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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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 Later in life, Rudolph remembered sitting on the grass across from the fairgrounds with other African American kids, watching white festivalgoers arrive in their fancy clothes. Kate Siber, Outside Online, "How Wilma Rudolph Became the World’s Fastest Woman," 8 June 2018 Huron has one high school, which Jennifer Hart attended, not far from the South Dakota state fairgrounds. OregonLive.com, "Devonte Hart's mother: tracing her life from the Midwest to her drive off the California cliff," 21 Apr. 2018 On the east side of the fairgrounds the Elburn Lions Club will offer bingo and pull-tab games inside Robinson Hall, July 20-22. Mike Danahey, Elgin Courier-News, "Kane County Fair to mark 150 years," 29 June 2018 There's also a watermelon seed-spitting contest in The Farm area of the fairgrounds. Barbara Henry, sandiegouniontribune.com, "Fair contestants seek a slice of sweetness, ribbons," 14 June 2018 Thursday's decision is the latest development in the saga over the future of the equestrian center, which occupies about 7.5 acres on the northeast corner of the fairgrounds near the intersection of Arlington Drive and Newport Boulevard. Luke Money, latimes.com, "O.C. Fair Board declares fairgrounds equestrian center ‘is not going anywhere’," 25 May 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 \

Kids Definition of fairground

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

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