Fancy fair

a fair at which articles of fancy and ornament are sold, generally for some charitable purpose.

See also: Fancy

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And I have had a table at a fancy fair, and made better sales than anybody.
Besides those I have mentioned, there was an extremely dirty lady with her bonnet all awry and the ticketed price of her dress still sticking on it, whose neglected home, Caddy told me, was like a filthy wilderness, but whose church was like a fancy fair.
She is always having stalls at Fancy Fairs for the benefit of these hapless beings.
At 1,000ft wide, it housed a Fancy Fair with stalls, pantomime, acrobats, dancing and, it was rumoured, saucier entertainments.
The seven-year-old showed his prowess as a stayer when lifting the Chester Cup at the chief expense of major fancy Fair Along on good to firm going in May.
On the other hand the other ante post fancy Fair Along has been given a perfectly acceptable berth in stall 26.
VENETIA WILLIAMS is leaning towards running leading fancy Fair Question in the National Hunt Chase at Cheltenham on Thursday, but said yesterday that she would keep her options open until closer to declaration time, writes Bill Barber.
The group, which began as the Fancy Fair in Bournemouth more than 120 years ago, runs 12 stores across the UK.
On Racing Post Ratings, the 147 Twist Magic earned at Fakenham puts him only 3lb behind current leading Arkle fancy Fair Along, and would have earned him top-rating in today's race even without the cushion of the four-year-old's weight allowance.
John Betts produced good jigsaw puzzles between 1830-1870, and he was a dedicated educationalist, while the firm of Arthur Park marketed some rather fine puzzles called variously: The Launch of the Thunderer, Fancy Fair, and The Coronation ofQueen Victoria which predicted the popularity of large ships and also the Royal Family.
They used to haunt my dreams, moving uncannily about in thousands, their courses criss-crossing like navigational lines on the maps on the classroom walls, bouncing off each other and spinning around like bumper cars at a fancy fair, holding aloft white canes like witch's wands.
The firm of Arthur Park marketed some rather fine puzzles called variously The Launch of the Thunderer, Fancy Fair and The Coronation of Queen Victoria.