Welcome to the 39th Annual North Texas Council of Railroad Clubs Train show season. The dates for the eighth annual Fall Plano Train Show are Sep. 30-Oct. 1, 2023. The Dallas Area Train Show is January 20-21, 2024. Both shows will be held at the Plano Event Center, 2000 E. Spring Creek Parkway, Plano, Texas. Parking at the Plano Event Center is still free!
The Plano Event Center significantly increased the prices for leasing the facility and the Catering minimum. The table cost for the Fall show will be $75 and the January Show will be $80. Even with increased costs, we are keeping the admission price at $10 for the 2023-2024 show season. Check the Council Website for discounted hotel room rates at two preferred properties.
We are increasing our focus on social media advertising to better promote the shows. The Council’s Social Media Consult, Laura Martinez of Hermoso Creations, may contact you to include you in some of our advertising. We would appreciate any mention of our shows on your website or social media. If you desire a specific table arrangement or location please include that with your contract. We will make every effort to accommodate your request.
Setup times for the Fall Plano show are Friday September 29th from 10:00 AM – 9:00 PM and Saturday from 7:00 – 10:00 AM. Setup times for the Dallas Area show are Friday, January 19th from 10:00 AM– 9:00 PM Saturday from 7:00 – 10:00 AM.
We will continue to have a couple of people assisting the direction of traffic in front of the roll-up door during setup and teardown. Unloading/loading is limited to 45 minutes, so please be efficient so that the next vendor can back up to the door. This has been abused in the past with some people leaving their trailer or van in front of the door for over 2 hours. Please set up your booth after you have unloaded and not while you are unloading.
The North Texas Council of Railroad Clubs welcomes your participation in the 2023/24 Show season. We appreciate your past support and look forward to another successful season.
President, North Texas Council of Railroad Clubs
Please mail your contracts to:
Chris Atkins; PO Box 525, Argyle, TX 76226