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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 Spring Rail Expo & Sale (February 1-2)
120+ tables of merchandise for sale. Operating layouts. Raffle and door prizes. Saturday 9a-4p. Sunday 10a-3p. Admission $6 ($5 w/ coupon on website). Under 12 free with adult. Contact Alan Goldberg. Details: see website
Savannah Regional Recreation Center; 1545 Buena Vista Blvd; The Villages, Florida 32162

Central Railway Museum CRMHA 2020 Model Train Expo (February 7-8)
Triple gymnasium with 7 operating model railroads in G, O, HO, N & other scales. Live steam trains. 160+ vendor tables. Kids zone with Thomas & Brio. Fri 1p-7p. Sat 10a-4p. Adults $8. Under 10 free. Details: see website
Rock Springs Church Impact Center; 207 Rock Springs Road; Easley, South Carolina 29642

Melbourne Train Show (March 7)
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)

Greater Toledo Train & Toy Show (March 8)
Highly attended, comprehensive show featuring trains of all gauges and toys of all kinds. Layouts, displays, and exhibits. Adults $6 (11a-3p). Early Birds $10 (9a-3p). 12 & under free. Free parking. Details: see website
Owens Community College SHAC; 30335 Oregon Road; Perrysburg, Ohio 43551

Albany Train Show (March 14)
O, HO & N gauge train layouts. 100+ tables of model trains and railroad-related items. Free appraisals by experts. On-site train doctor to fix your ailing engines. 9a-3p. Adults $5. 12 & under free. Free parking. Details: see website
Polish Community Center; 225 Washington Avenue Extension; Albany, New York 12205

Maine 3Railers Annual Model Railroad Show (March 21)
Operating displays, demonstrations, vendors, and trains for kids. 10a-3p. Admission $4. 12 & under free. Family limit $10. Tables and info contact Richard Ridolfo, 603-929-1441. Details: see website
Elks Lodge #964; 397 Civic Center Drive; Augusta, Maine 04330

2nd Annual Herington Railroad Days & Kansas Central Division NMRA Meet (May 2-3)
Model train & memorabilia show. N, HO & G layouts. Many vendors. Abilene & Smoky Valley RR excursion from venue. NMRA meet w/ Kansas Central Div. 9a-4p. Admission by donation. Tables $20/ea. Details: see website
Herington Community Building; 800 S Broadway; Herington, Kansas 67449

Peoria Rocket 2020 (May 14-17)
2020 Midwest Region NMRA Convention. Photo & model contests with NMRA judging, clinics, layout tours, operating sessions, spouse activity, Linus Quilting Project, and banquet. Details: see website
Holiday Inn Hotel & Suites (309-698-3333); 101 Holiday Street; East Peoria, Illinois 61611

National Garden Railway Convention 2020 (May 31 - June 6)
36th NGRC convention. This event has an all-scales train show but NGRC events are well-known due to the tours of garden railroad layouts. Come see "Music City" and enjoy trains. Details: see website
Gaylord Opryland Resort & Convention Center; Nashville, Tennessee 37214

Melbourne Train Show (June 6)
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)

29th Annual Tallahassee Model Railroad Show & Sale (June 27)
All scales including G, O, HO, N, Z, T, and live steam. New & used trains and accessories from Lionel, Atlas, Kato & Broadway Limited. 9a-4p. Admission $6. 12 & under free. Contact Andy J. Zimmerman. Details: see website
North Florida Fairgrounds; 441 Paul Russell Road; Tallahassee, Florida 32301

Melbourne Train Show (September 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)

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JANUARY 2020

TCA Southern Division Train Show
Fort Pierce, Florida (January 25)

TCA Great Lakes Division Winter Train Meet
Parma, Ohio (January 25)

Coastal Rail Buffs 31st Annual Model Railroad & Train Show
Savannah, Georgia (January 25-26)

Amherst Railway Society Railroad Hobby Show
West Springfield, Massachusetts (January 25-26)

The Great Train Show
Portland, Oregon (January 25-26)

Central Indiana Division NMRA Noblesville Train Show
Noblesville, Indiana (January 26)

Golden Gate Lionel Railroad Club Toy Train Sale & Show
Mountain View, California (January 26)

Mid-Mon Valley Model Railroad Club Train Show & Sale
New Eagle, Pennsylvania (January 26)

Blackhawk Railway Historical Society Winter Swap Meet
Griffith, Indiana (January 26)

FEBRUARY 2020

Casey Jones Chapter TCA Holiday Train Show
Germantown, Tennessee (February 1)

Maurer Toy Train Auction
Spring City, Pennsylvania (February 1)

The Villages Spring Rail Expo & Sale
120+ tables of merchandise for sale. Operating layouts. Raffle and door prizes. Saturday 9a-4p. Sunday 10a-3p. Admission $6 ($5 w/ coupon on website). Under 12 free with adult. Contact Alan Goldberg. Details: see website
Savannah Regional Recreation Center; 1545 Buena Vista Blvd; The Villages, Florida 32162 (February 1-2)

Great Scale Model Train Show
Timonium, Maryland (February 1-2)

The Great Train Show
St. Charles, Missouri (February 1-2)

The Great Train Show
Ventura, California (February 1-2)

Arctic Run Model Railroad Show & Sale
23rd annual show sponsored by the Central Wisconsin Model Railroaders. Vendors and operating layouts. Sat 9a-5p. Sun 10a-3p. Adults $4. Ages 12-17 $2. 11 & under free. Contact Jim Miller or Don Anderson.
Holiday Inn & Convention Center; 1001 Amber Avenue; Stevens Point, Wisconsin 54482 (February 1-2)

Buffalo Snowball Train Show
Depew, New York (February 2)

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Medina Model Railroad & Toy Show
Medina, Ohio (February 2)

Toms River Train & Toy Show
Toms River, New Jersey (February 2)

Central Railway Museum CRMHA 2020 Model Train Expo
Triple gymnasium with 7 operating model railroads in G, O, HO, N & other scales. Live steam trains. 160+ vendor tables. Kids zone with Thomas & Brio. Fri 1p-7p. Sat 10a-4p. Adults $8. Under 10 free. Details: see website
Rock Springs Church Impact Center; 207 Rock Springs Road; Easley, South Carolina 29642 (February 7-8)

Jacksonville Rail Fair
Jacksonville, Florida (February 8)

Hagerstown Model Railroad Museum Model Train Sale
Sharpsburg, Maryland (February 8)

Lawrence Model Railroad Club Annual Train Show and Swap Meet
Lawrence, Kansas (February 8-9)

Blissfield Model Railroad Club Open House
Blissfield, Michigan (February 8-9)

World's Greatest Hobby on Tour
Chantilly, Virginia (February 8-9)

The Great Train Show
Indianapolis, Indiana (February 8-9)

The Great Train Show
Costa Mesa, California (February 8-9)

Greenberg's Great Train & Toy Show
Secaucus, New Jersey (February 8-9)

Great Midwest Train Show
Wheaton, Illinois (February 9)

Classic Shows Model Railroad, Train & Toy Show
Wallingford, Connecticut (February 9)

Central Operating Lines All Gauge Swap Meet
Farmingville, New York (February 9)

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 (February 9)

NMRA Lone Star Region 2020 Convention
Houston, Texas (February 13-15)

Greater Houston Train Show
Stafford, Texas (February 15)

Regal Railways Toy Train, Collectible & Hobby Show
Kissimmee, Florida (February 15)

Sooner Division TTOS Winter Train Show
Stillwater, Oklahoma (February 15)

Maurer Toy Train Auction
Spring City, Pennsylvania (February 15)

Scale Rails Spring Train Show
Fort Myers, Florida (February 15-16)

World's Greatest Hobby on Tour
Hampton, Virginia (February 15-16)

Greenberg's Great Train & Toy Show
Wilmington, Delaware (February 15-16)

Greenberg's Great Train & Toy Show
Hampton, Virginia (February 15-16)

Beaver-Lawrence Railway Historical Society Frosty Rails Train Show
New Castle, Pennsylvania (February 16)

Grand Canyon Model Railroaders Cactus Winter Swap Meet
Phoenix, Arizona (February 22)

TTOS NMD Toy Train Swap Meet
Albuquerque, New Mexico (February 22)

TCA Southern Division Train Show
Pinellas Park, Florida (February 22)

Grand Strand Model Railroaders Model Train Show
Murrells Inlet, South Carolina (February 22-23)

San Antonio Model Railroad Association 44th Annual Jamboree & Train Show
Garden Ridge, Texas (February 22-23)

Kanawha Valley Model Train & Craft Show
Saint Albans, West Virginia (February 22-23)

The Great Train Show
Novi, Michigan (February 22-23)

The Great Train Show
San Jose, California (February 22-23)

Greenberg's Great Train & Toy Show
Monroeville, Pennsylvania (February 22-23)

Smokey City Rails Train Show & Sale
Helena, Alabama (February 28-29)

Asheville Train Show
Fletcher, North Carolina (February 28-29)

National Museum of Transportation Model Train Show
St. Louis, Missouri (February 29)

Florida Citrus Model Train Society Train Show & Swap Meet
Pembroke Pines, Florida (February 29)

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World's Greatest Hobby on Tour
St. Paul, Minnesota (February 29 - March 1)

Greenberg's Great Train & Toy Show
Edison, New Jersey (February 29 - March 1)

MARCH 2020

TCA Atlantic Division Train Show
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania (March 1)

Duneland Model Railroad Club Michigan City Swap Meet
Michigan City, Indiana (March 1)

Niagara Model Railway Show
St. Catharines, Ontario (March 1)

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, Florida 32935 (I-95 exit 183, east 4 miles) (March 7)

Naptown & White River Model Train Show & Open House
Indianapolis, Indiana (March 7)

Independence Train & Toy Show
Independence, Ohio (March 7)

Maumee Valley Railroad Club Model Railroad Show & Swap Meet
Vendors and operating layouts. 9a-2p. Adults $5. Families $7. Children 12 & under free.
Coliseum Bingo; 911 West Washington Center Road; Fort Wayne, Indiana 46825 (March 7)

Carolina Coastal Railroaders 25th Annual Train Show
New Bern, North Carolina (March 7-8)

Bakersfield Model Train Show
Bakersfield, California (March 7-8)

Rocky Mountain Train Show
Denver, Colorado (March 7-8)

Sioux City Cosmopolitan Train Show
South Sioux City, Nebraska (March 7-8)

Greater Toledo Train & Toy Show
Highly attended, comprehensive show featuring trains of all gauges and toys of all kinds. Layouts, displays, and exhibits. Adults $6 (11a-3p). Early Birds $10 (9a-3p). 12 & under free. Free parking. Details: see website
Owens Community College SHAC; 30335 Oregon Road; Perrysburg, Ohio 43551 (March 8)

Great Midwest Train Show
Wheaton, Illinois (March 8)

Montvale Train Show
Montvale, New Jersey (March 8)

Central Operating Lines All Gauge Swap Meet
Farmingville, New York (March 8)

Southern New England Chapter (SNEC) TCA Toy Train Show
East Greenwich, Rhode Island (March 8)

Albany Train Show
O, HO & N gauge train layouts. 100+ tables of model trains and railroad-related items. Free appraisals by experts. On-site train doctor to fix your ailing engines. 9a-3p. Adults $5. 12 & under free. Free parking. Details: see website
Polish Community Center; 225 Washington Avenue Extension; Albany, New York 12205 (March 14)

Cincinnati Division 7 NMRA Spring Flea Market & Trade Show
West Chester, Ohio (March 14)

NWV Vermont Rails Model Railroad Show
St. Albans, Vermont (March 14)

Blissfield Model Railroad Club Open House
Blissfield, Michigan (March 14-15)

Rochester Shamrock Train Show
Rochester, New York (March 15)

Wayne Train Show
Wayne, New Jersey (March 15)

Arkansas City Train Show
Arkansas City, Kansas (March 20-21)

Maine 3Railers Annual Model Railroad Show
Operating displays, demonstrations, vendors, and trains for kids. 10a-3p. Admission $4. 12 & under free. Family limit $10. Tables and info contact Richard Ridolfo, 603-929-1441. Details: see website
Elks Lodge #964; 397 Civic Center Drive; Augusta, Maine 04330 (March 21)

Elkhart Model Railroad Club Train Show
Nappanee, Indiana (March 21)

The Great Train Show
Pleasanton, California (March 21-22)

Mid-Michigan Model Train Show
Mt. Pleasant, Michigan (March 22)

Columbia Model Train Show
Columbia, South Carolina (March 28)

Delaware Train Show
New Castle, Delaware (March 28)

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

Croydon Fire Company 3rd Annual Train Show
80+ dealer tables selling trains. Opens 8:30a. Adults $3. 10 & under free. Sellers contact George - 267-784-7546.
Croydon Fire Company; 911 State Road; Croydon, Pennsylvania 19021 (March 28)

Randolph Railroad Days 2020
Randolph, Minnesota (March 28-29)

The Great Train Show
Dayton, Ohio (March 28-29)

Greenberg's Great Train & Toy Show
Wilmington, Massachusetts (March 28-29)

Brick Train Show
Brick, New Jersey (March 29)

Iron and Steel Spring Rail Fest
All gauge model train show. Vendors and operating model train layout. 10a-4p Admission $5. 12 & under free.
St. Lucy Palermo Banquet Center; 394 Tenney Avenue; Campbell, Ohio 44405 (March 29)

APRIL 2020

2020 Sn3 Symposium
Albuquerque, New Mexico (April 2-4)

Florida Rail Fair
DeLand, Florida (April 4)

Bunker Hill Train Club Show
Ranson, West Virginia (April 4)

Franklin Spring Train Show
Franklin, Indiana (April 4)

Arkansas Railroad Museum 25th Annual Railroadiana Show & Sale
Pine Bluff, Arkansas (April 4)

18th Annual NC Railroad Expo
Hickory, North Carolina (April 4)

Roundhouse Model Train Show
Baltimore, Maryland (April 4-5)

46th Annual Lindsay Spring Train Show
Lindsay, Ontario (April 4-5)

Spring Into Summer Train Show
North Tonawanda, New York (April 5)

Medina Model Railroad & Toy Show
Medina, Ohio (April 5)

Central Operating Lines All Gauge Swap Meet
Farmingville, New York (April 5)

Great Midwest Train Show
Wheaton, Illinois (April 5)

Buckeye Train Show
Columbus, Ohio (April 18)

Regal Railways Toy Train, Collectible & Hobby Show
Crystal River, Florida (April 18)

Southern Maine Model Railroad Club Train Show
Westbrook, Maine (April 18)

Blissfield Model Railroad Club Open House
Blissfield, Michigan (April 18-19)

Supertrain 2020
Calgary, Alberta (April 18-19)

Titletown Train Show
Green Bay, Wisconsin (April 18-19)

New Braunfels Railroad Museum Annual Train Show Jamboree
New Braunfels, Texas (April 18-19)

Youngstown Model Railroad Association Toy Train Flea Market
Salem, Ohio (April 19)

NMRA Pacific Northwest Region "Make Tracks to Eugene" 2020 Convention
Eugene, Oregon (April 21-24)

Kenan Center Train Show
Lockport, New York (April 25-26)

Hawley Model Train Show & Sale
Hawley, Pennsylvania (April 26)

Chicagoland Railroad Memorabilia Show
Elk Grove Village, Illinois (April 26)

Dartmouth/Lake Sunapee Model Railroad Show
North Sutton, New Hampshire (April 26)

Blackhawk Railway Historical Society Spring Swap Meet
Griffith, Indiana (April 26)

NMRA Pacific Coast Region "Clear to the Coast" 2020 Convention
Concord, California (April 30 - May 3)

MAY 2020

2nd Annual Herington Railroad Days & Kansas Central Division NMRA Meet
Model train & memorabilia show. N, HO & G layouts. Many vendors. Abilene & Smoky Valley RR excursion from venue. NMRA meet w/ Kansas Central Div. 9a-4p. Admission by donation. Tables $20/ea. Details: see website
Herington Community Building; 800 S Broadway; Herington, Kansas 67449 (May 2-3)

Great Scale Model Train Show
Timonium, Maryland (May 2-3)

Austin Area Train Show
Taylor, Texas (May 2-3)

Painesville Model Train Days
Painesville, Ohio (May 2-3)

Toms River Train & Toy Show
Toms River, New Jersey (May 3)

Central Operating Lines All Gauge Swap Meet
Farmingville, New York (May 3)

Great Midwest Train Show
Wheaton, Illinois (May 3)

Granite City Train Show
St. Cloud, Minnesota (May 9)

Peoria Rocket 2020
2020 Midwest Region NMRA Convention. Photo & model contests with NMRA judging, clinics, layout tours, operating sessions, spouse activity, Linus Quilting Project, and banquet. Details: see website
Holiday Inn Hotel & Suites (309-698-3333); 101 Holiday Street; East Peoria, Illinois 61611 (May 14-17)

NMRA Thousand Lakes Region 2020 Convention
Sioux Falls, South Dakota (May 14-17)

Central Ohio Ntrak 12th Ohio N-Scale Weekend
Hilliard, Ohio (May 15-17)

Twin City Model Railroad Museum Hobby Show & Sale
St. Paul, Minnesota (May 16)

Wayne Train Show
Wayne, New Jersey (May 17)

O Scale West Meet
Santa Clara, California (May 21-23)

NMRA Mid-Central Region Convention "Steel City Express"
Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania (May 28-31)

The Great Train Show
Belleville, Illinois (May 30-31)

Brick Train Show
Brick, New Jersey (May 31)

National Garden Railway Convention 2020
36th NGRC convention. This event has an all-scales train show but NGRC events are well-known due to the tours of garden railroad layouts. Come see "Music City" and enjoy trains. Details: see website
Gaylord Opryland Resort & Convention Center; Nashville, Tennessee 37214 (May 31 - June 6)

JUNE 2020

George L. Carter Railroad Museum Train Show & Sale
Johnson City, Tennessee (June 5-6)

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, Florida 32935 (I-95 exit 183, east 4 miles) (June 6)

Great Midwest Train Show
Wheaton, Illinois (June 14)

NMRA Southeastern Region Convention
Cartersville, Georgia (June 19-20)

Montreal Model Train Exposition
Montreal, Quebec (June 20-21)

Big Train Operator Club Convention
St. Louis, Missouri (June 22-27)

National N Scale Convention
Nashville, Tennessee (June 24-28)

29th Annual Tallahassee Model Railroad Show & Sale
All scales including G, O, HO, N, Z, T, and live steam. New & used trains and accessories from Lionel, Atlas, Kato & Broadway Limited. 9a-4p. Admission $6. 12 & under free. Contact Andy J. Zimmerman. Details: see website
North Florida Fairgrounds; 441 Paul Russell Road; Tallahassee, Florida 32301 (June 27)

JULY 2020

Lionel Operating Train Society (L.O.T.S.) Annual Convention
Dayton, Ohio (July 5-11)

Brick Train Show
Brick, New Jersey (July 12)

NMRA National Convention 2020
St. Louis, Missouri (July 12-18)

Wayne Train Show
Wayne, New Jersey (July 19)

Greenberg's Great Train & Toy Show
Monroeville, Pennsylvania (July 25-26)

AUGUST 2020

Greenberg's Great Train & Toy Show
Edison, New Jersey (August 8-9)

The Great Train Show
Pomona, California (August 8-9)

Great Midwest Train Show
Wheaton, Illinois (August 9)

Greenberg's Great Train & Toy Show
Chantilly, Virginia (August 15-16)

Greenberg's Great Train & Toy Show
Oaks, Pennsylvania (August 22-23)

SEPTEMBER 2020

National Narrow Gauge Convention
St. Louis, Missouri (September 2-5)

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 5)

NMRA Pacific Southwest Region 2020 Convention
Van Nuys, California (September 9-13)

Great Midwest Train Show
Wheaton, Illinois (September 13)

Twin City Model Railroad Museum Hobby Show & Sale
St. Paul, Minnesota (September 19)

Wayne Train Show
Wayne, New Jersey (September 27)

OCTOBER 2020

Toms River Train & Toy Show
Toms River, New Jersey (October 4)

Blackhawk Railway Historical Society Fall Swap Meet
Griffith, Indiana (October 4)

Northeast Region NMRA Convention "Mill City 2020"
Westford, Massachusetts (October 9-12)

Great Midwest Train Show
Wheaton, Illinois (October 11)

Buffalo Falling Leaves Train Show
Depew, New York (October 13)

NMRA Mid-Eastern Region Convention
Charlotte, North Carolina (October 15-18)

New Braunfels Railroad Museum Annual Fall Train Show
New Braunfels, Texas (October 31 - November 1)

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