Posts in category "Kid-Friendly"

A Day at Bengtson's Pumpkin Fest 2014: A Review

A Day at Bengtson's Pumpkin Fest 2014: A Review
There is no better start to the Halloween season than by visiting a pumpkin farm. There is also no better start to this festive season than celebrating the Day of Birth of our very own Count Gregula. The traditional Boo-Day shenanigans got under way as we picked up the boy (Grim Marco) for our annual... Read more »

A Day at Bengtson's Pumpkin Fest 2013: A Review

A Day at Bengtson's Pumpkin Fest 2013: A Review
A Gregula Halloween Tradition for 10  years now! Bengtson’s Pumpkin Fest! When the calendar reads the end of September, the air gets a bit chilly and the leaves turn from green to gold…someone becomes a year older,  Our Halloween Season officially begins with the Boo-Day of our very own Count Gregula and there is just... Read more »

Good Food Festival and Conference Chicago 2013

Good Food Festival and Conference Chicago 2013
The Good Food Festival and Conference is the leading food event in the country! It includes a Financing Conference, Trade Show, School Food and Food Policy Summits, and a Saturday Festival that celebrates Good Food. There’s something for everyone! Count Gregula’s Crypt vill be going to review this festival of food for the first time!... Read more »
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The Progressive International Motorcycle Show 2013

Honda to Harley to Triumph, VROOM VROOM! The Progressive International Motorcycle Show roared into Rosemont, IL the veekend of February 8-10.  Since I vas in the area, I decided to make a pit stop at the Stephens Convention Center to see vhat the excitement vas all about.  Even though I got to the show a... Read more »

ChiTAG 2012: A Review

The weekend before Thanksgiving was a busy and stressful one, but Da Count and myself decided to take a break at Navy Pier in  Chicago for the annual ChiTAG (Chicago Toy and Game) Fair and have a little bit of fun! ChiTAG is an event where new toys and games are introduced to the public via vendor... Read more »

ChiTAG's playCHIC: A Review

Well, (or as Count would say “vell”) the wine was certainly flowing at City Winery Wednesday night at the first annual playCHIC fashion show sponsored by the Chicago Toy and Game Fair aka ChiTAG.  It actually flowed so much I managed to spill part of a glass of red wine all over the table, but in... Read more »
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10th Anniversary ChiTAG at Navy Pier on November 17th and 18th

10th Anniversary ChiTAG at Navy Pier on November 17th and 18th
The North Pole might as vell be in Chicago the veek before Fangs-giving, as over 25,000 visitors vill head to Navy Pier to shop and play vith thousands of toys and games on display from over 250 exhibitors. The 10th anniversary Chicago Toy & Game Fair (ChiTAG) is the largest public toy and game show in... Read more »

Happy 165th Boo-Day to Bram Stoker!

Happy 165th Boo-Day to Bram Stoker!
Count Gregula’s Crypt vould like to vish Bram Stoker a very Happy 165th Boo-Day celebration! Stoker, the Irish novelist best known for his 1897 Gothic novel Dracula, inspired many of today’s vampires including my own character creation of Count Gregula. Here is a little trivia for my readers: Before the book vas called Dracula, it vas originally called The Dead... Read more »

Get vell soon, Rich Koz a.k.a. Svengoolie!

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Just heard the sad news that our fiend Rich Koz suffered a cardiac event over the veekend. Countess Gregula & I vish him a speedy recovery. Ve appreciate the kindness and support from Rich throughout the many years ve have known him. Get vell soon, Svengoolie! As a special treat, enjoy this video interview that Sven did for us at The Chicago... Read more »
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Happy Halloveen 2012 from The Gregulas!

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On behalf of all of US at Count Gregula’s Crypt, ve could like to vish all of YOU a very Happy Halloveen 2012! Eat, drink and stay S-C-A-R-Y! Here is to many more FRIGHTS to come! SINcerely, The Gregulas