2023 Train Show Schedule 

2022-2023 Show Season: We are very excited to bring you the 2022-2023 Show schedule. It has been a very...interesting past couple of years that has brought many changes. We look forward to a return to a more normal show season. As the schedule grows and we continue to add more shows, we have realigned the staffing to better serve you. We have done this geographically creating a Midwest region and a National region. For shows in the Midwest (Illinois, Iowa, Indiana, Wisconsin, Michigan, Kentucky, Tennessee, Arkansas, Minnesota, Missouri, Kansas, Nebraska and the Dakotas) Dillon Goble will be the regional manager. For the rest of the country, Bill Grove will be the regional manager. This should allow exhibitors to have the same point of contact for the majority of their shows. There are some that will cross over, but for most folks, this will mean you only have one person to have to contact. Dillon and Bill will be onsite managing shows, and Neal Carnaby will be managing shows onsite across both regions. Dave Swanson is the owner, and will be at a few of the shows.

World’s Greatest Hobby on Tour update and changes:

We are thrilled to announce the return of the World’s Greatest Hobby on Tour in 2023. As we ease back into things, we will have two WGH events, Puyallup, WA in January and Cost Mesa, CA in February. The WGH events will be run in conjunction with existing Great Train Show Events. The Manufacture portion of the show will be places at the front entrance, but will not be separate from the rest of the event.

Space at the WGH events will now be offered in two ways:
1) Manufactures and those who wish to have traditional WGH space will be able to order space, and will be located at the front of the hall. The WGH manufacture packet and pricing will be out by the end of July.
2) For exhibitors who wish to sell at the show, and do not want to pay the traditional WGH pricing, can simply order standard Great Train Show space, and can use this form to do so.

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. 

Covid-19 Policy: At present there are no restrictions for any of our shows. Unless mandated by government authorities or venue regulations, we will not have any mask, vaccination, or social distancing restrictions. Our intention is to provide a safe and enjoyable show. We will follow all Federal, State and Local health department regulations and requirements. Since these are rapidly changing, we will comply with whatever is the current government regulation is in place at the time for the specific venue. Because of the speed of change we may not be able to provide advance notice of these regulations.