The 2007 OKC Train Show is returning for its 31st year. This event is sponsored by the Oklahoma Railway Museum, a non-profit, historical, and educational organization dedicated to preserving Oklahoma's Railroad history. The OKC Train Show is an annual event, held each year in December at the State Fair Park. This year's show will be held December 1st and 2nd in the Travel and Transportation Building at the Oklahoma State Fairgrounds. Admission is $7.00 at the door, and children 12 years of age and under are free. A $1.00 off coupon is provided for download from www.okctrainshow.com; The show will be open on Saturday from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., and on Sunday from 11a.m. to 5 p.m. The 2007 OKC Train Show has over 80,000 square feet of floor space reserved for exhibits, video presentations, contests, "how to" clinics, vendors, and operating model railroads. This show has grown tremendously over the years to become an event that is eagerly anticipated by all rail enthusiasts in the region.
The show will also feature the Southern Plains Division "N" Scale Regional Convention. The convention will be held in conjunction with the show. The convention will fill one end of the building. They will have a collection of "N" Scale operating model train layouts from across the Southwest that will fill a 60' by 100' area. Over 80 participants have registered so far for the convention. They will have several special events prior to the show and throughout the show.
The show itself will encompass all areas of the railroad hobby. One will be able to see railroad memorabilia, toy trains, operating model railroads, contests, clinics, and scale model trains. One hundred vendors from twenty-three states will be displaying various products for those with even the slightest interest in railroading. Railroad photographs, slides, videos, memorabilia, railroad antiques, model railroad supplies, toy trains, railroad books, T-shirts, calendars, and artwork will be amongst the many items displayed and sold by the businesses.
A special area of note will be the Children's Play Area sponsored by the Oklahoma Railway Museum. This area will feature some "Thomas the Tank Engine" Play boards where the children will be allowed to play with the Thomas the Tank Engine plastic and wooden railway systems. Be sure to stop by and see both of our Special Guests entertainers this year; Marty the Railroad Magician will astonish everyone with his many unique tricks and surprises, all related to railroading, and Oklahoma's own musically talented Elmore Family will be performing holiday and railroad related songs throughout the show.
In this, Oklahoma's Centennial Year, the OKC Train Show would like to invite our Oklahoma families to enjoy the timeless joys of the Model Railroading world, as well as the exciting past (and the future) the railroads have helped to build in our great state. The show celebrates the railroad's influence on our state with its many displays, exhibits, contests, and model railroads.
For more information, please call 405-842-4846 or visit www.okctrainshow.com.
Recurring Event Details:
Show is always the first full weekend of December.