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Nationwide Listing of Musters, Parades and Special Events

Submit fire musters, parades, firematic flea markets etc. to Anita Ford.
A minimum of at least 4 weeks notice is required to allow time for posting.
It is strongly advised that you contact the sponsors of these events to be certain
they are still scheduled. Bad weather, lack of participants and vendors may cause
rescheduling, cancellation or change of venue.

15 October - 31 December 2016 - Youngstown, Ohio
On the Box: A History of Firefighting in Youngstown in the Tyler History Center's Youngstown 
Foundation Community History Gallery, Youngstown Fire Memorabilia from the personal collection
of Greg Ricker and the Historical Society's.

5 February 2017 - Lutherville, Maryland
Fire Museum of Maryland Great Baltimore Firecoach Tour.  Meet at the museum for
a multimedia presentation and discussion, followed by a bus and walking tour of the
Brunt District of Baltimore.  Tour and discussion are led by Baltimore Historian Wayne
Schaumburg and Curator Steve Heaver.  Call for details 410-321-7500

22 -25 February 2017 - Pelham, Alabama
The Alabama Bucket Brigade SPAAMFAA Convention and Muster.  You don't want 
to miss what promises to be an exciting and affordable convention, with a mission
based focus topics such as preservation, restoration, operation, fire service and
fellowship.  Excursions, muster, flea market, fire truck rodeo and more.  
Host hotel Holiday in Express, 205-987-8888 use code AFM.  Early bird rate of
$99 plus tax which includes free breakfast expires 1/22/17
RV parking with hook-ups available. To view our t-shirt visit
For a complete schedule and tickets for excursions and banquet 

25 - 26 February 2017 - Birmingham, Alabama
Southern Vintage Fire Apparatus Assoc, will be open for your opportunity to tour from 9 - 5 pm 
each day.  We extend an invitation to everyone to visit our Chapter facility during your trip to the 
Winter SPAAMFAA Conference.  Facility is located in the historical Continental Gin property,
 4500 5th Avenue South, Bldg F in Birmingham.  Visit us on Facebook  View our facility on the following videos

22 -23 April 2017 - Allentown, Pennsylvania
Union Historical Fire Society Spring Melt and Fire Memorabilia Auction.  Allentown
Fairgrounds Agri-Plex, 302 N. 17th St.  Saturday: Auction opens 9 am, preview
7 am. Admission $5, Info call Donn Zalewski 216-780-4821 
Sunday: Spring Melt and Memorabilia Marketplace opens 9 am.  Admission
$10.  Vendor space, 8 X 10, $65.  Over 300 spaces.  Outside used apparatus display 
areas $50.  For details call Tom DíArcangelo 631-348-3787.

29 April 2017 - Jackson, Michigan
40th Annual Great Lakes Antique Fire Apparatus Assoc., Swap and Sell 200 W. Ganson St..  
8 am -2 pm. Saturday doors open to vendors for setup only at 6 am.  Vendor setup Friday April 28, 
6-8 pm.  Extra charge of $5 for Friday setup.  Admission $3 /person donation to GLIAAFA.  
Note: this years registration deadline is April 14.  After that date spaces will be an additional $10.  

(Friday) May 2017 - Winchester, Virginia
Millbrook High School 9 am - noon Fire Truck Rodeo.  Hundreds of fire engines, old and new.
Watch as firefighters drive the huge machines backwards and forward through tightly spaced
cones to the tick of a stop watch.  Held rain or shine.  

19 -21 May 2017 - Harrisburg, Pennsylvania
Lancaster County Firemen's Assoc., Fire EXPO.  Harrisburg Farm Show Complex

20 May 2017 - Hudson, New York
The Firemen's Assoc., of the State of NY Museum of Firefighting is revising the
muster on the grounds of the FASNY Firemen's home.  The first muster will coincide
with the 125th Anniversary Celebration at the FASNY Firemen's Home.  We will also
be partnering with the Hudson FD Inspection Day Parade on this special day.  There
are plans to add demos and games to the muster as well.  We have secured a block 
of rooms at the Comfort Inn, in East Greenbush, call 518-479-3217 and mention
FASNY Museum of Firefighting to secure a discounted rate. Stay tuned for further

3 June 2017 - Westminster, Maryland
Chesapeake Antique Fire AA annual muster and flea market.  Carroll County Farm Museum,
500 S. Center St..  Please note: parade has been discontinued.  Held rain or shine,
9 am - 3 pm.  Registration $15.  Contact Doug Wheeler
Flea market registration $15.  Contact Tim Jones Visit us on 

Miles Greenwood society 7th National Fire Heritage Muster.  Gwen Mooney Funeral
Home and Historic Spring Grove Cemetery and Arboretum, 4389 Spring Grove Ave.
10 am - 4 pm.  Vintage and contemporary fire apparatus displays.  Firematic flea
market and Fire Safe House demos.  FREE admission and parking.  For info

50th Annual fire Muster and Parade.  Located at 49 Washington St., at the
Newark Museum and in Washington Park.  Our event is on the first sunny Sunday
in June every year.  It is possibly the longest running antique apparatus muster
in the nation.  There is food, beverages, vendors, activities and more!  

25 June 2017 - Jamesburg, New Jersey
Tri-Counties Fire Assoc., 26th Annual Antique Fire Apparatus Show.  Thompson Park,
Forsgate Dr. & Perrinville Rd., off exit 8A of New Jersey Turnpike.  Registration 8:30 am,
parade 10:30 am.  Tree shaded picnic and vendor areas, drafting and firematic flea
market.  Contact or David Napier 732-938-2685

1 July 2017 - Bath, Maine
Firemenís Muster

8 July 2017 - Harrisburg, Pennsylvania
Pennsylvania Pump Primers 42nd annual Fire Muster.  Held rain or shine at
Riverfront Park.  Note:  street parking is not free on weekends.  There are 
kiosks on streets where you can pay on cell phone with PANGO app.  For listings
of parking lots and fees visit  Please watch
our web site for updates and registration form.

28 - 29 July 2017 - Frankenmuth, Michigan
Great Lakes International AFAA Annual Fire Muster.  Heritage Park, 601 Weiss St.
Pumping, flea market, parade, bbq.  Please visit us at for registration form and schedule.  

2 - 5 August 2017 - Watertown/Sackets Harbor, New York
SPAAMFAA Convention hosted by the Thousand Island Hose Haulers.  Home base
hotel will be in Watertown.  Muster site at Madison Barracks Polo/Parade
Grounds on Lake Ontario.  Host hotel Hilton Garden Inn, $139 w/breakfast,
315-788-1234 use code SPAAMFAA. Holiday Inn next door, $129, 315-779-1234  
also use code SPAAMFAA.  For tours, events, registration etc., visit

6 August 2017 - Pennsauken, New Jersey
Cradle of Liberty Antique Fire Apparatus Assoc., Annual Muster and Firematic 
Flea Market. Cooper River Park, North Park Dr., and Airport Highway.  
Details TBA

19 August 2017 - Winchendon, Massachusetts
Winchendon Firemenís Muster.  Winchendon American Legion Post 193, 

10 - 16 September 2017 - Tremont, Pennsylvania
Schuylkill County Firefighters Convention, hosted by Schuylkill Hose Co. #2.

14-16 September - 2017
New Jersey State Firemen's Convention/EXPO. 

1 October 2017 - East Davenport, Iowa
International Fire Museum Annual Muster & Lights and Sirens Parade.  Fire truck and 
emergency vehicles lights and sirens parade starts at Modern Woodmen Park at 11;30 am,
and should be circling the Village of East Davenport about noon. Great entertainment for
the kids.  Learn about fire safety, see Sparky the fire dog and enjoy all of the antique fire 
Trucks.  Free event but donations to the fire museum are accepted.  This family event
Runs from noon - 4 pm.  For more info call 563-391-6431 8 - 10 pm.  Or visit us on 

1 October 2017 - York, Pennsylvania
4th Annual Old Fire Farts Muster and Flea Market.  Email Bob

22 October 2017 - Allentown, New Jersey
The NJ Fire Museum and Fallen Fighters Memorial is holding an Open House 10 am - 3 pm. If you
missed the first open house in 2016 hereís another opportunity to see this collection that in 2016
had not been seen in 40 years.  Event will be held at our facility, 4 Polhemustown Rd.  Our collection 
of over 60 antiques, contains examples of fire engines powered by hand, chemical reaction steam, 
gasoline and diesel fuel.  In addition to the fire apparatus, many examples of tools, art, memorabilia 
and other items of interest will be on display.

Be sure to check out the calendar of events at the following sites

Spaamfaa Calendar of Events

Old Dominion Historical Fire Society Calendar of Events

Submit fire musters, parades, firematic flea markets etc. to Anita Ford.
Please try to give at least 4 weeks notice when possible to allow time for posting.