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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.

17 - 19 September 2015 - Buchanan, New York

West Chester County VFA Convention and Buchanan Engine Co. #1, 75th

Anniversary.  Parade September 19, 2 pm.

18 - 19 September 2015 - Wildwood, New Jersey

NJ State Firemen's Assoc., Annual Convention,Wildwood

Convention Center.  Firemen's Parade Saturday, Sept., 19, 1 pm, NJ Avenue.

Huge fire apparatus display and flea market.

18 - 19 September 2015 - West Haverstraw, New York

Rockland County Volunteer Firefighters Assoc., Convention/Parade.

Parade Saturday, September 19, 2 pm.

18 - 20 September 2015 - Beacon Falls, Connecticut

132nd Connecticut State Firefighters Convention.  Parade, Sunday lineup at

Route 42 and Lancaster Dr., Beacon Falls Industrial Park  All apparatus must

be in the lineup are by 11:30 am.  Step off at noon.

19 September 2015 - Kokomo, Indiana

Foster Park downtown.  Will celebrate the Ahren-Fox's 100th birthday.



19 September 2015 - Chatham, Ontario

Fire Fest.  Visit historic downtown Chatham for Canada's largest show of antique fire

apparatus, emergency response vehicles and safety awareness demonstrations.  Keep

watching our site for event and parade details



19 September 2015 - Hatboro, Pennsylvania


Enterprise Fire Company 125th Anniversary.  Fire Muster and flea market.

19 September 2015 - Augusta, Maine

150th Commemoration of the Great Augusta Fire.  Downtown 10 am - 2 pm.

Rain date September 20. Huge display of antique firefighting equipment,

4 pieces that actually fought the 1865 fire, touch-a-truck, live presentation and

video of the great fire, World Trade Center steel 9-11 memorial and more.  For more information

call Chief Roger Audette of the Augusta Maine Fire Department 207 626-2421 or


19 September 2015 - Carpentersville, Illinois

Carpentersville Fire Department 100th Anniversary.  Open house 10 am - 2 pm.  

Parade 10 am at Tamarac Drive and Maple Avenue.

20 September 2015 - Farmingdale, New York


First Annual Antique Fire Apparatus Show.  American Air Power Museum,

Republic Airport, 1230 New Highway.  10:30 am - 4 pm,  info 631-293-6398

20 September 2015 - Portsmouth, Rhode Island

Rhode Island Antique Fire Apparatus Society Antique Fire Truck Show.

Glen Park, 250 Glen Road.  10 am - 3 pm.  For more info call 401-241-6913

20 September 2015 - Monkton, Maryland

Hereford Volunteer Fire Company Open House 10 am - 4 pm.

22 (Tuesday) September 2015 - Farmington, Maine

Fire muster, 6:30 pm.  Part of Farmington Fair at Fairgrounds. 207-778-6083



23 - 26 September 2015 - Lake Harmony, Pennsylvania

136th Firemen's Assoc., of the State of Pennsylvania State Convention & parade. 

Location Galleria Sports Complex.  Parade on Saturday, 1 pm. 




24 September (Thursday) 2015 - Kingwood, West Virginia

Preston County Buckwheat Festival Famous Firemen's Parade. Judging

5 - 7 pm, St. Sebastian Church parking lot.  Parade 7:30 pm.



26 September 2015 - Rutherford, New Jersey

Rutherford West End Engine and Hose Co., #3, 125th Anniversary Parade and

celebration.  Registration at 9 am, step-off 1 pm.  Party and trophies to follow.

For more info For online registration visit



26 September 2015 - Highland Mills, New York

Orange County VFA Convention parade 1 pm.   Hosted by Highland Mills

Fire Co., 1 pm.



26 September 2015 - Lakewood, Colorado

West Metro 21st Family Fire Muster.  West Metro Fire Rescue's Fire Center,

10 am - 2 pm. Please no pets

26 September 2015 - Ship Bottom, New Jersey

Ship Bottom VFC 2nd Annual Pumpers and Pistons Show.  10th Street and

Shore Ave., 10 am - 3 pm.  Rain date Sunday September 27. Fire trucks, cars

and trucks of any year welcome.

26 September 2015 - South Lake Tahoe, California

Firefest 20th Anniversary.  South Lake Tahoe Airport, 10 am - 3 pm.

Fire trucks, helicopters, burn house demos,  meet firefighters, Smokey the Bear,

fire/rescue equipment and much more. 

26 September 2015 - Herculaneum, Missouri

22nd Annual Jeffco Fire Engine Rally.  Herculaneum City Park, 10 am - 3 pm..

Apparatus parade 9 am.  Antique & Modern apparatus, EMS vehicles, air rescue

helicopters, firefighters competitions, children's activities and firefighter challenge.

For more info or


 2 - 3 October 2015 - Lititz, Pennsylvania

All Mack show.  Gerhart Machinery.  Free admission no entry fees.




3 October 2015 - Ripon, California

25th Annual Emergency Vehicle Display Show.  Ripon Community

Center& Park, 412 W. 4th St., 8 am - 3 pm.

3 October 2015 - Frostburg, Maryland

Frostburg FD #1, Rededication ceremony to welcome home our hand-drawn hose

reel and bell, 11 am - 6 pm.  Parade at 1 pm, followed by a vintage fire truck display,

Rededication Ceremony and Open House.  Info

3 October 2015 - Hagerstown, Maryland

Frist Hose Company 200th Anniversary Firemen's Parade and Muster.  Parade 1 pm.

Fire Muster at Hagerstown Fairgrounds 1 pm.  Firemen's competitions, Antique & Modern fire apparatus

display, children's simulated firefighting events and many more fun events.  Please come and help us

celebrate 200 years of dedicated service.

3 October 2015 - Hudson, North Carolina

2015 Foothills Fire & Safety EXPO.  Antique fire truck show, firefighter competitions, fire, ems , rescue

& law enforcement demos, air medical helicopter, kids activities and more.  Caldwell Community

College & Technical Institute, 2855 Hickory Blvd., 10 am - 3 pm.

3 - 4 October 2015 - Emmitsburg, Maryland

National Fallen Firefighters Foundation 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 of events visit

4 October 2015 - 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

firefighter.  For the 5th year bells will ring from coast to coast as a grateful nation pauses,

to honor those firefighters who died in 2014 and previous years.  Help us honor our fallen

firefighters.  Registration available



 4 October 2015 - Fryeburg, Maine

Fire Muster, 9 am. Competitions, Dry Hose, Ball Squirt, Wet Hose and more.

7 - 10 October 2015 - Bossier, Louisiana

F.O.O.L.S. International Convention, hosted by The Brothers of the Boot chapter. 

For complete list of events visit



10 October 2015 - Traverse City, Michigan

Traverse City Area Police and Fire Collectors show.  American Legion Post 35,

1231 Hastings St., 9 am - 3 pm.  For more info email

10 October 2015 - North Branford, Connecticut

North Branford Fire Company #1 1st Annual Car and Truck Show.  Vintage cars and truck,

muscle cars and Antique Fire Apparatus.  North Branford Intermediate School Complex,

654 Foxon Rd., 10 am - 4 pm.  Rain date October 11) 1st 100 vehicles will receive a

dash plaque.  Fan favorite trophies will be awarded.  203-488-8432

11 October 2015 - York, Pennsylvania    

2nd Fire Muster & Flea market 8 AM to 4 PM.  Coulser Park, 1060 Church Rd.  Featured

Apparatus will be Ahrens-Fox.  Static Display with Pumping available. Apparatus photo

session, Live music, Kids Corner with games, and fire Prevention demonstrations and firematic

flea market. Please notify anyone owning an Ahrens-Fox about our muster.  Truck may be

trailered, doesn't need to be running. For more info email Bob



11 October 2015 - Newtown, New Jersey

7th Annual Foliage Muster 10 am - 2 pm  On the grounds of the Sussex County

NJ PublicTraining Academy. 



11 October 2015 - Stockbridge, Massachusetts

SPAAMFAA Berkshire Chapter fire muster.  Stockbridge Train Station, Route 7,

10 am - 4 pm.  All apparatus welcome.

11 October 2015 - New Albany, Ohio

Plain Township Fire Department Open House & Mini Muster.  First arriving antiques will be

displayed inside our engine bay.  No entry fee.  9500 Johnstown Rd., 9 am - 4 pm.

Contact Dan Gilmore 

11 October 2015 - Hopatcong, New Jersey

New Jersey Sussex County Firemen's Assoc., Inspection day & Parade. 

Your hosts Hopatcong Fire Dept.  Line-up noon, start 1 pm.

16 - 18 October 2015 - Bartlett, New Hampshire

118th Annual State Firemen's Convention.  Please watch our web site for updates



18 October 2015 - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

2015 Fireman's Hall Museum Fire Safety Exposition & Muster.

As of Aug. 2, 2015 - Please note forms have changed: the website has been updated and

there have been changes to the form submission destination.  If you have submitted

any registration on-line before Aug.1, we request you resubmit them in order to

assure their receipt. We apologize for any inconvenience.

Location Philadelphia Fire Academy from 9 am - 4 pm.  Rain date

October 25.  Fire safety demos; firefighter contests; kids activities;

firematic flea market; equipment demos; health fair; live entertainment &

more.  Proceeds benefit Fireman's Hall Museum & Fire Prevention programs.

Free admission and parking. Location: 5200 Pennypack St. For details and 

online registration



24 October 2015 - Phoenix, Arizona

Hall of Flame Fire Museum Open House.  9 am - noon.  Free admission.  Many

Activities for kids, which includes fire engine rides and pumping from a fire engine.



7 November 2015 - Nashua, New Hampshire

Handtub Junction 16th Annual Fire Memorabilia Auction. St. Philip Greek Orthodox

Church. Consignments now being accepted.



17 - 20 February 2016 - Houston, Texas

SPAAMFAA Winter Convention hosted by Texas Gulf Coast Chapter.  Clear Lake

Park.  Muster, tours, parade, swap meet etc.  Please watch our web site for updates.

13 - 16 May 2016 - Harrisburg, Pennsylvania

Lancaster County Firemen's Assoc., Fire Expo.

5 June 2016 - Newark, New Jersey

49th Annual Fire Muster and Parade. Located at 49 Washington Street at the

Newark Museum and in Washington Park. Our event is on the first sunny Sunday of

June of every year. It is possibly the longest running antique apparatus muster in the nation.

There is food, beverages, vendors, activities and more! Contact Rich Mackey 973-600-4961.

Email or

5 June 2016 - Cincinnati, Ohio
6th Annual National Fire Heritage Muster.  Gwen Mooney Funeral Homes & Historic Spring Grove
Cemetery & Arboretum, 4389 Spring Grove Ave.  10 am - 3 pm.   Vintage and contemporary fire
apparatus displays, Miles Greenwood Historical Fire Apparatus Society pumping demos & Fire Safe
House demos. FREE admission and parking. For info Paul Tieman 513-753-5990

13 - 16 July 2016 - Allentown, New York
101st Allegany County Volunteer Fireman's Convention hosted by the Allentown Volunteer Fire
Department.  Please watch our facebook page for updated information.

15 - 17 July 2016 - Oaks, (King of Prussia area) Pennsylvania
Keystone Firefighters Conference. Greater Philadelphia Convention Center, located just a few miles
from Valley Forge National Park. Please join us for another great conference.  Returning presenters,
Billy G, Mike Wilbur & Harry Carter.  Also back is the Pride & Polish Fire Apparatus Show, including
modern & antique fire apparatus & fire themed motorcycles.  To register email Bob Romig We are also planning a Junior Firefighter competition, firematic flea market and
apparatus rodeo.  Our hours have changed: Friday 4 - 8 pm; with keynote speaker Saturday 10 am -
5 pm and Sunday 10 am - 2 pm.  For more info visit and
to watch for updates.

10 - 13 August 2016 - Middletown, New York

SPAAMFAA Convention and Muster.  Fairchester Hose Haulers of the Hudson Valley.

For info contact Robert Reynolds 845-343-4746 or Luke Payntar 914-447-9546

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.