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Model Train Shows & Model Railroad Conventions

This page provides a calendar of 200+ upcoming model train shows, railroadiana shows (lanterns, china, timetables, paper, collectibles, etc.), and model railroad conventions in the U.S. & Canada. Past events may be found on the Models Train Shows Archive Page. To add your show to this page, please Submit Your Event.

FEATURED TRAIN SHOWS

Toy Train Operating Society 50th Anniversary National Convention (August 1-6)
Trading open to public Friday, Aug 5 (11a-3p) & Saturday, Aug 6 (9:15a-2p). Cost $10/individual or $15/family, good both days. TTOS members enjoy full week of layout tours, excursions & museum visits. Info: see website
The Queen Mary Hotel; 1126 Queens Highway; Long Beach, California 90802

The Villages Summer Train Expo Show & Sale (August 20-21)
100+ vendor tables & layouts. Sat 9a-4p. Sun 10a-3p. Admission $6. Under 10 free w/ adult. Details: see website
Savannah Regional Recreation Center; 1545 Buena Vista Blvd; The Villages, Florida 32162

Melbourne Train Show (September 3)
Operating layouts & vendors. 9a-2p. Adults $5. Under 10 free. Info/tables,call 321-805-1963. Details: see website
Azan Shrine Center; 1591 W Eau Gallie Blvd; Melbourne, Florida 32935

Lone Star Division of Train Collectors Association Annual Train Show and Meet (September 10)
Dealer tables plus operating train layouts. Special layout for children. 10:30a-4p. $6 per adult or $9 per family.
Collin College Central Park Campus Conference Center (SE corner Community Avenue & Taylor Burk Drive)
2200 West University Drive; McKinney, Texas 75071

Tidewater Division Model Railroaders 27th Annual Train Show & Sale (October 8-9)
Operating layouts, vendors, white elephant tables & clinics. 10a-3p. Adults $8. Under 12 free. Info: see website
Virginia Beach Convention Center; 1000 19th Street; Virginia Beach, Virginia 23451

5th Annual North Central Iowa Model Railroad Show & Sale (October 30)
Buy, sell, and trade model trains and memorabilia. Door prizes. Club layout in restored Rock Island Depot. 9a-3p. Admission $5. 10 & under free with adult.  Info: 641-456-1998 or eastsidetrains@gmail.com
Franklin County Convention Center; 1008 Central Ave West; Hampton, Iowa 50441

First Frost Train Meet (November 12-13)
All scale swap meet and train show with 625 dealer tables plus operating layouts. Sat 9a-4p. Sun 9a-3p. Admission $8. Under 12 free with adult. Advance tickets online with one hour early entry. Info: see website
Allentown Fairgrounds; Agricultural Hall (Agri-Plex); 302 North 17th Street; Allentown, Pennsylvania 18104

Columbia SC Model Train Show (December 10)
All gauges plus Thomas the Train, O gauge parts dealer, landscape dealer & running trains. Details: see website
Jamil Temple; 206 Jamil Road; Columbia, South Carolina 29210

Dayton All Trains Swap Meet (January 22, 2017)
Buy, sell, and trade model trains of all scales, plus railroad antiques, timetables, books, and videos. 10a-3p. Admission $5. Under 12 free. Tables (8 ft.) $25. Contact Larry Zeller at 937-773-7186.
Montgomery Co. Fairgrounds; 1043 S. Main St. (Route 48); Dayton, Ohio 45409

Columbia SC Model Train Show (March 25, 2017)
All gauges plus Thomas the Train, O gauge parts dealer, landscape dealer & running trains. Details: see website
National Guard Armory; 1225 Bluff Road; Columbia, South Carolina 29201

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JULY 2016

NMRA National Convention 2016
Indianapolis, Indiana (July 3-10)

National Garden Railway Convention
Santa Clara, California (July 4-10)

Large Scale Train Show
Santa Clara, California (July 9)

56th Florida Rail Fair
DeLand, Florida (July 9)

Great Scale Model Train Show
Timonium, Maryland (July 9-10)

New England O & S Scale Train Show
Hudson, Massachusetts (July 10)

Lionel Operating Train Society (L.O.T.S.) Annual Convention
Valley Forge, Pennsylvania (July 10-16)

National Summer Steamup 2016 Small-Scale Live Steam Event
McClellan, California (July 13-17)

Lycoming Summer Train Meet
Pennsdale, Pennsylvania (July 16)

4000 Foundation Rail Fair
La Crosse, Wisconsin (July 16)

Williams Grove Historical Steam Engine Association Model Train Flea Market
Mechanicsburg, Pennsylvania (July 16-17)

Greenberg's Train & Toy Show
Monroeville, Pennsylvania (July 16-17)

Grand Canyon Model Railroaders Cactus Summer Swap Meet
Phoenix, Arizona (July 23)

The Great Train Show
Belleville, Illinois (July 23-24)

Lionel Collectors Club of America Convention
Kansas City, Missouri (July 25-30)

National Association of Timetable Collectors Annual Convention & Railroad Memorabilia Show
Fort Wayne, Indiana (July 28-30)

Western Railway Museum Railfan Day & Swap Meet
Suisun City, California (July 30)

San Antonio Model Railroad Association 14th Annual Summer Train Show
San Antonio, Texas (July 30-31)

The Great Train Show
Pomona, California (July 30-31)

Van Wert Model Railroad Show & Swap
100+ vendor tables and layouts. Sat 10a-4p. Sun 10a-3p. Admission $3. 12 and under free.
Van Wert County Fairgrounds; U.S. 127; Van Wert, Ohio (July 30-31)

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AUGUST 2016

Toy Train Operating Society 50th Anniversary National Convention
Long Beach, California (August 1-6)

Central Missouri Railroad Association Train Show & Swap Meet
Warrenton, Missouri (August 6)

Greenberg's Train & Toy Show
Timonium, Maryland (August 6-7)

Muskoka Rails 2016
Muskoka, Ontario (August 6-7)

MidAmerica Train & Toy Show
Kansas City, Missouri (August 7)

The California Express Railroadiana & Transportation Show
Buena Park, California (August 7)

50th Atlanta Model Train Show
Norcross, Georgia (August 13)

Central Arizona Model Railroad Club Beat the Heat Swap Meet
Prescott Valley, Arizona (August 13)

Summerail Railroad Show & Sale
Marion, Ohio (August 13)

Greenberg's Train & Toy Show
Edison, New Jersey (August 13-14)

Tehachapi Loop Railroad Club Model Train Show
Tehachapi, California (August 13-14)

Great Midwest Train Show
Wheaton, Illinois (August 14)

Music City Chapter TCA Summer Train Meet
Nashville, Tennessee (August 20)

Everett's 12th Annual Train Show & Swap Meet
Marion, Ohio (August 20)

The Villages Summer Train Expo Show & Sale
The Villages, Florida (August 20-21)

N-Scale Weekend
Altoona, Pennsylvania (August 20-21)

Sellersburg Model Train Show & Swap Meet
Sellersburg, Indiana (August 27)

Santa Susana Depot Swap Meet
Simi Valley, California (August 27)

51st Atlanta Model Train Show
Duluth, Georgia (August 27)

Regal Railways Presents Train Show & Swap Meet
Pinellas Park, Florida (August 27)

Greenberg's Train & Toy Show
Chantilly, Virginia (August 27-28)

Painesville Railroad Memorabilia Show
Painesville, Ohio (August 28)

SEPTEMBER 2016

Melbourne Train Show
Melbourne, Florida (September 3)

Lone Star Division of Train Collectors Association Annual Train Show and Meet
Dealer tables plus operating train layouts. Special layout for children. 10:30a-4p. $6 per adult or $9 per family.
Collin College Central Park Campus Conference Center (SE corner Community Avenue & Taylor Burk Drive)
2200 West University Drive; McKinney, Texas 75071 (September 10)

Columbus Area Railroad Club 16th Annual Train Show & Swap Meet
Edinburgh, Indiana (September 10)

TCA Southern Division Toy Train Show & Swap Meet
Venice, Florida (September 10)

Great Lehigh Valley Train Meet
Allentown, Pennsylvania (September 10)

Buffalo Central Terminal Train Show
Buffalo, New York (September 10-11)

Coal River Model Train Show
Model trains of all scales plus railroadiana and operating layouts. Free admission. Sat 10-6p. Sun 12-6p.
Madison Civic Center; 261 Washington Ave; Madison, West Virginia 25130 (September 10-11)

30th Annual Thousand Islands Train Fair
Buy and sell new and used train items, plus operating layouts of many scales. 10a-5p.
Recreation Park; 615 East Line Road; Clayton, New York 13624 (September 10-11)

Great Midwest Train Show
Wheaton, Illinois (September 11)

Firelands Model Train & Toy Show Extravaganza
Mansfield, Ohio (September 17)

Suncoast Model Railroad Club Train Show
Largo, Florida (September 17)

The Great Train Show
Raleigh, North Carolina (September 17-18)

Great Edmonton Model Train Show
Edmonton, Alberta (September 17-18)

All Trains Flea Market
200+ tables of model trains & railroad antiques. Admission $5. Under 12 free. Contact Larry Zeller 937-773-7186.
Darke Co. Fairgrounds; 800 South State Route 49, Greenville, Ohio 45331 (September 18)

NMRA Pacific Southwest Region "LA Junction" 2016 Convention
Culver City, California (September 21-25)

Indian Summer Toy & Train Show
Roxana, Delaware (September 24)

Fostoria Rail Festival & Iron Triangle Train Show
Fostoria, Ohio (September 24)

Montreal Model Train Exposition
Montreal, Quebec (September 24-25)

TCA Atlantic Division Train Show
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania (September 25)

OCTOBER 2016

57th Florida Rail Fair
DeLand, Florida (October 1)

Southern New England Model Railroad Club O Scale Train Show
Gardner, Massachusetts (October 1)

Garden State Division NMRA Fall Meet
Hillsborough, New Jersey (October 1)

San Antonio Train Show
San Antonio, Texas (October 1-2)

Brampton Model Railway Show
Brampton, Ontario (October 1-2)

Great Berea Train Show
Berea, Ohio (October 1-2)

Lynden Model Train & Circus Builders Show
Lynden, Washington (October 1-2)

Buffalo Falling Leaves Train Show
Depew, New York (October 2)

Pepperell Siding Model Railroad Club (PSMRC) Model Train Show & Open House
Pepperell, Massachusetts (October 2)

19th Annual Santa Fe Model Train Show
Santa Fe, New Mexico (October 6-10)

French Broad e'N'pire Model Railroad Club Autumn Rails 2016
Fletcher, North Carolina (October 7-8)

Regal Railways Presents Train Show & Swap Meet
Kissimmee, Florida (October 8)

Tidewater Division Model Railroaders 27th Annual Train Show & Sale
Virginia Beach, Virginia (October 8-9)

Cincinnati Model Train & Trade Show
West Chester, Ohio (October 8-9)

Lewis County Model Railroad Club Show
Chehalis, Washington (October 8-9)

Galveston Railroad Museum Train Show
Galveston, Texas (October 8-9)

26th Annual Greater St. Louis Metro Area Train Show
Kirkwood, Missouri (October 8-9)

Southland Model Railroad Show
Oak Lawn, Illinois (October 8-9)

Texas Western Train Show
Forest Hill, Texas (October 8-9)

West Wisconsin Railroad Club 15th Annual Train Show
Eau Claire, Wisconsin (October 8-9)

Great Midwest Train Show
Wheaton, Illinois (October 9)

Spokane Model Train Show
Spokane, Washington (October 9)

Regal Railways Presents Train Show & Swap Meet
Englewood, Florida (October 15)

Grand River Valley Railroad Club Train Show
Wyoming, Michigan (October 15)

Belmont Shore Model Railroad Club Open House & Swap Meet
San Pedro, California (October 15-16)

Chicago Railroadiana and Model Train Show & Sale
St. Charles, Illinois (October 16)

Tri-States Railway Preservation Society Train Show
Port Jervis, New York (October 22)

The Great Train Show
Santa Rosa, California (October 22-23)

Beatrice Area Railroad Enthusiasts 11th Annual Train Show
Model trains, railroad collectibles, and operating layouts. Sat 9a-5p. Sun 10a-4p. Admission $5. 12 & under free.
Holiday In Express; 4005 North 6th Street (Highway 77); Beatrice, Nebraska 68310 (October 22-23)

Delaware Train Show
New Castle, Delaware (October 29)

Mid-Ohio Valley Model Railroad Club Annual Train Show & Sale
Parkersburg, West Virginia (October 29)

South Florida Railway Museum Model Train Swap Meet & Flea Market
Deerfield Beach, Florida (October 29)

Old Eli's Train & Toy Show
Sugarcreek, Ohio (October 29)

Sedalia Rails Train Show
Vendor tables, layouts & outdoor railway. 9a-4p. Admission $4. Under 12 free. Contact klbird@embarqmail.com
Liberty Park Convention Hall; 3rd Street & Highway 65; Sedalia, Missouri 65301 (October 29)

Great Scale Model Train Show
Timonium, Maryland (October 29-30)

5th Annual North Central Iowa Model Railroad Show & Sale
Buy, sell, and trade model trains and memorabilia. Door prizes. Club layout in restored Rock Island Depot. 9a-3p. Admission $5. 10 & under free with adult.  Info: 641-456-1998 or eastsidetrains@gmail.com
Franklin County Convention Center; 1008 Central Ave West; Hampton, Iowa 50441 (October 30)

Medina Model Railroad & Toy Show
Medina, Ohio (October 30)

NOVEMBER 2016

Regal Railways Presents Train Show & Swap Meet
Inverness, Florida (November 5)

Cleveland 2-Rail O Scale Train Show
Kirtland, Ohio (November 5)

Gateway Division NMRA St. Louis Train Show
Chesterfield, Missouri (November 5)

Burlington Masonic Lodge Train Show
Burlington, New Jersey (November 5)

Arkansas City Train Show
Arkansas City, Kansas (November 5-6)

Dayton Train Show
Dayton, Ohio (November 5-6)

The Great New York State Model Train Fair
Syracuse, New York (November 5-6)

Neuse River Valley Model Railroad Club Show
Raleigh, North Carolina (November 5-6)

Vancouver Train Expo
Vancouver, British Columbia (November 5-6)

Gratiot Valley Railroad Train Show & Sale
Mt. Clemens, Michigan (November 5-6)

Classic Shows Model Railroad, Train & Toy Show
Wallingford, Connecticut (November 6)

39th Gaithersburg Train Show
Gaithersburg, Maryland (November 6)

Carbon Model Railroad Society Fall Train Meet
Walnutport, Pennsylvania (November 6)

Metro South Train Show
Randolph, Massachusetts (November 6)

Gadsden Pacific Division Toy Train Operating Museum Fall Toy Train Show
Tucson, Arizona (November 11-12)

Winchester Model Railroad Club Train Show & Sale
Winchester, Virginia (November 12)

Allentown Train Meet First Frost Show
Allentown, Pennsylvania (November 12-13)

Trainfest Model Railroad Show
West Allis (Milwaukee), Wisconsin (November 12-13)

Grand Strand Model Railroad Club Model Railroad Show & Sale
Murrells Inlet, South Carolina (November 12-13)

International Railfair Model Railroad Show
Roseville, California (November 12-13)

Tehachapi Loop Railroad Club Model Train Show
Tehachapi, California (November 12-13)

Great Midwest Train Show
Wheaton, Illinois (November 13)

Lansing Model Railroad Club Annual Model Train Show & Sale
East Lansing, Michigan (November 13)

Hyde Park Station 45th Annual Train & Hobby Show
Poughkeepsie, New York (November 13)

Walnut Creek Model Railroad Society Train Show
Walnut Creek, California (November 18-20)

TCA Southern Division Toy Train Show & Swap Meet
Jacksonville, Florida (November 19)

Brunswick Train, Toy & Collectible Show
Vendors, layouts, and door prizes. 9a-3p. Admission $3. 10 & under free. Tables $15. Contact 732-600-9059.
Brunswick Volunteer Fire Company; Burkittsville Rd & Volunteer Dr.; Brunswick, Maryland 21716 (November 19)

Maumee Valley Railroad Club Model Railroad Show & Swap Meet
Vendors and operating layouts. 9a-2p. Adults $5. Families $7. Kids 12 & under free. Contact mvrrc.ri@gmail.com
Coliseum Bingo; 911 West Washington Center Road; Fort Wayne, Indiana 46825 (November 19)

Lakeland College Christmas Train & Toy Show
Kirtland, Ohio (November 20)

Walnut Creek Model Railroad Society Train Show
Walnut Creek, California (November 25-27)

Dundas Modular Railway Club Flea Market
Dundas, Ontario (November 26)

TCOA Model Train Show
150+ tables of model trains, all gauges. Two layouts. Adults $5. Children free. Contact tthof@msn.com
Lake County Fairgrounds; 889 South Court Street; Crown Point, Indiana 46307 (November 26-27)

Rochester Thanksgiving Train Show
Rochester, New York (November 27)

MidAmerica Train & Toy Show
Kansas City, Missouri (November 27)

Rails on Wheels Southeast Michigan Train Show & Sale
Ann Arbor, Michigan (November 27)

DECEMBER 2016

Melbourne Train Show
Melbourne, Florida (December 3)

Regal Railways Presents Train Show & Swap Meet
Pinellas Park, Florida (December 3)

Bay State Model Railroad Museum Holiday Open House
Roslindale, Massachusetts (December 3-4)

New England Model Train Expo
Marlborough, Massachusetts (December 3-4)

Trains in the Tonawandas
North Tonawanda, New York (December 4)

Medina Model Railroad & Toy Show
Medina, Ohio (December 4)

Boulder Model Railroad Club Train Show
Longmont, Colorado (December 9-11)

Columbia SC Model Train Show
Columbia, South Carolina (December 10)

60th Buckeye Train Show
Columbus, Ohio (December 10)

Suncoast Model Railroad Club Train Show
Largo, Florida (December 10-11)

Tiger Tracks Train Show
Rochester, New York (December 10-11)

Great Midwest Train Show
Wheaton, Illinois (December 11)

The Great Westchester Train & Toy Show
White Plains, New York (December 11)

16th Tampa Model Train Show
Tampa, Florida (December 17-18)

JANUARY 2017

Classic Shows Model Railroad, Train & Toy Show
Trumbull, Connecticut (January 8)

Gadsden Pacific Division Toy Train Operating Museum Winter Toy Train Show
Tucson, Arizona (January 13-14)

Pacific Science Center Model Train Show
Seattle, Washington (January 14-16)

Utica Train Show
Utica, New York (January 15)

South Florida Railway Museum Model Train Swap Meet & Flea Market
Deerfield Beach, Florida (January 21)

Dayton All Trains Swap Meet
Buy, sell, and trade model trains of all scales, plus railroad antiques, timetables, books, and videos. 10a-3p. Admission $5. Under 12 free. Tables (8 ft.) $25. Contact Larry Zeller at 937-773-7186.
Montgomery Co. Fairgrounds; 1043 S. Main St. (Route 48); Dayton, Ohio 45409 (January 22)

Amherst Railway Society Railroad Hobby Show
West Springfield, Massachusetts (January 28-29)

San Antonio Model Railroad Association 41st Annual Jamboree & Train Show
San Antonio, Texas (January 28-29)

The Great Westchester Train & Toy Show
White Plains, New York (January 29)

FEBRUARY 2017

Great Scale Model Train Show
Timonium, Maryland (February 4-5)

Central Railway Model & Historical Association 2017 Train Show
Easley, South Carolina (February 10-11)

MARCH 2017

Columbia SC Model Train Show
Columbia, South Carolina (March 25)

APRIL 2017

Grand River Valley Railroad Club Train Show
Wyoming, Michigan (April 8)

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