1984 World’s Fair in New Orleans
The 1984 World’s Fair mascot, Seymour D. Fair, poses for a photo on New Orleans’ Fulton Street. (Photo by G. Andrew Boyd/The Times-Picayune archive)
The 1984 World’s Fair mascot, Seymour D. Fair, poses for a photo on New Orleans’ Fulton Street. (Photo by G. Andrew Boyd/The Times-Picayune archive)

The 1984 World’s Fair in New Orleans

Did you know New Orleans hosted a World’s Fair in 1984? Or, that it was actually the 2nd fair held in New Orleans?

Join me and NOLA.com journalist Mike Scott for a look back at 1984. We’ll explore the World’s Fair and find out what’s at that location in New Orleans now. We’ll revisit the Wonder Wall, Centennial Plaza, the gondola and more.

If you went to the fair, you’ll enjoy the memories. And if you weren’t around back then, you’ll enjoy looking for the clues the fair was here during your next visit to New Orleans.

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The impetus for today’s episode was Mike’s NOLA.com article: The 1984 World’s Fair in New Orleans: Then and now.

During our discussion, Mike also mentioned the Bright Field accident and his article When the Riverwalk got rammed.

Mike is also the host of Voodoo City Podcast where they explore the dark side of New Orleans. Check it out!

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Thank You

Thanks to Mike Scott for joining me today. It was fun to explore the sight of the 1984 World’s Fair, to relive some of those memories, and to find out what’s there now.

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