The Bay Area Garden Railway Society (BAGRS) is hosting the 2023 National Garden Railway Convention this year. The event runs from July 1-8 at the Hyatt Santa Clara, Calif. and features a variety of events for all ages.
The show features an exhibit and vendor hall (The Santa Clara Convention Center, adjacent to the hotel) with more 45,000 square feet of space. The hall will be open July 6 and 7 to NGRC attendees only; on July 8 it will also be open to the public.
More than 60 garden railways will be open during several days of the convention. You may either pay for a seat on a tour bus, or drive to the locations yourself. Maps and directions will be provided at the registration table.
A variety of clinics and workshops will be available to all registered attendees. To see what will be offered, visit the convention’s website. You can also register, see a complete list of events, and more at the convention website.
The BAGRS club boasts 400+ members and has hosted several national conventions in years past. It last hosted a national convention in 2016.