HobbyTown USA of Petaluma is a proud sponsor of the IPMS Santa Rosa annual Hobby Expo. HobbyTown USA provides space for other regional hobby clubs to participate in this event and provides materials for many hands-on hobby activities.
The theme of this year's Hobby Expo is “Models from the Movies,” and will include displays by local rofessional model building and effects companies including: 32Ten Studios and Fonco Creative Services.
Activities being hosted by HobbyTown USA of Petaluma include:
- Model Make-N-Take
- Lego Make-N-Take
- Slot Car racing
A model contest and local hobby club event including displays and demonstrations of the following:
- Hundreds of plastic models in the IPMS Santa Rosa contest.
- Historic displays and re-enactors of the Civil War.
- A battle bot demonstration by the North Bay Bot Builders
- Wooden ship models by the Redwood Empire Shipwrights.
- Radio controlled combat ships by the Western Warships Combat Club.
- Radio controlled battle tanks by the Bay Area Tankers
- Radio controlled boats by Sonoma County Boaters
- Radio controlled airplanes by Wine Country Flyers
- Radio controlled race cars by Redwood Empire Ground Pounders.
- Radio controlled 1/5 scale race trucks by 101 Off Road RC.
- WWII miniature gaming by North Bay Gamers Group.
- A narrow gauge HO train layout by North Coast Historical Model Railroad Society.
- Creatures and Models display by Niddspace Productions.
- Fantasy and SciFi models by the Fantasy Modelers Club.
- Star Wars re-enactors from the 501st Garrison and Rebel Legion.
- And More!