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. 

August-October 2021 Train Show Schedule
November-December 2021 Train Show Schedule 

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 call us at 224.500.4159 or email 

How to sign up: The easiest and quickest way is to sign up online at You can also fill out the application page in this document, 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.