2020 Chicago Toy & Game Fair: Retailer & Trade Preview

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2020 Chicago Toy & Game Fair: Retailer & Trade Preview

By Chicago Toy & Game Group, Inc. dba People of Play

When and where

Date and time

November 21, 2020 · 7am - November 22, 2020 · 3pm PST




North America’s Biggest Toy & Game Fair Open to Kids of All Ages!

Retail, Trade and Media preview hour is Saturday 9am-10am and Sunday 9am-10am. The Exhibit Hall opens to the general public at 10am each day.

The Chicago Toy & Game Fair is an opportunity for you to interact directly with with the people who make your products in a highly interactive environment. You'll get the benefit of America's best focus group by observing which products thousands of fair-goers gravitate toward, gain product knowledge by watching manufacturers sell the product they know the best, and walk away with tips for better pitching and merchandising ... all while developing better business relationships.

Meet the Exhibitors and Manufacturers and try out their products before the crowds stream in at this special preview hour for Retailers and Trade, and their families! Then when the Fair opens to the public, you will get a chance to observe how consumers interact with the products that captured your interest at the Preview. Most Exhibitors are ready to take orders or sell product directly from their booth.

You and your family are welcomed as our guests at the Fair!

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Check out other events happening at ChiTAG Week:

Conferences https://www.chitag.com/conferences

Young Inventor Challenge www.chitag.com/yic

Toy & Game Innovation Awards (TAGIEs): http://www.chitag.com/tagies

Parking and Directions: https://www.chitag.com/directions

About the organizer

We're the Chicago Toy & Game Group and you can call us “CHITAG” – pronounced SHY-Tag – for short. We produce ChiTAG Week, a series of events promoting and celebrating play and innovation that welcomes industry, consumers and traditional and social media the week before Thanksgiving. Our main events include:


  • Chicago Toy & Game Fair (since 2003). The first and the largest public toy and game fair in North America targeting families. 

  • Inventor and Innovation Conferences (since 2006) The largest gathering of professional inventors, new inventors and product acquisition executives in the world. Attendees come from approximately 25 countries to pitch ideas, network, learn and celebrate the toy and game inventor community. 

  • Play in Education (PIE) Conference - (Since 2006) Studies show a focus on play means better performance in academics and social competenceThis conference discusses strategies for bringing play into the classroom and provides CE credits.

  • Toy & Game Innovation Awards (TAGIEs) (since 2008). The TAGIEs are an elegant and playful evening gala that brings together industry leaders from inventors to manufacturers to retailers as well as the public for a celebratory evening of innovators and inventors from around the world for their exceptionally innovative spirit of fun, philanthropy, and humanitarianism.

  • Young Inventor Challenge (YIC) (since 2006). The YIC provides an opportunity for children ages 6 to 18 to showcase their original toy and game inventions to industry professionals, members of media and the general public. All entrants receive feedback from industry executives and inventors and licensing agreements with toy and game companies. 

  • PlayCHIC (since 2012) Fashion sells. The PlayCHIC Fashion Event celebrates dress-up by inspiring play through a new avenue - fashion.

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