This is a sponsored post.
Many thanks to Trainfest® for sponsoring this giveaway to provide one lucky Lake Country Family Fun reader a free family 4-pack of tickets to Trainfest® this November – Plus, a grand prize of a starter train set ($100 value)!
Trainfest® is coming to the Wisconsin State Fair Park in Milwaukee November 11 and 12th from 9:00 am to 5:00 pm.
What is Trainfest®?
Trainfest®, an over 40 year tradition, is America’s largest operating model railroad show. The annual two-day public event attracts train hobbyists and families who come to see and learn more about the hobby of model railroading. Visitors experience nearly 70 remarkable operating railroads from Z to G scale, over 100 manufacturers and hobby dealers, artists, photography displays, clinics, and on-site demonstrations. Trainfest® is sponsored by the Wisconsin Southeastern Division, Inc. of the National Model Railroad Association (NMRA), a non-profit organization. Trainfest® is held annually on the second weekend of November. For more information, visit here.
Tell me about the activities.
This year, the kids area will include a Make-n-Take activity, the Betty Brinn Let’s Play Railway, train rides, LEGO Play Area and more. Attendees will see 70 complex running model railroads and 110 hobby manufacturers and vendors. New this year: a photography contest open for
amateurs 5 to 105.
Attendees ages 5 and up can run and ride the trains at Trainfest® 2017 on nearly 80 percent of the beautifully crafted, operating layouts. Look for the signs at Trainfest® to find participating layouts.
The popular kids Make-n-Take activity, returns in 2017. Those ages 4-8 are able to build and color their own Faller’s Home Town model for just $2 while kids ages 9+ will be able to build their own Water Tower and Shanty model for $6. The Let’s Play Railway is a hands-on activity
sponsored by Walthers Trains that allows kids to explore a train’s different facets.
Tell me about the special celebrations.
Celebrate-a-Railroad: The Soo Line
Back for its third year is Trainfest® Celebrate-a-Railroad historical display, this year featuring the Soo Line. The museum quality exhibit celebrates historical railroads. Trainfest® partnered with railroad historical societies to share photos and memories of the railroads as well as educate attendees on history and feature models of these locomotives.
This year’s panels document the history of the Soo Line and the people who ran, rode and remember it. Viewing the exhibit is included as part of the ticket cost. Attendees are able to wander through the exhibit at their own pace.
Tell me about ticket prices.
Discounted advanced tickets are available now through 11:59 p.m. Nov. 10 here and at local hobby shops.
Adults (13 and up)
One day admission – $12 advance; $15 at the door
Two day admission – $17 advance; $20 at the door
One day admission – $2 advance; $5 at the door
Two day admission – $3 advance; $6 at the door
One day admission – $10 advance; $15 at the door
Two day admission – $15 advance; $20 at the door
Military/Veterans with ID, Scout Leaders in Uniform – $5
Scouts in Uniform – FREE (no ticket needed; must be accompanied by an adult)
Children (3 & under) – FREE (no ticket needed; must be accompanied by an adult)
Giveaway Time: Win a free family 4-pack of tickets to Trainfest/Starter Train Set!!
One lucky Lake Country Family Fun reader will receive one family 4-pack of tickets to Trainfest®! And one more lucky Lake Country Family Fun reader will receive the grand prize of a starter train set.
Simply enter your name and valid email address in the form below. *We will contact the winner via the email submitted.
Only one entry per person. Duplicate entries will be deleted. Giveaway ends September 25th, 2017 at 11:59 pm (CST)
Other: Entrants must be 18 years or older at the time of entering the giveaway. Entrants must be located in the U.S. The winner will be selected at random and notified via the email that was submitted. Winner must respond within 48 hours to claim their prize, or another winner will be chosen. Only one entry person. Duplicates will be deleted.