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Play Fair is a celebration of play and entertainment for all ages. It features exhibits, displays, dozens of toy and entertainment brands, and never-before-seen exclusives. Attendees can feel, touch, and take home their favorite toys and games — and be the first to glimpse the toys of tomorrow. Play Fair is an event for children, parents, families, and teenage and adult collectors.

Play Fair takes place in the Javits Center located at 655 West 34th Street in Midtown Manhattan. We are in Halls 1A and 1B.

Play Fair is Saturday, November 4th and Sunday, November 5th, 2017.  Each day has an AM and PM session. Play Fair also has an Industry Only Preview Night on Friday, November 3rd.

Fri, Nov
6 PM to 8 PM – Industry and Press Preview

Sat, Nov 4
9 AM – VIP Admission
10 AM to 2 PM – AM Session
3 PM to 7 PM – PM Session

Sun, Nov 5
9 AM – VIP Admission
10 AM to 2 PM – AM Session
3 PM to 7 PM – PM Session

Ever play Monopoly?  Ever dress up a Cabbage Patch Kid?  Is your room decorated with Star Wars figures?  Have you ever built a Gundam kit from Japan? If you’ve done any of these things, Play Fair is for you. Created as a celebration of play for children, parents, families, and fans, Play Fair is for kids and anyone who’s a kid a heart!

Play Fair is filled with toys, games, and all ages entertainment.  There will be interactive exhibits, photo ops, demo areas, behind-the-scenes displays, toy reveals, celebrity guests, show exclusives, and more from dozens of the biggest toy and entertainment brands on the planet!

All attendees three-years-old and up need a ticket to enter Play Fair.  We recommend all children under 18 attend with an adult, and all children under 13 must have an adult with them while attending Play Fair.

Yup! If you’re coming to Play Fair from out of town, we’ve got special rates with a number of local hotels. Grab a room in our hotel block for low rates!

When you buy your Play Fair ticket, you can choose an AM or PM session, with your ticket letting you in during a specific time. Please arrive at Play Fair on or around your session start time to make the most of your experience, and then keep your eyes open for discounts, incentives, and exclusives at Play Fair partners around NYC to help you plan the rest of your day.

Absolutely! Play Fair entourages costumes, dress up, and cosplay.  Please make sure, though, your costume obeys these rules…    

  • Costumes must be appropriate to wear in public and must not be obstructive, offensive, or violent
  • Attendees may wear masks; however, masks must not obstruct vision and eyes must be visible at all times
  • Costumes must not contain sharp objects, pointed objects, or materials that may accidentally strike another attendee
  • Costumes should not contain any weapons which resemble or could easily be mistaken for an actual weapon

Attendees who do not follow to these guidelines may be required to modify their costumes, refused entry, or asked to leave.

Play Fair will have Main Stage, Activity Stage, and Screening room with cool programming throughout the weekend. The seating in these areas will not be cleared. Seats will be available first come first served.