Hours and Events
ToyFest West 2018
The Buyers’ Playground! Our show has enjoyed a substantial growth in attendance over the years, with impressive increases in both exhibitor and buyer participation contributing to the overall success of the event. Attendance now draws from not only the west, but from many other parts of the US, Mexico and the Pacific Rim countries.
Attendees recognize that travel to industry trade shows in New York in the winter months can be both complicated and expensive, and find the appeals of beautiful western weather, easy arrival and departure on our spacious convention facilities, and the casual, reunion like atmosphere of our event to be a winning combination.
To Buyers: for every order you write at the show only, you will be given a raffle ticket, 3 drawings will be held at 5:00 pm each show day, cash prizes: $500, $250, and $100, buyer must be present to win!
Show Dates: March 11th thru March 13th, 2018
Where: South Point Hotel, Casino and Spa in Las Vegas, Nevada
Sunday 10:00 am – 6:00 pm
Monday 9:00 am – 6:00 pm
Tuesday 9:00 am – 5:00 pm.
ToyFest West Events
Sunday, March 11th, 8:30 am – 10:00 am at the South Point Hotel – Redwood Room.
Trend Predictions: Steve Starobinsky, Vice President Marketing & Product Discovery at Diverse Marketing
Monday, March 12, 8:00 am – 9:00 am at the South Point Hotel – Redwood Room.
Learn from your peers and discuss Retail Strategies: customer service, loyalty, product training and retention
Moderated by Betsy Molito, Gifts & Dec; Jenny Bouma, Chicken Little; Melissa Moore, Toy Crazy; TJ Simmons, Kahootz Toys; Christy Smith, Christy’s Toy Outlet; Brian Turtle, Endless Games.
Attend our FREE Seminars. Pre-Registration not required.
ToyFest Gala Reception
Sunday, March 11th, 6:30pm – 10:00pm at the South Point Hotel. Welcome to our playful celebration designed exclusively for attendees, representatives and exhibitors. This event includes food, entertainment and a brief awards ceremony inducting outstanding industry peers into the Hall of Fame.
ToyFest Game Night
Monday, March 12th, 6:30 pm – 9:30 pm at the South Point Hotel. Buyers only are welcome to learn and laugh at this signature event of the expo. Attendees experience a fun-filled venue where they meet manufacturers, learn about products, are introduced to new board games, enjoy refreshments and even win prizes. Participants will engage in a fast paced, three hour, round table event where the excitement grows as players rotate each 10 – 15 minutes to experience the win (or loss!) in each new game. The event is free; please register early as seating is limited.
WTHRA Chairman of the Board of Directors, Blake Goldenberg, says it is all about the camaraderie.
“Those of you that have joined us at our annual trade show know exactly what I’m referring to, a sense of family. At ToyFest West you’re treated as a real person, not just a number; almost as if you’ve just come home. The show is set up in an open environment with open booths, welcoming buyers to browse. The manufacturers & sales representatives are there to help and spend time with you. You won’t feel rushed; instead you’ll feel relaxed and more productive than other trade shows. Since 1961, WTHRA has been producing an outstanding show; isn’t it about time you come see what all the buzz is about? I look forward to seeing you there!”