I don’t think I’ve EVER been more excited to attend an event than I am this one! In less than two weeks we are headed to the Chicago Toy and Game Fair held at the Navy Pier! ChiTAG (as it’s commonly known and pronounced SHY-Tag) is one of the first ever non-hobby toy and game fairs for families in all of North America.
This isn’t just any run of the mill trade show either, we’re talking serious fun for the whole family!
The Chicago Toy & Game Fair is the destination to discover “what’s hot for the holidays” and try out toys and games before you shop for Black Friday Specials. You are certain to find some great additions to your family collection of toys and games here!
WHAT YOU’LL SEE AT CHICAGO TOY & GAME FAIR
Walk inside one of the WORLDS LARGEST PomPomWow!
*My kids and I are so excited to go inside of this and check it out. Don’t worry, I’ll take lots of pics! But better yet come see for yourself!
Super Power Sensory Hour
This will be held during the fair times on Nov 19-20 from 9:00 am – 10:00 am hosted by The National Lekotek Center providing early access to families of children with special needs. *I’m especially looking forward to this to take my special needs son Zach too!*
Inventor Meet and Greet throughout both days!! Want to meet the inventor of BopIt? Operation? Jenga? Nerf? Twister? You can say “hello” and get inside knowledge from all – they’ll at the Fair. Also meet upcoming inventors and try their products out. You’ll be able to say you knew them before they were hot!
Contestants from Coast to Coast will be showing off their amazing skills for the Illinois State Yo yo Contest which will take place on Saturday, November 19th at 9AM CST at the Chicago Toy and Game Fair.
Star Wars Luncheon
Attend the Star Wars Lunch because you can’t go wrong when you’re eating lunch with Storm Troopers right?
Young Inventor and Young Tech Challenge
Enter the Young Inventor Challenge & Young Tech Challenge (free!) Amazing Prizes and you get to meet toy and game executives and inventors too!
Your kids get to drive without a license! No, really they do!
Test drive vehicles from Razor, Peg Perego and RadioFlyer Mini Tesla!! Who wishes they could drive in a life size Tesla right?
All this and so much MORE!
IllumiCraft STEM-based Craft Party with Gift
Upon A Craft Line Holiday Project
Entertainment by Ben’s Giant Bubble Show
Test out New Products Before They Hit Retail Shelves
Shop for the Hottest New and Classic Toys for the Holidays
Giveaways, Stage Events, Magic Shows, Contests, Laser Tag, Crafts, Characters, GameTruck, Knockerball and much more!
Other ways to save on passes to Chicago Toy and Game Week:
We are so excited to not only attend this fun event but we are going to GIVEAWAY a weekend family pass to a winner and their family!
Don’t despair if you don’t win you can still get a discount using THIS code when you register.
PROMO CODE: CHITAG3
PSSSTTTTT! Here are other ways you can attend for FREE!
Bring Your Grandparents Day Sunday November 22nd!
Children of all ages are invited to bring their grandparents to the Chicago Toy & Game Fair on Sunday, November 20th. Grandparents attending the Fair with their grandchildren will be welcomed into the Fair free of charge. Just register here and print out your ticket. Grandchildren will need to have a purchased ticket.
Scouts in Uniform receive free admission to the Chicago Toy & Game Fair.
Pre-registering online lets you skip the registration desk and go straight into the fair! Scoutmasters can also register for a free pass. We showcase the best Toys & Games from around the globe. Build towers, play in tournaments, meet characters from Star Wars and more more more!
Educators and Librarians receive FREE admission too!
Who says it doesn’t pay to be a teacher? Show your teacher ID card at the door and you get in free!
Wear a ChiTAG logo T-shirt and get in free Nov 19-20
BUT TONIA WHERE DO I PARK AND WHAT WILL IT COST?!
Good question! If you have to pay to park we both should get something out of it right? Check out SpotHero! You reserve your parking spot in advance and we both make $5 when you sign up! Pretty sweet right? Also when you use the promo code: CHITAG you get an extra $5 off your reservation!
Want to bring the whole family? Make sure you enter the giveaway below!
As the founder of Why Not Mom; a unique online directory of mom-owned boutiques and mom-invented products, Tonia has strived to create a unique organization of female business owners, creating a diverse network that assists each other in driving more business to one another, in addition to providing tools and resources to achieve success in their business endeavors. It is her passion to make Why Not Mom the world’s largest online directory of women-owned businesses in the pursuit of strengthening families and supporting small business owners worldwide.