Please see further below for our Retailer List!

Everything at Play Fair begins with a ticket. Play Fair offers four sessions across February 13 and 14, with tickets to each session $30…

Purchase your tickets now online or our retail partners to guarantee admission to your Play Fair session of choice! We strongly recommend buying your tickets in advance to avoid long lines and sellouts.  If a session is listed at “SOLD OUT,” there will be no tickets available at the door for that session.


Morning sessions run from 9:30 AM to 1:30 PM. Afternoon sessions run from 3:00 PM to 7:00 PM. We recommend you arrive at Play Fair on or around your session start time to make the most of your experience.

Don’t think one session will be enough time? A limited number of Weekend Experience Passes are available for fans and collectors looking to play all weekend and includes a 2016 Edition Play Fair Official Vinyl Figure.

Buy your tickets at a toy or comic store

You can still get limited tickets now at Play Fair’s official retail partners!

Midtown Comics is the largest comic shop in America and offers an amazing array of comics, graphic novels, statues, action figures, accessories, and apparel for the whole family. Plus, they regularly play host to signings with some of the biggest comic creators in the country. Stop by any of their landmark locations today!

Times Square – 200 West 40th Street
Grand Central – 459 Lexington Avenue
Downtown – 64 Fulton Street

sidekick-cci-toy-tokyo-logoToy Tokyo is New York City’s most unique toy store, selling vintage action figures, designer vinyls, and everything in between. Toy Tokyo carries toys from around the US, Europe, and Asia for everyone from kids to the super collector. Discover amazing curios and creations from some of the hottest toy artists on the planet!

East Village – 91 2nd Avenue

Boomerang Toys is a family-owned specialty toy shop which offers a wide variety of classic toys of children of all ages. Boomerang chooses its toys based on quality and educational value.

Tribeca – 119 West Broadway

Cookie’s is the Kid’s Department Store, providing school uniforms, fashion brands, accessories, baby clothes, toys, and more.

510 Fulton Street, Brooklyn, NY 11201
982 Flatbush Avenue, Brooklyn, NY 11226
166-21 Jamaica Avenue, Queens, NY 11432
567 Melrose Avenue, Bronx, NY 10455
1534 Westchester Avenue, Bronx, NY 10472

Filadelfos Toy & Hobby is a neighborhood shop in Long Island stocking toys, games, and hobby supplies. Covering action figures, card games, board games, busts, statues, props, cosplay, role playing, diecast, plastic models, remote control cars, replicas, historical miniatures, and more, Filadelfos stocks a wealth of goods to satisfy your need for fun!

12 Main Street, Kings Park, NY 11754

Coming together with your kids? Bring The Whole Family!

Play Fair offers Family Discounts — a four pack of tickets for the same session for $110 (a $10 savings) and a six pack for $165 (a $15 savings). You’ll see both options on Play Fair’s registration site now, and simply select one of the family packages to save. Got a bigger family? Send a note to Kelly, and we’ll see what we can do.

Get A Head Start! Get Your Badge On Friday!

Want to get a head start on Play Fair? You can come by Play Fair’s Registration Desk on Friday, February 12 between 3:00 and 6:00 PM to get your badges! If you’ve got a printed confirmation and want to scan it in for your badge, you don’t need to wait until to the weekend. Swing by and say hi on Friday!

Get Your Ticket In The Mail

DEADLINE PASSED! If you bought your tickets by January 18, you’ll get them mailed to your door! Didn’t buy your ticket yet? Do so now! Buy your ticket today and pick them up at Play Fair. All tickets are limited, and we recommend you grab your tickets early to make you you’ve got your tickets before we sell out.

If you’re coming from Canada for farther away, please understand tickets will only be mailed to addresses within the USA. Coming to Play Fair from another country? Your tickets will be waiting for you to pick up at the Javits Center.

Having Trouble with the Ticket Site?

For your protection, Play Fair’s ticket purchasing site requires the most up to date browsers to function. If you are having difficultly connecting to the ticket site, feel free to call 1-888-718-4253 to place your order over the phone or email with a time and number and we will call you.

Want to Change Your Ticket?

Bought a ticket to Play Fair and want to swap it for a different session? Now that our schedule is coming alive, you can trade your ticket for a different day/time, but you need to do so by this Friday! Send a note by Midnight NYC time on January 22nd and we’re happy to make a switch. No exchanges can be made after midnight January 22nd.

Grab A T-Shirt, Too

You can pre-order Play Fair’s official shirt, collectible figure, and more when you order your tickets. Take a look at Play Fair’s exclusives here!

All goodies will be held for pick up at Play Fair.

Play With Us All Weekend!

Want to come to Play Fair for more than one session? Pick up one of Play Fair’s Weekend Experience Passes. Weekend Experience Pass holders will be able to attend Play Fair both days and will be the first fans led into the show floor at the start of each session. Weekend Experience Pass holders also will receive a 2016 Edition Play Fair Official Vinyl Figure.

Please note, Weekend Experience Pass holders must leave Play Fair’s hall during the break between each morning and afternoon session — and there are plenty of places in and around the Javits to grab lunch. Please note, too, Weekend Experience Passes are non-transferrable and cannot be shared among multiple attendees.

Make a Stay of It! Book a Hotel and Enjoy NYC!

February is a perfect time for a weekend getaway to NYC – and with many schools on February break following Play Fair, this is the perfect family escape with fun for everyone. Play Fair is happy to offer exclusive hotel discounts with rates as low as $139/night. Book your hotel early as they will sell out!

Book your discount hotel stay now!

Rewards All Around NYC

Make the most of Play Fair by spending the day or whole weekend in New York City! Just show your Play Fair badge (or Play Fair badge confirmation email) at destinations all around New York for discounts, deals, and exclusives only for Play Fair fans! Take your friends and family to attractions, institutions, shops, and restaurants and score awesome Play Fair rewards!

Save at the American Museum of Natural History, Bronx Zoo, Intrepid Museum, Ripley’s Believe It or Not, and more! Click here for a list of all Play Fair’s awesome rewards!

Who Needs A Ticket

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.

My Toy Fair Badge Gets Me In, Right?

While Play Fair and Toy Fair will go on at the same time — and the Toy Industry Association is behind each — Play Fair and Toy Fair are two separate experiences. Play Fair is a unique chance for children, parents, families, and collectors to play with the toys of tomorrow, and Toy Fair is an trade show open to toy manufacturers, importers, distributors, marketers, retailers, and affiliated and approved toy industry professionals…

A Play Fair badge does not get you into Toy Fair, and a Toy Fair badge does not get you into Play Fair.

The only exception is Press. Play Fair and Toy Fair have a combined Press Office and Press Pass. Members of the media approved for a Press Pass will have access to both Play Fair and Toy Fair.

Upgrades & Refunds

All ticket sales are final, with no refunds or cancellations. Upgrades available only on an as available basis.