Chicago Toy & Game Fair {Giveaway}

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 critically acclaimed, 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.

Highlights include:

All Weekend:

– 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


-Young Inventor Challenge
-Stars Wars Lunch (Additional Cost)
-Official Illinois State Yo-Yo Contest
-Top Trumps Guinness Book of World Records Attempt


-Stage Performances from Radio Disney, Blues Clues LIVE! presented by Naperville’s Center Stage Players, Elan Dance
Company, Ben’s Bubble Show, Lil’ Buds Theater and more.
-Boy Scouts Top Trump Tournament ((Boy Scouts are admitted into the Fair an hour early)
-Pony Royale Princess Party (Free pony to each girl, while supplies last.)


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
(Click here for ticket info and a $2 off coupon)

Win Tickets!!

I will be giving one weekend Family pack away each week!

Winners Chosen: 11/1, 11/8, 11/15

How To Enter:

{Do any or all of the following, leave a separate comment for each you do}

1) Tell me what your favorite game or toy was as a child

2) Share this giveaway on a social network

3) Like Making Time For Mommy on Facebook

4) Follow @aliciamarie112 on Twitter

5) Follow me on Pinterest

6) Comment on another one of my posts

Giveaway ends November 15, 2012 at 11:59pm Central time.

(Disclosure: I was not compensated for posting this information. I received tickets last year and it was a lot of fun so I wanted to offer tickets to my readers this year even though I can’t attend. This giveaway is only for tickets to get into the fair and doesn’t include travel, parking, or any other expenses. This giveaway is not associated with Facebook in any way.)


  1. nanci parker says

    As a child it was Barbie :)

  2. nanci parker says

    Followed you on facebook (Nanci Duffy)

  3. Thanks for the opportunity and giveaway! I have followed you on Pinterest. My Pinning name is PINitYVSG. :)

  4. I tweeted about your awesome giveaway via @yvsg Thanks!

  5. I also pinned about the giveaway. Here is the PIN:

  6. my favorite toy when I was younger was my teddy ruxpin

  7. I liked making time for mommy on facebook – DOminique MamaLife Cloutier

  8. following alicia on twitter – @MsMunster99

  9. My favorite toy was a potholder loom that I received for Christmas one year. I loved it! I used to make pot holders for my mom and all her friends. I thought I was so talented…lol

  10. I shared on facebook :)

  11. I follow you on Pinterest.

  12. I commented on another post.

  13. I follow you on Pinterest.

  14. I follow you on Facebook.

  15. I shared your giveaway on Pinterest.

  16. I followed you on Twitter.

  17. My favorite toy was my Easy Bake Oven. It has certainly evolved as a toy, but boy did I love creating “real food” in that thing!

  18. I commented on your Holiday Gift Guide 2012 post! I am looking forward to visiting the gift guide soon. :)

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