fair·​ground | \ˈfer-ˌgrau̇nd \

Definition of fairground 

: an area where outdoor fairs, circuses, or exhibitions are held often used in plural with singular construction what a spot for a fairgrounds— W. L. Gresham

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Of all the structures that had filled the neighborhood’s streets, 1,349 were razed to make way for the 92.6-acre fairgrounds. Paula Allen, San Antonio Express-News, "Small world southeast of downtown San Antonio fell to progress," 16 June 2018 July 4 festivities kick off with a parade up Second Street Pike to the fairgrounds (1255 Second St. Pike, Southampton) and festivities will resume again at 6 p.m. July 4 admission is $3 and includes access to the fair, fireworks, and two concerts. Claire Wolters, Philly.com, "Fireworks on July Fourth: Where to watch them in and near Philadelphia," 27 June 2018 Relocating to the fairgrounds could be a good compromise, Rubinoff said. Lizzie Johnson, San Francisco Chronicle, "Displaced seniors’ homes survived Wine Country fires — but residents can’t move back," 15 May 2018 Fire departments from neighboring communities also responded, as well as local police who directed traffic on the main streets surrounding the fairgrounds, Gregory said. Jackson Cote, BostonGlobe.com, "Fire damages buildings at Fryeburg Fairgrounds in Maine," 11 July 2018 Now, the fairgrounds are being sold, with the City of Detroit buying a large section and Magic Johnson’s development company also taking a piece. Jason Daley, Smithsonian, "Ulysses S. Grant’s 1849 Home in Detroit May Be Restored," 18 Apr. 2018 NeverAgainCA has targeted show patriarch Bob Templeton and his son, Jeff, saying that the pair have gun violations on their criminal records and thus their event should be barred from the fairgrounds. Paul Sisson, sandiegouniontribune.com, "Crossroads gun show returns to Del Mar, so do protesters," 15 July 2018 The proposition permits events where marijuana is consumed and sold to only take place at roughly 80 state and municipally owned fairgrounds or agricultural association properties scattered throughout California. Taylor Mims, Billboard, "Chalice Festival Sues Bureau of Cannabis Control as Weed-Centric Events Battle With Legalization," 13 July 2018 Before the bands perform, the Ravens Countdown to Kickoff TV Special will air live from the fairgrounds from 7:30 p.m. to 8 p.m. on WBAL-TV. baltimoresun.com, "Digest (July 9): Bel Air's Fry among four-way tie atop leaderboard at Maryland State Open," 10 July 2018

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1741, in the meaning defined above

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English Language Learners Definition of fairground

: an outdoor area where fairs, circuses, and exhibitions are held


fair·​ground | \ˈfer-ˌgrau̇nd \

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: an area set aside for fairs, circuses, or exhibitions

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