from the members of the

South Devon Garden Railway Group

We are delighted to announce the ever popular Exeter Garden Railway Show was last held on the 28th October 2023 and as usual, a roaring success!
But if you missed it...... DON'T PANIC!!!!! We'll be running the show again this year so please make a note in your diaries for;

Saturday, 26th October 2024

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)

Further information will be published here as details become available so please book mark this page.

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 pleased to announce that we are now able to accept credit or debit cards on the door.
The hall gets very crowded so the only dogs allowed in are guide dogs and assistance dogs.
A handy guide and stall layout plan of the show will be avaliable for you to download here shortly before the event.

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 2024 show will be our 20th 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. 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.

If you were one of the many visitors, traders, exhibitors, or stewards in attendance the South Devon Garden Railway Group would like to say a big thank you for making the show once again such a great success. Our good friend Peter Hillman has very kindly filmed the event.
Part one...

and part two...

Here is Peter's film of the previous (2022) show...

And just for a change, here are some pictures taken of the hall and stands during the set up for the 2019 show:

Here are some videos by Peter Hillman taken during the 2019 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

Booking forms for the 2024 show are available to download here:Exhibitors or here:Traders


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 around £19,750. 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