Model Train Fair and Farm Toy Show November 18th in Princeton


The 15th Annual Model Railroad and Farm Toy Show will be held on Saturday, November 15, 2023, from 9 AM to 3 PM in the heated buildings on the Bureau County Fairgrounds.  The Model Railroad and Farm Toy show was started by Bill Costerisan fifteen years ago right before he was diagnosed with Cancer.  Bill Costerisan went to several shows are compiled a list of potential vendors.  However, as he was organizing details for the show, he passed away a week later from cancer.

For the last 15 years his wife Kathy has run the show because she knew that he would be happy that it is still going strong.  Kids of all ages will the love the large working model railroad layouts in HO and N Scale. There will be all sizes of die cast cars and trucks for sale including Hot Wheels and Ertl.  All scales of trains and equipment will be sold including Lionel, O and G scale, HO, N and even Thomas the Train.  John Deere, International, Allis Chalmers and all types of farm equipment will be sold too.

This is a great time for shopping for Christmas gifts for people of all ages.  There are items for sale from $1 Hot Wheels up to pricey large scale farm equipment and train engines.  You could pick up a complete train layout that would look wonderful set up around your Christmas tree. This is also the weekend for the Christmas Open House in downtown Princeton which makes it fun for shopping for the whole family.

Admission to the Model Train and Farm Toy Show is $5 for adults. Kids are admitted free. There is a concession stand in the building with breakfast and lunch items. Doors open at 9 a.m. For information call Kathy Bauer 815-866-3606 after 4 PM or see The Fairgrounds is located at 811 W Peru St, Princeton.

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