‘The World’s Fare’ Monster Food Fest Coming to NYC

Queens, home of the 1964 World’s Fair, will see a massive event held this spring at Citi Field.

By Ethan L. Johns
March 16, 2018

Image: Aleksandr Vorobev/Getty Images

What do you get when you take the technological marvels and international innovations of the World’s Fair and make them… tastier? You get the World’s Fare—a flavorful take on a food festival, featuring the best foods from across the globe (or New York City, at least)!

That’s right, we here at Genius Kitchen don’t make no spelling mistakes. The World’s Fare is an epic two-day sustenance spectacular that will be hosted out at Citi Field in Queens, right next to the original location of the 1964 World’s Fair in Flushing Meadows Park. What’s old becomes new, as over 100 food vendors come together to showcase all of the wonder flavors that the city has to offer.

According to Eater, vendors will include NYC staples like the Cajun-slinging Gumbo Bros, Eddie Huang’s iconic Baohaus, and the Arepa Lady, making a comeback. So far 50 vendors have been announced, and 50 more will be revealed in the coming days.

To quench thirst, festival-going adults will be able to choose between beers from Red Stripe, Pilsner Urquell, Brooklyn Brewery, New Belgium Brewing, Hacker-Pschorr and others.

For entertainment, the event offers a colorful spectacle of live music and art installations. Expect a whole lotta’ horns from the Funky Dawgz Brass Band, wild Mexican tunes from Mariachi Loco de NY and Balkan beats from DJ Joro Boro.

The World’s Fare will be fun for the whole family, and will take place during the weekend of April 28th to 29th. Tickets range in price from $19 for general admission to $199 for a VIP experience, complete with early access, lounge pass and unlimited beer.

Life’s not always fair, but you can always travel to the World’s Fare. Better be there or be square.

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About Ethan L. Johns

Ethan is the Food News Writer at Genius Kitchen. An expert on the Parisian bistrot, he likes bitters and salted butters, and is no fan of dessert unless it's made with fruit. His hobbies include reading up on the history of borscht and attempting to roll perfect couscous by hand. Twits & Instagram @EthanLJohns