Trainfest coming back to State Fair Park in November

MILWAUKEE (CBS 58) — Trainfest will take place November 10-11 at Wisconsin State Fair Park in Milwaukee.

Trainfest’s popular kids area returns, and this year features something new specifically for tweens and teens. Trainfest is thrilled to announce the new Build ’n Run Area featuring Bridger Trains, an exciting new STEM toy from Japan coming to the USA for the first time ever. Those 10 to 16 can build their own Bridger Train Engine, brick by colorful brick then bring it life by adding technology to run the train on tracks set up at Trainfest.

Quantities are limited to the first 100 online orders. Bridger Trains retail for $199 but will be $65 when reserved online at before the event. Train kits will be $75 at Trainfest if available. Take-home tracks, technology and batteries will be included in purchased Build ’n Run kits.

Other kids area attractions include Make-n-Take activities; the hands-on Betty Brinn Let’s Play Railway, courtesy of Walthers Trains; a short a train ride, LEGO Play Area, coloring pages and more. In addition, attendees ages 5 and up can control the trains at Trainfest 2018 on nearly 80 percent of the beautifully crafted, operating layouts.

Visitors will also see dozens of new complex running model railroads, amazingly detailed train displays, hobby manufacturers, vendors, historical societies, clinics and demonstrations. In total, there are four football fields worth of booths for train fans to meander about.

Back for a fourth time is the Trainfest commissioned Celebrate-a-Railroad historical display. This year’s museum quality exhibit celebrates the Great Northern Railway and the people who ran, rode and remember it. Attendees are able to wander through the exhibit at their own pace. Viewing the exhibit is included in admission price.

Discounted advanced tickets to Trainfest are available now. Click here to buy tickets.

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