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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 Great Scale Model Train Show (April 10-11)
160+ tables of HO, N & O gauge model trains and railroad-related items. Abbreviated version of our long-running Timonium show. Sat & Sun 9a-12:30p and 1p-4:30p. Limited tickets available per session to ensure COVID compliance. Tickets $12 per session, ADVANCE PURCHASE ONLY. Details and tickets: see website
Delta Hunt Valley Hotel by Marriot; 245 Shawan Road; Hunt Valley, Maryland 21031

National Museum of Transportation Tailgate Sale (April 24, rain date April 25)
Model train, railroad, and toy items. 9a-2p, lower parking lot. Admission $3. 12 & under free. Vendor booths (three parking spaces) $25 -- bring your own tables, tents, etc. Set up starts 7:30a. Masks required. Details: see website
National Museum of Transportation; 2933 Barrett Station Road; St. Louis, Missouri 63122

Flash Model Train Meet (May 15)
Affordable model train meet under large pavilions. All train-related merchandise is welcome. 8a-2p. Free admission. 140 covered spaces (10 ft. wide x 20 ft. deep w/ 2 tables) in open-air pavilions. Details: see website
Renninger's Kutztown Farmers & Vintage Antiques Market; 740 Noble Street; Kutztown, Pennsylvania 19530

Historic Spencer Shops Train Show (May 22-23)
Railroad memorabilia of all types. Model train dealers, layouts, collectibles & more. Sat 9a-5p. Sun 10a-3p. Adults $7, Seniors/military $6. Children (3-12) $5. Under 3 & NCTM members free. Museum admission included. Train rides extra. COVID protocols in place. Dealer inquiries: nctrans@nctrans.org. Tickets & details: see website
North Carolina Transportation Museum; 1 Samuel Spencer Drive; Spencer, North Carolina 28159

Melbourne Train Show (June 5)
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 (I-95 exit 183, east 4 miles)

30th Annual Tallahassee Model Railroad Show & Sale (June 26-27)
First 2-day show. Layouts of all sizes from G to T scale. New & used model trains for every scale. Sat 9a-5p. Sun 10a-4p. Entry $10 for both days. 12 & under free. Contact Andy Zimmerman, 850-524-4399. Details: see website
North Florida Fairgrounds; 441 Paul Russell Road; Tallahassee, Florida 32301

11th Annual Jacksonville Train Show (August 21-22)
Model train layouts, vendors, and contests. Commemorating 150 years of railroads in Jacksonville, Arkansas. Open 9a-4p. Adults $8, good both days. 12 & under free. For info contact RAIL & SPRUE Hobbies, 501-982-6836.
Jacksonville Community Center, 5 Municipal Drive, Jacksonville, Arkansas 72076

Melbourne Train Show (September 4)
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 (I-95 exit 183, east 4 miles)

The Piedmont Division Model Train Show (October 2-3)
2-day model train show features six working layouts, 150 vendor tables, white elephant, and raffle layout. NMRA event. Sat 10a-5p. Sun 10a-4p. Admission $9. 9 & under free. Free parking. Hotel next door. Details: see website
Clarence Brown Conference Center; 5450 GA Hwy 20; Cartersville, Georgia 30121

Black Swamp Junction (October 21-24)
NMRA hosted event (membership not required). Clinics, tours, layouts, and op sessions. $55/65 if you register before September 1, $65/75 after. Day passes available for $40. Details: see website
Radisson Hotel at the University of Toledo; 3100 Glendale Avenue; Toledo, Ohio 43614

Melbourne Train Show (December 4)
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 (I-95 exit 183, east 4 miles)

2021 Pensacola Railfest Model Train Show and Sale (December 4-5)
Sat 9a-5p. Sun 10a-4p. Adults $6 cash, $7 debit/credit. 12 & under free. Free parking. Concessions by 3D Eats & Tea. Interested vendors contact pensacolarailfest@gmail.com. Details: see website
Pensacola Interstate Fairgrounds, Building 1; 6655 Mobile Highway; Pensacola, Florida 32526

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APRIL 2021

The Great Scale Model Train Show
160+ tables of HO, N & O gauge model trains and railroad-related items. Abbreviated version of our long-running Timonium show. Sat & Sun 9a-12:30p and 1p-4:30p. Limited tickets available per session to ensure COVID compliance. Tickets $12 per session, ADVANCE PURCHASE ONLY. Details and tickets: see website
Delta Hunt Valley Hotel by Marriot; 245 Shawan Road; Hunt Valley, Maryland 21031 (April 10-11)

Medina Model Railroad & Toy Show
Medina, Ohio (April 11)

Central Operating Lines All Gauge Swap Meet
Farmingville, New York (April 11)

World's Greatest Hobby Online
Online (April 17)

Titletown Train Show
Green Bay, Wisconsin (April 17-18)

Golden Nugget Antique Flea Market Train Show
Lambertville, New Jersey (April 24)

Ark City Model Train Show
Arkansas City, Kansas (April 24)

Fort Mill SC Model Train Show & Sale
Fort Mill, South Carolina (April 24)

National Museum of Transportation Tailgate Sale
Model train, railroad, and toy items. 9a-2p, lower parking lot. Admission $3. 12 & under free. Vendor booths (three parking spaces) $25 -- bring your own tables, tents, etc. Set up starts 7:30a. Masks required. Details: see website
National Museum of Transportation; 2933 Barrett Station Road; St. Louis, MO 63122 (April 24, rain date April 25)

New Braunfels Railroad Museum Annual Spring Train Show
New Braunfels, Texas (April 24-25)

MAY 2021

Painesville Model Train Flea Market
Painesville, Ohio (May 8)

Easley SC Model Train Show & Sale
Easley, South Carolina (May 14-15)

Flash Model Train Meet
Affordable model train meet under large pavilions. All train-related merchandise is welcome. 8a-2p. Free admission. 140 covered spaces (10 ft. wide x 20 ft. deep w/ 2 tables) in open-air pavilions. Details: see website
Renninger's Kutztown Farmers & Vintage Antiques Market; 740 Noble Street; Kutztown, PA 19530 (May 15)

Central Operating Lines All Gauge Swap Meet
Farmingville, New York (May 16)

NMRA Thousand Lakes Region 2021 Convention
Bismarck, North Dakota (May 20-23)

Regal Railways Toy Train, Collectible & Hobby Show
Brooksville, Florida (May 22)

Historic Spencer Shops Train Show
Railroad memorabilia of all types. Model train dealers, layouts, collectibles & more. Sat 9a-5p. Sun 10a-3p. Adults $7, Seniors/military $6. Children (3-12) $5. Under 3 & NCTM members free. Museum admission included. Train rides extra. COVID protocols in place. Dealer inquiries: nctrans@nctrans.org. Tickets & details: see website
North Carolina Transportation Museum; 1 Samuel Spencer Drive; Spencer, North Carolina 28159 (May 22-23)

Virginia Train Collectors Assoc. 2-Day Spring Train Show & Sale
Midlothian, Virginia (May 22-23)

National Garden Railway Convention
Nashville, Tennessee (May 30 - June 5)

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JUNE 2021

Melbourne Train Show
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, FL 32935 (I-95 exit 183, east 4 miles) (June 5)

Painesville Model Train Flea Market
Painesville, Ohio (June 5)

Center of the Nation Model Railroad Expo
Hutchinson, Kansas (June 5-6)

Kane County Railroadiana and Model Train Show & Sale
St. Charles, Illinois (June 13)

Central Operating Lines All Gauge Swap Meet
Farmingville, New York (June 13)

Regal Railways Toy Train, Collectible & Hobby Show
St. Petersburg, Florida (June 26)

30th Annual Tallahassee Model Railroad Show & Sale
First 2-day show. Layouts of all sizes from G to T scale. New & used model trains for every scale. Sat 9a-5p. Sun 10a-4p. Entry $10 for both days. 12 & under free. Contact Andy Zimmerman, 850-524-4399. Details: see website
North Florida Fairgrounds; 441 Paul Russell Road; Tallahassee, Florida 32301 (June 26-27)

JULY 2021

NMRA National Convention 2021
Online (July 6-10)

Florida Rail Fair
DeLand, Florida (July 10)

Painesville Model Train Flea Market
Painesville, Ohio (July 10)

Twin City Model Railroad Museum Hobby Show & Sale
St. Paul, Minnesota (July 24)

Van Wert Model Railroad Show & Swap
200+ vendor tables plus operating layouts. Sat 10a-4p. Sun 10a-3p. Admission $6. 12 & under free. Contact Chuck White, 260-760-1666
Van Wert County Fairgrounds; 1055 S Washington Street (U.S. 127); Van Wert, Ohio 45891 (July 24-25)

AUGUST 2021

Lionel Operating Train Society (L.O.T.S.) Annual Convention
Lawrence, Kansas (August 1-8)

Greater Houston Train Show
Stafford, Texas (August 14)

Sn3 Symposium 2021
Albuquerque, New Mexico (August 17-19)

11th Annual Jacksonville Train Show
Model train layouts, vendors, and contests. Commemorating 150 years of railroads in Jacksonville, Arkansas. Open 9a-4p. Adults $8, good both days. 12 & under free. For info contact RAIL & SPRUE Hobbies, 501-982-6836.
Jacksonville Community Center, 5 Municipal Drive, Jacksonville, Arkansas 72076 (August 21-22)

Allenwood Train Show
Buy, sell, and trade all scales and gauges of model trains, supplies, and railroadiana. Admission $5. 9a-2p. Tables $18. Contact Ron Johnson at ronlindatrains@ptd.net or 570-538-9409.
Warrior Run Fire Department Social Hall; Second Street; Allenwood, Pennsylvania  17810 (August 22)

Atlanta Model Train & Railroadiana Show
Duluth, Georgia (August 28)

Regal Railways Toy Train, Collectible & Hobby Show
Pinellas Park, Florida (August 28)

SEPTEMBER 2021

National Narrow Gauge Convention
Hickory, North Carolina (September 1-4)

Melbourne Train Show
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, FL 32935 (I-95 exit 183, east 4 miles) (September 4)

NMRA Pacific Southwest Region Convention
Irvine, California (September 8-11)

NMRA Southeastern Region Convention
Greenville, South Carolina (September 9-12)

Simpsonville Model Train Show & Sale
Simpsonville, South Carolina (September 11)

Regal Railways Toy Train, Collectible & Hobby Show
Brooksville, Florida (September 11)

Twin City Model Railroad Museum Hobby Show & Sale
St. Paul, Minnesota (September 18)

All Trains Flea Market
New & used trains in all scales plus books, videos, and collectibles. 10a-3p. Admission $5. Tables: $10 per 8 ft. table in advance, $20 day of event. Checks payable to: Larry Zeller, 1215 Camaro Court, Piqua, OH 45356-9793
Darke County Fairgrounds; 800 Sweitzer Street (State Rt. 49); Greenville, Ohio 45331 (September 19)

TCA Terminus Chapter Atlanta Toy & Model Train Show
Acworth, Georgia (September 25)

OCTOBER 2021

Florida Rail Fair
DeLand, Florida (October 2)

The Piedmont Division Model Train Show
2-day model train show features six working layouts, 150 vendor tables, white elephant, and raffle layout. NMRA event. Sat 10a-5p. Sun 10a-4p. Admission $9. 9 & under free. Free parking. Hotel next door. Details: see website
Clarence Brown Conference Center; 5450 GA Hwy 20; Cartersville, Georgia 30121 (October 2-3)

Tulsa Union Convention
Tulsa, Oklahoma (October 6-10)

Columbia SC Model Train Show
Columbia, South Carolina (October 9)

NMRA Sunshine Region Convention
Plant City, Florida (October 14-16)

Mebane NC Model Train Show
Mebane, North Carolina (October 16)

Chicago Railroadiana and Model Train Show & Sale
St. Charles, Illinois (October 17)

NMRA Buckeye Division Train Show
Cambridge, Ohio (October 17)

Black Swamp Junction
NMRA hosted event (membership not required). Clinics, tours, layouts, and op sessions. $55/65 if you register before September 1, $65/75 after. Day passes available for $40. Details: see website
Radisson Hotel at the University of Toledo; 3100 Glendale Avenue; Toledo, Ohio 43614 (October 21-24)

NMRA Mid-Eastern Region Convention
Hunt Valley, Maryland (October 21-24)

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NOVEMBER 2021

Gaithersburg Train Show
Gaithersburg, Maryland (November 7)

Fort Mill SC Model Train Show & Sale
Fort Mill, South Carolina (November 13)

Granite City Train Show
St. Cloud, Minnesota (November 13)

Regal Railways Toy Train, Collectible & Hobby Show
Kissimmee, Florida (November 20)

DECEMBER 2021

Melbourne Train Show
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, FL 32935 (I-95 exit 183, east 4 miles) (December 4)

2021 Pensacola Railfest Model Train Show and Sale
Sat 9a-5p. Sun 10a-4p. Adults $6 cash, $7 debit/credit. 12 & under free. Free parking. Concessions by 3D Eats & Tea. Interested vendors contact pensacolarailfest@gmail.com. Details: see website
Pensacola Interstate Fairgrounds, Building 1; 6655 Mobile Highway; Pensacola, Florida 32526 (December 4-5)

Summerville SC Model Train Show & Sale
Summerville, South Carolina (December 10-11)

Buckeye Train Show
Columbus, Ohio (December 11)

Regal Railways Toy Train, Collectible & Hobby Show
Dover, Florida (December 11)

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