State Fair breaks another attendance record," 31 Aug. 2019

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First Known Use of fairgoer

1828, in the meaning defined above

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20 May 2020

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“Fairgoer.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/fairgoer. Accessed 11 Jul. 2020.

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