Crown Point, Ind. (November 19, 2019) – Toy and model train collectors and enthusiasts will enjoy a two-day train show at the Lake County Fairgrounds on Saturday, Nov. 30and Sunday, Dec. 01. The show will be open to the public from 9:30 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. on Saturday, Nov. 30, and from 10:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. on Sunday, Dec. 01. Cost to attend the show is $5 per person, and free for those under 18.
The show will feature all gauges of model and toy trains, with featured brands including Lionel, American Flyer, Marx, HO and more. This is the sixth year the Thanksgiving Train Show has been hosted in the region. More than 1,000 attendees are expected to visit; purchase, learn and enjoy toy and model trains in 2019. Exhibitors will come from Wisconsin, Michigan, Illinois, Indiana, Ohio and as far away as Arizona.
According to show organizer Joe Algozzini, the show provides an educational opportunity for train collectors, operators, and novices to learn about manufacturing, creating and designing custom pieces and insuring collectibles. Algozzini also encourages families to visit, talk with the vendors and enjoy photos with Santa. Santa will be available for photos from noon until 1:00 p.m. both days of the show.
The Lake County Fairgrounds are located at 889 S. Court St. in Crown Point.