Trainfest 2018

America's Largest Operating Railroad Show

10 Nov 2018 - 11 Nov 2018
111 days to go

Wisconsin State Fair Park
Milwaukee / Wisconsin / United States of America

Trainfest is America's largest operating railroad show. Find the adventure this year when kids from 5 to 99 can run the trains at many of the railroads. There are more opportunities to get hands-on than ever before. This 2 days train show is being organized by WISE Division of the National Model Railroad Association. The venue of this event is Wisconsin State Fair Park which is located in Milwaukee, Wisconsin, United States of America. The event will be held from 10 November 2018, Saturday to 11 November 2018, Sunday. Trainfest 2018 will showcase a wide range of products and services related to model train sector from the leading exhibitors, for example, hobby tools, die-cast vehicles, train whistles, scenery items, ho scale, n scale, lionel, o scale, g scale, american flyer, railroadiana, slides, t-shirts, videos, railroad gift items, books, photos. Over 100 exhibitors are expected at this event to showcase their products and services. The event will accommodate approximately 230,000 square feet of exhibit space. Over 23,000 visitors are expected at this train show. Visitor profile of this event includes model railroad buffs, families, and all other types of railroad fan. The frequency of Trainfest is annual. Whether you’re looking to expand your layout or just getting started in the hobby, Trainfest is the place to be. The first year of this train show is 1971.


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  Address : 640 S 84th Street, West Allis, WI

  City : Milwaukee, WI

  Country : United States of America

  Phone : +1 414-266-7000

  Website : Click here for venue website

Wisconsin State Fair Park

Wisconsin State Fair Park is an exhibition center and fairgrounds in West Allis, Wisconsin, a suburb west of Milwaukee, featuring over 200 acres, 20 buildings and ample parking. It has been the location of the Wisconsin State Fair since 1892.


Organized by

WISE Division of the National Model Railroad Association

WISE Division of the National Model Railroad Association promotes model railroading, to engage in the preservation, perpetuation and enjoyment of the hobby of model railroading, rail fanning and education generally of the history of railroading in the United States.

Address: W231 N7134 Waukesha Avenue

City: Milwaukee, WI

Country: United States of America

Email: info[at]

Website: Click here for organizer website


  • Saturday : 9am - 5pm
  • Sunday : 9am - 5pm


  • Adults : $13
  • Kids 4-12 : $5
  • Kids 3 & Under : FREE

Event at a glance

  Event Type National Trade Show
  Start Date 10 November 2018, Saturday
  End Date 11 November 2018, Sunday
  Countdown 111 days to go
  Category Model Train
  Venue Wisconsin State Fair Park
  City Milwaukee, WI
  State Wisconsin
  Country United States of America
  Organizer WISE Division of the National Model Railroad Association
  Web Site Click for official website
  First Year 1971
  Frequency Annual
  Visitors 23,000+
  Exhibitors 100+
  Space 230,000 square feet
  Open to The public
Dates and venue of the event are subject to change or possibly canceled without notice to Tradeshowz. Contact organizer for more information before making arrangements.

Past Editions

  • 11 Nov 2017 - 12 Nov 2017
    Wisconsin State Fair Park, Milwaukee, WI
  • 12 Nov 2016 - 13 Nov 2016
    Wisconsin State Fair Park, Milwaukee, WI
  • 14 Nov 2015 - 15 Nov 2015
    Wisconsin State Fair Park, Milwaukee, WI
  • 08 Nov 2014 - 09 Nov 2014
    Wisconsin State Fair Park, Milwaukee, WI
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