Series about a magical fair or bazaar

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First read one of the books mid to late 1990s at my local library. Paperback.
It may have been several books of short stories about a fair or bazaar/market that people would travel great distances to reach. One main rule of the fair was that no magical items or weapons were allowed.
In one story a man circumvented the rules because he had a magical talent that made a dagger appear in his hand whenever threatened. Another was about a young girl who thought she had magic stones that would always land in a circular pattern when thrown, but it was actually a magical talent of her own that could predict the orbits of the planets and comets.
In one story there was a knife throwing competition that was rigged with weighted, wooden knives. A person had real knives made to look like the wooden ones so they could win, but was discovered by the local peace-keepers and either expelled from the fair or arrested.
I think at one point there was mention of a nearby ruined civilization, possibly indicating this was all post-apocalypse.
 

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