fes·​ti·​val·​go·​er ˈfe-stə-vəl-ˌgō-ər How to pronounce festivalgoer (audio)
: one who attends a festival

Examples of festivalgoer in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web The founder and spiritual director of the Chenrezig Tibetan Buddhist Center in Philadelphia will create, with the help of festivalgoers, a sand mandala. Carolyn Hagler, Smithsonian Magazine, 29 June 2023 Instead of a Times Square ball drop, however, festivalgoers will mark the start of the new era with the lowering of a footlong joint. Hayes Gardner, Baltimore Sun, 28 June 2023 This year, headliner Kygo and Calvin Harris and additional performers Loud Luxury, Sam Feldt, and Chantel Jeffries will usher in summer for thousands of festivalgoers. Alyssa Bailey, ELLE, 23 June 2023 The expectation is that the streets of Over-the-Rhine will once again be abuzz with festivalgoers making their way back and forth among the six performance venues and the Fringe headquarters, the Know’s Underground Bar on Jackson Street. David Lyman, The Enquirer, 1 June 2023 For two weekends, the lush green field at the Empire Polo Club becomes a catwalk for festivalgoers. Vanessa Franko, Los Angeles Times, 15 Apr. 2023 In the subsequent six years, Pride festivalgoers would converge at Tempe’s Diablo Stadium. Jose R. Gonzalez, The Arizona Republic, 18 June 2023 Brian Kinnes — who compiled more than 100 videos of Ocean shared on social media by festivalgoers to create one patchwork quilt of a concert film — is speaking out after event promoter AEG threatened legal action against him. Christi Carras, Los Angeles Times, 2 May 2023 Head to Grower’s World, where festivalgoers can meet participants and judges from the National Cannabis Championship — a celebration of homegrown cannabis flowers — and learn how to improve plants, or hear budding entrepreneurs pitch new business ideas during the CannaTank competition. Adele Chapin, Washington Post, 22 Apr. 2022 See More

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Word History

First Known Use

1834, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of festivalgoer was in 1834

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“Festivalgoer.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/festivalgoer. Accessed 2 Mar. 2024.

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