Local Shows

Most of us are in the Sandhouse Crew because we have caught the disease better known as Model Railroading (and the rest just have nothing better to do with one weekend a month). Part of the treatment for this disease, for which there is no known cure, includes regular attendance at Model Railroad shows to (usually, anyway) spend way too much money and see others' layouts. So, as long as we were going anyway, we decided we might as well build a layout and display it at some of these shows. Below you can find information and links on some of the shows we set up the layout at, as well as other shows in southern Wisconsin that some of our members attend.

The shows with a red title are where the Sandhouse Crew plans to display. If you will be attending one of these shows, be sure to stop by and see our layout.

Mad City Model Railroad Show and Sale

2020 will be the 53nd year of the Mad City Model Railroad Show and Sale! This show is run by the South Central Wisconsin Division (SCWD) of the NMRA every February. More information on the show, as well as the SCWD, can be found at their website here.
Next Show
February 15 & 16, 2020 (To be confirmed!)
Aliant Engergy Center, Madison
Titletown Train Show

The Titletown train show is usually held near the end of April in Green Bay, Wisconsin at Shopko Hall. For more information, see their website.

Next Show
April 27 & 28, 2019
Shopko Hall, Green Bay


Trainfest is one of America's largest operating model railroad shows, and is held in Milwaukee, Wisconsin each November. The show is run by the Wisconsin Southeastern (WISE) Division of the NMRA. Trainfest's website can be found here.
Next Show
November 9 & 10, 2019
State Fair Park, Milwaukee
Green County Model Railroad Show

The Green County Model Railroad Show and Sale is held in September in Monroe, Wisconsin at the Stateline Ice (SLICE) Arena. More infomation is availible on the club's website here.

Next Show
September 28 & 29, 2019
SLICE Center, Monroe, WI

La Crosse and Three Rivers Model Railroad Show

This show is run by the La Crosse and Three Rivers model railroad show, and is usually held in Mid-March. More info on the 2018 show can be found here.

Next Show
To be Determined, 2020
La Crosse Center, La Crosse
La Crosse Rail Fair

The 4000 foundation hosts two shows in La Crosse each year, one in January and a second in July. The La Crosse Rail Fair is typically held at the in the middle of the summer at Copeland Park.

Next Show
Railfair at Copeland Park
La Crosse, WI

The above are some of the larger shows in the Southern Wisconsin area. Of course there are many other small and medium size shows that are put on throughout the year as well, but they are too numerous to list here. For a list of many train shows, including those in other states as well, you can check out a searchable list available at Model Railroader Magazine's website.

Last update: 4/21/19
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