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As we are about to embark the 33rd Annual Mark Twain Toy Show, Jaime and I are honored to have the privilege to be hosting the show for our 11th year. We’re excited to see the friends we’ve made and welcome the new vendors that have the opportunity to join us this year. The Mark Twain Great River Toy Show was started in 1984 and in 2006 Danny Gottman and Fred Layman gave us the opportunity to host the show. And with the help of our friends Justin, Ken, and Ellen we look forward to many more years of the Mark Twain Toy Show!

The Mark Twain Toy Show is one of the finest toy shows in the Mid-West. It showcases collectible toys and crafts related to agriculture, construction, transportation and motor sports. The various items you will find at the show include die-cast collectibles, scale models, hand-built custom equipment, pedal tractors, autographs, memorabilia, and apparel. Collectibles, new and old, ranging from Hot Wheels to Tonka to Ertl to SpecCast will be on hand in the hotel lobby, ball room and in the second floor hotel rooms. Every kind of tractor, implement, heavy construction equipment, tractor-trailer, circle-track racer and pulling tractor can be found here for your chance to add to your collection.

The toy show also has vendors that showcase quality hand-made crafts, children’s puzzles and games, vintage signs, magazines, equipment literature and agricultural related artwork. You might even see Mark Twain himself! We hope to see you in February at the 33rd Annual Mark Twain Toy Show.



Dan & Jaime Gard