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How to Have a Successful Fair


Let Your Fans Know You're Coming!

1. Design

Themes: visual theme this is year is “pompoms, dots & bubbles”. Incorporating these themes in your exhibition or really thinking about how your booth and displays are going to best present the theme for your brand will help better advertise your brand and your products. Make sure you display your website and social media handles prominently so social media influencers do not need to search for them. 

2. Camera Ready

You will have local, national & international media walking by your exhibit at the Fair. Are you ready to tell the story of your brand & feature product? Making sure your exhibition has a photographable element will enable the media to tell a strong visual story.

3. Follow-up

It is important to follow-up with the new connections you make. Photographs and videos make the biggest impressions so share them online and tag us/share with us on either of the following platforms:

Share on our Social Media

#ChiTAG #PlayEveryDay

Youtube               ChicagoToyAndGame

Facebook            @chicagotoyandgameweek

Instagram            @chitagweek

Twitter                 @chitagweek

Google+               ChicagoToyAndGame

LinkedIn               Chicago Toy & Game Fair and Toy, Game & Play Innovators Network

Pinterest              Chicago Toy & Game

Email                    Send us your Dropbox/Google drive/photographs/videos at


Chicago Toy & Game Group
ChiTAG Registration questions and event tickets
Phone: (847) 677 8277

Wisconsin Expo, Inc.Services: Furniture / Carpet / Labor / Display Units / Cleaning

Phone: (262) 670-1300Fax: (262) 670-1360E-mail:

Contact Tom Larney @ MC DISPLAYS for any special freight questions or rental items not offered in Exhibitor Show Manual
Phone: (708) 446-9029

Navy Pier Services: Telephone / Internet / Plumbing
Phone: (312) 595-5266

Prime Electrical & Exhibition Services
Services: Electrical Needs
Phone: (312)-226-6738

ROADCO Transportation Services, Inc.
Services: Warehouse Tracing / Advance Warehouse Shipment
Phone: (708) 863-0022


ChiTAG by the Numbers

Media Impressions 2015 650,000,000+

Newsletters Email Subscribers

All Industry 40,000+

Educator 135,0000+

Inventor 12,000+

Consumer 15,000+

Blogger, Social Media Influencer 5,200+ email; 6,400+ handles

Scouts (Boy & Girl) 2,100+

Media List 6,500+

Combined Direct Reach 217,000

Postal Mail Addresses All Industry 31,000+

Twitter ChiTAGWeek 14,250+

facebook ChiTAGWeek 5,260+

facebook Mary Couzin 1,540+

Instagram ChiTAGWeek 1,410+

Pinterest ChiTAGWeek 350+

Pinterest Mary Couzin 1,800+

LinkedIn Toy, Game, Play Innovators Group 2 ,450+

LinkedIn Mary Couzin 9,200+

Event Attendance 35,000+

ChiTAG Group Reach 320,000+

Register to Exhibit

By registering for the Chicago Toy & Game Fair, you agree to abide by the Exhibitor Terms and Conditions.


from $1,800-$45,000


$800 each

Standard Booths are sold in 10'x10' units. You can add units to accommodate your display requirements. (e.g. 10x20 booth is 2 units and a total of $3600, 50x50 is 25 units and a total of $45,000, etc.).


A Standard Booth includes: 

  • 8 foot back drape in show colors (blue and white)

  • 3 foot side drape in show colors  where appropriate

  • 7" x 44" company sign

  • Company Name listed in Fair Program


Floor covering, tables and electrical are all purchased separately through the show decorator. Please refer to Exhibitor Manual 


DISCOUNTS AVAILABLE: for New Inventor and Small Business Conference Track attendees and returning exhibitors registering before June 1st.  


Please contact us for your discount code if registering online.

Table Space are available to first-time exhibitors with a single product. Five Tables share a common 10'x20' booth area (see Standard Booth) in a horseshoe configuration. 


Table spaces include a 6'x2' skirted table, carpeting and 2 chairs. Electricity is not included. 


Table spaces are also restricted on display options.

  • No banners may be hung in the rear of the booth

  • No free standing displays or banners

  • Max 2 people may staff the table at a time

  • You may supply your own table covering

  • You may use product displays on the table, max height  36"



DISCOUNTS AVAILABLE: for Inventor Conference attendees. 


Please contact us for your discount code if registering online. 

What Past Exhibitors Say

“The entire ChiTAG week of events are incredibly valuable for me and Marbles. Each year, I meet people and companies that have changed my business for the better. As an example, a casual conversation with an inventor at ChiTAG two years ago, evolved into a partnership that created Otrio, the current best selling game at Marbles. A year later, the Target buyer saw Otrio at ChiTAG Fair and decided to add it to their stores as well as some of our other games! Needless to say, ChiTAG is one of the most important events I attend each year.” - Scott Brown, Co-Founder and Chief Merchant, Marbles the Brain Store

“ChiTAG is an incredible event. We’ve made a distribution deal, sold over 100 games (and took orders for more) to consumers at the show each year and have licensed items from inventors we met with at the show. However, what I like best is the fact that Mary generates so much media coverage at ChiTAG. We will be investing in interactive exhibits for the next show that we hope will be a big hit. Thanks, Mary for getting this event rolling.” David Norman, Goliath Games and Pressman Toy

“We love participating at ChiTAG. The event gives us a condensed opportunity to play our games with kids and families who might not otherwise find us. We learn something new each time we’re there – about our games, our stickers, what’s interesting to kids right then.”

Donna Jaffe, Peaceable Kingdom

“Our organization is very very excited about being more greatly involved with the ChiTAG events moving forward. Our debriefing here at HQ was met by applause and much enthusiasm. Thank you for what you do.” — Michael De Camp, Jazwares

Register to Exhibit

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