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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.), auctions, and model railroad conventions in the U.S. & Canada. Past events are found on the Models Train Shows Archive Page. To add your show to this page, please Submit Your Event.

FEATURED TRAIN SHOWS

The Villages Summer Rail Expo & Sale (August 19-20)
120+ 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

TCA Terminus Chapter Toy & Model Train Swap Meet (September 23)
Open to the public 9a-2p. Details: see website
Acworth VFW Post 5408; 4764 Cobb Parkway NW; Acworth, Georgia 30101

41st Annual Lehigh Valley Regional Train Show & Expo (September 24)
Vendors of railroad books, magazines, art, models, and other memorabilia. 10a-4p. Admission $5. Dealer tables $35. Children's raffle to win a train set. Door prizes. Contact Jim Rowland, 610-737-3431  Details: see website
Charles Chrin Community Center; 4100 Green Pond Road; Easton, Pennsylvania 18045

Tidewater Division Model Railroaders 28th Annual Train Show & Sale (September 30 - October 1)
150+ vendor tables, white elephant tables, and layouts. 10a-4p. Admission $9. Under 12 free. Info: see website
Virginia Beach Convention Center; 1000 19th Street; Virginia Beach, Virginia 23451

Columbia SC Model Train Show (October 14)
200+ tables of model trains of all gauges, scenery, operating layouts, and Thomas the Train. Details: see website
Jamil Shrine Temple; 206 Jamil Road; Columbia, South Carolina 29210

Grand River Valley Railroad Club Fall Train Show (October 14)
210+ tables with model trains of all scales. Operating layouts and LEGO layout. Hands-on Thomas The Train for children. 10a-3p. Adults $5. 12 & under free. Tables $16. Contact Ken Skopp, 616-667-9680. Details: see website
HSB; 5625 Burlingame Ave SW; Wyoming, Michigan 49509

The Tri-State Train Show (October 21)
100+ vendor tables. Dozens of sellers of model trains and historic railroad memorabilia. 9a-3p. Admission $5. Families $10. Dealer tables $30. Benefits Tri-State’s preservation and education projects. Details: see website
Ss. Nicholas, Constantine & Helen Church; 80 Laurel Avenue; Roseland, New Jersey 07068

First Frost Train Meet (November 11-12)
All scale swap meet and train show. 50,000 sq. ft. with 625 dealer tables plus displays and layouts. Sat 9a-4p. Sun 9a-3p. Admission $8. Under 12 free. Pre-admission tickets for entry one hour early. Details: see website
Allentown Fairgrounds; 1920 W Chew Street; Allentown, Pennsylvania 18104

Charleston SC Model Train Show (November 18-19)
O, HO, N & G gauge vendors offering model trains, parts, and accessories. Multiple scale layout exhibits. Saturday 9a-5p. Sunday 10a-4p. Admission $5. 12 & Under and Active Duty Military free. Details: see website
Danny Jones Armory Complex; 5000 Lackawanna Blvd; North Charleston, South Carolina 29405

TCA Terminus Chapter Toy & Model Train Swap Meet (December 2)
Open to the public 9a-2p. Details: see website
Acworth VFW Post 5408; 4764 Cobb Parkway NW; Acworth, Georgia 30101

Greenville SC Model Train Show (December 9)
Vendor tables of all gauges. Operating layouts. 9a-3p. Admission $5. Under 10 free. Details: see website
Greenville Shrine Club, 119 Beverly Road; Greenville, South Carolina 29609

Shoreline Model Railroad Club Train Show (December 9-10)
Saturday 10a-4p. Sunday 10a-2p. Admission $5. Under 12 free. Tables $15 (8 ft.). Purchase two tables, receive a third free. Contact Dick Yard (609-641-5315) or Dennis Weiss (Trains1971@comcast.net)
Atlantic Christian School; 391 Zion Road; Egg Harbor Township, New Jersey 08234

Columbia SC Model Train Show (March 24, 2018)
200+ tables of model trains of all gauges, scenery, operating layouts, and Thomas the Train. Details: see website
Jamil Shrine Temple; 206 Jamil Road; Columbia, South Carolina 29210

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JULY 2017

Van Wert Model Railroad Show & Swap
100+ vendor tables and layouts. Sat 10a-4p. Sun 10a-3p. Admission $4. 12 and under free.
Van Wert County Fairgrounds; U.S. 127; Van Wert, Ohio 45891 (July 29-30)

NMRA National Convention 2017
Orlando, Florida (July 30 - August 6)

AUGUST 2017

Volunteer State Chapter TCA Chattanooga Area Train Show
Ringgold, Georgia (August 5-6)

Greenberg's Great Train & Toy Show
Timonium, Maryland (August 5-6)

Summerail Railroad Show & Sale
Marion, Ohio (August 12)

Greenberg's Great Train & Toy Show
Edison, New Jersey (August 12-13)

Great Midwest Train Show
Wheaton, Illinois (August 13)

Everett's 13th Annual Train Show & Swap Meet
Marion, Ohio (August 19)

The Villages Summer Rail Expo & Sale
The Villages, Florida (August 19-20)

N-Scale Weekend
Altoona, Pennsylvania (August 19-20)

Great Falls Model Railroad Club Trainfest
Auburn, Maine (August 19-20)

Regal Railways Toy Train, Collectible & Hobby Show
Pinellas Park, Florida (August 26)

Music City Chapter TCA Summer Train Meet
Nashville, Tennessee (August 26)

Sellersburg Model Train Show & Swap Meet
Sellersburg, Indiana (August 26)

Santa Susana Depot Swap Meet
Simi Valley, California (August 26)

53rd Atlanta Model Train Show
Duluth, Georgia (August 26)

Greenberg's Great Train & Toy Show
Chantilly, Virginia (August 26-27)

Painesville Railroad Museum Railroad Memorabilia Show
Painesville, Ohio (August 27)

Mid America Train & Toy Show
Kansas City, Missouri (August 27)

National Narrow Gauge Convention
Denver, Colorado (August 30 - September 2)

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SEPTEMBER 2017

Melbourne Train Show
Melbourne, Florida (September 2)

Great Lehigh Valley Train Meet
Allentown, Pennsylvania (September 9)

Willard Train Fest
Willard, Ohio (September 9)

Lone Star Division Train Show & Meet
McKinney, Texas (September 9)

Columbus Area Railroad Club 17th Annual Train Show & Swap Meet
Edinburgh, Indiana (September 9)

Hagerstown Model Railroad Museum Model Train Sale
Sharpsburg, Maryland (September 9)

Great Midwest Train Show
Wheaton, Illinois (September 10)

NMRA Pacific Southwest Region 2017 Convention
Ontario, California (September 13-16)

NMRA North Central Region 2017 Convention
Grand Rapids, Michigan (September 14-17)

National Association of Timetable Collectors Annual Convention, Show & Sale
Suisun City, California (September 15-16)

Walnut Creek Model Railroad Society Train Show
Walnut Creek, California (September 16-17)

Great Edmonton Model Train Show
Edmonton, Alberta (September 16-17)

Wiregrass Model Railroad Show & Sale
75 vendor tables plus operating model train layouts. Sat 9a-5p. Sun 10a-4p. Adults $5. Under 12 free. Contact Danny Lewis at 334-790-6284.
National Peanut Festival Fairgrounds; 5622 Highway 231 South; Dothan, Alabama 36301 (September 16-17)

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 16-17)

All Trains Flea Market
200 tables of model trains & railroad antiques. 10a-3p. Admission $5. Under 12 free. Contact Larry Zeller.
Darke County Fairgrounds; 800 Sweitzer Street, Greenville, Ohio 45331 (September 17)

TCA Terminus Chapter Toy & Model Train Swap Meet
Acworth VFW Post 5408; 4764 Cobb Parkway NW; Acworth, Georgia (September 23)

23rd Annual Wichita Model Train Show
Wichita, Kansas (September 23-24)

41st Annual Lehigh Valley Regional Train Show & Expo
Easton, Pennsylvania (September 24)

TCA Atlantic Division Train Show
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania (September 24)

Regal Railways Toy Train, Collectible & Hobby Show
Brooksville, Florida (September 30)

Independence Train & Toy Show
Independence, Ohio (September 30)

6th Annual Rutland Train Show
Vendors of model trains, collectibles, and railroad memorabilia. Operating layouts. 10a-3:30p. Admission $5.
College of St. Joseph; 71 Clement Road; Rutland, Vermont 05701 (September 30)

Tidewater Division Model Railroaders 28th Annual Train Show & Sale
Virginia Beach, Virginia (September 30 - October 1)

Montreal Model Train Exposition
Montreal, Quebec (September 30 - October 1)

Brampton Model Railway Show
Brampton, Ontario (September 30 - October 1)

OCTOBER 2017

Pepperell Siding Model Railroad Club (PSMRC) Model Train Show & Open House
Pepperell, Massachusetts (October 1)

Toms River Train & Toy Show
Toms River, New Jersey (October 1)

Beaver-Lawrence Railway Historical Society Fall Train Show
New Castle, Pennsylvania (October 1)

New Hope - Solebury Train Show & Sale
100+ tables of all scales, plus railroadiana & operating layouts. 8:30a-1:30p. Adults $5. Under 12 free.
Eagle Fire House; 46 North Sugan Rd; New Hope, Pennsylvania 18938 (October 1)

French Broad e'N'pire Autumn Rails All Scales Model Train Show
Fletcher, North Carolina (October 6-7)

61st Florida Rail Fair
DeLand, Florida (October 7)

Great Scale Model Train Show
Timonium, Maryland (October 7-8)

27th Annual Greater St. Louis Metro Area Train Show
Kirkwood, Missouri (October 7-8)

Great Berea Train Show
Berea, Ohio (October 7-8)

Lynden Lions Club International Model Train & Circus Builders Show
Lynden, Washington (October 7-8)

Hawley Model Train Show & Sale
Hawley, Pennsylvania (October 8)

Great Midwest Train Show
Wheaton, Illinois (October 8)

Buffalo Falling Leaves Train Show
Depew, New York (October 8)

NMRA Mid-Eastern Region Convention
Harrisburg, Pennsylvania (October 12-15)

Columbia SC Model Train Show
Columbia, South Carolina (October 14)

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Grand River Valley Railroad Club Fall Train Show
Wyoming, Michigan (October 14)

Regal Railways Toy Train, Collectible & Hobby Show
Englewood, Florida (October 14)

Bunker Hill Train Club Show
Ranson, West Virginia (October 14)

Southland Model Railroad Show
Oak Lawn, Illinois (October 14-15)

"Hell On Wheels" Railroad Days & Train Show
Warrenton, Missouri (October 14-15)

West Wisconsin Railroad Club 16th Annual Train Show
Eau Claire, Wisconsin (October 14-15)

Nashua Valley Railroad Association Fall Railfair 2017
Boxborough, Massachusetts (October 14-15)

Chicago Railroadiana and Model Train Show & Sale
St. Charles, Illinois (October 15)

The Tri-State Train Show
Roseland, New Jersey (October 21)

Silver Rails Model Train Show
La Plata, Missouri (October 21)

North Shore Model Railroad Club (NSMRC) 37th Annual Train Show & Open House
Wakefield, Massachusetts (October 21-22)

Badgerland S Gaugers Model Train Swap Meet
Milwaukee, Wisconsin (October 22)

Autumn in Allegany Train Show
Allegany, New York (October 22)

State-Line "S" Gaugers 42nd Annual Fall S-Fest
Janesville, Wisconsin (October 27-29)

Mainline Model Railroaders Fellowship Fall Swap Meet
Edmonton, Alberta (October 28)

METCA & NYSME Train Show
East Rutherford, New Jersey (October 28)

New Braunfels Railroad Museum Annual Fall Train Show
New Braunfels, Texas (October 28-29)

Wayne Train Show
Wayne, New Jersey (October 29)

NOVEMBER 2017

Fine Scale Model Railroader Expo 2017
Altoona, Pennsylvania (November 2-4)

Gateway Division NMRA St. Louis Train Show
Chesterfield, Missouri (November 4)

Saint John Society of Model Railroaders 33rd Annual Model Train Show
Quispamsis, New Brunswick (November 4)

Burlington Masonic Lodge Train Show
Burlington, New Jersey (November 4)

Sudlersville Toy & Train Show
Sudlersville, Maryland (November 4)

Santa Susana Depot Swap Meet
Simi Valley, California (November 4)

Cleveland 2-Rail O Scale Train Meet
Kirtland, Ohio (November 4)

Ark City Model Train Show
Arkansas City, Kansas (November 4-5)

Southwest Model Railroad Club Fall Model Train Exhibit, Vendor Show & Swap Meet
Los Lunas, New Mexico (November 4-5)

The Great New York State Model Train Fair
Syracuse, New York (November 4-5)

Gratiot Valley Railroad Train Show & Sale
Mt. Clemens, Michigan (November 4-5)

The Great Train Show
Shakopee, Minnesota (November 4-5)

Lansing Model Railroad Club Annual Model Train Show & Sale
East Lansing, Michigan (November 5)

Brick Train Show
Brick, New Jersey (November 5)

40th Gaithersburg Train Show
Gaithersburg, Maryland (November 5)

Classic Shows Model Railroad, Train & Toy Show
Wallingford, Connecticut (November 5)

NETS (North East Train Society) Model Train Show
Highland Heights, Ohio (November 11)

Coachella Valley Model Railroaders Open House
Indio, California (November 11)

First Frost Train Meet
Allentown, Pennsylvania (November 11-12)

Grand Strand Model Railroaders Train Show & Sale
Murrells Inlet, South Carolina (November 11-12)

Trainfest Model Railroad Show
West Allis (Milwaukee), Wisconsin (November 11-12)

Belmont Shore Model Railroad Club Open House & Swap Meet
San Pedro, California (November 11-12)

Intermountain Train Expo
Sandy, Utah (November 11-12)

The Great Train Show
Puyallup, Washington (November 11-12)

Greenberg's Great Train & Toy Show
Monroeville, Pennsylvania (November 11-12)

Brooklawn Train Show
Brooklawn, New Jersey (November 12)

Hyde Park Station 46th Annual Train & Hobby Show
Poughkeepsie, New York (November 12)

Great Midwest Train Show
Wheaton, Illinois (November 12)

South Florida Railway Museum Model Train Swap Meet & Flea Market
Boca Raton, Florida (November 18)

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 18)

Charleston SC Model Train Show
O, HO, N & G gauge vendors offering model trains, parts, and accessories. Multiple scale layout exhibits. Sat 9a-5p. Sun 10a-4p. Admission $5. 12 & Under and Active Duty Military free. Details: see website
Danny Jones Armory Complex; 5000 Lackawanna Blvd; North Charleston, SC 29405 (November 18-19)

The Great Train Show
Kansas City, Missouri (November 18-19)

TCA Atlantic Division Train Show
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania (November 19)

Badgerland S Gaugers Model Train Swap Meet
Milwaukee, Wisconsin (November 19)

Christian Brothers Academy Toy & Model Train Expo
Lincroft, New Jersey (November 19)

Hagerstown Model Railroad Museum Model Train Sale
Sharpsburg, Maryland (November 25)

The Great Train Show
Pleasanton, California (November 25-26)

Mid America Train & Toy Show
Kansas City, Missouri (November 26)

Rails on Wheels Southeast Michigan Train Show & Sale
Ann Arbor, Michigan (November 26)

Rochester Thanksgiving Train Show
Rochester, New York (November 26)

DECEMBER 2017

TCA Terminus Chapter Toy & Model Train Swap Meet
Acworth VFW Post 5408; 4764 Cobb Parkway NW; Acworth, Georgia (December 2)

Regal Railways Toy Train, Collectible & Hobby Show
Pinellas Park, Florida (December 2)

Pensacola RailFest
Pensacola, Florida (December 2-3)

Ocean City Train Show
Ocean City, New Jersey (December 2-3)

The Great Train Show
Fort Wayne, Indiana (December 2-3)

Greenville SC Model Train Show
Greenville, South Carolina (December 9)

62nd Buckeye Train Show
Columbus, Ohio (December 9)

Shoreline Model Railroad Club Train Show
Saturday 10a-4p. Sunday 10a-2p. Admission $5. Under 12 free. Tables $15 (8 ft.). Purchase two tables, receive a third free. Contact Dick Yard (609-641-5315) or Dennis Weiss (Trains1971@comcast.net)
Atlantic Christian School; 391 Zion Road; Egg Harbor Township, NJ 08234 (December 9-10)

Tiger Tracks Train Show
Rochester, New York (December 9-10)

Rappahannock Model Railroaders 20th Annual Christmas Train Show
Fredericksburg, Virginia (December 9-10)

Great Midwest Train Show
Wheaton, Illinois (December 10)

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

Wayne Train Show
Wayne, New Jersey (December 23)

The Great Train Show
Grayslake, Illinois (December 30-31)

JANUARY 2018

Regal Railways Toy Train, Collectible & Hobby Show
Brooksville, Florida (January 6)

World's Greatest Hobby on Tour
Monroeville, Pennsylvania (January 6-7)

62nd Florida Rail Fair
DeLand, Florida (January 13-14)

World's Greatest Hobby on Tour
Charlotte, North Carolina (January 13-14)

Great Midwest Train Show
Wheaton, Illinois (January 14)

54th Atlanta Model Train Show
Duluth, Georgia (January 20)

FEBRUARY 2018

World's Greatest Hobby on Tour
Houston, Texas (February 3-4)

40th Jacksonville Rail Fair
Jacksonville, Florida (February 10)

Hagerstown Model Railroad Museum Model Train Sale
Sharpsburg, Maryland (February 10)

Classic Shows Model Railroad, Train & Toy Show
Wallingford, Connecticut (February 11)

Great Midwest Train Show
Wheaton, Illinois (February 11)

Regal Railways Toy Train, Collectible & Hobby Show
Port Richey, Florida (February 17)

Ann Arbor Model Railroad Club 48th Annual Train Show & Sale
Saline, Michigan (February 17-18)

MARCH 2018

World's Greatest Hobby on Tour
Edison, New Jersey (March 10-11)

Great Midwest Train Show
Wheaton, Illinois (March 11)

Columbia SC Model Train Show
Columbia, South Carolina (March 24)

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