This past weekend, the World’s Greatest Hobby On Tour attracted model train aficionados from all over the region to the Greater Philadelphia EXPO Center in Oaks. “(The show’s) been a great success for us,” said Doug Blaine of Philadelphia’s Bachmann Industries, one of the nation’s largest model train firms, as reported in a recent article by the Philadelphia Inquirer.

The EXPO Center in Oaks also hosted the popular Greater Philadelphia Pet Expo this past weekend drawing families to see all varieties of adorable pets and an astounding array of accessories. The venue has ample space — 250,000 uninterrupted square feet that can be tailored to suit multiple simultaneous events. There is free parking for 5,000 vehicles and proximity to downtown Philadelphia and King of Prussia make it the ideal location for world-class entertainment and shows.

See what’s in store in the upcoming months:

Take a step towards being your own boss at The National Franchise and Business Opportunities Show on January 25th and 26th.

The Philadelphia Golf Show, February 7th – 9th, is the perfect excuse to prepare for the sport during a winter weekend. Plan your next golf getaway to a fabulous resort, compete in skills challenges, receive free instruction from PGA pros and test the newest clubs and equipment.

Go wild at the Greater Philadelphia Outdoor Sportshow (February 13th -16th) where you’ll find the best gear, accessories and resources for fishing, boating, hunting and adventure. For perks, Timber Tina’s World Champion Lumberjills will compete in crosscut sawing, underhand chopping, axe throwing, power ‘hot’ sawing, chainsaw carving and logrolling.

Refresh your home, inside and out, with a little help from the Suburban Home & Garden Show (February 20th – 23rd .) See designer kitchens and baths, landscaping, lighting, flooring, hot tubs, furnishing and more. Plus, Dr. Lori seen on Discovery Channel’s Auction Kings will offer a free antique appraisal to attendees and self-proclaimed Grillologists  Mad Dog & Merrill will provide recipes and tips to make you proud of your own barbeques and tailgates.

Fitness junkies will love the adidas Giant Warehouse Clearance Event (February 20th -23rd) and the Endurance Sports Expo, February 22nd – 23rd.

Have you always wanted to see the U.S.A.? You will be ready for summer cruisin’ in comfort in a fabulous home on wheels with the deals to be found at the Greater Philadelphia RV Show, Feb. 27th  – Mar. 2nd.

Were you born to be on the water?  Shop and compare from hundreds of boats, including saltwater fishing boats, deck boats, jet boats, runabouts, personal watercraft and pontoons, all at the Greater Philadelphia Boat Show, March 7th -9th.