Posts Tagged ‘Ohio train shows’

Railfest to Return in March

February 24, 2022

The Lakeland Community College train show known as Railfest will return on March 19 and 20.

Sponsored by Western Reserve Division Five of the Mid Central Region of the National Model Railroad Association, the show will feature model railroad layouts and vendor tables in six rooms.

Admission is $8 per person with a two-day pass available for $13. A family pass can be purchased for $13 for a couple, and $15 for two adults and all children under age 16.

Show hours are 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. on both days. There is free parking at the college.

Vendors and attendees will be required to wear facial masks in accordance with the college’s COVID-19 policy, although that is subject to change by the dates of the show.

The show was cancelled in 2021 and 2020 due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

Trains Shows Set in Columbus, NE Ohio

December 10, 2021

If you are looking to get out of the house this weekend, a pair of train shows might be just the excuse.

After an absence of more than a year the Buckeye Model Train and Railroad Artifacts show will return to Columbus.

The show is held in the Lausche Building of the Ohio Expo Center on the grounds of the Ohio State Fair. The street address is 717 E. 17th St.

The location is just off exit 111 from Interstate 71 on the north side of 17th Street. A parking fee is charged at the entrance to the property.

Show hours are 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. and admission is $7 with children under age 12 admitted for free.

The show bills itself as Ohio’s largest combination model and artifact show and will have more than 200 tables of model trains, railroad china, old timetables, books, lanterns, photographs, videos, and other railroad-related items.

There will be working model railroad layouts of various gauges operated by central Ohio model railroad clubs.

Closer to Northeast Ohio, the Massillon Train and Toy Show will be held Sunday (Dec. 12) at the Knights of Columbus Hall at 988 Cherry Road NW.

Admission is $5 with children age 12 and under admitted for free. Show hours are 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.

Looking to January 2022, a couple of shows might be the antidote to beat the post-holiday blahs or relieve cabin fever.

The Cuyahoga Valley S Gauge Association will hold its Snow Dogs Show on Jan. 8 at the United Auto Workers Hall in Parma at 5615 Chevrolet Boulevard.

Hours are 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. with admission $6 per person. Children under age 12 are admitted for free.

On Jan. 9 the Youngstown Model Railroad Association will hold its toy train and model railroad flea market in Salem at the Salem Center Plex, 1098 N. Ellsworth Ave.

Admission is $5 per person and show hours are 10 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.

The show will feature more than 230 tables of model railroad equipment of all gauges along with railroad memorabilia.

Free parking is available at the Salem Community Center with a shuttle operating to the show site.

Berea Train Show is This Weekend

October 1, 2021

The Great Berea Train Show will be held Saturday and Sunday at the Cuyahoga County Fairgrounds in Middleburg Heights-Berea.

Show hours are 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. on both days. Admission is $8 with children under 18 admitted free with a paid adult admission. A two-day pass is available for $10.

The show features 700 vendor and display tables with dealers selling model railroad supplies and equipment as. There will also be sellers of railroad memorabilia and railroad historical societies. Several model railroad layouts will be in operation.

The event is sponsored by the North Coast Division (Division 4) of the Mid-Central Region of the National Model Railroad Association. This year marks the 47th year of the event although the 2020 show was cancelled due to COVID-19 pandemic.