Railfair 2023

September 30 – October 1

10 a.m. – 5 p.m.


Get Ready for Railfair 2023 – An Epic Celebration of Railroading!

All aboard for the ultimate fall season kickoff event! The McCormick-Stillman Railroad Park is thrilled to present Railfair 2023, a grand celebration of everything railroading. Prepare for an unforgettable experience!

Exciting Additions to Railfair:

Phoenix Raceway’s NASCAR 75th Anniversary Race Car: Get ready to rev your engines! As part of this year’s Railfair, we’re excited to announce that Phoenix Raceway will proudly display the iconic NASCAR 75th Anniversary Race Car right here on-site. Witness the speed and innovation that have defined NASCAR history.

Robotic Wonders: Discover the future at Railfair! We’re welcoming a robotics team to our event, showcasing cutting-edge technology, creativity, and innovation. Prepare to be amazed by the incredible feats of engineering and automation.

Meet the West Valley R/C Mariners: Joining us for the first time at Railfair, the West Valley R/C Mariners will set sail with their radio-controlled boats and scale models. These skilled enthusiasts from metro Phoenix will showcase their passion for sailing and scaling with intricate, lifelike models.

What’s In Store for Railfair 2023:

Model Railroad Clubs: Explore captivating indoor and outdoor model train layouts, brought to you by railroading clubs from across the Valley. These layouts will be shaded by tents and located in the plaza area near the Merci Train Car and the Model Railroad Building.

Scottsdale Live Steamers: After a summer hiatus, the Scottsdale Live Steamers are back! Enjoy delightful rides on the Arboretum Railroad, with their loading station conveniently located behind the Model Railroad Building. Donations are gladly accepted.

Scottsdale Railroad Museum: The Scottsdale Railroad Museum reopens its doors for the season during Railfair weekend. Delve into a fascinating collection of historical railroading artifacts, including a special display featuring items from the historical 40 & 8 Merci Train Car. Don’t miss guided tours inside the Presidential Roald Amundsen Pullman Car.

Paradise and Pacific Railroad: Our park’s iconic steam engines will be in full throttle, running all day on the main track around the park. Keep an eye out for the chance to hop on a rare “double header” experience, as engines #10 and #11 join forces for an unforgettable ride around the park!

Save the date for Railfair 2023, where the past, present, and future of railroading come together in one spectacular event. We can’t wait to share this incredible experience with you and your family!

Stay tuned for more updates and details. All aboard for Railfair – it’s an event you won’t want to miss! 🚆🎉