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county fair

noun
1.
a competitive exhibition of farm products, livestock, etc., often held annually in the same place in the county.
Origin of county fair
1835-1845
1835-45
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  • But lots and lots and lots of people come to the county fair from all over, don't they?

    Pee-wee Harris Percy Keese Fitzhugh
  • “It looks like a county fair exhibit, Dunne,” said a city-bred chap.

    David Dunne Belle Kanaris Maniates
  • He could see that Cyrus Babcock's bull wouldn't furnish much competition for his Napoleon at the county fair that year.

    Plowing On Sunday Sterling North
  • A round-up always had more than a little of the character of a county fair.

  • He was so much impressed with it that he had a play written around it called "The county fair."

    Charles Frohman: Manager and Man Isaac Frederick Marcosson and Daniel Frohman
  • To accomplish this laudable purpose an annual county fair was to be held.

    History of Linn County Iowa Luther A. Brewer
  • They will tell you that these events at the county fair tend to improve the breed of horses.

    Back Home Eugene Wood
  • It was nine o'clock in the evening of the last day of the county fair.

    Back Home Irvin S. Cobb

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