Fall S Fest

The annual Fall S Fest is a gathering of American Flyer, hi-rail, scale, and narrow-gauge modelers. It is held for several days, and offers how-to clinics, contests, vendors, local tours, etc. The event is hosted by one of these clubs: the Badgerland S Gaugers, the Chicagoland Association of S Gaugers, the State-Line S Gaugers, the American Flyer S Gaugers of St. Louis.

The Fall S Fest was created by Peter Jugle and his brother Andrew (both NASG members), along with a couple of other guys. Peter passed away in 1992.

Even though the NASG is not directly involved with Fall S Fests, we still wanted to have a page dedicated to this annual meeting. If you want to stay up on the latest related to this show, bookmark this page.

2018

Location:
Orland Park, IL
Organizers:
Chicagoland Association of S Gaugers
Event Web Site:
visit web site

November 2nd through 4th. See their web site for all the details.

2017

Location:
Janesville, WI
Organizers:
State-Line S Gaugers
Event Web Site:
visit web site
Event Car:

American Models CB&Q Reefer (single or 3-car set)

"Rusty Traque" shares photos and a description of the show.

2016

Location:
Oconomowoc, WI
Organizers:
Badgerland S Gaugers
Event Web Site:
visit web site
Event Car:
MTH Sprecher Brewing Reefers

A review by Glenn Guerra can be found in the December 2016 issue of The S Scale Resource.

2015

Location:
St. Louis, MO
Organizers:
American Flyer S Gaugers of St. Louis

There are photos by Bob Nicholson in the December 2015 issue of the S Scale Resource magazine.

2014

Location:
Lombard, IL
Organizers:
Chicagoland Association of S Gaugers
Event Web Site:
visit web site
Event Car:

American Models C&NW Covered Hoppers

Tom Barker was the banquet guest speaker. The car may still be for sale by the club.

2013

Location:
Janesville, WI
Organizers:
State-Line S Gaugers
Registrations:
322
Event Car:

Pikesville Models CGW Tank Car

The February 2014 issue of the NASG's Dispatch has a report by Jeff Madden with several photos.

2012

Location:
Waukesha, WI
Organizers:
Badgerland S Gaugers
Registrations:
under 500

The December 2012 issue of the NASG's Dispatch has several photos and a report on the event.

2011

Location:
St. Louis, MO
Organizers:
American Flyer S Gaugers of St. Louis
Registrations:
under 500
Event Car:
Lionel CNW Safety & Generator Car

A brief summary and some photos appeared in the January 2012 issue of the S Gaugian magazine. Included a bus tour to historic St. Charles, Missouri. The December 2011 issue of the NASG's Dispatch has several photos on page 25, and a detailed report starting on page 27.

2010

Location:
Tinley Park, IL
Organizers:
Chicagoland Association of S Gaugers
Registrations:
497
Event Car:
Elgin, Joliet & Eastern ??? Cars

The December 2010 issue of the NASG's Dispatch has a report with several photos.

2009

Location:
Rockford, IL
Organizers:
State-Line S Gaugers
Event Car:

S-Helper Service Rock Island Box Cars

S-Helper Service Rock Island Box Cars

The December 2009 issue of the NASG's Dispatch has a report with several photos.

2008

Location:
Milwaukee, WI
Organizers:
Badgerland S Gaugers
Registrations:
573
Event Car:
S-Helper Service Weber Beer Reefer
Best-of-show:

John Griffin's Schnabel Car
(photo © Bob Werre)

The December 2008 issue of the NASG's Dispatch has a report with several photos.

2007

Location:
St. Louis, MO
Organizers:
American Flyer S Gaugers of St. Louis
Registrations:
over 600
Event Car:
Lionel UP Generator Car

The December 2007 issue of the NASG's Dispatch has a report with many photos.

2006

Location:
Tinley Park, IL
Organizers:
Chicagoland Association of S Gaugers
Event Car:

Tonkin Mack CJ
(photo © Carl McAbee)

The vehicle may still be for sale by the club.

2005

Location:
Beloit, WI
Organizers:
State-Line S Gaugers
Registrations:
390

The December 2005 issue of the NASG's Dispatch has a brief report about the show on page 12.

2004

Location:
Waukesha, WI
Organizers:
Badgerland S Gaugers
Registrations:
373
Event Car:

MILW Reefer

The December 2004 issue of the NASG's Dispatch has a report about the show.

2003

Location:
St. Louis, MO
Organizers:
American Flyer S Gaugers of St. Louis
Registrations:
under 400
Event Car:
S-Helper Service TOFC, C&NW Trailers with Fall S Fest logo

There are some photos of the event in the March 2014 issue of the S Gaugian magazine. A personal report of the event can be found on page 28 of the October 2003 issue of the NASG's Dispatch. A few photos are shown in the December 2003 issue of the NASG's Dispatch.

2002

Location:
Tinley Park, IL
Organizers:
Chicagoland Association of S Gaugers
Event Car:
S-Helper Service Reefer

A few photos are shown in the December 2002 issue of the NASG's Dispatch. A personal report about the show can be found on page 25 of that issue.

2001

Location:
South Beloit, IL
Organizers:
State-Line S Gaugers
Event Car:
S-Helper Service CGW PS-1 40' Box Car

2000

Location:
Waukesha, WI
Organizers:
Badgerland S Gaugers
Registrations:
521

25th anniversary of both the club and the show itself. Held at the Waukesha County Exposition Center, rather than the hotel.

1999

Location:
Westport, MO
Organizers:
American Flyer S Gaugers of St. Louis
Registrations:
725

A report can be found in the December 1999 issue of the NASG Dispatch.

1998

Location:
Matteson, IL

1997

Location:
South Beloit, IL
Organizers:
State-Line S Gaugers
Registrations:
520
Event Car:

Downs Flat Car with loads (photo © Dave Pippitt)

A report can be found in the February 1998 issue of the NASG Dispatch.

1996

Location:
Milwaukee, WI
Organizers:
Badgerland S Gaugers
Registrations:
over 400

1995

Location:
Collinsville, IL
Organizers:
American Flyer S Gaugers of St. Louis
Registrations:
685
Event Car:
Pacific Car Shops MStL 40' Box Car

20th Anniversary show. The AFSGSLA Club Car developed in conjunction with Lionel Trains LLC was the Monsanto Chemical Tank Car which A.C. Gilbert had once planned to offer but never actually produced.

1994

Location:
Matteson, IL
Organizers:
Chicagoland Association of S Gaugers
Event Car:

Crown Model Products URTX Reefer (photo © Dale Minard)

1993

Location:
South Beloit, IL
Organizers:
State-Line S Gaugers

1992

Location:
Elk Grove Village, IL
Organizers:
Chicagoland Association of S Gaugers
Registrations:
under 300

Pete Mihelich wrote a report in the February 1993 issue of the NASG Dispatch.

1991

Location:
Milwaukee, WI
Organizers:
Badgerland S Gaugers

1990

Location:
South Beloit, IL
Organizers:
State-Line S Gaugers
Registrations:
over 130
Best-of-show:

Structure by John Mann

Pete Mihelich wrote a report in the December 1990 issue of the NASG Dispatch.

1988

Organizers:
Badgerland S Gaugers
Event Car:
Reefer with NASG Logo "United"

1987

Location:
Chicago, IL

1986

Location:
South Beloit, IL
Organizers:
State-Line S Gaugers
Registrations:
221
Best-of-show:

Tank Farm by Dick Kloes

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1977

1976

Location:
Northlake, IL

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