1. The World's Fair Community

    1. Announcements

      Find out what's new at The World's Fair Community.

    2. Introductions

      New to the World's Fair Community? Long-time reader but never posted? Take a moment and say hello!

    3. Suggestion Box

      Submit ideas for The World's Fair Community here.

    4. 2,417
  2. The Great Fairs

    1. 1851, London, England - The Great Exhibition

      The Great Exhibition was held in Hyde Park, London, England from May 1 to October 11, 1851 and is considered the first world's fair. It took place in the Crystal Palace designed by Joseph Paxton.

    2. 1889, Paris, France - Universal Exposition of 1889

      The Exposition Universelle de 1889 was a World's Fair held in Paris, France from May 6, to October 31, 1889. Remembered most for the Eiffel Tower.

    3. 1893, Chicago, United States - World's Columbian Exposition

      The World's Columbian Exposition was held in Chicago, Illinois, United States from May 1 to October 31, 1893. It celebrated the 400th anniversary of Christopher Columbus' discovery of the New World.

    4. 1904, Saint Louis, United States - Louisiana Purchase Exposition

      The Louisiana Purchase Exposition was held in the St. Louis, Missouri, United States from May 1 to October 31, 1904. The Fair celebrated the centennial of the Louisiana Purchase.

    5. 1915, San Francisco, United States - Panama-Pacific International Exposition

      Staged to celebrate the completion of the Panama Canal, and drawing over 19 million visitors in only nine months, the Pan-Pacific International Expo rose like a literal jewel from the ashes of San Francisco's 1906 Earthquake and Fire.

    6. 1933-34, Chicago, United States - A Century of Progress International Exposition

      A Century of Progress International Exposition was held in Chicago, Illinois from 1933 to 1934 to celebrate the city's centennial. The theme of the fair was technological innovation. Its motto was "Science Finds, Industry Applies, Man Conforms".

    7. 1939-40, New York, United States - The 1939-40 New York World's Fair

      The 1939-40 New York World's Fair, located on the current site of Flushing Meadows-Corona Park, was one of the largest world's fairs of all time. The fair ran for two seasons and over 44 million people attended.

    8. 1939-40, San Francisco, United States - Golden Gate International Exposition

      The Golden Gate International Exposition was held in San Francisco, California to celebrate the opening of the San Francisco-Oakland Bay Bridge and the Golden Gate Bridge. The exposition's first season ran from February 18, 1939 through October 29, 1939 and its second season was from May 25, 1940 through September 29, 1940.

    9. 1958, Brussels, Belgium - Expo '58

      Expo 58 was held in Brussels, Belgium from April 17 to October 19. It was the first major World's Fair after World War II.

    10. 1964-65, New York, United States - The 1964/1965 New York World's Fair

      The 1964/1965 New York World’s Fair, located on the current site of Flushing Meadows-Corona Park. The fair ran for two seasons and took place without sanctioning from the Bureau of International Expositions.

    11. 1967, Montreal, Canada - Expo 67

      Expo 67 was held in Montreal, Quebec, Canada from April 27 to October 29, 1967. It was considered to be the most successful World's Fair of the 20th century, with over 50 million visitors and 62 nations participating.

    12. 1970, Osaka, Japan - Expo '70

      Expo '70 was held in Osaka, Japan from March 15 and September 13, 1970. This was the first World's Fair held in Japan, 77 countries participated and over 64 million visitors attended.

    13. 2010, Shanghai, China - Expo 2010

      World Expo Shanghai 2010 will be held in Shanghai, China from May 1 to October 31. Its theme is "Better City, Better Life."

  3. World's Fairs & Expositions

    1. 84
    2. 45
    3. 1
    4. 162
    5. 341
    6. 8
    7. 907
    8. 705
    9. 235
      • No posts here yet
    10. 37
  4. Something for Everyone

    1. Fairs That Never Were

      Many fairs have been proposed over the years. Projects start with great fanfare and then fade away. These are their stories.

    2. Events

      Do you have a free world's fair related event you'd like to publicize? A picnic or get together? Post your event here.

    3. Community Chat

      General discussion, something for everyone.

    4. Festival of Laughing Gas

      It's a cavalcade of comedy! A parade of parody, delightful deadpan and silly slapstick. Something funny for everyone.

  5. Commerce Zone

    1. The Souvenir Shop

      Have a Fair collectible you would like to sell? Are you trying to find a buyer for a one-of-a-kind item? Do you buy and sell world's fair memorabilia? The Souvenir Shop is the place for you.

    2. Commercial Events

      Want to promote a world's fair related commercial event? Are you having a collectibles show? Is there an admission fee? Commercial Events is the place for you.

  • Posts

    • A view from Opening Day
      Yeah, that's what I figured but it appears he's trying to make that phone work no matter what.
    • Expo 67 book update
      It's wonderful.  That image on the front cover is glorious.
    • Postcards
      He looks like he's on the prowl for Captain Hook.
    • Expo 67 book update
      Here's the current cover design for my upcoming book on Expo 67. They may change it again but I think this is likely to be close to the final result. There will also be a French version but I haven't seen it yet. The book will be out in mid 2016.

      Thanks to the people who have reviewed the draft and sent in their suggestions. I'm two weeks away from the submission deadline so it's a race to the finish line, with the final two chapters being finished in the next few days. If anyone else would like to review it please let me know, as I'm doing my best to make it as accurate as possible. I only wish it could be 3-4 times as long as there were so many great pictures I had to skip. You really start to see how big a project Expo 67 was when you start looking at all the individual elements in detail.
    • Postcards
      For those of us who collect postcards, I spotted the first 2015 Milan postcard on European auction house Delcampe---- a kind of humorous "Crocoburger"- from the Zimbabwe Exhibit..  I don't know whether there were really crocodile burgers offered at the Expo or not. :D Anyway, thought you might like to see it.         I looked up what I could find (through Italian-to-English translation sites)- and indeed the Crocoburger restaurant in the Zimbabwe Pavilion featured not just crocodile burgers (meat imported from Zimbabwe crocodile farms), but zebra burgers too. :D  One source explained that crocodile is not an endangered species in Italian law, so imports were okay.
  • Who's Online (See full list)

    There are no registered users currently online

  • Forum Statistics

    • Total Topics
    • Total Posts