Great Train Show
St. Charles, MO
January 29-30, 2022, 10am-4pm
St. Charles Convention Center

St. Charles
BUY St. Charles

Great Train Show
Boise, ID
February 5-6, 2022, 10am-4pm
Expo Idaho

BUY Boise

Great Midwest Train Show
Wheaton, IL
February 6, 2022, 9am-3pm
DuPage County Fairgrounds

BUY Wheaton

LATEST NEWS (1/25/2022):
* At St. Charles - Masks and vaccinations are encouraged but not required

First Quarter 2022 Train Show Exhibit Space can now be ordered.

We are currently accepting space reservations for shows through the end of March 2022. April-December 2022 dates will be announced in early 2022.

How to sign up:
The easiest and quickest way is to sign up online at Complete information is available at: You can also fill out the application page available at 2021-2022 Exhibitor application PDF, sign it, and mail or scan-and-e-mail it to us. You’ll receive a confirmation email or letter within a few days and you’ll receive the show information packet about 2-3 weeks prior to the show.

Applications for layouts for 2022 are available now at

We look forward to seeing you at the show.

Great American Train Shows is the nation’s only coast-to-coast train show company. Our train shows are designed for the general public, modelers, hobbyists, families, and the just plain curious. Each show features hundreds of tables of trains and accessories for sale, huge operating exhibits, activities for kids, and more. All scales are welcome as are books, videos, and railroadiana. Don’t miss your chance to be a part of the best train shows in America. 

2022 Train Show Schedule 

Dealer signups for all shows are available via our website signup form
Dealer signups via paper form and permanent confirmations for all shows are available now!

Selling at the train show is easy and affordable. There are no hidden fees: just send in a check for the cost of the table or pay online with your credit card and you’re paid up. We’ll provide the table, chairs, and of course the expo center and crowd. You need only bring a table cover and your trains.

Any questions? We’re here to help. Our staff has over 80 years of combined experience running model train shows and we work hard to make sure that your experience selling at our shows is a positive one. Please don’t hesitate to email 

COVID-19 Policy

Our intention is to provide a safe and enjoyable show. Because of the Covid-19 health issue, we have instituted the following policies which apply to all exhibitors and attendees:

As of 8/26/2021, Illinois has instituted a mask mandate for all indoor spaces. Therefore our show in Wheaton, IL will require exhibitors and attendees to wear masks while in the buildings of the show. Masks are not required outdoors.  


The Covid-19 situation continues to vary venue by venue. Several venues are being converted back to vaccination centers, others are imposing onerous restrictions which will make the show not viable. We have updated our schedule with 5 show cancellations (Belleville, IL, Council Bluffs, IA, Louisville, KY, Portland, OR, White Plains, NY). We hope to reschedule all of these in 2022. In addition we are planning for the Great Midwest Train Show in Wheaton, IL to be on the first Sunday of the month in 2022. We are sorry to make these Covid-19 cancellations and changes and appreciate your understanding in this very difficult situation. We continue to monitor the situation closely and publish updates to our website as soon as situations are known. Please stay safe, healthy and happy during this time of turmoil that is beyond our control.