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For the purpose of this chapter the following definitions shall apply unless the context clearly indicates or requires a different meaning.
(a) “Carnival" means and includes amusement activities, rides, merry-go-rounds, booths for the conduct of games of skill, food dispensing facilities and sideshows. A carnival shall not include gambling devices, games of chance, lotteries, punch boards or other activities in violation of State or Federal law or City ordinances.
(b) “Circus” means an organized event for the general public typically conducted in one or more very large tents or in an outdoor or indoor arena, featuring a number of acts including exhibitions of pageantry, feats of skill and daring, performing animals and clowns and performing on a regular basis throughout, at a minimum, a region of the United States.
(c) "Exhibition” or “Show" means any circus, menagerie, carnival, sideshow, and other similar transient enterprises which are operated for hire, or operated for the purpose of promoting or advertising any trade or business.
(d) "Exhibitor" means any person exhibiting any animals to the public, or promoting or advertising any trade or business to the public, and such term includes trade shows, business shows, circuses, menageries, carnivals, sideshows, and other similar transient enterprises exhibiting such animals, whether operated for profit or not; but such term excludes retail pet stores, organizations sponsoring and all persons participating in a county fair, livestock shows, rodeos, dog and cat shows, and any other fairs or activities intended to advance agricultural arts and sciences.
(e) “Menagarie” means a collection of live animals for study or display or the place where said collection of live animals are housed for exhibition.
(f) “Sideshow” means any incidental or subordinate component or part of an exhibition or show.
(Ord. 8-07. Passed 2-19-07.)