A fair (archaic: faire or fayre) is a gathering of people for a variety of entertainment or commercial activities. It is normally of the essence of a fair that it is temporary with scheduled times lasting from an afternoon to several weeks.
Types of fairs
Variations of fairs include:
street fair: a fair that celebrates the character of a neighborhood. As its name suggests, it is usually held on the main street of a neighborhood.
festival: an event ordinarily celebrated by a community and centering on some characteristic aspect of that community and its religion or traditions, often marked as a local or national holiday, mela or eid.
county fair or agricultural show: a public event exhibiting the equipment, animals, sports and recreation associated with agriculture and animal husbandry.
state fair: an annual competitive and recreational gathering of a U.S. state's population, usually held in late summer or early fall. It is a larger version of a county fair, often including only exhibits or competitors that have won in their categories at the more-local county fairs.
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