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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 Show & Sale (August 18-19)
120+ tables of merchandise for sale. Operating layouts of multiple gauges. Raffle for train set. Door prizes.
Sat 9a-4p. Sun 10a-3p. Admission $6 ($5 w/ coupon on website). Under 12 free with adult. Details: see website
Savannah Regional Recreation Center; 1545 Buena Vista Blvd; The Villages, Florida 32162

Melbourne Train Show (September 1)
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)

42nd Annual Lehigh Valley Regional Train Show & Expo (October 7)
Vendors of railroad books, magazines, art, models & other memorabilia. 10a-4p. Admission $5. Children's raffle to win a train set. Presentations by photographers. Contact Jim Rowland, 610-737-3431  Details: see website
Charles Chrin Community Center; 4100 Green Pond Road; Easton, Pennsylvania 18045

Grand River Valley Railroad Club Fall Train Show (October 13)
208 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

29th Annual Tidewater Division Train Show & Sale (October 13-14)
150+ vendor tables, white elephant tables & layouts. 10a-4p. Admission $9. Under 12 free. Details: see website
Virginia Beach Convention Center; 1000 19th Street; Virginia Beach, Virginia 23451

Cherry Valley Model Railroad Club All Scale Swap Meet & Open House (October 27)
2-rail O scale club. Swap meet admission $5. Open house free. Contact Ernest M Kraus 856-468-8537 by 10/1 to guarantee a vendor table. $20/first, $15/additional. Payment due by check or cash at time of reservation.
Grace Episcopal Church; 5 Maple Avenue; Merchantville, New Jersey 08109

First Frost Train Meet (November 10-11)
50,000 sq. ft. with 650 dealer tables of all scales plus operating layouts and train races. Sat 9a-4p. Sun 9a-3p. Admission $8. Under 12 free. Free parking. Details: see website
Allentown Fairgrounds; 1920 W Chew Street; Allentown, Pennsylvania 18104

Charleston Fall 2018 Train Show (November 17-18)
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

Rappahannock Model Railroaders 21st Annual Christmas Train Show (December 8-9)
Operating layouts, train vendors, activities for the young, and raffle for a ready-to-run MTH First Responders Train Set. Saturday 9a-5p. Sunday 10a-4p. Admission 13 & up $8, 7-12 $1, under 7 free. Details: see website
Fraternal Order of Eagles Lodge #4123; 21 Cool Spring Road; Fredericksburg, Virginia 22405

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AUGUST 2018

Central Arizona Model Railroad Club Beat the Heat Swap Meet
Prescott Valley, Arizona (August 18)

Music City Chapter TCA Summer Train Meet
Nashville, Tennessee (August 18)

Everett's 14th Annual Train Show & Swap Meet
Marion, Ohio (August 18)

The Villages Summer Rail Expo Show & Sale (August 18-19)
120+ tables of merchandise for sale. Operating layouts of multiple gauges. Raffle for train set. Door prizes.
Sat 9a-4p. Sun 10a-3p. Admission $6 ($5 w/ coupon on website). Under 12 free with adult. Details: see website
Savannah Regional Recreation Center; 1545 Buena Vista Blvd; The Villages, Florida 32162

Greenberg's Great Train & Toy Show
Chantilly, Virginia (August 18-19)

Concord Model Railroad Show
Concord, New Hampshire (August 19)

O Scale National Convention
Rockville, Maryland (August 22-26)

Sellersburg Model Train Show & Swap Meet
Sellersburg, Indiana (August 24-25)

55th Atlanta Train Show
Atlanta, Georgia (August 25)

Bowling Green Summer Model Train Show
Bowling Green, Kentucky (August 25)

Maurer Toy Train Auction
Spring City, Pennsylvania (August 25)

First Morehead (KY) Model Train Show
Saturday 10a-6p. Sunday 12p-6p. Admission $5 for entire weekend. No vendor fees.
Morehead Conference Center; 111 East First Street; Morehead, Kentucky 40351 (August 25-26)

8th Annual Jacksonville Train Show
Jacksonville, Arkansas (August 25-26)

Painesville Railroad Memorabilia Show
Painesville, Ohio (August 26)

SEPTEMBER 2018

Melbourne Train Show (September 1)
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)

National Narrow Gauge Convention
Minneapolis, Minnesota (September 5-8)

Great Lehigh Valley Train Meet
Allentown, Pennsylvania (September 8)

Willard Train Fest
Willard, Ohio (September 8)

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

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Buffalo Central Terminal Train Show
Buffalo, New York (September 8-9)

Great Midwest Train Show
Wheaton, Illinois (September 9)

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

Twin City Model Railroad Museum Hobby Show & Sale
St. Paul, Minnesota (September 15)

TCA Southern Division Train Show
Orlando, Florida (September 15)

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

All Trains Flea Market
200 tables of model trains & railroad antiques. 10a-3p. Admission $5. Under 12 free. Contact 937-773-7186.
Darke County Fairgrounds; 800 Sweitzer Street, Greenville, Ohio 45331 (September 16)

TCA Terminus Chapter Model Train & Toy Show
Acworth, Georgia (September 22)

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

Canfield Train & Toy Show
Canfield, Ohio (September 22)

Fostoria Rail Festival
Fostoria, Ohio (September 22)

TCA Atlantic Division Train Show
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania (September 23)

Old Colony Model Railroad Club Annual Train Show
Taunton, Massachusetts (September 23)

Bunker Hill Train Club Show
Ranson, West Virginia (September 29)

Suncoast Model Railroad Club Train Show
Largo, Florida (September 29)

7th Annual Rutland Train Show
Rutland, Vermont (September 29)

Maurer Toy Train Auction
Spring City, Pennsylvania (September 29)

Pepperell Siding Model Railroad Club (PSMRC) Model Train Show & Open House
Pepperell, Massachusetts (September 29-30)

Montreal Model Train Exposition
Montreal, Quebec (September 29-30)

Green County Model Railroad Show & Swap Meet
Monroe, Wisconsin (September 29-30)

Brampton Model Railway Show
Brampton, Ontario (September 29-30)

Toms River Train & Toy Show
Toms River, New Jersey (September 30)

OCTOBER 2018

NMRA Mid-Eastern Region Convention
Rockville, Maryland (October 4-7)

French Broad e'N'pire Autumn Rails All Scales Model Train Show
Fletcher, North Carolina (October 5-6)

Central Coast Railroad Festival
San Luis Obispo, California (October 5-7)

Delaware Train Show
New Castle, Delaware (October 6)

Great Berea Train Show
Berea, Ohio (October 6-7)

42nd Annual Lehigh Valley Regional Train Show & Expo (October 7)
Vendors of railroad books, magazines, art, models & other memorabilia. 10a-4p. Admission $5. Children's raffle to win a train set. Presentations by photographers. Contact Jim Rowland, 610-737-3431  Details: see website
Charles Chrin Community Center; 4100 Green Pond Road; Easton, Pennsylvania 18045

Beaver-Lawrence Railway Historical Society Fall Train Show
New Castle, Pennsylvania (October 7)

Buffalo Falling Leaves Train Show
Depew, New York (October 7)

Central Operating Lines All Gauge Swap Meet
Farmingville, New York (October 7)

New Hope - Solebury Train Show & Sale
100+ tables of all scales, plus railroadiana & operating layout. 8:30a-1:30p. Adults $5. Under 12 free.
Eagle Fire House; 46 North Sugan Rd; New Hope, Pennsylvania 18938 (October 7)

NMRA Sunshine Region "Strawberry Sunshine Limited" 2018 Convention
Plant City, Florida (October 11-13)

Grand River Valley Railroad Club Fall Train Show (October 13)
208 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

Regal Railways Toy Train, Collectible & Hobby Show
Kissimmee, Florida (October 13)

Columbia Model Train Show
Columbia, South Carolina (October 13)

29th Annual Tidewater Division Train Show & Sale (October 13-14)
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

Nashua Valley Railroad Association Railfair 2018
Boxborough, Massachusetts (October 13-14)

Southland Model Railroad Show
Oak Lawn, Illinois (October 13-14)

Lexington Rail Days
Lexington, North Carolina (October 13-14)

Great Midwest Train Show
Wheaton, Illinois (October 14)

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Southwest O Scale Meet
Fort Worth, Texas (October 19-20)

Palatka Railfest
Palatka, Florida (October 20)

Old Eli's Train & Toy Show
Millersburg, Ohio (October 20)

Belmont Shore Model Railroad Club Open House & Swap Meet
San Pedro, California (October 20-21)

Chicago Railroadiana and Model Train Show & Sale
St. Charles, Illinois (October 21)

Woodstock Model Train Show & Sale
Woodstock, Ontario (October 21)

Cherry Valley Model Railroad Club All Scale Swap Meet & Open House (October 27)
2-rail O scale club. Swap meet admission $5. Open house free. Contact Ernest M Kraus 856-468-8537 by 10/1 to guarantee a vendor table. $20/first, $15/additional. Payment due by check or cash at time of reservation.
Grace Episcopal Church; 5 Maple Avenue; Merchantville, New Jersey 08109

Regal Railways Toy Train, Collectible & Hobby Show
Port Richey, Florida (October 27)

Great Scale Model Train Show
Timonium, Maryland (October 27-28)

Medina Model Railroad & Toy Show
Medina, Ohio (October 28)

Classic Shows Model Railroad, Train & Toy Show
Wallingford, Connecticut (October 28)

Wayne Train Show
Wayne, New Jersey (October 28)

Badgerland S Gaugers Model Train Swap Meet
Milwaukee, Wisconsin (October 28)

NOVEMBER 2018

Fine Scale Model Expo 2018
Albany, New York (November 1-2)

METCA & NYSME Train Show
East Rutherford, New Jersey (November 3)

Gateway NMRA St. Louis Train Show
West St. Louis County, Missouri (November 3)

Mass Transit & Trolley Modelers' Convention
Parsippany, New Jersey (November 3)

Sedalia Rails Train Show
Vendor tables, operating layouts, and outdoor steam train. 9a-3p. Admission $5. Under 12 free. Tables $15. Contact Ken Bird, 660-525-1741.
Liberty Park Convention Hall; 3rd Street & Highway 65; Sedalia, Missouri 65301 (November 3)

43rd Annual Dayton Train Show
Dayton, Ohio (November 3-4)

The Great New York State Model Train Fair
Syracuse, New York (November 3-4)

Neuse River Valley Model Railroad Club Show
Raleigh, North Carolina (November 3-4)

The Great Train Show
Shakopee, Minnesota (November 3-4)

TCA Atlantic Division Train Show
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania (November 4)

Brick Train Show
Brick, New Jersey (November 4)

Kitchener Model Train Show & Sale
Kitchener, Ontario (November 4)

Gadsden Pacific Toy Train Museum Fall Toy Train Show & Meet
Tucson, Arizona (November 9-10)

Winchester Model Railroad Club Train Show & Sale
Winchester, Virginia (November 10)

Granite City Train Show
St. Cloud, Minnesota (November 10)

First Frost Train Meet (November 10-11)
50,000 sq. ft. with 650 dealer tables of all scales plus operating layouts and train races. Sat 9a-4p. Sun 9a-3p. Admission $8. Under 12 free. Free parking. Details: see website
Allentown Fairgrounds; 1920 W Chew Street; Allentown, Pennsylvania 18104

Grand Strand Model Railroaders 9th Annual Train Show & Sale
Murrells Inlet, South Carolina (November 10-11)

Intermountain Train Expo
Sandy, Utah (November 10-11)

Trainfest Model Railroad Show
West Allis (Milwaukee), Wisconsin (November 10-11)

Greenberg's Great Train & Toy Show
Monroeville, Pennsylvania (November 10-11)

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

Lansing Model Railroad Club Annual Model Train Show & Sale
East Lansing, Michigan (November 11)

47th Annual Poughkeepsie Train & Hobby Show
Poughkeepsie, New York (November 11)

Great Midwest Train Show
Wheaton, Illinois (November 11)

Regal Railways Toy Train, Collectible & Hobby Show
Dover, Florida (November 17)

Maumee Valley Railroad Club Model Train Show & Swap Meet
Vendors and operating layout. 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 17)

Charleston Fall 2018 Train Show (November 17-18)
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

Greenberg's Great Train & Toy Show
Wilmington, Massachusetts (November 17-18)

Christian Brothers Academy Toy & Model Train Expo
Lincroft, New Jersey (November 18)

Hagerstown Model Railroad Museum Model Train Sale
Sharpsburg, Maryland (November 24)

Greenberg's Great Train & Toy Show
Edison, New Jersey (November 24-25)

The Great Train Show
Collinsville, Illinois (November 24-25)

The Great Train Show
Richmond, California (November 24-25)

Lake County Fairgrounds Model Train Show & Swap Meet
100+ tables of model trains. Sat 9:30a-4p. Sun 10a-3p. Adults $5. Children free.
Lake County Fairgrounds; 889 South Court Street; Crown Point, Indiana 46307 (November 24-25)

Mid America Train & Toy Show
Kansas City, Missouri (November 25)

Badgerland S Gaugers Model Train Swap Meet
Milwaukee, Wisconsin (November 25)

DECEMBER 2018

Winooski Train Show
Winooski, Vermont (December 1)

TCA Terminus Chapter Model Train & Toy Show
Acworth, Georgia (December 1)

Regal Railways Toy Train, Collectible & Hobby Show
Pinellas Park, Florida (December 1)

Pensacola RailFest
Pensacola, Florida (December 1-2)

San Joaquin Valley Division TTOS Annual Model Train Show
Turlock, California (December 1-2)

New England Model Train Expo
Marlborough, Massachusetts (December 1-2)

Greenberg's Great Train & Toy Show
Timonium, Maryland (December 1-2)

The Great Train Show
Fort Wayne, Indiana (December 1-2)

Boulder Model Railroad Club Train Show
Longmont, Colorado (December 7-9)

Greenville Model Train Show
Greenville, South Carolina (December 8)

Rappahannock Model Railroaders 21st Annual Christmas Train Show (December 8-9)
Operating layouts, train vendors, activities for the young, and raffle for a ready-to-run MTH First Responders Train Set. Saturday 9a-5p. Sunday 10a-4p. Admission 13 & up $8, 7-12 $1, under 7 free. Details: see website
Fraternal Order of Eagles Lodge #4123; 21 Cool Spring Road; Fredericksburg, Virginia 22405

RIT Tiger Tracks Train Show
Rochester, New York (December 8-9)

Greenberg's Great Train & Toy Show
Lebanon, Pennsylvania (December 8-9)

Massillon Train & Toy Show
Massillon, Ohio (December 9)

Great Midwest Train Show
Wheaton, Illinois (December 9)

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

The Great Train Show
Overland Park, Kansas (December 15-16)

Montvale Train Show
Montvale, New Jersey (December 16)

Badgerland S Gaugers Model Train Swap Meet
Milwaukee, Wisconsin (December 16)

Wayne Train Show
Wayne, New Jersey (December 23)

Greenberg's Great Train & Toy Show
Virginia Beach, Virginia (December 29-30)

The Great Train Show
Grayslake, Illinois (December 29-30)

JANUARY 2019

Snow Dogs Train Show
Parma, Ohio (January 5)

Greenberg's Great Train & Toy Show
Monroeville, Pennsylvania (January 5-6)

World's Greatest Hobby on Tour
Schaumburg, Illinois (January 5-6)

The Great Train Show
Knoxville, Tennessee (January 5-6)

The Great Train Show
Sacramento, California (January 5-6)

Brick Train Show
Brick, New Jersey (January 6)

World's Greatest Hobby on Tour
Oaks, Pennsylvania (January 12-13)

The Great Train Show
Louisville, Kentucky (January 12-13)

The Great Train Show
Boise, Idaho (January 12-13)

Great Midwest Train Show
Wheaton, Illinois (January 13)

Regal Railways Toy Train, Collectible & Hobby Show
Englewood, Florida (January 19)

Martin County Model Railroaders Annual Train Show
Stuart, Florida (January 19-20)

Greenberg's Great Train & Toy Show
Richmond, Virginia (January 19-20)

Greenberg's Great Train & Toy Show
York, Pennsylvania (January 19-20)

The Great Train Show
Columbus, Ohio (January 19-20)

The Great Train Show
Puyallup, Washington (January 19-20)

Christian Brothers Academy Toy & Model Train Expo
Lincroft, New Jersey (January 20)

Amherst Railway Society Railroad Hobby Show
West Springfield, Massachusetts (January 26-27)

The Great Train Show
St. Charles, Missouri (January 26-27)

The Great Train Show
Ventura, California (January 26-27)

The Great Train Show
Portland, Oregon (January 26-27)

Golden Gate Lionel Railroad Club Toy Train Sale & Show
San Jose, California (January 27)

FEBRUARY 2019

The Great Train Show
Indianapolis, Indiana (February 2-3)

The Great Train Show
Colorado Springs, Colorado (February 2-3)

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

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

Lawrence Model Railroad Club Annual Train Show and Swap Meet
Lawrence, Kansas (February 9-10)

Scale Rails Spring Train Show
Fort Myers, Florida (February 9-10)

World's Greatest Hobby on Tour
Council Bluffs, Iowa (February 9-10)

Greenberg's Great Train & Toy Show
Secaucus, New Jersey (February 9-10)

Classic Shows Model Railroad, Train & Toy Show
Wallingford, Connecticut (February 10)

Great Midwest Train Show
Wheaton, Illinois (February 10)

Regal Railways Toy Train, Collectible & Hobby Show
Port Richey, Florida (February 16)

Greater Houston Train Show
Stafford, Texas (February 16)

Grand Canyon Model Railroaders Cactus Winter Swap Meet
Phoenix, Arizona (February 16)

Great Texas Train Show
Lewisville, Texas (February 16-17)

Greenberg's Great Train & Toy Show
Wilmington, Delaware (February 16-17)

Greenberg's Great Train & Toy Show
Swansea, Massachusetts (February 16-17)

World's Greatest Hobby on Tour
Novi, Michigan (February 23-24)

Greenberg's Great Train & Toy Show
Fredericksburg, Virginia (February 23-24)

The Great Train Show
San Jose, California (February 23-24)

MARCH 2019

Greenberg's Great Train & Toy Show
Rochester, New York (March 2-3)

Roundhouse Model Train Show
Baltimore, Maryland (March 2-3)

The Great Train Show
Costa Mesa, California (March 2-3)

Montvale Train Show
Montvale, New Jersey (March 3)

Greenberg's Great Train & Toy Show
Edison, New Jersey (March 9-10)

The Great Train Show
Phoenix, Arizona (March 9-10)

Zephyrhills Model Train Show & Swap Meet
HO & N scale train show with vendors and operating layouts. 9a-3p. Free admission.
The Depot Museum; 39110 South Avenue; Zephyrhills, Florida 33542 (March 16)

Greenberg's Great Train & Toy Show
Wilmington, Massachusetts (March 23-24)

Grand Rapids Model Railroad Historical Society (GRMRHS) Train Show
Grand Rapids, Michigan (March 30)

The Great Train Show
Pleasanton, California (March 30-31)

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