Here is a look at what was new in 2014, keep posted for updates on Traifnest 2015!

Trainfest 2014 to be Largest Trainfest Ever!

Trainfest has expanded to fill two buildings at WI State Fair Park occupying 230,000 sq ft, that’s nearly 5 football fields! Check out the 2014 Floor Plan.

NEW Train Ride

New for Trainfest 2014, ride the Milwaukee Light Engineering Society (MLES) train. They’re bringing their rideable train and nearly 600ft of track! Support the train with a voluntary donation. Great for kids, fun for adults!

NEW Kids’ Clinic

Have you seen some of the amazing work done by the craftsmen at Trainfest? Are you inspired to get started on your own railroad? Now you can! NEW for Trainfest 2014 is the Kids’ Make ‘n Take Clinic, sponsored by Walthers. In a 30 minute session kids 7-12 will be able to assemble a Whistle Stop Station Kit for their own railroad.
Clinics will run on both Saturday and Sunday. Space is limited so register for your spot today…it’s FREE!

NEW Operate the Trains

New in 2014, nearly 80% of the layouts on display will be allowing kids 5-99 to run the trains. Look for signs at the show. View the participating layouts.

NEW Junior Engineer Program

Learn everything about trains to be recognized as an official Trainfest Junior Engineer. You’ll receive a membership card and a pin. Plus get a chance to win a train set!

DSC_5332Kids’ Crafts

Back by popular demand, kids 4-7 can create their very own holiday train photo frame. It’s free while supplies last. Courtesy of Glue Dots.

Online Tickets

Buy your tickets now and print at home. Save money and avoid the lines. Discounted advanced tickets are available through November 6, 2014 at 11:59pm CST.

New Trainfest Exhibitors

This year a special focus has been to include “cottage industry” companies. We’ve accomplished the goal and expanded the list of Exhibitors too. See your returning favorites!

New Layouts & Displays

British Tram Layout

Carlson Estate Sales

BSB N Scale Model Railroaders

Kernels & Sanders Line 

LGB Model RR Club of Chicago

Milwaukee Light Engineering Society  (ride)

OHR Track Supply

Operation Lifesaver

Overland Western Lines 

Riverside & Great Northern Railway



New Manufacturers

Aero-Car Hobby Lubricant

City Classics

Clever Models LLC

Custom Model Railroads

Funaro & Camerlengo

Great Lakes Models

Heritage Scale Models

Kam Konnect

Laser Modeling 3

Lunde Studios

Marklin Inc.

Model Tech Studios

North American Railcar

Palace Car Company

Tangent Scale Models

Train Control Systems


New Hobby Dealers

All Aboard Whistle

American Vintage Train Company

ANE Model – Heartland Hobby

Carlson Estate Sales

Hobby Town – West Allis

Michael Brown Optical Art

Motrak Models

Ralph’s Trains

Z-Stuff for Trains Inc

Check this page often for 2014 Trainfest updates!

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Until Trainfest 2015