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Chicago Toy and Game Fair 2016 {GIVEAWAY ENDED} #ChiTag

Chicago Toy and Game Fair 2016

{Giveaway at the end of the post: CONGRATULATIONS NICHOLE B.!}

This week is our family’s favorite event: The Chicago Toy and Game Fair (AKA ChiTag Fair)!

It’s on November 19 – 20th, which is also Rafael’s birthday weekend. This year it is going to be a fun one since we have a lot of awesome things planned. We can’t wait to check out all the vendor booths to give the boys some new ideas for their Christmas list. Maybe mom and dad’s too!

Let’s take a look at Game Fairs of the past…

ChiTag 2013
Chicago Toy and Game Fair 2013 #ChiTagFair
ChiTag 2013: Look how little the boys were! Rafael was newly one and Gabriel was 2.
Chicago Toy and Game Fair 2013 #ChiTagFair
ChiTag 2013: Be still my heart!
Chicago Toy and Game Fair 2014 #ChiTagFair
ChiTag 2014: Gabriel was 3. He loves the puppet animals.
Chicago Toy and Game Fair 2014 #ChiTagFair
ChiTag 2014: Rafael was 2. Look at those curls!
Chicago Toy and Game Fair 2014 #ChiTagFair
ChiTag 2014: Their love to build has not changed.
Rafael's 2nd birthday and Chicago Toy and Game Fair 2014 #ChiTagFair
The year Rafael turned 2 we had a birthday party for him right after the fair. Now we just do them before or after since there’s a lot to pack into one day.

We were all really bummed out we missed out on 2015 because Chicago had the biggest snowfall in a long time. I think we had over a foot of snow on the day of the fair and two weeks later it all melted away. So far the forecast is showing that it’s going to be a very mild couple of days.


  • Walk inside the World’s Largest PomPomWow!

  • Super Power Sensory Hour 9:00 am – 10:00 am hosted by The National Lekotek Center providing early access to families of children with special needs

  • 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!

  • Yo-Yo Championship – Contestants from Coast to Coast

  • Attend the Star Wars Lunch

  • Enter the Young Inventor Challenge & Young Tech Challenge (free!) Amazing Prizes & Meet Toy and Game Executives and Inventors

  • Test drive vehicles from RazorPeg Perego and RadioFlyer Mini Tesla!!

  • Mommy & Gracie Show Unboxing! Did you catch last year’s unboxing?? https://youtu.be/wslvGlPjDQs

  • IllumiCraft STEM-based Craft Party with Gift

  • Upon A Craft Line Holiday Project

  • Be entertained 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

  • Interactive Exhibits

  • Giveaways, Stage Events, Magic Shows, Contests, Laser Tag, Crafts, Characters, GameTruck, Knockerball and much more!

Don’t miss your chance to win a FAMILY WEEKEND PASS for 4 to the Chicago Toy and Game Fair!

Enter below for your chance to win. Giveaway ends 11/17/16. Winners will be announced Friday 11/18/16.

Didn’t win? Don’t fret. Get $3 off your tickets by using the exclusive promo code CHITAG3.

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