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10th ANNIVERSARY of NATION’S LARGEST PUBLIC TOY & GAME FAIR TO FEATURE MORE EXHIBITORS, GIANT-SIZED GAMES, WORLD-RECORD ATTEMPTS
Kick-Off the Holiday Season at the Chicago Toy & Game Fair the Weekend before Thanksgiving.
Giveaway for a free family weekend pass is at the bottom of this post.
We had a blast last year at the 2011 ChiTag! My kids are really excited to go back and see all the new toys.
This year’s Toy and Game Fair is looking to be more fantastic than last years. It’s in a bigger space and it’s the 10th Anniversary!!!
The North Pole might as well be in Chicago the week before Thanksgiving, as over 25,000 visitors will head to Navy Pier to shop and play with thousands of toys and games on display from over 250 exhibitors. The 10th anniversary Chicago Toy & Game Fair, the largest public toy and game show in the nation, features the holiday season’s newest offerings from some of the bestselling brands in the world, as well as criticallyacclaimed, award-winning games from independent retailers.
The Chicago Toy & Game Fair will be held at Navy Pier in Festival Hall A on Saturday, November 17th and Sunday, November 18th.
– Giant-sized games such as: Bananagrams, Perplexus, Doggie Doo, Word on the Street, Pajaggle, and more
– Settlers of Catan North American Catan Championship
– Meet the Moshi Monsters
– Autographs from renowned toy and game inventors
– Free contests and game tournaments
– Speed Stacks sport stacking demonstrations and tournaments
SATURDAY, NOVEMBER 17: (10AM-6PM)
Stars Wars Lunch (12 Noon – 1PM): Kids and adults alike can dress up as their favorite characters for an interactive
lunch and playtime that features a Star Wars-themed Top Trumps tournament. $30/$36 kids under 12/adults.
Tickets will sell out, but are available for purchase now at www.ChiTagFair.com
Official Illinois State Yo-Yo Contest (10AM-4PM): A dynamic performance competition (featuring ladder climbs) that
will be judged by former Illinois and World Champions as well as a quarter-finalist from the hit TV shot “America’s
Got Talent.” Hands-on tips for all skill levels; online and day-of registration available. Sponsored by Cat ‘n Mouse
Top Trumps Guinness Book of World Records Attempt (3PM): Girl Scouts from all across the Midwest will join
together in an attempt to break the world record for the most people playing a single card game at one time.
Young Inventor Challenge (10AM-2PM): Nearly 200 young inventors in two age groups (6-11, 12-18) will display
their original inventions of toys and games to be voted on by the public as well as professionals from the United
Inventors Association of America. Previous participants have had their inventions licensed by major toy companies.
Sponsored by PlaSmart.
SUNDAY, NOVEMBER 18: (10AM-5PM)
Stage Performances from Radio Disney, Blues Clues LIVE! presented by Naperville’s Center Stage Players, Elan Dance Company, Music from 4 A.M., as seen on Fox-TV’s The X-Factor, Ben’s Bubble Show, Lil’ Buds Theater and more.
Boy Scouts Top Trump Tournament (9AM): Boy Scouts are admitted into the Fair an hour early.
TICKETS & REGISTRATION
FREE ADMISSION FOR: Teachers, librarians, members of the military, Boy/Girl Scouts in uniform, children under 3
years of age. On Sunday, grandparents accompanied by kids admitted free of charge.
$10: ages 14+
$5: ages 3-13
ABOUT THE CHICAGO TOY & GAME GROUP
The Chicago Toy & Game Group, Inc. is a family of toy industry initiatives designed to encourage and promote the power of play and invention in social, educational, and professional environments. The Chicago Toy & Game Group consists of the Chicago Toy & Game Fair; the International Toy & Game Inventor and Industry Conference; the Social Media @Play Conference; the International Summit for Professional Inventors, the Toy & Game Inventor Awards; Games for Educators; and Discover Games. For more information visit www.chitagfair.com, become a fan at Facebook.com/ChicagoToyandGameFair or follow the fun on Twitter @ChicagoToyNGame.
Enter to win a free weekend family pass for ChiTag!
Must provide your won transportation. US only.
Giveaway ends November 15th, 2012 at 11:59
Hope to see you there!