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S-FEST 2021

AN ANNUAL MIDWEST 
S-GAUGE & S-SCALE EVENT

 

 

To All Fall S Fest Enthusiasts:

2020 was an unprecedented year for all of us throughout the United Stated, and the world. Many lost friends and relatives due to the Covid 19 pandemic. Model railroaders were certainly not immune. Many businesses and events suffered, not only physically but financially. Across the entire country a multitude of model railroad events were canceled. Unfortunately, the string of 44 consecutive Fall S Fests was broken.

All of the participating clubs incur a considerable expenditure to stage these annual conventions. Many would be surprised with the total amount of capital necessary to be a sponsor. Needless to say most clubs make a minimal profit, including the Badgerland S Gaugers. This year a considerable effort was made to keep the cost down for attendees, to make this Fall S Fest as affordable as possible.

With that being said, approximately 750 packets were sent out for the originally scheduled 2020 Fall S Fest. Postage and printing is one of our primary costs. BSG is attempting to avoid a duplication of this undertaking for 2021. With technology, as it is today, many companies resort to the internet to reduce costs. It seems that everything from registering your new appliance to attending events can be done through those means.

All of the 2021 information sheets, schedules, registration sheets and car order forms can then be downloaded from our site, printed and filled out. This will allow BSG to mail out a minimal amount the packets. BSG will not pass along your email address for any purpose other than Fall S Fest use.

We would greatly appreciate your cooperation on this matter. Also if you know of any other individuals that might be interested in attending, please pass along this information.

For those individuals that plan on booking rooms at The Four Points by Sheraton Airport for the 2021 Fall S Fest, the front desk will begin to accept registrations for the event on December 1, 2020.  The Four Points Hotel stated that room reservations have to be made prior to October 9th in order to "guaranty" room availability and the special FSF room rate.

Call the hotel directly at (414) 481-2400.

Do not call the general number.

Although some of our 2021 costs have increased, BSG is retaining the same prices that were on the all of 2020 forms.

Thank You,

Ronald. G Schlicht

Chairman of the Fall S Fest

If you have registered for 2020 S-fest and are wondering what your status is, Please follow this link: 2020 registration update

Registration and other forms are located at bottom of page

 

2020-2021 Commemorative
Fall S Fest Cars:



The Badgerland S Gaugers of the Southern Wisconsin are hosting the 41st Annual Fall S fest for 2016. As usual, we as local groups continue the long tradition of buying, selling and swapping S-Gauge and S-Scale train equipment and related items, plus the traditional clinics, tours, train races, meeting old friends and much more. There is something for everyone!

2021 Fall S Fest "Preliminary" Schedule

FRIDAY NOVEMBER 5

Registration - Show Office Opens

8:00 A.M. to 8:30 P.M.

Move In & Set Up

You will be directed to your tables

By BSG staff members

 

Trading and Dealer Area: 

8:00 A.M. to 1:00 P.M.

 This is for Set Up "Only"

 Layouts, Manufacturers & Vendor

Personnel Will Be Admitted

 

Doors Open To Public

Trading Hours are as Follows:

1:00 P.M. to 9:00 P.M.

Security will be provided

at the hotel on Friday night.  

"No one" will be allowed inside the convention areas after 9:00 PM Friday.

5:00 P.M. to 9:00 P.M.

Model Contest Entries Accepted

Room will be Open for Viewing

Locked @ 9:00 P.M.

Structures - Locomotives - Rolling Stock

Both American Flyer & Scale

NASG Rules Apply

 

SATURDAY NOVEMBER 6

Registration - Show Office Opens

8:00 A.M. to 3:00 P.M.

Trading and Dealer

Open to the Public

1:00 P.M.

Train Races & Incline

Stock Steam, Stock Diesel,

Open Class & Hand Car Race

11:00 A.M. to 2:00 P.M.

Silent Auction

Rules Apply

3:00 P.M. to 10:00 P.M.

Moving Out

Trading Vendors

Layouts & Manufacturers

5:00 P.M.

Cocktail Hour

6:00 P.M.

Annual S Fest Proceedings

Opening, Seating & Dokes

(Advanced Extra Fare)

6:30 P.M.

Buffet Serving Begins

8:00 P.M. Approx.

Post Banquet Activities
Speaker, Auction Etc.

 

FRI. & SAT. NOV. 5 & 6

 

Schedules for Clinics

& Various Activities T.B.D.

Information will be made

Available in Your FSF Packets

or Handouts at the

Registration Area

 

9:00 A.M. to 2:00 P.M.

Model Contest Room Open

Awards at 2:00 P.M.

Pickup of Entries After Awards

 

SUNDAY NOVEMBER 7

 

Layout Tours

 

9:00 A.M. to 3:30 P.M.

All Day Tours

 

9:00 A.M. to 1:00 P.M.

Morning Tours

 

Directions, Times & Details

Will Be Provided

at the Registration Area

Friday & Saturday

 

 

 

 

Link to S-Fest Promo Flyer

Registration 2021 PDF
Registration 2021 Word
Car Order Form PDF
Car Order Form Word
General Information PDF
General Information Word
Map to S-Fest
 Directions to S-Fest PDF

Due to your love for trains last 2019's event was a success in Janesville WI. Support like this helps keep the 1/64th scale growing in avid membership and products! Lets all support the next S-Fest as well and keep this trend going.

 

 

 

 


S FEST GENERAL INFORMATION AND HISTORY


2021 HOST

Click Here for a history of S-Fest by commerative cars and patches.

S-Fest is an annual event hosted by one of four S-Gauge / S-Scale groups in the Wisconsin, Illinois, and Missouri area. The Clubs take turn in providing layouts sometimes using modules from some of the members of all of the groups. Due to this S-Gauge / S-Scale specific event, there are many S-Gauge / S-Scale and 1/64 suppliers from many states selling their merchandise at this event. Products available at these annual events include American Flyer collectibles,  new S-Gauge / S-Scale items, controls, details, and items used for S-Scale narrow gauge. 

A unique S-gauge collector series car is developed each year and they are for sale representing the year of the event and the club that hosted the event. A patch is also available for collectors and generated for those of us who collect or wear them at shows.

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