Terms of Ticket Purchase

No Refunds. No Exchanges.

DO NOT DUPLICATE! The first tickets presented will be considered valid and all others will be rejected. In the event that duplicate copies appear, Wisconsin State Fair Park and Trainfest staff reserves the right to refuse admission to any person presenting a duplicate ticket. Handle and store your ticket in a safe place. Wisconsin State Fair Park and Trainfest is not responsible for lost tickets or inconvenience caused by unauthorized duplication.

All sales are final. No cancellation refunds, event will be held rain or shine. Valid for one admission to Trainfest on the date printed on ticket. Trainfest staff reserves the right to refuse admission or eject any person violating any law, rule or policy. Belongings may be subject to search. Certain items may not be brought onto the premises including without limitation: alcohol, contraband, weapons, illegal drugs and controlled substances. Persons grant permission to have their image or likeness reproduced for Trainfest promotional and advertising, sponsor purposes and/or by the media in photography or broadcasts of any nature. Unlawful resale of tickets (or attempt) is grounds for seizure, cancellation and fines without compensation.


Trainfest®, America’s Largest Operating Model Railroad Show, is cancelling its 2020 show at the Wisconsin State Fair Park in Milwaukee. The event, originally planned for Saturday, November 14th and Sunday, November 15th of 2020, will be postponed until Fall of 2021.

Given the current pandemic situation and obstacles posed by COVID-19, including the state's uncertainty as to when the current ‘hospital setup’ will be removed from the State Fair Expo Building, the Trainfest® team reluctantly decided to cancel what would have been the 49th Annual Trainfest® event. Trainfest® apologizes for disrupting plans for attending Trainfest® 2020.

Right now, plans for Trainfest® 2021 are still in place. A virtual Trainfest® may be in the works for 2020. Please visit our website throughout the coming months for more information!