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There’s so much to see and do at Trainfest, we call it an inspiration playground. Modeling trains is a fun and interesting hobby every generation can enjoy. It’s where science, technology, engineering, art, and math come together under one roof.

Come to Trainfest to see miniature trains chugging down tracks, to watch expert craftsmen at work, and to actually run the trains!

Trainfest offers hours of family fun. Be forewarned, your kids may leave even more train obsessed. 

What To Do at Trainfest 2018


Bring a part of Trainfest home with you! Courtesy of Walthers. With the help of some of the most seasoned modelers in town, kids 4 to 14 can build a model of their own during Trainfest. This popular activity runs from 10a to 2p Reserve your spot now!


Look for the “Run this Train” signs at participating exhibits to actually operate the trains! Kids 5 and up are welcome to put their train skills to the test!


Let's Play Railway

Come see an exciting piece of the Betty Brinn Children’s Museum right here at Trainfest. The “Let’s Play Railway” is an awesome opportunity for kids to get their wiggles out and explore a train up-close. Don’t miss out.

Courtesy of Walthers


Trainfest Junior Engineer

Does your child have what it takes to become a Trainfest Junior Engineer? Come find out! Receive some goodies just for participating and while they expand their knowledge on trains!


What kid doesn’t love LEGOs®? Be sure to stop by to build and play with LEGO® bricks at Trainfest! Let your imagination run wild. Get creative. Show off your building skills.

Presented by Blau Pewaukee Road


Don’t Miss This Family Favorite

You’ve got to get on board with this: Visitors of all ages can ride the Milwaukee Light Engineering Society (MLES) train on a new route of 200 feet of track along the south wall of Trainfest! Support the train with a voluntary donation.

Presented by the Milwaukee Light Engineering Society


Photo Contest


Are you an amateur photographer? Do you have some awesome train-related photos you want to share? Trainfest wants to see your best. Submit now to the Trainfest photo contest. All entries will be displayed at Trainfest. Entries are $1 each. Amateur photographers age 5 to 105 encouraged to enter.

Find out how to enter


Wooden Train Tables

We’ve loaded wooden train tables with everything needed for for the littlest budding train enthusiasts. There’s roundhouses, engine sheds, dozens of track pieces, multi-piece trains, bridges, and more all waiting for your children.

Presented by Walthers.