This Legendary Fair Is Returning To The East Coast For The First Time In 53 Years

One of the country’s most famous fairs is returning to New York City after over half a century’s hiatus.

The original New York World’s Fair was held between 1964 and 1965 at Flushing Meadows-Corona Park. It included 140 pavilions showcasing all the coolest new inventions and futuristic tech at the time. Over 75 nations and 24 U.S. states were represented, along with 110 restaurants and 45 other attractions like rides, games and animal exhibits.

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Now, the World’s Fair is heading back to Queens in 2018 for a two day celebration of the city’s unique food, culture and art. This fair will be more about showcasing the best the world has to offer in culinary terms rather than new tech, and as many as 100 countries will be represented in the exhibition.

Attendees will also be able to check out attractions like a six-foot Unisphere made of LEGOs, Japanese calligraphy and plenty of street art.

The fair will be held on April 28 and 29 at City Field. You can buy tickets for as little as $19, but VIP experiences can be had fr up to $199. Click here to buy tickets and here to learn more about the event.