May 15, 2019 By Shane O’Brien
The World’s Fare is returning to Queens for the second successive year this weekend, with over 10,000 visitors expected to grace the Citi Field venue over the course of the two days.
The event, which taps into the spirt of the World’s Fair festival of 1964, aims to celebrate the diversity of Queens by offering attendees a broad range of international cuisine, drink, music and dance.
A team of leading culinary experts have curated the event, which will include more than 100 food vendors. The event will also feature an international beer garden that will serve over 50 beers from around the globe. There will be unlimited tastings to attendees who are over 21 years of age.
In addition to the beer garden, there will be several cocktail bars at the festival. These bars will offer international cocktails over the course of the weekend.
The World’s Fare is not simply limited to food and drink. There will be a shopping pavilion where attendees can buy clothes, jewels and art from around the world.
There will also be a celebration of international dance and music embracing many different cultures and age groups.
The festival will run from 11 a.m. until 8 p.m. on Saturday and Sunday in the parking lot of the iconic Citi Field, home of the New York Mets.
The ballpark is centrally located in New York City, near the 7 line and the Long Island Rail Road’s Mets-Willets Point station.
General admission tickets are $23 for adults and $9 for children, which will provide access to the vendors and a host of free activities. Each vendor will charge separately for the food, drink or other items.
Tickets for general admission, a souvenir mug, and three hours of unlimited beer tastings in the International Beer Garden are $49.
Tickets are available at www.theworldsfare.nyc.
Sorry William Hall that the increased entry fee was surprisingly sprung on you out of nowhere. When I first read the article its stated that the price of if admission was 23$ for adult. You went all the way to Citifield either on a crowded 7 or L.I.R.R. train running on weekend schedule but most likely drove and then either paid 25$to park in an overcrowded parking lot now more overcrowded than last year due to Cirque de Soleil taking over a whole parking lot taking precious parking from visitors. Or park under the highway over pass or way down on 114th street if you don’t want to pay to park.Then you walk a mile to the parking lot where the event is and wait on a long line in the heat to buy a ticket for 30 cash when it was advertised for 23$. And no staff members could care less about the price discrepancy. They probably spent the day saying to customers ” I don’t care what it says in the paper or internet. The ticket costs 30$ not 23$. ” They probably had a aign they used to prove it to everyone. Leaving the guest with the uncomfortable decision of either paying an extra 7$ a head or leaving after waiting on a long line. Boycott 2020 Queens World’s Fare! 30 bucks to wait on lines at a flea market in a parking lot and use porta potties. You can do exactly this without paying to walk in at one of NYC’S many street fairs and public festivals all Summer long.
went today to citifeild. first you have to pay 25 dollars to park. we waited on line to buy general admission tickets. was told the price of the tickets were 30 dollars per person. the people who work there were told to sell tickets for 30. we tried to show tickets were suppose
to be 23dollars. my wife and I left.
Please correct “fare” to the proper word, “fair.” ‘Fair’ and ‘fare’ are homophones, words that sound alike but have different spelling. ‘Fair’ is an adjective to describe good-looking, mild or something that is equal and just. It can also be used as a noun to describe an event.
The event is called the World Fare. Take it up with the organizers.
‘Fare’ is a noun referring to food. World’s FARE near the original World’s Fair site.. get it?
I won’t be going. 23 dollars for permission to spend even more on food carts? 49 to get drunk in a ‘centrally located’ parking lot? No thanks
it’s not 23 dollars per person. wife and I went and we were told its 30 per person. we refused to pay and left