Make Trainfest your Destination

At Trainfest there is so much to see and do! This is the show to bring the whole family, from amazing running railroads to seeing expert craftsmen at work; to a train you can ride, there is something for everyone!

In 2016 the Kids’ Activity Zone will be full of exciting train fun! Surrounded by the tracks of the MLES Train. Inside visitors will find the Make ‘n Take Clinic, the Choo Choo Bob Show, railroads kids will love and more! It’s a place specially designed for kids 2-14.

First time visiting Trainfest? Read more about the Trainfest Experience here!

Trainfest Clinics

Trainfest offers many clinics for modeler railroaders and aspiring model railroaders, click here to view the full list of clinics.

What to do at Kids’ Activity Zone 2016

Make ‘n Take

Kids Make n Take Clinic

This year Trainfest is excited to offer two Make ‘n Take kits, sure to please train fans from 4-14!

Click here for more information.

Sponsored by Walthers Model Trains.

Let’s Play Railway 

The new addition to the Kid’s Activity Zone– the Betty Brinn Children’s Museum Let’s Play Railway! Sponsored by Walther’s Trains, this interactive area is the perfect opportunity for kids to get up-close with trains. Be sure to stop by with your little ones and check it out at Trainfest 2016!

Sponsored by Walthers Model Trains.

Train Rides

MLES Train Ride

Visitors of all ages, 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.

Trainfest Jr. Engineer Program


Learn everything about trains to be recognized as an official Trainfest Junior Engineer. You’ll receive a membership card and a button. Click here to learn more.


LEGO® Play Area

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Build and play in the LEGO activity area. Presented by Blau Pewaukee Road.

Run the Trains


Kids 5 and up can run the trains. Look for the “Run this Train” signs at participating exhibits.

You will find a list of participating railroads here.

Trainfest is happening now!
Until Trainfest 2017