Tickets and Hours


The Fair opens from 10am - 6pm on Saturday and Sunday 10am - 5pm. A special preview hour is available for media and trade attendees on both days, starting at 9am.


Tickets are $10 adult (ages 13+), and $5 per child aged 3 to 12. Children under 3 are free.  

We offer complimentary admission to the fair for certain groups and conditions. Keep scrolling down this page for more information.

For large group and school rates, please contact us.

We are pleased to offer online ticketing on Eventbrite; buy online to avoid the ticket line at the fair. You will be transferred to Eventbrite's website to complete your purchase.  

Complimentary Admission

We offer free admission for people in the following categories. Special programs for these groups are also available. Please contact us at for more details.     

We also offer free admission to firefighters, police, active military and military veterans in gratitude for their service to the community and the nation. Please show your ID at the Trade Registration Desk for complimentary admission. 

*Purchase & wear your #chitag logowear to the show to receive free admission for one person to the fair in 2015.  Choose from a great selection of adult and youth t-shirts, sweatshirts, bags, and more.

Bring Your Grandparents Day

Sunday is Bring Your Grandparents Day! Children of all ages are invited to bring their grandparents to the Chicago Toy & Game Fair. Grandparents attending the Fair with their grandchildren will be welcomed into the Fair free of charge. Register here