fes·​ti·​val·​go·​er | \ˈfe-stə-vəl-ˌgō-ər \

Definition of festivalgoer 

: one who attends a festival

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New York City’s Panorama music festival got off to a bit of a rough start—the second half of performances on the first day were cancelled due to thunderstorms, and eager festivalgoers had to evacuate Randall’s Island in the pouring rain. Rachel Hahn, Vogue, "SZA’s Panorama Festival Look Proves that Florals Don’t Have to Be Demure," 30 July 2018 Each day started with just a few early birds hanging by the pool but ended with about 200 festivalgoers dancing in the dark in the wee hours of the morning. Leah Prinzivalli, SELF, "This Is What Actually Goes Down at a Fitness Festival," 27 Oct. 2018 The artist was one of the headlining acts at the Route 91 Festival in Las Vegas when a crazed gunman opened fire at the crowd of festivalgoers while Church's fellow country star Jason Aldean was performing in October 2017. Fox News, "Eric Church fans react to NRA Vegas shooting comment," 27 July 2018 The 10-foot pie is prepared by volunteers beginning the Thursday before the big day, is baked for 12 hours and then served to festivalgoers. Olivia Putnal, Woman's Day, "10 Larger-Than-Life Thanksgiving Staples," 16 Nov. 2010 But organizers strongly urge festivalgoers to leave their dogs and other pets home, s'il vous plaît. Jim Higgins, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, "Bastille Days is back Thursday, but the geography's shifted due to streetcar testing," 10 July 2018 Farm Aid will be posting updates on Twitter, Facebook and Instagram, and festivalgoers are encouraged to use the hashtags #FarmAid2018 and #Road2FarmAid to post festival discussions on social media. Thom Duffy, Billboard, "Chris Stapleton Will Join Willie Nelson's 33rd Annual Farm Aid Concert in Hartford," 25 June 2018 In those days, Chase said festivalgoers wore masks to avoid having their identities revealed. Michael Katz, idahostatesman, "At Boise's first Pridefest, people had to hide behind masks. Now thousands celebrate.," 16 June 2018 A week after Sonic unleashed pickle juice slushies on customers nationwide, some lucky festivalgoers in Canada are cooling off with a sip of Hot Dog Water. Emily Wang, Teen Vogue, "Someone Sold Hot Dog Water for $28 at a Festival," 22 June 2018

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1884, in the meaning defined above

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