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 three rotating clubs, namely the Badgerland S Gaugers, the Chicagoland Association of S Gaugers, and the State-Line S Gaugers.

Even though the NASG is not directly involved with Fall S Fests, we still wanted to have a page dedicated to this annual meeting, sharing what information we have collected from past Fall S Fests, what is coming up this year, and which ones are already planned for future years. If you want to stay up on the latest related to Fall S Fests, bookmark this page.

2018 Fall S Fest

The Chicagoland Association of S Gaugers are planning on hosting the 2018 Fall S Fest.

Past Fall S Fests

The Fall S Fest was created by Peter Jugle and his brother Andrew (both NASG members), along with a couple of other fellows. Peter passed away in 1992. If you have any leads to missing data and/or photos to supplement the listing below, feel free to contact the webmaster.

2017

Location:
Janesville, WI
Organizers:
State-Line S Gaugers
Event Web Site:
Convention Car:

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

2016

Location:
Oconomowoc, WI
Organizers:
Badgerland S Gaugers
Event Web Site:
Convention 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

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:
Convention Car:

American Models C&NW Covered Hopper

2013

Location:
Janesville, WI
Organizers:
State-Line S Gaugers

2011

Location:
St. Louis, MO
Organizers:
American Flyer S Gaugers of St. Louis
Registrations:
under 500
Convention 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.

2010

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

2009

Location:
Rockford, IL

2004

Location:
Waukesha, WI
Organizers:
Badgerland S Gaugers

2003

Location:
St. Louis, MO

There are some photos of the event in the March issue of the S Gaugian magazine.

1997

Location:
South Beloit, IL

1996

Location:
Milwaukee, WI
Organizers:
Badgerland S Gaugers

1995

Location:
Collinsville, IL
Organizers:
American Flyer S Gaugers of St. Louis
Registrations:
685
Convention 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

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
Convention 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

1985

1984

1983

1982

1981

1980

1979

1978

1977

1976

1975

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