returns to Citi Field for second
helping of global eats
BY MARK HALLUM
The World’s Fare is coming back to Citi Field
next spring and figures to attract thousands of lo-cal
foodies eager to try curated bites from across
Tickets are now available for the May 18-19 festival
to be held at Citi Field. Inspired by the 1964-65 World’s
Fair, the World’s Fare gives attendees access to food,
drink, music and entertainment for allotted times and
is curated by leading chefs, food journalists, bloggers
and social media influencers.
“It was a massive success last year with over 10,000
people attending. The foundation of the event is
around food and drink,” said Josh Schneps, one of
the organizers of the event. “This year we are going
to be adding new experiences and family-friendly
activities for kids.”
Schneps is also publisher of Schneps CNG, the
parent company of QNS.
The World’s Fare will feature up to 100 different
vendors celebrating equality and diversity in the food
industry plus over 50 global craft beers and interna-tional
cocktail bars as well.
“The whole intention of the event is to embrace the
diversity of New York City and Queens in particular as
it is most diverse of all the boroughs,” Schneps said.
“Everybody has a shared love of food and drink so it’s
a great way for people to come together through that.”
A taste of some of the returning vendors for this
year are Empanada Papa, Arepa Lady, Dua Diva,
Nacho Libre, Knot Of This World, Baba’s Pierogies,
In Patella, Home Frite, D’Abruzzo, Danny Macaroons
and Vaccaro’s Bakery.
Ticket prices are at their lowest point currently, but
will go up as the date gets closer.
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General admission tickets are on sale for $19; $49
passes will give you general admission access along
with a free mug to taste 12 different kinds of beer
plus one specialty cocktail.
General admission prices will jump to $29 in Janu-ary,
$39 in March and $45 in April. General admission
including beer tastings and a specialty cocktail prices will
move to $55 in January, $59 in March, and $69 in April.
Children’s tickets will change from $5 to $10 in January.
VIP tickets cost $199 and offer VIP lounge access
with unlimited select beer tastings, a free souvenir
mug and two specialty cocktails and an additional
16 tastings from the beer garden. This price will not
change, however, and tickets do not include food.
The World’s Fare will occupy the Citi Field park-ing
lot, and is accessible by the nearby 7 train at the
Mets-Willets Point station. For more information or to
purchase tickets, visit worldsfare.nyc.
Photo by Corazon Aguirre