Trainfest Builders Launched in 2019

Check back soon for all the new announcements for Trainfest 2020!

Thanks to Wm. K. Walthers Inc., traditional train layouts received a brand new perspective when children ages 5-14 displayed their personal creative train layouts in the new “Trainfest Builders” Kids Layout Section at Trainfest 2019.

Trainfest is collaborating with a number of educators and clubs to ensure the program supports, promotes, and culminates the benefits of a STEAM education. (The grouping of Science, Technology, Engineering, Art, and Math academic disciplines to enable children to apply classroom knowledge successfully through analysis and problem solving.)

All children ages 5-14 are invited to participate. Three categories of exhibiting are offered: layouts of toy trains themed by the child; a display of running railroads that incorporates elements of model building; or creation of a Module to spec.

Make a Weekend of It

Need a great place to stay while visiting Trainfest? Check out the Trainfest Hotel Packages!

What to See & Do at Trainfest


Trainfest 2021 and Beyond

Lot’s of big program plans are in the hopper to make Trainfest even bigger and better.

It’s one of the benefits of being an all-volunteer, nonprofit effort! We get to plan big and make it happen.

50th Trainfest Anniversary

We are in the thick of planning a spectacular 50th anniversary show in 2021. Stay tuned. We promise it’s worth the wait!

Here’s a peek at our logo!

Mark your calendars for Trainfest 2021 – our 50th Anniversary – November 13 & 14, 2021.


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