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

Definition of fairgoer

: one who attends a fair

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For decades, hungry fairgoers found sustenance inside dining halls operated by churches. Time, "The Strange Allure of State Fair Food," 11 July 2019 Fair officials say they were notified about the theft by a fairgoer. Will Houston, The Mercury News, "Marin County Fair thief steals child’s rabbit," 6 July 2019 For $3, a fairgoer could feed sugar water to orange butterflies with a cotton swab and then watch butterfly wrangler John Dailey release new butterflies to replenish the stock. Steve Rubenstein, SFChronicle.com, "Horse-racing diehards at Pleasanton track concede sport needs to be made safe in wake of new law," 27 June 2019 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

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First Known Use of fairgoer

1828, in the meaning defined above

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