Definition of fairground in English:



  • An outdoor area where a fair is held.

    as modifier ‘fairground attractions’
    • ‘Until the end of the nineteenth century the majority of darts thrown in inns and taverns in this country and utilised in fairgrounds were imported from France.’
    • ‘Other family attractions include a fairground, vintage car display, trade stands and helicopter rides.’
    • ‘Rayna, who runs the fairground snack bar, blamed the rain at first.’
    • ‘His job was to make up a story, as dramatic as possible, to accompany films (without sub-titles) shown at fairgrounds in the area.’
    • ‘But it was really the 1920s and 30s that amusement machines really took hold and machines like the one illustrating this article were commonplace in fairgrounds and amusement arcades all over the country.’
    • ‘Mr Breeze said he hoped to find an alternative site for the fairground in the local area.’
    • ‘This year will see the usual attractions of the fairground, dancers and parade.’
    • ‘In 1959, two grammar school boys take different paths: one achieves academic success, the other becomes a drifter working in a holiday camp and on fairgrounds, before deciding that his destiny lies in rock 'n' roll.’
    • ‘What began as a zoo with a fairground attached has evolved into an exciting yet eccentric family-run park.’
    • ‘State security police in black uniforms had replaced the parking assistants that usually patrol the fairgrounds ' two parking areas.’
    • ‘The fun of the fairground also came to life at this year's fair, with an impressive exhibition of showman's engines.’
    • ‘The films were ‘come-and-see-yourself’ movies to be viewed in cinematograph booths at fairgrounds.’
    • ‘The fair runs August 16-21 at the county fairgrounds in Owatonna.’
    • ‘Mr Birch, 29, is the son of a fairground showman and spent his formative years touring fair sites around Yorkshire.’
    • ‘To mask the harshness of reality from their daughters and keep their spirits up, the parents enroll them in school and take them occasionally to get ice cream and amusement at the local fairgrounds.’
    • ‘Attractions will include a fairground, five-a-side football, food and stalls.’
    • ‘Staff have begun moving the remaining animals out of its zoo and mothballing the fairground.’
    • ‘The rule applies to sales at the buyer's home, workplace or facilities rented by the seller on a temporary or short-term basis, such as hotel rooms, convention centers, fairgrounds and restaurants.’
    • ‘After all, a swimming pool and a fairground are the ingredients of every good seaside resort, while those who want good shops go to Manchester.’
    • ‘The biggest events of 2003's inaugural festival, the demolition derby/burn-out contest, will be returning to Sunday afternoon at the fairgrounds.’