Excitement Awaits


Every November nearly 20,000 modelers, families, and train fans of all ages visit Milwaukee to celebrate the magic of Trainfest.

Experience Model Trains


Trainfest is the only place in North America where you’ll see more than 70 running model railroads set in miniature landscapes. There’s so much to see: manufacturers’ new products, new layouts, old favorites, and historical displays. It’s why people from every generation and from around the world make the trek to Trainfest.

A Great Family Value

Trainfest is perfect for families

We strive not only to support today’s model railroading hobby, but also to inspire the engineers and hobbyists of tomorrow. Don’t miss the kids play area, where little ones can play on train tables, and older kid can even build their own model.  Learn more about all the family activities at Trainfest »

Come, join us for a great experience and discover the magic of model railroading first hand. You’re sure to leave with an enduring memory, and you might just start a new family tradition.

Whether you’re looking to expand your layout or just getting started in the hobby, Trainfest is the place to be. We host more than 100 manufacturers and hobby dealers who showcase their latest products. (Many offer great show deals.)

The manufacturers and dealers have traveled far and wide to attend Trainfest, and they are ready and willing to share product recommendations and tips. Unanimously, their goal is to help everyone at Trainfest find just the right products for their railroading need — from beginner to railroading extraordinaire. Learn more about hobbyist activities »


Want to get started in model railroading, or learn something new from modeling experts? We have two full days of new information, tips, tricks, and new techniques right at the show.

All clinics and demos are located on the second floor of the Expo Center and are free with admission. Space is limited, register today.»

So Much to See and Do … and There’s Always Something New at Trainfest!