SETTING THESAURUS

COUNTY FAIR



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Settings should always be chosen with care. Consider the emotion you want your viewpoint character to feel and how setting choices, weather elements, and symbolism might build a specific mood in the scene, create tension and conflict, or even raise the stakes.
SIGHTS:
A giant parking lot
A grassy field
Big canvas tents housing agricultural sights (a livestock show, sheep shearing competitions, a petting zoo, 4H events and demonstrations)
Amusement rides (a Ferris wheel, a carousel, giant slippery slides)
Carnival games (ring toss, duck fishing, shooting at targets, balloon darts)
Food trailers and carts selling both common and uncommon fair foods (corn dogs, pretzels, funnel cakes, deep-fried butter, chocolate covered bacon, potato spiral sticks, mini doughnuts, candy apples, cotton candy, fried candy bars, scorpion pizza)
Colorful balloons
Face painters and temporary tattoo artists
Farmer's market stalls (selling local fruit, berries and produce, honey, jams and jellies, hot sauce, baked goods, handmade jewelry and clothing, art pieces)
Face painting
Kids' games
Tractor or hayrides
Colorful lights and flags
Hay bales
Dirt and clumps of grass
People in costumes
Balloons drifting up into the air
Spinning rides and flashing lights
Trash and cigarette butts stomped flat on the ground
Children with painted faces toting stuffed animals or other prizes

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