TRAIN SHOW UPDATE
Due to social distancing policies currently in place in Pennsylvania and New Jersey, we have been forced to cancel the upcoming Greenberg train shows scheduled for both Oaks, PA and Edison, NJ in August. Current regulations in both states preclude the operation of large public events and it does not appear likely that these regulations will change during the coming weeks.
We have worked hard trying to make train shows happen over the summer. While we did not think the shows would be profitable, we knew many exhibitors depend on shows to feed their families. We are aware that many hobbyists really need a distraction in these difficult times. This is a very sad end to the 2 man months of work and the thousands of dollars we have already spent on advertising and promotion of the summer shows.
We sincerely appreciate all the past support we have received. We hope to have a schedule for train shows in November and December posted on our website soon.
July 25th and 26th
Monroeville Convention Center
APPROVAL REVOKED: SHOW CANCELED
Aug 15th and 16th
Dulles Expo Center
Aug 22nd and 23rd
Greater Philadelphia Expo Center
Aug 29th and 30th
New Jersey Expo Center
Tentative fourth-quarter 2020 show dates to be announced later in August
WHAT IS THE OUTLOOK FOR FUTURE SHOWS?
We want to return to normal train shows as soon as possible. We know that our exhibitors are dependent on shows for their livelihood. Our customers want to attend train shows as evidenced by the huge number of people who purchased tickets more than 10 days in advance for the Monroeville show.
We are anxious to recall our staff from furlough and put our staff back to work creating quality events. We can not control the current environment. We will not run a show unless we are convinced it can be done safely with sufficient space, aisles, social distancing and other appropriate actions to prevent the spread of Covid-19. We can not run shows until government entities agree that it is a prudent thing to do.
Our concern is the current situation is so fluid that a government entity can change their mind or take a new action, that will result in the show having to be cancelled on short notice. This can result in a loss of thousands of dollars which we can not afford.
We will be evaluating the situation and if there is any reasonable and rational way to run a train show we will, but we will not risk health and safety. Our current plan is for shows to resume in the 4th quarter of 2020. We will be publishing a tentative schedule for the 4th quarter later in August. As of 8/3/2020 it seems unlikely that we will be able to sponsor any shows before Halloween, but if conditions change we will certainly try to run shows sooner. Please check trainshow.com regularly for the latest updates. Thank you for your support and interest in our shows.
Greenberg's Great Train & Toy Show is the largest and longest-running model train and collectible toy show in the country. The show is geared towards the general public and towards modelers and hobbyists, featuring hundreds of tables of trains and accessories for sale, huge operating exhibits, activities for kids, and more. All aboard!