Fantasy Faire 2012 is happening now through April 29. The Faire is a fantastic event and part of Relay for Life, which collects money to help in the fight against a real world evil: cancer. At the end of Day One, Zander Green reported that over $6500 U.S. Dollars had been collected for the American Cancer Society. In addition to the featured sale items, many events are planned throughout the week, including music and dancing, Jail-n-Bails, auctions and more.
The Faire has eight Fairielands: Devil’s Locket, Jungle Bungle, Nu Orne, Shadow's Claw, Shifting Sands, Siren's Secret, Meandervale, and The Tides. I started at Meandervale (128, 68, 23).
Meandervale is a lonely sim sponsored by The Looking Glass. It is decorated with giant sunflowers, orange slices, butterflies and windmills. There are six featured stores and ten themed stores. Clothes, accessories, wings, and more—there is something for everyone and every budget.
At The Looking Glass you can find all types of steampunk and fantasy clothing and articles for your home and castle. If you don't have a castle, you can even buy one of those here, too. Two of my favorites were Castle Ruins Lodge and the Wizards Retreat. They also have boots, goggles, and capes. There are cute Rocking Horses to ride and buy. A whole section of the store is devoted to tinies, too.
Fantavatar & Moonstruck, which features clothes, shoes, and other wonderful items, are auctioning a one-of-a-kind fountain made especially for Fantasy Faire 2012. The Pater Tiberino Fountain commemorates the day when Romulus founded the City of Rome in 753 B.C. The god Tiberino is holding a trident in one hand and an amphora in the other. The lovely sound of the water and the graceful butterflies make this a perfect item.
In addition to Fantavatar & Moonstruck there are five other featured stores: Boudoir, Weather! or not?, Material Squirrel Wings, Angelwing, , and Vaengi Wings, as well as ten themed stores.
At one of the themed stores, Grim Brothers, I found a great pair of Noah's Arc shoes. They’re quite a conversation starter and fun to wear. Even better, I know that my Lindens went to support a great cause.
Another themed store, The Elegant Goth, was new to me. They have fun furniture like the Mad Hatters Tea Party and other interesting gothic furniture. A few vendors are giving out freebies, such as a pretty fountain available at An Lema and an animated Forest Candle at Star Journey Academy.
But the reason for the Faire is to support the fight against cancer. Kiosks and signs throughout the sim provide information and accept donations for this worthy cause.
For more on the Fantasy Faire, click on it's website: http://fantasyfairesl.wordpress.com/ .