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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.

12- 17 September 2016 - Dover, Delaware
Delaware Volunteer Firefighters Assoc., Conference.
Parade Saturday, 1 pm. 

15 - 17 September 2016 - Wildwood, New Jersey
NJ State Firemen's Convention and EXPO.  EXPO Friday, am - 6 pm, Saturday
8 am - 1 pm.  Montgomery and Ocean Aves.  Parade Saturday, 2 pm.  For complete
schedule and further details visit General info

15 - 18 September 2016 - Roscommon, Michigan
Michigan Firemen's Memorial Festival, Roscommon County Fire Training Grounds.
Saturday 11 am is the annual Firemen's Parade, with the largest display of fire and
rescue firefighting equipment in Northern Michigan.  For a complete schedule of
events and map visit

16 - 18 September 2016 - Steep Falls, Maine
2nd Annual Firefighter's Appreciation Weekend.  Acres of Wildlife, 60 Acres of Wildlife Rd.
Kids muster Saturday 10:30 am, with firefighter's muster at 2 pm.  Looking for teams of
4 - 6 to participate in the festivities.  There is no charge to participate in games.  Muster
games include, Midnight Alarm, Dry Hose, Wet Hose & Mystery.  Please bring your gear,
your spirit and desire to have a great time.  Email

17 September 2016 - Chatham, Ontario
Firefest downtown Chatham on King St.  Canada's largest show of antique fire apparatus
and emergency response vehicles.  FREE!  Junior Firefighter Challenge, children 12 and under.
Parade of vehicles 4 pm.  Open to the public 10 am - 4 pm.  Fun  Contact day for the entire family.
Contact Brent DeNure

17 September 2016 - Harrisburg, Pennsylvania
Pennsylvania National Fire Museum 1st Annual Firematic Sale and Flea Market.  1820 N, 4th St.
Held rain or shine, 9 am - 5 pm.  Indoor and outdoor spaces available $15.  Includes 8 foot space.
Vendors are required to bring their own tables and chairs.  Parking is free in off street parking lot. 
there will be no charge this day for Fire Museum.  To reserve 717-232-8915 Email  or visit us on facebook

17 September 2016 - Farmville, Virginia
Old Dominion Historical Fire Society State Wide Fire Apparatus Muster, Show and Flea Market.
Wilck's Lake Island Park, 1623 W. Third St.  9 am - 3 pm

17 September 2016 - Rock Hill, New York
Sullivan County Vol. Firefighter's Convention parade 2 pm.

17 September 2016 - Salisbury, North Carolina
Millers Ferry FD Junior Fire Muster.  Competitions include Fly the Y,
FF Challenge, Turnout Gear Relay, Bucket Brigade, Tug of War &
Waterball.  Events begin t 8 am at the fire station, 2650 Long Ferry Rd.

18 September 2016 - Rollinsford, New Hampshire
Rollinsford Fire Apparatus Show.  Please note change of location:
Mills at Salmon Falls, 3 Front St., 9 am - 3 pm.  Join us for
a day of fun.  Trucks, games, vendors, food and more.  Award presentation at noon. 
Apparatus and vendor registration form

18 September 2016 - Citrus Heights, California
14th Northern California Fire Equipment and Memorabilia Swap Meet.  Sacramento Metro
Fire Station #1,  7641 Greenback Lane.  Free admission, opens 7 am.  Free selling spaces
to anyone selling fire-related items.  Nozzles, hoses, fittings, lights, sirens, hydrants, helmets,
clothing etc,  Largest fire-related fire swap meet on the west coast.

18 September 2016 - Sun Prairie, Wisconsin
Sun Prairie FD 125th Anniversary Celebration.  noon - Parade on Main St.,
1 pm - Firetruck/Car/Truck/Motorcycle Show, 1:30 pm - ceremony at Angeli Park.
2:30 pm - waterfights.  Visit us on facebook for more info.

21 - 24 September 2016 - Washington, Pennsylvania
Firemen's Assoc., State of Pennsylvania Convention.  Parade Saturday, 1 pm.

22 - 24 September 2016 - Hastings on the Hudson, New York
110th Westchester County VFA Convention.  Your host Hastings on Hudson FD.
Saturday: dress parade.  Line up Warburton Ave. (south of Pinecrest).  Step off 1:30 pm,
down Warburton Ave., to Maple Ave., end at MacEhran Park (River St.).  Trophies

24 September 2016 - Frackville, Pennsylvania
Schuylkill Historical Fire Society Annual Muster. Schuylkill County Training
Academy, 1 fireman's Rd.  Just off Route 61 and I-81, exit 124.  11 am - 2 pm.
Featured apparatus, commercial chassis fire trucks.  Parade, 10:45 am, line up 10 am
from Schuylkill Mall, exit 124 off I-81.  Kids fire engine rides, food vendors, pumping
competition and rescue demo at noon.  Memorial service 1:30 pm.  Drive a tiller $20.
Contact Kurt Tadich 717- 440-1964

24 September 2016 - Monroe, New York
Orange County VFA Convention Parade.  Line up 1 pm step off 2 pm.

24 September 2016 - Lakewood, Colorado
West Metro 22nd Family Fire Muster.  West Metro Fire Rescue Fire Center.  10 am - 2 pm.

24 September 2016 - Concord, New Hampshire
10th Anniversary of the New Hampshire Fallen Firefighters Memorial.  New Hampshire
Firefighter Academy, 10 am.

24 September 2016 - Herculaneum, Missouri
23rd Annual JEFFCO Fire Engine Rally.  Herculaneum City Park 10 am - 3 pm.
Parade 9 am.  Antique and modern fire apparatus, EMS vehicles, air rescue helicopters,
parade, memorial service, vendor booths, concessions, firefighter competitions and demos.
Children's activities and vendor booths,  Food, drink and other concessions available for purchase. 
Awards for truck categories and competition winners will be presented at the closing ceremony.
Event is open to the public FREE of charge. 

24 September 2016 - Ship Bottom, New Jersey
Ship Bottom VFC 3rd Annual Pumper and Pistons, Automobile and Fire Apparatus Show.
10 am - 3 pm, rain date 25 September.  At boat ramp 10th St., and Shore Ave.  Free admission for
spectators.  $20 apparatus registration.  First 150 registrants receive a dash plaque and t-shirt.
Trophies will be awarded.  For details Email

24 - 25 September 2016 - San Francisco, California
Note: now a 2 day event !
The San Francisco FD is celebrating it's 150th birthday! Fishermen's Wharf District, 10 am - 5 pm.
This will be the largest family-friendly event of the year.  FREE to the public.  A display of vintage
and current fire apparatus, antique fire apparatus, artifacts, activities for children, food and other vendors.
Watch our web site for updates

24 September - 1 October 2016 - College Park, Maryland
94th Annual Price George's County Volunteer Fire and Rescue Assoc., Convention.  Hosted by
Parade is scheduled for Saturday, 1 October.  All antique fire apparatus owners are welcome.
Line up is 9 am, in REI parking lot, 9900 block of Rhode Island Ave.  Step off 10 am.  Other
activities truck rodeo, corn hole tournament, 1st alarm dressing, bucket brigade, battle of the
bucket, tug of war and hook up competitions.  Details and full schedule

24 September 2016 - Sylvan Beach, New York
Sylvan Beach 1st Annual Fire Muster 9 am.  engine Pull, Ware Accuracy Challenge and
Blue Light Competition.  Free admission for spectators.  Registration begins at 9 am.

25 September 2016 - Doylestown, Pennsylvania
10th annual Bucks County Fallen Firefighter and EMS Memorial Service.  Bucks County Courthouse,
55 E. Court St., 10 am.  Please join us in honoring the memory and sacrifices of firefighters, fire police
and emergency  medical providers who have died in the line of duty.  Personnel should assemble at the
corner of Court and Broad Sts, at 9:30 am.

25 September 2016 - East Greenwich, Rhode Island
Rhode Island Antique Fire Apparatus Society 12th Annual Antique Fire Apparatus and Equipment Show.
New England Tech, 1 New England Tech Blvd., 10 am - 3 pm.  Note  for GPS use 1408 Division Rd. 
FREE admission and parking.  Display of antique motorized fire apparatus and other fire memorabilia. 
Fire Safety Smoke House, Smokey the Bear and Sparky the Fire Dog for the kids.  For registration
Please put in subject  "RIAFAS 2016 Muster."

29 September (Thursday) 2016 - Kingswood, West Virginia
Preston County Buckwheat Festival Famous Firemen's Parade.  Judging 5 -7 pm.  St. Sebastian Church
parking lot.  Parade 7:30 pm.

30 September - 1 October 2016 - Lititz, Pennsylvania
Mack Day, all Mack trucks, buses and fire apparatus are welcome.  Note that most trucks/vendors are
here on Saturday!  Location:  Gerhart Equipment Co., 910 Brunnerville Rd.  FREE event, public welcome.
Food available and truck related vendor area.  Info Sandy or Ron 717-626-8544 

30 September - 1 October 2016 - Ripon, California
Menlo Park and Ripon Police Departments invite you to attend the 26th Annual Emergency Vehicle Show.
Ripon community Center and Park, 412 W. 4th St., 8 am -3 pm.  Saturday,  "Code 3" parade approximately
Contact Darryl Lindsay

1 October 2016 - Stoneham, Massachusetts
Stoneham Fire Station 100th Anniversary Celebration.  Plans are underway to have an antique fire apparatus,
police car parade and more.  Our original 1931 Seagrave will be in attendance thanks to it's current owner

1 October 2016 - Nyack, New York
Nyack FD Chiefs Inspection Day Parade.

1 October 2016 - East Haven, Connecticut
Fire Truck show at Shore Line Trolley Museum, 10:30 am - 3 pm, 17 River St.  Fire truck display, food and
ice cream available.  203-467-6927

2 October 2016 - Fryeburg, Maine
Firemen's Muster, dry hose, wet hose, ball squirt and more.  Part of Fryeburg Fair, 1154 Main St.

2 October 2016 - York, Pennsylvania
3rd Annual Fire Muster and Flea Market, 8 am - 4 pm.  Cousler Park,1060 Church Rd..  Featured
apparatus American LaFrance.  A special ALF challenge with a special award.  Apparatus photo
sessions, live music, kids corner (8 am - 3 pm) with games, firematic flea market ( 8am - 3 pm),
pumping contest (10 am - 2 pm) and fire prevention demos.  Food trucks available all day.  Awards
announced 3 - 4 pm.  Truck may be trailered, doesn't need to be running.  This year we are adding
Best Appearing Fire Dog, can be any breed.  All proceeds go to support the Preservation of Fire
History in York County and our First Responders Scholarship Fund.  Contact Bob

2 October 2016 - South Chesterfield, Virginia
The Chesterfield County Dept., of Fire and Emergency Medical Services, cordially invites you to
 the grand opening of the Chesterfield County Fire Museum.  2 pm at Fire Station 12.  Among other
memorabilia on display will be a 1935 Ford Oren originally from the Ettrick VFD along with other
retired Chesterfield fire apparatus.  Contact Susan Jones

8 October 2016 - Williamsport, Pennsylvania
Williamsport Firefighters Local 736 will hold a benefit Muster in honor of Platoon Chief Jeff Cole.
the fire muster will have a full day of events including an apparatus pumping competition, vehicle
extrication demo and apparatus displays.  At the conclusion come with us on a historic trolley
ride to old city firehouse.  To enter please contact Mike Gardner 570-777-3810.  Proceeds to
benefit Foundation 58. 

8 October 2016 - Chicago, Illinois
Quinn Fire Academy, 558 W. DeKoven St., 10 am.  Presentation: Chicago's deadliest underground
fire occurred April 13, 193, 35 feet below 22nd St.  Erupting around 5:30 pm and smoldered for hours.
Presented by fFre Museum of Great chicago board member, Jeff Stern.  Also board member Frank
McMenamin, will commemorate the 145th anniversary of the Great Chicago Fire. 

8 -9 October 2016 - Emmittsburg, Maryland
35th Annual National Fallen Firefighters Memorial Weekend.  Every October the Foundation
sponsors the official national tribute to all firefighters who died in the line of duty during the
previous year.  For full schedule

9 October 2016 - Nationwide
Bells Across America.  Departments sounded a series of bells when firefighters died in the
line of duty to alert all members that a comrade had made the ultimate sacrifice.  This time-
honored tradition continues today during funerals and memorial services for firefighters.
For the 6th year bells will ring coast to coast as a grateful nation pauses to honor those
firefighters who died in 2015 and previous years.  Help us honor our fallen firefighters.
Registration available

9 October 2016 - Newton, New Jersey
8th Annual Fall Foliage Fire Muster at the Sussex County Public Safety Training Academy.
Hampton Twp., 10 am - 2 pm.  GPS use 114 Morris Turnpike, Newton NJ.  Medivac landing,
smoke house trailer, bounce house for kids.  Vendor space available contact for more details.

9 October 2016 - Barrington, Massachusetts
Berkshire Chapter of SPAAMFAA  Annual Show, 10 am - 4 pm.  Note our new location
7 miles south of the train station, route 23 Butternut Ski Area.  Pre-register  Overnight parking, trailer area also an area set up for photos. 
Pumping, plenty of room for vendors and ample parking.

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.

17 (Monday) October 2016 - Waterford, Michigan
Documentary of 75 years of the Waterford FD.  Sponsored by the Waterford Regional FD,
at the Waterford Kettering Performing Arts Center, 6:30 - 8 pm.

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

22 October 2016 - Dover, New Hampshire
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.

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

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.