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Presented by Wisconsin Southeastern Division, Inc. of the National Model Railroad Association (NMRA) at Exposition Center at Wisconsin State Fair Park
Trainfest®, America’s Largest Operating Model Railroading Show, is coming to the Wisconsin State Fair Park in Milwaukee November 9th and 10th. Show hours are: Saturday 9a-5p and Sunday 9a – 4p.
Trainfest®, a 48 year old tradition, is America’s largest operating model railroad show and it happens only in Milwaukee. Train hobbyists from around the world and families from the region come to see, run, ride, build and learn more about trains and the hobby of model railroading. It is aView more
Trainfest®, a 48 year old tradition, is America’s largest operating model railroad show and it happens only in Milwaukee. Train hobbyists from around the world and families from the region come to see, run, ride, build and learn more about trains and the hobby of model railroading. It is a kid-friendly fun event for the entire family. Visitors experience more than 70 remarkable huge operating railroads from Z to G scale, hobby dealers, artists, historical displays, and hundreds of on-site demonstrations. Trainfest® is sponsored by the Wisconsin Southeastern Division, Inc. of the National Model Railroad Association (NMRA), a non-profit organization and run entirely by volunteers. Trainfest® is held annually on the second full weekend of November.
Besides the awesome layouts where kids can actually run the trains on display, kids fun includes Make-n-Take activities; an inflatable obstacle challenge for parents and kids to do together (courtesy of Walthers Trains); a train ride by the Milwaukee Light Engineering Society, LEGO Play Areas, and the new Trainfest Builders area for budding model railroad fans. Plus, kids can signup for free to become a Trainfest Junior Engineer. Each level has a number of activities designed to engage kids while at Trainfest.
Due to the popularity of the Make-n-Take, online sign up is encouraged. Slots for those 4-8 and those 9+ are available from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Activities include a Faller’s Home Town Model to color for just $2 and a Walthers Two-Story House to build for $6.Plus, when you purchase online, you save $1/kit!View less
Adults (13 and up)
One day admission – $12 advance; $16 at the door
Two day admission – $17 advance; N/A at the door
One day admission – $4 advance; $6 at the door
Two day admission – $6 advance; N/A at the door
FREE!!! (no ticket needed; must be accompanied by an adult)
Military/Veterans with ID – $8.50 only at door
640 S. 84th St., West Allis, WI 53214
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