from the members of the

South Devon Garden Railway Group

This year's show will be on:

Saturday 26th October 2019

10.30 am - 4.30 pm

The Matford Centre
Matford Park Road
Marsh Barton Ind Estate
Exeter EX2 8FD
(Free parking next to Park & Ride)

Adults £7.00
Concessions/OAPs £6.00
Accompanied children free

To help you enjoy the show even more, please note:
Admission to the show starts at 10.30 a.m. and we regret there will be no access to toilets before that time.
The Bring & Buy stall will be open for sales from 11.00 a.m.
We are unable to accept credit or debit cards on the door - Cash only please.
The hall gets very crowded so the only dogs allowed in are guide dogs and assistance dogs.

The Exeter Garden Railway Show is the largest of its kind in the South West and makes a fabulous day out for all the family. The aim of our show is to promote the garden railway hobby from O gauge to Scale 3 and everything in between. The 2019 show will be our 19th and will be up to our usual high standard at the Matford Centre in Exeter.

As usual we will be having lots of operating live steam, electric and vintage exhibition layouts in standard and narrow gauges. In addition this year there will be a ride on railway in the car park. We can promise many specialist trade stands,refreshments and plenty of experts to give you help and advice. Our renowned Bring & Buy stall will be open for sales of all those pre-loved items from 11.00 a.m.

Exhibition Poster

If you would like to display a poster adverising the show you can download one here:PDF

Here are some videos by Peter Hillman taken during the 2018 show:

Bring & Buy Second Hand Sale

The popular Bring & Buy Second Hand Sale stand will be here again where private individuals can bring any garden railway related goods they wish to sell.This is always a busy stand where you can pick up a real bargain! For full details of how you may sell your unwanted items and for full terms and conditions please see the "Bring & Buy" page of this website.

Exhibitors and Traders

If you are an exhibitor and would like a booking form for the 2019 show you can download one here: PDF or here:Word document
if you are a trader and would like a booking form for the 2019 show you can download one here:PDF or here:Word document


Each year we donate a proportion of the show proceeds to our selected charity, The Devon Air Ambulance Trust and so far we have donated £16000. For more details of the valuable life saving work they do please click on the link below:

Devon Air Ambulance Operations Director Nigel Hare with Graham Wilkins and Keith Vincer from the SDGRG at the DAA open day in October 2015