We're Celebrating in a Giant Way! This year we're bringing you giant toys, games andfun for all ages!
Kick off your holiday fun! Come out to preview, play with and purchase hot newTOYSandGAMESfrom around the world, and meet theinventors who created them. Sign up forSettlers of Catan,Yo-Yo, andTop Trumpstournaments. Attend our popularStar Wars Character Lunch, participate in theYoung Inventor Challenge, meet costumed characters, seeRadio Disney Party Patrol,live stage entertainment, contests, and much much more!
Giant-sized games such as Bananagrams, Perplexus, Doggie Doo, Word on the Street, Pajaggle and more
Settlers of Catan North American Catan Championship
Inventor Signings - Come meet the famed inventors of your favorite toys & games, and get their autographs!
Speed Stacks sport stacking demonstrations and tournaments
SATURDAY, NOVEMBER 17th - 10:00 am - 6:00 pm
10:00am - 2:00pmThe 6th Annual YOUNG INVENTOR CHALLENGE sponsored by PlaSmart
10:00am - 4:00pmOfficial Illinois State Yo-Yo Contest on ChiTAG Stage
12:00pm - 1:00pmStar Wars Character Lunch
3:00pm - 4:00pmTop Trumps Guinness Book of World Records Attempt with the Girl Scouts
SUNDAY, NOVEMBER 18th - 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
10:00am - 5:00pmLive Stage Performances! - Radio Disney Party Patrol, Blues Clues LIVE! presented by Naperville's Center Stage Players, Elan Dance Company, Ben's Bubble Show, Lil' Buds Theater and more.
10:30am - 12:30pmBoy Scouts Top Trumps Tournament
1:00pm - 4:00pmPony Royale Princess Party
1:00pm - 4:00pm3rd Annual Top Trumps Tournament for Kids ages 6 - 14
Saturday, November 17, 2012
Sunday, November 18, 2012
Repeating daily every 1 day(s)
Dads, Family, Moms, Teens
Things To Do:
Other Kids Events:
Character Visits, Prize Giveaways
Tickets for admission are sold on-site at the Fair.
Children (ages 3-13): $5.00
We offer free admission for people in the following categories. Special programs for these groups are also available. Please contact us at email@example.com for more details.
Educators & Librarians (school ID required)
Scouts in uniform (or sash, badge/button, or troop ID)
Retail & Trade
Military, retired Military, and Veterans (with ID)
Bring Your Grandparents Day
Sunday November 18th is Bring Your Grandparents Day! Children of all ages are invited to bring their grandparents to ChiTAG. Grandparents attending the Fair with their grandchildren will be welcomed into the Fair free of charge.
The Chicago Toy and Game Fair ("ChiTag") gets bigger and better every year. I brought my girls and 3 of their friends, and everyone had a great time trying out games and collecting freebies. One of the most interesting freebies was putting your DNA in a tiny bottle and wearing it as a necklace. The girls can't wait to show their Science teachers!
Kidwinks has participated in the Chicago Toy and Game Fair the last two years. It's a wonderful opportunity to come out and preview and play some new toys and games. At some booths you can even meet the inventors of the toys. There are roving Star Wars characters, life size games and lots of giveaways. A fun day! Kidwinks will not have a booth there this year, but I'll be there with my family! My girls are looking forward to it!
The toy and game fair is more then wonderful. My family loved it, espcailly the fact it is hands on.You will honestly have a fun time with your entire family. Just hold on to your husbands, i lost mine a few times!!
This show is the toy equivalent of the Candy Expo for candy freaks but the great thing is, the public is allowed to see the products in this one! GO and try not to spend a lot of money BUT bring hand sanitizers and lots of it! Especially these days!!!!
I am a teacher and mother who has supported the Chicago International Toy and Game Fair for several years. What I love most about it is the hands on philosophy. Exhibitors do want you to touch, explore, and play with their products. There are many activities for children. I highly encourage participation in the World Geography Bee on Saturday (interested youngsters can sign up to play when they enter the fair) and the Young Inventors' Challenge (partcipants must register now for that). From an educator's standpoint, the games can easily be used to support academic standards and from a parent's view, all products show creativity. One final note- teachers, you can earn CPDUs by attending the Educator's Forum.
The Chicago Toy and Game Fair is great fun for everyone, but especially for families with kids age two and up. We had a lot of fun because we went with another family. We had enough adults and older kids so that we could split up and take advantage of all the things to do. Some would go off with the younger kids, which allowed the rest of us to sit for awhile and play the games aimed at teens and adults. We also switched off with the kids so that the adults could secretly check out possible Christmas gifts. So you can kill two birds with one stone by going to the Fair. It's a fun and easy way to spend a day with your family, plus you can do some holiday shopping. And it's inside, so it's warm. It helps if you can park at Navy Pier so that you can leave your coats and purchases in your car.