I live about 5 minues from Wilton. The tent sale is a great opportunity to stock up on things that you would need. Every year they hold one the beginning of June. All the items that Wilton makes and sells are usually discounted 40-50% off, sometimes more if it's a special. They have all the cake and candy making supplies, including pans, cake boards, wedding cake setups, spatulas, colors, cardboards, decorating sugars, fondant, candy melts -- just about anything. They also have all their kitchen products and picture frames at the sale. The stock changes daily. Once something is sold out, they replace it with something else. My daughter and I usually make 3-4 trips each year since we are so close. My daughter picked up all the pan sets (square, round, hexagon, etc.) for about $16.00 each. Needless to say, it's hard on the budget. For those of you thinking about coming -- there are some hotels/motels closer than Chicago right off the interstate which makes it easy to come and go. They are located in Bolingbrook and Lisle right off of the interstates. If you don't live too far away, it's definitely worth the trip.
Lisa, I think the mall you are talking about is the Woodfield Mall in Schaumburg. It's really built up around there now. There's an IKEA, and a large strip mall there too with specialty stores.