iHobby Expo

October 23, 2009 10:11:18 AM PDT
You may never have a chance to get behind the wheel of a racecar, or fly a plane, or become an astronaut, but at iHobby Expo you can live out the fantasy. The annual show returns to Rosemont this weekend featuring model trains, remote controlled cars, boats, planes, helicopters and rockets, along with plastic and die-cast models. There is even a robot fighting competition and a rock climbing wall. iHobby Expo is the largest hobby show in the country and last year's show drew over 20,000 people to the Donald E. Stephens Convention Center. This year, the family-oriented expo takes place on Saturday, October 24 and Sunday, October 25 from 10 am to 5 pm. There are over 600 booths and over 200 companies at the show to help you find a new hobby or find out about the latest products in a hobby you already love.

Clubs and companies will be sponsoring various events throughout the weekend. There will be a robot fighting competition, and robot logic events to demonstrate robot intelligence. Indoor race tracks will feature demonstrations of the newest products. The National Radio Control Truck Pullers Association will be running a monster truck track where some of the largest R/C trucks will be shown. The World Micro Heli Cup is in its 4th year and will feature some of the most talented R/C flyers in the United States. There will be a free Thomas the Tank Engine riding train for kids and a Thomas Playland. Children can learn basic hobby techniques and take products that they make home with them.

At the show you and your children can:

    Fly an R/C plane or helicopter
  • Race a slot car
  • Drive an R/C car
  • Ride a miniature train
  • Run a model train
  • Build a model

Admission for adults is $10, children under the age of 10 are admitted free, seniors over age 65 will be admitted for $8 and Scouts in uniform are admitted free. For more information, visit www.GiantShow.com.


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