Gateway Toy Show Press Release

Gateway Mid-America Toy Show Celebrates 42 Years St. Louis, Mo

It is almost time for the 42nd Gateway Mid America Toy Show, February 2-4, 2024.

The show is located at the Sheraton Lakeside Chalet in West Port Plaza in St Louis Missouri. The Gateway Mid-America Toy Show is known worldwide for its farm toy auction, farm layouts and scratch-built toys. Collectors from all corners the U.S.A gather to buy and sell thousands of quality farm toys.

This family friendly event will begin with exhibitor spaces and room trading opening Friday February 2nd at 10:00 a.m. in the morning and will remain open until 6:00 p.m. Thousands of farm toys will be set up in 150 hotel rooms along with 150 exhibitor tables. Trading rooms #101-#350 have the option to remain open after 6:00 p.m. for after-hours room trading. This is a time when friendships are forged, and bargains are discovered!

There are 130 trading rooms and approximately 150 exhibitor tables in the 18,500 square feet of floor space in the Versailles Ballroom, Matterhorn, St. Moritz, Bern, Alpine, Lugano and Zermatt board rooms. 

Saturday February 3rd is the Farm Toy Consignment Auction with Lester Crandall of Central Illinois Auctions, and Dennis Aumann auctioning in the 5,040 square feet Zurich Ballroom. The auction features over 450+ collectible farm toys and related merchandise for sale. Item viewing begins at 7:00 a.m. The auction begins at 9:00 a.m. and typically runs until 4:00 p.m. Exhibitor tables and room trading open from 7 a.m. till 6 p.m. Room trading optional to?

Saturday is also the day of both the Model Contest and Farm Layout Contest. Farm Layout participants may begin setting up their diorama of farm scenes including farmhouses, farm shops, livestock barns, field harvesting and anything else farm related they can think of. Model Contest contestants enter a variety of high quality 1/64th thru 1/8th scale models. These models are crafted by some of the nation’s most talented and innovative craftsman in the country. The models are on display for your enjoyment from 11 a.m. until 6 p.m.

The show continues Sunday February 4th and is open from 9:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. The Sheraton Westport Chalet Hotel is located at 191 Westport Plaza, St. Louis, MO. 63416. For more information about the Mid-America Gateway Toy Show, log onto