Tenth annual Delavan Train Show ready to roll

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Staff | March 2, 2017

DELAVAN—Get your ticket, grab your map, and climb on board to celebrate the 10th annual Delavan Train Show on Saturday, March 11, from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m., and Sunday, March 12, from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m., throughout downtown Delavan.  

The event offers free admission, free parking, food and beverage sales, and door and raffle prizes.

Begin your tour of the over 40 train layouts, 35 of which are active, operating layouts, at the American Legion Hall, 111 S. Second St., Delavan. Participants can get their tickets punched at each of the 18 locations throughout downtown Delavan. Locations can easily be reached by walking or by trolley.

Exhibitors have a priority of creating fun, family-friendly layouts. Some of the layouts have seek-and-find activities, others have buttons that operate accessories on the layout, and some layouts even give visitors a chance to take the wheel. Each exhibitor's goal is to entertain visitors of all ages.

New this year will be a free trackless train ride for everyone.

“We have great exhibitors who are interested in entertaining and educating. That is one of the things that makes the Delavan show special,” said Brad Deschner, the show's founder and original coordinator.

The show continues to grow every year, with last year reaching over 4,000 visitors.

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