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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.

19 -22 October 2016 - Nashville, Tennessee
Firehouse EXPO, Music City Center.  For full schedule 

22 October 2016 - Dover, New Hampshire
Canceled:  sorry to report that due to a low participation response and some logistical 
issues, Thanks to all who stepped up to participate.  This event may reappear in 2017
Woodman Museum 100th Anniversary, noon - 4 pm.  Fire apparatus static display.
Note: driveway entrance to grounds is 13.5 feet between 2 granite posts which may
restrict larger apparatus from attending. Tentative events hand tub demo and fire
safety house for kids.  Email

23 October 2016 - Allentown, New Jersey
The NJ Fire Museum and Fallen Fighters Memorial is holding an Open House 10 am - 3 pm.
Event will be held at our facility, 4 Polhemustown Rd.  After 40 years in seclusion many
fantastic pieces of antique fire apparatus will finally see the light of day.  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.  We've planned a family
event with children's activities, raffles, videos, games and prizes. 

29 October 2016 - Lutherville, Maryland
Fire Museum of Maryland Lantern Night 6 - 8 pm.
A family-friendly Halloween.  See fire apparatus in a new light: etched glass signal lamps and
kerosene lanterns.  Also visit with reenactors in period attire.  Wear your Halloween costume
and get 1/2 price off admission.

29 October 2016 - Mundelein, Illinois
Northern Illinois Fire Museum Mundelein ire Swap Meet.  Mundelein High School, 1350 . Hawley St.,
7:30 am - 1 pm CDT.  One of he largest and favorite swap meet in the Midwest.

3 - 6 November 2016 - San Antonio, Texas
27th Fire Museum Network Seminar.  For more info and registration please visit

????? 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. 
For a complete schedule and tickets for excursions and banquet

29 April 2017 - Jackson, Michigan
Great Lakes Antique Fire Apparatus Assoc., Swap and Sell.
200 W. Ganson St..  Details forthcoming

5 (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. 
5:30 pm Firefighters Parade.

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

4 June 2017 - Cincinnati, Ohio
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

4 June 2017 - Newark, New Jersey
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

9 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 updates and further info.  Or on Facebook

2 - 5 August 2017 - Sackets Harbor, New York
SPAAMFAA Convention hosted by the Thousand Island Hose Haulers.  Home base
hotel will be in Watertown, TBD.  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

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

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.