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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.

16 March - 29 May 2017 - Sacramento, California

California Automobile Museum in partnership with the Pioneer Hook and 

Ladder Sacramento Fire Museum, present To the Rescue, the Fire Trucks 

and People that saved our Cities.  Explore all sorts of firefighting vehicles, 

equipment and stories in this exhibit.  Many of the trucks and other objects 

on display were local to Sacramento and saved our city, from the late 1800ís

and through the 1940ís.  Donít forget to experience sitting in a 1921 Graham 

fire truck!  Schedule for availability to be posted soon, but expect it to be on

most weekends at least during the exhibit.

1 April 2017 - Cheraw, South Carolina

Rekindle Society Annual Fire Truck Parade.  Line-up 9:30 am at Cheraw High 

School.  Parade followed by a static display.  For more info email Tom

2 April 2017 - Mount Airy, Maryland

8th Annual Spring Mt. Airy Memorabilia and Equipment Sale.  Mt. Airy VFC 

carnival grounds activity building,1008 Twin Arch Rd. 9 am - 2 pm.  Just off I-70, 

exit 68, between Baltimore & Frederick.  Indoor and outdoor sale areas.  Info

4 April - 31 May 2017 - Denver, Colorado

Denver Firefighters Museum Exhibit:  Art and Architecture of Denver Fire 

Stations.  Learn about some of the beautiful and functional fire stations

in Denver FD history.

15 April 2017 - Wakefield, Massachusetts

New England FOOLS Fire Buff/Photo Night.  Four Points by Sheraton Wakefield 

Boston Hotel and Conference Center, 1 Audubon Rd., 5 - 11 pm.  $25 admission. and on Facebook

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 Don 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 apparatus display areas $50.  

For details Tom DíArcangelo 631-348-3787

24 - 29 April 2017 - Indianapolis, Indiana

FDIC International Conference.  Firefighter Combat Challenge, Thursday, Friday 

and Saturday.  Throw Down competition Friday and Saturday.  For complete 


29 April 2017 - Jackson, Michigan

Great Lakes International Fire Apparatus Assoc., Swap and Sell.  200 W. Ganson 

St.  Details forthcoming  For registration, lodging info and flyer 


5 (Friday) May 2017 - Winchester, Virginia

Part of the Shenandoah Apple Blossom Festival.  

9 am - noon Fire truck Rodeo and Display of new and antique firefighting equipment.  

Millbrook High School.  Watch as firefighters drive the huge machines backwards 

anforward through tightly spaced cones to the tick of  a stop watch.

 In addition to watching the rodeo, there will be a fire apparatus photographer on 

hand to provide free photographs of the vehicles.  Firefighterís Parade, held rain or 

shine, now the largest and one of the oldest annual firefighters parade in the world.  

Parade route map

6 May 2017 - Buchanan, New York

First Responder Collectible Show, hosted by Buchanan Engine Co #1. 9 am - 4 pm, 

3159 Albany Post Rd.  Firematic Flea Market, admission $5 at door.  Vendor tables 

$15 per table.

Visit us on Facebook Contact Rich Novo 914-299-6103 

6 May 2017 - Lutherville, Maryland

Fire Museum of Maryland 40th Annual Steam Day.  History comes alive with hose 

wagon rides, demos with hand and horse-drawn apparatus, working steam engines 

and antique models.  Kids contests, Percheron draft horses, Dalmatians and food 

vendors.  To view last years event  For more events visit 

us at  and on Facebook

6 May 2017 - Branson, Missouri

Ozark Mountain Fire Truck Parade during the Branson FF Combat Challenge 

Weekend.  Branson Landing 10 am. Enter your current, vintage or unique fire 

apparatus in the parade.  For more info contact Chris Ely

6 May 2017 - Hamtramck, Michigan

Hamtramck Firefighters, Firefighter March and Mass. Annual event honors 

Firefighters past and present, with a parade of Firefighters and fire apparatus 

from across Michigan and Ontario.

12 May 2017 - Hingham, Massachusetts

Bare Cove Fire Museum Firehouse Night.  6:30 pm doors

open 5:30 pm.  Featuring Asst. Chief Gerard Mahoney, Cambridge FD.  

Firefighter/Paramedic Doug Bourdrow, Lexington FD.  $20 admission, space 

is limited.  Reserve now 

on Facebook

13 May 2017 - Epsom, New Hampshire

1st Annual Walter Sanborn and John Sawyer Memorial Fire Truck Show. Amoskeag 

Reserve Engine Company, New Hampshire SPAAMFAA chapter, are proud to 

announce an antique fire truck show.  Location: Webster Park. The show will be 

dedicated to the memory of Walter Sanborn and John Sawyer, both longtime chiefs 

and vehicle enthusiasts.  Watch our Facebook page for photos of attending apparatus, registration and event details. Contact Paul Sanborn, 

Event Chairman, 

13 May 2017 - Warrenton, North Carolina

Warren County Junior Firefighters Competition.  Warren County Recreation 

Complex, 8 am - 5 pm.

13 May 2017 - Village of Port Lambton, Ontario, Canada

St. Clair Parkway Fire and Safety Awareness Day.  Brander Park.  11 am parade up 

St. Clair Parkway.  Vehicles on display noon - 5 pm.  Antique fire trucks, ambulance 

and emergency vehicles.  Pumping, splash pad and Jr. fire course for kids 12 and 

under.  Fun day for all ages.  For more info on staging, pumping and parade email

19 - 21 May 2017 - Harrisburg, Pennsylvania Lancaster County Firemenís Assoc., 

Fire EXPO.  Harrisburg Farm Show Complex.

20 May 2017 - East Windsor, Connecticut

Fire Truck Show will give visitors the opportunity to get up close and personal 

with all the aspects of the firefighting industry, including over 20 fire trucks to view.  

During your visit you will learn about the CT Fire Museumís truck collection along 

with the local Fire Departments equipment and vehicles.  Rain date May 21.

20 May 2017 - Hudson, New York

Firemenís Assoc., of the State of NY (FASNY) Museum of Firefighting is revising 

the muster on the grounds of the FASNY Firemenís home. Muster grounds open

10 am.  The first muster will coincide with the 125th Anniversary Celebration at 

the FASNY Firemenís Home. We will be partnering with the Hudson FD Inspection 

Day Parade on this special day.  Parade will start at 9:30 am.  There are plans to 

add demos and games to the muster as well.  Weíve 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 details. Events_and_Programs/muster


20 May 2017 - Clinton, New Jersey

Clinton Fire Department 125th and Clinton Rescue Squad 50th Anniversary parade, 

12:30 pm.

20 May 2017 - Rochester, Michigan

Rochester Fire Department Antique Fire Truck  Muster.  Municipal Park, 400 Sixth St., 

9 am - 3 pm. Registration 9 - 10 am, 277 E. Second St. There is no registration fee

21 May 2017 - Swedesboro, New Jersey

Cradle of Liberty Antique Fire Apparatus Assoc., Fire Museum Open House and BBQ.  

7 Repaupo Station Rd.,  noon - 4 pm.  Adults and 13 and over $20.  Children 6 -12, 

$10, 5 and under free.  Includes chicken, hamburgers, hot dogs, macaroni and cheese, 

baked beans, potato salad, macaroni salad and soft drinks.  Tickets available as long 

as they last

21 May 2017 -  Webster, Massachusetts

Tri-State Firefighters Meet 2017.  Memorial Beach Park, 1 Memorial Beach Dr.  

More details when available. Visit us on Facebook, Tri-State Firefighters Meet 2017 Email

28 May 2017 - Cleveland, Ohio

13th Annual Firefighters Memorial ride.  Registrations will be available online and at 

local dealerships in March

31 May - 3 June 2017 - Norwich, Connecticut

Connecticut EMS Expo.  New Englandís largest EMS Conference. Mohegan Sun 

Convention Hall, 1 Mohegan Sun Blvd.  For full schedule and registration visit

1 June (Thursday) 2017 - Los Angeles, California

20th Annual Hope for Firefighters Event, benefiting the LA FD Widows, Orphans and 

Disabled Firemenís Fund.  Hope St. between 3rd and Hope Place, 11:30 am - 2:30 pm.  

Live music, delicious meals prepared by fire stations, fire apparatus and demos, 

raffles, prizes, trophies and exciting Firefighter Muster Games with more than 20 

sponsored teams.  Visit


2 - 4 June 2017 - Vicksburg, Mississippi

80th Mississippi Fire Chiefs and Firefighters Conference, Vicksburg Convention Center.

Hosted by the Vicksburg FD and Warren County Fire Services.  June 3, firefighter rodeo. 

3 June 2017 - Westminster, Maryland

Chesapeake Antique Fire Apparatus Assoc., 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 Facebook  or 

4 June 2017 - Cincinnati, Ohio

Miles Greenwood Society 7th National Fire Heritage Muster.  Gwen Mooney Funeral 

Home and Historic  Spring Grove Cemetery, 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 contact Paul Tieman

4 June 2017 - Newark, New Jersey

50th annual Fire Muster and Parade.  Located, 49 Washington St., at the Newark 

Museum in Washington Park, Washington and Broad Streets in downtown Newark. 

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!  Email or

6 June - 1 August 2017 - Denver, Colorado

Denver Firefighters Museum Exhibit: Unpredictable, Dangerous and Vital.  Wildfires 

in the American West. Wildfires are an increasingly important issue in the United 

States.  Learn more about the science of wildfires, and the effects on our community 

and environment.

9 - 10 June 2017 - Corunna, Ontario, Canada

The 40th Annual Firefighterís Field Day at the Corunna Fire Hall.  Friday night live 

band 7 pm - 1 am.  Saturday 11 am parade.  Vehicles on display after parade until

5 pm.  Antique fire trucks, ambulance and emergency vehicles.  Kids activities, 

inflatables, Burn House Demos, fire safety house, splash pad and special guests

Chase and Marshall from Paw Patrol.  Saturday night concert 7 pm - 1 am.  Fund 

day for all ages.  Everyone is welcome!  For more information on the parade and 

event participation please email 

10 June 2017 - Croton-on-Hudson, New York

Croton-on-Hudson FD 125th Anniversary Parade.  Dress parade 2 pm. Any 

department interested in participating can send an email to. 

Watch for details or on Facebook

10 June 2017 - Pleasant Unity, Pennsylvania

Pleasant Unity VFD 100th Anniversary and Westmoreland County Firemenís 

Assoc. Convention parade.  Line-up 1:30 pm parade 3 pm.

10 June 2017 - Wakefield, Massachusetts

40th Anniversary Massachusetts Antique Fire Apparatus

Assoc., Muster, 401 Edgewater Pl, 9 am - 3 pm.  Please join us for fun, fire trucks 

and a flea market.  

On Facebook or

10 -11 June 2017 - Sprague, Connecticut

Baltic Fire Engine Co. #1, is celebrating 150 years of service.  

Saturday 10:30 - 5 pm, muster competition. 12:30 - 5 pm chili cook-off. Sunday 

11 am, parade, Muster 1:30 - 4:30 pm.  Antique hand pumper display 2:30 - 4:30 pm. or visit us on Facebook  

Email contact

11 June 2017 - Great River, (Long Island) New York

Join us for the 3rd ďEPIC event,Ē a group gathering on Long Island of antique 

fire apparatus from across the northeast, 9 am.  Welcoming all apparatus whether 

department or privately owned, 1800ís - 1990ís.  Last yearís event drew 110 rigs 

from 5 states.  We are looking to further increase our attendance this year.  Your 

participation is greatly encouraged and appreciated! Join us for a full day of 

firematic history complete with a static display, fire museum displays, firematic 

photos from across the US, model fire trucks, fraternal firematic organizations and 

even hand pumping of an 1865 hand drawn fire engine! Hosted by the newly built Islip Firefighters Museum and Education Center.  This event guarantees to be even more 

ďEPICĒ this year!  Contact

Tom Rinelli 631-721-8129 until 10 pm, Fax 631-585-1276

For updates

14 - 17 June 2017 - Verona, New York

NYSAFC 111th Annual Conference and Fire Expo.  Turning Stone Resort. Over 

300 exhibitors.  For complete details and registration visit

16 - 17 June 2017 - Rossford, Ohio

143rd Northwestern Ohio Volunteer Firemenís Assoc. (NOVA) Convention.  Hosted 

by the Rossford FD. Parade Saturday 1:30 pm. 

14 - 18 June 2017 - Queensbury, New York

West Glens Falls VFC is hosting the Hudson Valley Volunteer Fire Assoc., Convention.  

Parade June 17, 1 pm.

16 -17 June - 2017 - Myerstown, Pennsylvania

Lebanon County Firefighters Assoc., Convention and Parade.  Hosted by Keystone H 

and L Co. #1.  Parade Saturday 1 pm.  For parade details and registration  Check our web site for updates

17 June 2017 - Wyndmoor, Pennsylvania

Wyndmoor Hose Co #1, annual muster and fireworks, 3 - 7 pm.  Cash awards and 

trophies.  A new award this year is the William Stroup Memorial Award. Fun for the 

whole family.  Free admission.  Food provided to apparatus owner participants.  


17 June 2017 - Barbourville, Kentucky

Appalachian Foothills Fire Muster, hosted by Artemus Fire and Rescue.  Knox 

Central High School.  Visit us on Facebook


17 June 2017 - Chicago, Illinois

23rd Annual 5-11 Club of Chicago and the Fire Buffs of Illinois, Fire Engine Rally 

and  Firematic Swap Meet. Chicago ďQuinnĒ Fire Academy, 558 W. DeKoven, 

southeast corner of S. Jefferson and west Taylor.  Activities 8 am - 1pm.  Antique 

and modern fire apparatus displays, demos and firematic swap meet.  Apparatus 

parade 9:30 am.  For complete details and registration

17 June 2017 - Littleton, Colorado

Mile High H & L Fire Muster.  Arapahoe Community College, Santa Fe (US 85) and 

Church St.  Parade lineup 7:30 am at Littletonís Bannock St., and Raffery Gardens.  

Parade begins at 9 am with muster to follow.  Water ball and water bucket contests, 

auto extrication demo, helicopter landing and antique and modern fire trucks on 

display.  Drafting and pumping.  Luncheon concessions available 10 am - 1:30 pm.

17 June 2017 - Mc Cloud, California

8th Annual Mc Cloud FD Fire Muster.  Parade 1000, relay events begin 1100.  

Events held at Hoo Hoo Park, 405 E. Colombero Dr.,  BBQ 6 pm.

Contact 530-925-0029.

17 - 23 June 2017 - Ocean City, Maryland

Maryland State Firemenís Assoc., 125th Annual Convention and Conference. 

Parade WednesdayJune 21, 1 pm in downtown Ocean City.  Line-up 

Inlet Parking lot.  Parade route between 16th and 30th Streets on Baltimore 

Ave. For further details  and registration

18 June 2017 - Berkley, Massachusetts

34th Berkley FD Fire Muster/Parade.  Free admission, food and refreshments.  

Parade lineup Berkley Station 2, 4 Grove St.  Enter from Church St.  Parade start 

time 11 am to Station 1, Berkley Common, on the muster field.  


21 - 24 June 2017 - San Antonio, Texas

Fraternal Order of Leatherheads (FOOLS) International Convention.  Hosted by the 

Alamo area FOOLS.  For details and complete schedule 

22 - 24 June 2017 - Mashantucket, Connecticut

New England Assoc., of Fire Chiefs Fire/EMS/Rescue Expo.  Foxwood Resort and 

Casino.  For exhibit space For more details

On Facebook

23 -24 June 2017 - Jermyn, Pennsylvania

Six County Firemenís Assoc., 114th Annual Convention and Parade.  Hosted by 

Crystal FC

24 June 2017 - Newbury, Massachusetts

Newbury Firemenís Muster.  American Hand Engine Society 31 Low St., 

noon-3 pm.  Visit us on Facebook

24 June 2017 - Reynoldsburg, Ohio

Central Ohio Antique Fire Apparatus Assoc., Muster - EXPO.    Ohio Fire 

Academy, 8895 E. Main St.  


24 June 2017 - Spencer, North Carolina

North Carolina Transportation Museum Fire Truck Festival, 9 am - 3 pm.  Register 

by May 19 and get a free t-shirt with your department mentioned on the back.  

Registration form  For a video of last years show More info call June Hall 704-636-2889 

ext. 268.  Visit us on Facebook

24 June 2017 - Independence, Missouri

Independence 76 FC Firefest 2017.  Silverstein Eye Center parking lot, 19100 E. 

Valley View Pkwy., 9 am - 3 pm.  Fire truck rides, water display, kids games

and more.  Contact Rick Webb 816-520-8510 Facebook

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 the NJ 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.  Facebook

25 June 2017 - Fall River, Massachusetts

Fall River Fire Museum 9th Annual Fire Truck Show. New location: Fall River FD 

headquarters, 140 Commerce Dr.  10 am - 3 pm.  Display of antique and modern 

fire trucks. Email 

27 - 29 June 2017 - North Tonawanda, New York

Western NY VFA Annual Convention.

29 June - 2 July 2017 - Hot Springs, Arizona

Arkansas Fire Convention.  Registration forms  Or visit us 

on Facebook

1 July 2017 - Bath, Maine

Parade 10:30 am, Middle St. (Amatoís).  Pumping at Library Park noon - 3 pm, 

north end of Front St., between Summer and Linden Sts.

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  Please watch our 

web site for updates.

8 July 2017 - Germantown, Ohio

21st Annual Miami Valley Antique Fire Apparatus Show. This event will take 

place in beautiful Veteranís Memorial Park in the center of historic Germantown.  

The park has numerous shade trees, a shelter house, railroad depot, gazebo, 

railroad caboose, log house, playground and ample space.  Approximately 40 

antique fire apparatus will be on display.  A fire related flea market will offer a

variety of items.  Bring the entire family for a fun ďstep back in time.Ē  Please 

support the Germantown FF Assoc., by having lunch at their food stand.  

Visit us email Jeff Tingle  or visit us on 



9 - 15 July - Adah, Pennsylvania

Fayette County Firemenís Assoc., 79th Annual Convention.  Hosted by the Adah 

VFD.  Saturday:  Parade 4 pm.  For complete schedule

16 July 2017 - Davisburg, Michigan

3rd Annual Family Safety Day  Location Oakland County Fair.  A fun filled day of 

learning how to stay safe, seeing antique and modern emergency vehicles and 

much more.

Must register by July 6. We are accepting emergency vehicles (new, antique, 

unique etc.) for display, offers for demonstrations, booth/table set-ups etc. Info 

contact Dave Page 

10 - 14 July 2017 - Denver, Colorado

Denver Firefighters Museum Jr. FF Camp, ages 5 - 7, 1:30 - 3:30 pm.  $55 per 

child.  Please note: After registration is confirmed, the Denver Firefighters Museum 

adheres to a NO-REFUND, NO CREDIT, NO SUBSTITUTION policy.  If you are 

unable to attend, please consider your payment a tax-deductible donation.

17 - 21 July 2017 - Denver, Colorado

Denver Firefighters Museum Jr FF Camp, ages 8 -12,

12:30 - 3:30 pm.  $65 per child. Please note: After registration is confirmed, the 

Denver Firefighters Museum adheres to a NO-REFUND, NO CREDIT, NO

SUBSTITUTION policy.  If you are unable to attend, please consider your payment 

a tax-deductible donation.

22 July 2017 - Meriden, Connecticut

8th Annual Silver City Fire Fest.  Hosted by the CT Fire Photographers Assoc., 

9 am - 3 pm.  Comfort Inn 900 E. Main St.  A day for firebuffs, emergency model

builders and collectors, apparatus and photographers.  Outdoor apparatus displays, 

indoor model and photography displays and vendors.  Fire Fest has something for 

anyone interested in emergency service.  On Facebook

22 July 2017 - Deale, Maryland

Deale Volunteer Fire Department Parade, 6:30 pm  

27 (Thursday) July 2017 - Mt. Airy, Maryland

Mt. Airy Volunteer Fire Co., annual parade 6:30 pm. RSVP for parade  Email Web site

28 - 29 July 2017 - Frankenmuth, Michigan

Great Lakes International AFAA Annual Fire Muster.  Heritage Park, 601 Weis St.  

Pumping, flea market, parade and BBQ.  Please visit us at for updates and further info. Or on 


30 July 2017 - Newberg, Oregon

Newberg Classic Fire Apparatus show, Swap Meet and Junior Firefighter 

Challenge  Course.  Part of the Newberg Old Fashioned Festival, July 27 - 30.  

Contact Matt Simek

2 - 5 August 2017 - Watertown/Sackets Harbor, New York

SPAAMFAA Convention hosted by the Thousand Island Hose Haulers.  Home 

base hotel is the Hilton Garden Inn, Watertown, $139 which includes breakfast.

315-788-1234, be sure to use code SPAAMFAA.  Holiday Inn next door, $129, 

315-779-1234, also use code SPAAMFAA.  For tours, events, registration etc.,


Our Facebook page

Contact Bill Blunden

3 - 5 August 2017 - McConnellsburg, Pennsylvania

116th Cumberland Valley VFA Convention hosted by the McConnellsburg VFC. 

4 (Friday) August 2017 - Clifton, New York

Clifton Fire Department Annual Parade, 7 pm 

5 August 2017 - Salem, Massachusetts

Salem Willows Firemenís Muster.  173 Fort Ave., noon - 3 pm.  Antique hand 

pumped fire engine muster where crews pump their machines to see who can 

shoot the longest stream of water.   This is the oldest organized sport in the US.  

Visit us on Facebook

5 August 2017 - New Hampton, New York

Catskill Fire Cats Annual Fire Truck Show, Muster and Family Day.  Orange 

County Fire Training Center, 9 Training Center Lane, 9 am - 4 pm, rain or shine. On Facebook

6 August 2017 - Pennsauken, New Jersey

Cradle of Liberty Antique Fire Apparatus Assoc., Annual Muster, Firematic Flea 

Market.  Cooper River Park, North Park Dr., and Airport Highway.  10 am - 3 pm. 

Fire truck displays and drafting.  Both fire company and privately owned apparatus 

are welcome.  There is no registration fee.  Free admission.  Please join us for a 

family friendly event.  For apparatus and vendor registration forms 

We are also on Facebook


11 - 13 August 2017 - Wallaceburg, Ontario, Canada

 WAMBO, one of Canadaís largest transportation shows. Free admission.  

Includes fire apparatus, hose carts, ladder trucks and more.  Saturday, fire truck 

show 9 am - 5 pm, fire truck parade 3 pm.  For complete schedule visit  For registration contact Lee Burrows  On Facebook 

12 August 2017 - Lamar, Pennsylvania

Nittany Valley VFC 3rd Annual Firemenís Competition. Events:  Battle of the 

Barrel, Tug-o-war, Tetherball and Bucket Brigade.  Please register by July 19th.

18 (Friday) August 2017 - Ferndale, Michigan

17th Annual Ferndale Emergency Vehicle Show.  East Nine Mile Rd., from 1 pm.  

Lights and Sirens Cruise on East Nine Mile rd., at Woodard begins at 5:30 pm.

Approximately 100 emergency vehicles are on display, which includes antique 

and modern era ambulances, fire apparatus and police vehicles.  

Visit us on Facebook

19 August 2017 - Winchendon, Massachusetts

Winchendon Firemeníís Muster, noon - 3 pm.  Winchendon American Legion 

Post 193, 295 School St.  Antique hand pumped fire engine muster to see who 

can play the longest stream of water.  This is the oldest organized sport 

in the USA.  Spectators are invited to try out pumping the machines.

19 August 2017 - Ypsilanti, Michigan

Michigan Firehouse Museum Fire Muster.  Riverside Park 9 am - 3 pm.  FREE 

family event.  Get up close with fire trucks in original and restored condition.  

Hold a fire hose and spray into the Huron River.  Listen to the sirens and the 

history of firefighting and the fire rigs on display.  

Visit us at  Email

20 August 2017 - Millville, New Jersey

Glasstown Fire Brigade 37th Annual Fire Apparatus Show

and Muster.  Wheaton Arts Center, 100 Village Dr., 10 am - 4 pm, rain or shine!  

Apparatus must be at least 25 years old.  There is no registration fee for 

apparatus.  Sorry no pets permitted on grounds.  Firematic Flea Market.  Vendor 

fee $20, please bring your own table and chairs.  Email

26 August 2017 - Kingston, New York

Volunteer Firemenís Museum 14th Annual Antique Fire Engine Muster, 

10 am - 3 pm.  Old and new pieces of firefighting apparatus, silent auction, hot 

dogs and refreshments.  Donations accepted and silent auction will be a fundraiser 

to keep the museum running day today.  If interested in bringing apparatus for 

exhibit please call us by August 1.  845-331-0866 or 


26 August 2017 - New Haven, Indiana

New Haven Fire muster and EXPO, with the Fort Wayne Firefighters Museum.  

Historic Downtown New Haven on Broadway.  This family event offers an 

apparatus parade, antique fire muster, kids activities and games, firematic flea 

market, surplus equipment sales, new equipment vendors and much more.  

For a complete list of activities and registration forms visit 

For questions or more info call Ray Easterly 260-740-1916 or email

6 - 10 September 2017 - Burnsville, Minnesota

39th Burnsville Fire Muster, details to be announced. Watch our web site or on Facebook

9 September 2017 - Milford, Connecticut

Engine 260 Inc., 46th Annual Antique Fire Apparatus Show and Muster.  Eisenhower 

Park, 10 am - 5 pm, 121 North St.  Activities include parade of antique fire apparatus, 

firefighter competitions, hand pumpers, exhibitions, demos and firematic flea market.  

Free admission to the general public.  All proceeds benefit Milford Recreation Dept., 

program for children with special needs.  Further info 203-874-2605.  Email  Facebook

9 September 2017 - Lutherville, Maryland

Fire Museum of Maryland presents, Honoring Our Heroes. Our salute to fire, 

police, EMS and military personnel, with antique fire engine demos and rides.  

Sponsored by area businesses and the citizens of Baltimore County.  A great 

way to say ďThank youĒ to all of our community members in uniform.  

10 am - 2 pm.  

On Facebook

10 September 2017 - New Orleans, Missouri

9/11 Memorial Stair Climb will pay tribute to the 343 firefighters, 70 law 

enforcement officers, and 9 emergency medical technicians that made the

ultimate sacrifice with their lives.

10 September 2017 - Hudson, Ohio

Western Reserve (Cleveland) Fire Museum (Greater Cleveland chapter of 

SPAAMFAA)  and Education Center AnnualMuster, in conjunction with the 

Hudson FD and the new Hudson Fire Museum. To be held in downtown 

Hudson (Ohio SR 91 and SR 303), on the historic downtown Hudson Green.  

Our muster will feature hand and horse drawn apparatus.  Plans call for hand 

engines to pump from an antique cistern on the Green.  This event is not 

meant to be a competition but rather a demonstration of old-time firefighting 

apparatus. We extend an invitation to all owners of hand engines as well as 

antique and not-so-antique fire apparatus to attend.  The newly completed Fire 

Museum will be open.   Facebook

10 September 2017 - Wheeling, West Virginia

West Virginia Panhandle Pumpers Society Fire Muster. Wheeling Heritage Port, 

12th and Water Sts., downtown,9 am - 3 pm. 

10 - 16 September 2017 - Schuylkill Haven, Pennsylvania

Schuylkill County Firefighters Convention.  Hosted by the Schuykill Hose Co., #2.

14 - 16 September 2017 - Briarcliff Manor, New York

Briarcliff Manor FD is hosting the 111th West Chester County VFA Convention.  

Gala dress parade Saturday

15 - 18 September 2017 - Wildwood, New Jersey

New Jersey State Firemenís Convention/EXPO. Facebook

15 -17 September 2017 - Taftville, Connecticut

The Taftville FD will be hosting the 134th Annual CT State Firefighters Convention.  

This event is in conjunction with the 100th Anniversary of the Taftville FD.  We are 

pleased to announce that the Stiller Family 9/11 Never Forget Mobile Exhibit will be 

available during the convention.  

Watch our web site for updates.

15 September - 15 October 2017 - Denver, Colorado

Denver Firefighters Museum Exhibit: Hispanic Firefighters of the Denver Fire Dept.  

Celebrating the contributions of Hispanic firefighters in the Denver FD.  In honor of 

Hispanic Heritage month.

16 September 2017 - Funkstown, Maryland

Funkstown VF Heroes for Cancer Combat Challenge.  Opening ceremony 9 am.  

Heroes compete in the following events:  High Rise Pack Carry, Hose Hoist, Victim 

Rescue and Kaiser Sled.  

There will be a Junior FF division also.

17 September 2017 - Westerly, Rhode Island

Westerly Firemenís Muster.  Misquamicut State Beach, noon - 3 pm Visit us 

on Facebook

20 - 23 September 2017 - Penn Hills, Pennsylvania

Pennsylvania Fire Convention, hosted by the Penn Hills Fire Departments.  

Friday, 3 - 11 pm, Fire EXPO. Saturday, 7:30 - 10:30 AM, parade registration, 

Linton Middle School, 7 - 11 am apparatus judging, Linton Middle School.  

Parade starts at 1 pm, St. Bartholomew Parish.  For complete schedule and 

registration visit under ďinfoĒ tab.  Or visit us

on Facebook

23 September 2017 - Ontario, Canada

Firefest downtown Chatham on King St., 10 am - 4 pm. Canadaís largest show 

of antique fire apparatus and emergency response vehicles.  Please watch our 

site or on Facebook for details.

23 September 2017 - Lakewood, Colorado

West Metro Family Fire Muster.  West Metroís Fire Rescue Training Center, 3535 

S. Kipling St., 10 am - 2 pm.  Sorry no pets allowed.

28 (Thursday) September 2017 - Kingwood, West Virginia

Preston County Buckwheat Festival Famous Firemenís Parade.  Judging 5 - 7 pm, 

St. Sebastian Church parking lot.  Parade 7:30 pm.  


30 September 2017 - Herculaneum, Missouri

Jeffco Fire Engine Rally, 9 am - 3 pm.  Herculaneum Park,

776 Joachin Ave.  Parade 9 am.  Opening ceremony 10 am.  Displays of apparatus 

and EMS vehicles, firefighter competitions and demos, air rescue helicopters and 

numerous vendor booths.  Also many activities for children.  FD patch trading and 

selling available.  Food, drink and other concessions will be available for purchase.

No alcohol is allowed.  Open to the public and free of charge.  Visit us on Facebook

30 September 2017 - Farmville, Virginia

Old Dominion Historical Fire Society Annual Muster.  Wilcks Lake Park, 9 am - 3 pm.  

Watch our web site and Facebook pages for details.

1 October 2017 - East Davenport, Iowa

International Fire Museum Annual Muster and 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 Earl Davenport about noon.  Great entertainment for the kids.  Learn about fire safety, see Sparky the fire dog and enjoy 

all 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.  

Visit us on Facebook

1 October 2017 - York, Pennsylvania

4th Annual Fire Muster & Flea Market.  Sponsored by the newest SPAAMFAA 

chapter White Rose Fire Preservation of York, PA. (Old Fire Farts) Cousler Park, 

1060 Church Rd., 8 am - 4 pm.  This year the featured apparatus is Seagrave, but all 

types of apparatus are welcome.  Pumping contests, kids activities, firefighter challenge 

contest,  and plenty of food trucks.  All proceeds go to support the Preservation of Fire 

History in York County and to our First Responders Scholarship Grant. For more info 

email Bob Visit us on Facebook

1 October 2017 - Fryeburg, Maine

Firemenís Muster: dry hose, wet hose, ball squirt and more.  Part of Fryeburg Fair, 

1154 Main 

Contact Corliss Watson 207-890-7334 

7 October 2017 - Ripon, California

27th Annual Emergency Vehicle Display show and Law Enforcement Recruitment 

Fair.  Ripon Community Center and Park, 334 W. Fourth St., 8 am - 3 pm. Visit us 

on Facebook

7 October 2017 - Beaumont, Texas

Fire Museum of Texas Fire Prevention and Family Safety Festival.  Always held the 

first Saturday in October.  This is a free event.  Activities include safety and health 

info and giveaways, childrenís games and activities, live fire and technical rescue, 

EMS and Hazmat demos, free food and drinks.

7 - 8 October 2017 - Emmitsburg, Maryland

36th 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 a full schedule of events.

8 October 2017 - Nationwide

Bells Across America.  Fire 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 7th year bells will ring 

coast to coast as a grateful nation pauses to honor those firefighters who died in 

2016 and previous years.

  The National Fallen Firefighters Foundation is asking communities, fire service 

organizations, and religious organizations to help us honor our fallen firefighters

by participating in Bells Across America for Fallen Firefighters.  A moment of 

remembrance can occur any time during Memorial Weekend, October 7 - 8.

Fire department representatives are encouraged to work with their clergy and 

community leaders to develop an appropriate ceremony.

17 - 21 October 2017 - Nashville, Tennessee

Fire house EXPO, Music City Center.

22 October 2017 - Allentown, New Jersey

The New jersey Fire Museum and Fallen Firefighters Memorial is holding the 

2nd Annual Open House, 10 am - 3 pm.  If you missed the first one hereís 

another opportunity to see this collection.  In 2016 the collection had not been 

seen in 40 years.  Location: 4 Polhemustown Rd.  The collection has 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.  Video of museum


1 November - 30 December 2017 - Denver, Colorado

Denver Firefighters Museum Exhibit:  Collecting Fire Toys.  Join us for an exhibit 

of toys and models inspired by the firefighting profession.  A perfect outing for the

holiday season.

7 - 10 February 2018 - Kissimmee, Florida

Florida Antique Bucket Brigade is hosting the SPAAMFAA 2018 Winter Convention. 

Contact Bob Romig For updates or Facebook  

1 - 4 August 2018 - Pennsauken, New Jersey

Cradle of Liberty Antique Fire Apparatus is hosting the SPAAMFAA 2018 Summer 

Convention.  Copper River Park, North Park Dr., and Airport Highway.  For 

registration visit

Also on Facebook

2019 - North Charleston, South Carolina

Palmetto Lowcountry Vintage Fire Apparatus Assoc.,  is hosting the SPAAMFAA 

Winter National Convention.  Details and exact dates TBA.

17 - 20 July 2019 - Jeffersonville, Indiana

Indian SPAAMFAA chapter, The Pompier, Pump and Playpipe Society of Indiana 

is pleased to announce they will be hosting the SPAAMFAA National 2019 Summer 

Convention. Host hotel, Clarion Hotel, 505 Marriott Dr., Clarksville.  812-283-4411.  

More details coming soon.  Visit us on Facebook and Contact Jeff Rider

June 2020

SPAAMFAA Summer National Convention.  Hosted by the Massachusetts Antique 

Fire Apparatus Assoc.  This will be a joint effort with: Berkshire Chapter & the 

Amoskeag Reserve Engine Co. More details to come.

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.