The World's Fare is returning to Citi Field for a two-day food & drink extravaganza next weekend. This festival, which boasts over 100 food vendors and an international beer garden with over 50 different brews, will also have live performances and art installations.

"We wanted to touch people through all the senses," Elizabeth Aloni, co-founder of The World's Fare, told Gothamist. "The idea was to bring people together on a really deep level through food, and expose them to different cultures from around the world.”

The name, of course, is a nod to the 1939 and 1964 World's Fairs held at Flushing Meadows-Corona Park. “The original World’s Fair happened here in Queens so many years ago and we thought that was such a beautiful way of bringing the world together,” says Aloni. This version is a bit smaller, though last year for the inaugural event they drew a crowd of 10,000 people, and they are expecting the same turnout at this year’s event.

In terms of new additions for the festival’s second year, Aloni says there will be a global bazaar “where people can shop for packaged goods and jewelry” and food demonstrations where people can watch their meat being roasted right in front of them. “We’re also going to be having activations like candy making. The Republic of Booza is from the Mediterranean and they make this incredible ice cream [which] has been made for over 500 years,” she says. “You can literally stretch it.” A portion of this year’s ticket salesn will go to Citymeals on Wheels.

There are fourteen people who make up the team behind The World’s Fare, in addition to a separate culinary committee. “[We have] food curators and ‘tastemakers’ who are influencers and are experts in things like burgers and cheese...who have vetted and selected the vendors who are participating,” says Aloni.

This year will also include crowd favorites like: All American Wontons, Gaucho Burger Company, Kurry Qulture, and Sam's Fried Ice Cream, to name just a few. A new vendor will also be serving grasshopper dumplings, a dish most people have probably not been exposed to. “It’s so important for people to find reasons to celebrate difference,” she notes.

The World’s Fare will be Saturday, May 18th and Sunday, May 19th, from 11 a.m. to 8 p.m. at the home of the New York Mets. The food festival is open to empty stomachs of all ages, though the beer garden can only be accessed by those 21 and older. Tickets are now on sale.