Marx Convention

2015 the 17th Annual Marx Toy & Train Collectors National Show

Friday ,June 19 & Saturday, June 20, 2015 | Register Today!

For questions please call: 304.242.8133


Thursday, June 18, 2015

  • 9:00 AM to 4:00 PM: During regular museum hours, those of you arriving to town early can stop at the museum, pick up your registration packets, and tour or browse the museum. If you’ve found yourself too busy with your tables during the show, HERE’S another chance to see the museum! You may move your stuff into the hall at this time, once your table is set-up you must cover your table, until the show opens Friday morning.
  • ??:00 PM – ??:00 PM: For early arriving table holders, the trading halls will open for an hour on Thursday evening for you to place your boxes on your tables ONLY. This is NOT a trading time, just a setup time for our dealers’ convenience.

Friday, June 19, 2015

  • 9:00 AM: Registration Desk Opens / Table holders may unload and setup. (NO EARLY ADMISSION)
  • 10:00 AM to 4:00 PM: Convention attendees only swap meet.
  • 12:00 Noon:  Group Photo!! Don’t miss out on being a part of the group. The picture will be taken in front of the museum with the entire gang. (photos will be available for purchase shortly after.)
  • 1:00 PM:   Workshop TBA

Vendors must be in attendance at the show with their table available until 3pm (or we can not ensure your table the following year)

  • 5:30 PM: We’re holding an evening “get together”! We will be celebrating 50 years of the Best of the West, and have some fun activities planned.  We will have pop and pizza available

Saturday, June 21, 2014

  • 9 AM: table holders can load and unpack. (NO EARLY ADMISSION)
  • 9:00 AM to 3 PM: All Marx Swap Meet, museum building (this session will also be open to all museum visitors).
  • 11:00 AM: Workshop – Unusual or rare Marx display and discussion – bring along your favorite Marx toy or train to show off to fellow collectors! Some rather interesting items have been showing up at these sessions!
  • Noon: Workshop:

Vendors must be in attendance at the show with their table available until 3pm (or we can not ensure your table the following year)

  • 3:00 to 5:00 PM: Pack up of tables, final tours of museum.



Register Today!

Tours of the Kruger Street Toy Museum will be taking place from 9 AM to 4 PM on Thursday, June 18th, Friday, June 19th, and Saturday, June 20th. Your convention name badge will serve as your pass to tour the museum. You are also free to return to visit any of the displays during the course of the convention.

Past Conventions

The Marx Toy & Train Collectors National Convention was started in 1998 by the Miller Family, owners of the Kruger Street Toy & Train Museum. These conventions were meant as a way to preserve the rich history of the Ohio Valley’s own Louis Marx & Company,  and the many area men and women who made those wonderful toys that were loved by generations!

Held in June each year, the Marx Conventions have grown with each passing year. From a few dozen attendees in 1998, the events have blossomed into “must do” destinations for hundreds of Marx enthusiasts from around the country!


If you’ve attended any of the past conventions, then you know what they are like! If not, why not check out the registration materials for the next convention. Make an effort to attend, and we are sure that you won’t regret it!