Welcome To The 38th National Garden Railroad Convention
In The San Francisco Bay Area


More Than 60 Open Railroads
A Pool-Side Fireworks Reception
The Napa Valley Wine Train And Roaring Camp Railroad Experience
More Than 30 Clinics On A Wide Variety Of Topics
Vendors From Across North America
Great Hotel Rates

Calendar Overview

Great Western Rail Adventure Departing June 24
June 30/July 2North Bay Open Railroads & Napa Valley Wine TrainHampton Inn Rohnert Park
July 2/July 9Bay Area Open Railroads, Clinics, 4 Social Events & Vendor HallHyatt Regency Santa Clara
July 10 & 11 Bonus Open Railroads on California Central Coast

BAGRS Railroads On YouTube

If you only go to one National Garden Railway Convention,
this is the one to attend

The Bay Area Garden Railway Society is the largest in North America 
Its 400+ members are pulling out all the stops to make this a spectacular convention
You will not get to see more than 60 open garden railroads in a week anywhere else 
There is only one Napa Valley Wine Train and one Roaring Camp Railroad 
Celebrate July 4 poolside with adult beverages  
Opportunities to extend your Hyatt stay at a great rate 

And Vendors 

We attracted a record 2,000+ people to the Convention Public Day in 2016 
Many vendors reported record one day sales 
In 2016 we had almost no following on social media:
Now we have 2,500 followers 
Using social media, we aim to break our own public day attendance record this year

The Bay Area IS the place to be in ‘23