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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.

10 - 13 August 2017 - Hughesville, Pennsylvania

Central District Volunteer Firemen’s Assoc., Convention. Hosted by the Hughesville FD who is celebrating 125 years. 

Lycoming County Fairgrounds.  Friday 3 pm Battle of the Barrel.  Saturday, 10 am pumping competition,  Noon - 4 pm 

apparatus judging, parade 5 pm.  For complete schedule

10 - 16 August - Monessen, Pennsylvania

Western Pennsylvania Firemen’s Assoc., Conference/Parade. Hosted by the Monessen FD #1.  Parade August 12, 

lineup 3 pm, start 5 pm.  For more info

11 - 13 August 2017 - Wallaceburg, Ontario, Canada

WAMBO, one of Canada’s 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 - 13 August 2017 - Middletown, New York

Fairchester Hose Haulers of the Hudson Valley Antique Fire Apparatus Show. 10 am - 4 pm,  2618 Rte. 302.  See over 

200 antique fire apparatus, t-shirts, refreshments and 50/50 raffle.  Visit us on Facebook

13 August 2017 - North Haverhill, New Hampshire

Dan Jock Memorial Firemen’s Muster.  VFW Memorial Field.  Gates open 8 am for vendors setup. Breakfast 8 - 9 am, 

opening ceremony 9:45 am.   Spaces $20 each. More details and registration visit 

Facebook  Registration

13 - 20 August 2017 - North Charleroi, Pennsylvania

2017 Washington County Firemen’s Convention.  Hosted by Lock Four VFC, in conjunction with their 115th Anniversary.  

Saturday: August 19, Parade, lineup 3 pm, start 5 pm.  Sunday: August 20, Battle of the Barrel and Touch-a-truck.

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 5:30 pm. Approximately 100 emergency vehicles are on display, which includes 

antique and modern era ambulances, fire apparatus and police vehicles.  To register your emergency vehicle simply 

click the link to complete the online registration form 

Visit us on Facebook

19 August 2017 - Winchendon, Massachusetts

Winchendon Firemen’’s 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  


19 August 2017 - Denville, New Jersey

2nd Annual Revolutionary FOOLS Fire Muster and Model Show.  Denville FD #1, 2 Indian Rd., 9 am - 3 pm. Contact 

Steve Jason 973-214-4305 Email Visit us on Facebook

19 August 2017 - Petoskey, Michigan

Festival on the Bay Water Ball Competition.  Hosted by the Petoskey FD of Public Safety.  Please join us for a spirited 

competition as local police and fire departments battle it out!  Free admission and kid friendly.  Winners will have their 

names engraved on the Petoskey Depart.,  of Public Safety Water Ball trophy and possess bragging rights until 2018!  

This year, graduates of the Citizen’s Academy are welcome to join as well.  To register a team of two, contact Chief 

Breed at 231-347-2500.  The competition will be behind the Fire Station on West Lake St.  We hope to see you there

19 - 20 August 2017 - Madawaska, Maine

Madawaska Public Safety Departments Northeast Public Expo.  Madwaska Rec. Dept., 160 7th Ave.  

Saturday: 10 am - 10 pm  Sunday: 10 am - 4 pm.  Visit with Fire, Police and EMS Professionals.  Attractions include, 

helicopter demos, concert, question and answer session, K-9 demos and the Aroostock County Fire Muster.  Free 

admission.  All fire departments, law enforcement and EMS members are encouraged to attend. 

20 August 2017 - Millville, New Jersey

Glasstown Fire Brigade 37th 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.  No registration fee for apparatus.  Sorry no pets permitted 

on grounds.  Firematic Flea Market.  Vendor fee $20, lease bring your own table and chairs.  


20 August 2017 - Berkley, Massachusetts

Berkley FF Assoc., 9th Annual All Motor Vehicle Show. The Berkley Common, 5 N. Main St., 9 am - 4 pm. Registration 

$10 per vehicle.  Any make or model welcome.  For questions Ryan 508-967-5299 or Josh 508-844-9106

20 August 2017 - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania

Tri State Antique Fire Engine Assoc., Annual Muster, 9am - 2 pm.  New location: Pittsburgh’s Mon Parking Wharf, near 

289 Fort Pitt Blvd.  Take ramp down to wharf. Fire related vendors, pumping, Dalmatian contest and more.  

Contact R. Clifford 412-487-8312

26 August 2017 - Kingston, New York

Volunteer Firemen’s 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 to day.  If interested in bringing apparatus for exhibit please call us by August 1.  845-331-0866 or Facebook

26 August 2017 - New Haven, Indiana

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

Broadway.  10 am - 4 pm, parade 10 am.  This family event offers apparatus parade, antique fire muster, kids activities 

and games, firematic flea market, surplus equipment sales, new equipment vendors and more.  For a complete list 

of activities and registration forms visit  Questions or more info call 

Ray Easterly 260-740-1916 or email

26 August 2017 - Spencerport, New York

Spencerport VFA Fire Apparatus Muster, 1 - 6 pm, 75 S. Union St.  Antique fire truck display and drafting demos.  

Chicken BBQ and music.  Please bring your antique or modern fire apparatus.  Registration 

Facebook  Email

26 August 2017 - Hazlet, New Jersey

Hazlet Fire Company #1, 2nd Annual Fire Truck Show.  Noon - 5 pm.  Come out and vote your favorite.  Fun day for 

the entire family.  Special guest Sparky the Fire Dog.

26 August 2017 - Albuquerque, New Mexico

IAFF Local 244 1st Annual New Mexico Fire Muster and 5K/Fun Run.  Balloon festival Fiesta Park, beginning at 8 am.  

Firefighters will compete in a Combat Challenge which starts promptly at 11 am.  Please arrive by 10 am.  Admission 

free.  All proceeds to Survivor’s Fund created for firefighters burdened by medical costs while battling cancer related to 

exposure on the job.  For any questions please contact Donovan at

Facebook  Web site

27 August 2017 - Smyrna, Delaware

This is a dual event.  The End of Watch Memorial Ride is an escorted motorcycle ride honoring our Heroes who have 

made the ultimate sacrifice in the last 12 months.  Rider $15, passenger $10.  For tickets and registration  The Fallen Heroes Benefit is open to everyone and will take place at Delaware Park in 

Newark. This is a family friendly event and there will be plenty of parking for cars.  Gates open at 10 am.  The parade of

motorcycles arrives at approximately 11:45 am.  All proceeds from this years events will go to the six families that lost a 

Hero this year.    

3 September 2017 - Oakland, Rhode Island

Oakland Mapleville FD 58th Annual Field Day and Muster. Oakland Triangle at the corner of Victory Hwy., and Oakland 

School St.  Festivities kick-off at 11 am with a fire truck parade through town.  There will also be games for kids, vendor 

booths, raffles and children’s muster team (pending participation).  Rain date September 5.  Trophies will be awarded to 

apparatus for furthest traveled, oldest in service and newest in service.  If you would like to organize a muster team, the 

team must consist of 6 or more persons.  Visit us on Facebook

If you planning on participating in our 2017 Muster please Contact Dicky Jalette or Sherri Ferri at Oakland Mapleville FD,  

401-568-5720 or 

4 September 2017 - Windsor Locks, Connecticut

15th Annual Fallen Firefighters Memorial Service, 34 Perimeter Rd. Noon - 1 pm. 

6 - 10 September 2017 - Burnsville, Minnesota

39th Burnsville Fire Muster.  Parade Sept., 9, 11 am, lineup 10 am.  Friday, fire truck water display, 6 - 9:30 pm.  

Saturday, fire truck and safety displays noon -9:30 pm.  Contact Tom Taylor Watch our web site or on Facebook

7 - 10 September 2017 - Boothbay Harbor, Maine

54th Maine State Federation of Firefighters Convention.  Hosted by the Boothbay Region Fire Departments.  

Saturday: parade 10 am.  Judging 7 - 9 am, registration and lineup 7 - 9:30 am.  Fire apparatus demonstration show 

1 - 3 pm.  Sunday: Muster 8 am.

8 - 9 September 2017 - Dickson City, Pennsylvania

Eagle Hose Company of Dickson City is celebrating 125 years of volunteer service.  We will be conjoining with the 

Northeast PA Volunteer Firemen’s Federation to host the 87th Annual Convention.  Firemen’s parade Saturday.  Watch 

our Facebook page for updates

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  


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 “Thank you” to all of our community members in uniform.  10 am - 2 pm. 

On Facebook

9 September 2017 - New Orleans, Louisiana

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.

9 September 2017 - Frackville, Pennsylvania

Schuylkill Historical Fire Society Annual Antique Muster and Open House.  Schuylkill Fire Training Center, 1 Fireman’s 

Rd., just off Route 61 and I-81, exit 124.       11 am - 2 pm.  Free registration.  Parade at 10:45 am, lineup at 10 am from 

Schuylkill Mall, exit 124 of I-81.  Kids fire engine rides, food vendors, pumping competition, drive a tiller.  Rescue demo 

at noon.  Memorial service at 1:30 pm.  Visit us on Facebook 

Or call the museum 570-462-4400  

9 September 2017 - Random Lake, Wisconsin

Silver Creek FD 100th Anniversary.  Centennial celebration takes place at the Silver Creek FD, W6566 State Hwy 144, 

starting at 10 am, under the Willard and Audrey Schroeder Pavilion.  Ceremony 1 pm, music, tours of Flight for Life Med 

helicopter 11 am, food, refreshments and kids activities.  Free and open to the public.  Please watch road signs for any 

detours as Highway 144 is under construction.  Visit us on Facebook

10 September 2017 - Hudson, Ohio

Western Reserve (Cleveland) Fire Museum (Greater Cleveland chapter of SPAAMFAA) and Education Center Annual 

Muster, 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 September 2017 - Richville, Michigan

Richville FD 125th Anniversary.  St. Michael’s Park Groundsand Hall across from fire hall next to the school, 

noon - 3 pm.  First Safety Program, First Responder, Law Enforcement, old pictures/stories, hot dogs, refreshments, 

old and new fire trucks on display.

10 - 16 September 2017 - Schuylkill Haven, Pennsylvania

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

11 September 2017 - Jersey City, New Jersey

Annual 9-11 “Tribute in Lights” Photo Shoot.  Liberty State Park.  Any apparatus from a department, an antique or 

privately owned is welcome, but you must contact one of the following: Ed Gray  Bill Tompkins  Ron Johnson  Also please note:  this is not open to other photographers or spectators!  We appreciate your cooperation in making this event a success.

14 - 16 September 2017 - Briarcliff Manor, New York

Briarcliff Manor FD is hosting the 111th West Chester County VFA Convention.  Gala dress parade Saturday.

14 - 16 September 2017 - Wildwood, New Jersey

New Jersey State Firemen’s Convention/EXPO.  For registration Parade Saturday 

2 pm.  For questions or more details contact

14 - 17 September 2017 - Dover, Delaware

Delaware Volunteer Firefighters Assoc., Conference. Parade Saturday 1 pm.

14 -17 September 2017 - Roscommon, Michigan

35th Annual Michigan Firemen’s Memorial Festival. Roscommon County Fire Training Grounds.  Friday: Bright Light 

Vehicle Showdown, 7 pm followed by Bright Light Parade.  Saturday: 9 am Roscommon Firemen’s Memorial Service, 

Parade through downtown 11 am,  Extrication competition at noon and Waterball contest 12:30 pm.  Antique Fire Truck 

display all day!  FREE activities for the kids and much more!  

For full schedule, map and registration visit

15 September 2017 - Peoria, Illinois

Peoria Hgts., FD 100th Anniversary.  10 am a fire truck parade starting at Lake Ave., and running all the way up

Prospect to the Village Hall/Fire Station.  At noon until around 4 pm, there will be a firefighter water battle at the fire 

station.  We’ll also have fire station tours, antique fire trucks, food vendors, drinks and various games available. Bring 

the family out and help us celebrate 100 years serving the Village of Peoria Hgts.  For fire departments wishing to 

enter apparatus in the parade or wanting to enter 3 man teams for water battles.  Please see our web site  for the appropriate forms.  We are also on 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 e

vents:  High Rise Pack Carry, Hose Hoist, Victim Rescue and Kaiser Sled.  There will be a Junior FF division also.

16 September 2017 - Harrisburg, Pennsylvania

Pennsylvania National Fire Museum 2nd Firematic Sale and Flea Market, 9 am - 5 pm.  1820 N 4th St., held rain or 

shine.  Indoor and outdoor spaces available.  $15 for an 8 X 8 space, tables and chairs not provided.  To reserve a 

space call 717-232-8915  Fax 717-232-8916  Or register online Deadline  9/2.

16 September 2017 - Safety Harbor, Florida

Community event sponsored by the city of Safety Harbor Recreation Dept.  A fun day for kids of all ages.  Come on out 

and have fun with the kids as they have an opportunity to operate a hand line from one of the trucks.

17 September 2017 - Westerly, Rhode Island

Westerly Firemen’s Muster.  Misquamicut State Beach, noon - 3 pm  Facebook

17 September 2017 - Citrus Heights, California

15th Annual Northern CA Fire Equipment and Memorilbilia Swap Meet, 7 am - 1 pm.  Sponsored by the Sacramento 

Metropolitan Fire District, CA chapter of SPAAMFAA and Pioneer Mutual H & L Society. Free spaces and admission. 

Sac Metro Station 21, 7641 Greenback La.  Largest fire swap meet on the west coast.  Contact Gil 916-408-3710 or 

Randy 916-216-1407.

17 September 2017 - Warren, Rhode Island

Rhode Island Antique Fire Apparatus Society, 13th Annual Antique Fire Apparatus and Equipment Show.  Burrs Hill 

Park, 540 Water St., 10 am - 3 pm.  Admission tot he show is free.  We will however be collecting new unwrapped toys 

that will be distributed to needy families during the holiday season.  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.  Anyone with an 

antique fire apparatus who wishes to display at the show should contact RIAFAS Bill Willet for a 

registration form.  A registration form may also be downloaded  

Deadline to register is September 3rd.  For complete details visit

17 - 23 September 2017 - Sparrowbush, New York

Orange County VFA Convention.  Parade September 23, 1 pm lineup, step off 2 pm.  Parade route Park Ave/Rt 42 

and 97 to Main St., to Sparrowbush fire house.

19 - 21 September 2017 - Healdsburg, California

California State Firefighter’s Assoc., Conference.  Best Western Dry Creek Inn.

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 “info” tab.  Visit us on Facebook

22 - 23 September 2017 - Ontario, Canada

Firefest downtown Chatham on King St., 10 am - 4 pm. Canada’s 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 Metro’s Fire Rescue Training Center, 3535 S. Kipling St., 10 am - 2 pm.  Sorry 

no pets allowed.  Facebook

23 September 2017 - Newington, Connecticut

Newington VFD 100th Anniversary Parade.  Kickoff 4:30 pm on Main St., followed by our celebration activities in Mill 

Pond Park from 5 - 10 pm. We would like to cordially invite everyone to join in the celebration.  Visit us on Facebook

24 September 2017 - Metamora, Michigan

The Metamora FD will host several other local fire departments in a renewal of an ancient firefighter tradition, Water Ball.  

Fire departments from across Lapeer County are expected to attend, as well as other local departments.  The event is 

paired with the Metamora Fall Festival and will have other attractions for families, live jaws demo, dunk tank, kids games 

and raffles.  Free admission.  For more info call Trevor Vuorenmaa 906-390-0023  or the Metamora FD 810-678-2255.  

On Facebook and

24 September 2017 - Port Jervis, New York

Port Jervis Tourism Board is hosting an Antique Fire Truck Show,  Downtown Port Jervis, 10 am - 5 pm.  All fire depart.

and privately owned antique apparatus are welcome.  For application 845-858-4000.  Contact  Please put “Antique Fire Truck Show” in subject line.

28 (Thursday) September 2017 - Kingwood, West Virginia

Preston County Buckwheat Festival Famous Firemen’s Parade.  Judging 5 - 7 pm, St. Sebastian Church parking lot. 

Parade 7:30 pm.  Email

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  

Email Bill Haggard

30 September 2017 - Farmville, Virginia

Old Dominion Historical Fire Society Annual Muster.  Wilcks Lake Park, 9 am - 3 pm.  For more info or to register 

contact Floyd Greene

30 September 2017 - Wallington, New Jersey

Wallington Park Row Hose Co. 3, Fire Truck Pull.  Proceeds to benefit Hose Co. 3, and Tackle Kids Cancer Foundation.  

Held rain or shine, 10 am - 5 pm, 125 Main St.  10 people per team $250 per team.  Contact  


30 September 2017 - Freehold, New Jersey

East Freehold FC, 50th Anniversary.  Noon - 5 pm, Lake Topanemus aka “The Pond” on Pond Rd.

30 September 2017 - Dallastown, Pennsylvania

Rescue FC #1, 125th Anniversary Celebration and Muster.  50 S. School Place, 8 am - 4 pm.  Apparatus Muster, Fire 

related Flea Market, food vendors and kids activities.  To register apparatus or for vendor space cell Richard Staub


30 September 2017 - Kannapolis, North Carolina

The Kannapolis FD will host a Fire Truck Parade as part of their 100th birthday and annual Open House, 10 am - 3 pm.  

Parade will start at 10 am.  The route will be long Laureate Way and North Research Campus Dr., between City Hall 

and the North Carolina Research Campus.  Indoor festivities will be in the Laureate Center at City Hall.  Emergency 

vehicles, music, entertainment, helicopter and food vendors will be available.  

To participate in parade contact Kirk Beard  Facebook

Info contact Maria Bostian  

30 September - 1 October 2017 - Lititz, Pennsylvania

Mack Day.  Location: Gerhart Equipment Co., Inc., 910 Brunnerville Rd.  All Mack trucks, buses and fire apparatus

Are invited to attend.  Other brand display area available.  Public welcome, no entry fee, food available and truck 

related vendor area.  Info 484-955-0155  or 610-589-4667

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 - 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 East 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 - Fryeburg, Maine

Firemen’s Muster: dry hose, wet hose, ball squirt and more.  Part of Fryeburg Fair, 1154 Main St. 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 

free event.  Activities include safety and health info and giveaways, children’s games and activities, live fire and 

technical rescue, EMS and Hazmat demos, free food and drinks.

7 October 2017 - Hingham, Massachusetts

Bare Cove Fire Museum Semi-annual Barn Sale.  Rain or shine, indoors.  Look for building #52 in Bare Cove Park, 

45 Bare Cove Dr.  9 am - 2 pm.  Lots of items to look through, great prices and a lot of fun.  Free admission.  Contact  or on Facebook

7 - 8 October 2017 - Emmitsburg, Maryland

36th Annual National Fallen Firefighters Memorial Weekend.  Every Oct. 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 Nat'l Fallen Firefighters Foundation is asking communities, fire service organizations, and religious organizations 

to help us honor our fallen firefightersby participating in Bells Across America for Fallen Firefighters.  A moment of 

remembrance can occur anytime during Memorial Weekend, October 7 - 8. Fire department representatives are 

encouraged to work with their clergy and community leaders to develop an appropriate ceremony.

14 October 2017 - Williamsburg, Michigan

3rd Annual Travers City Area Police and Fire Collectible.  Turtle Creek Casino and Hotel, 9 am - 3 pm.  Collectors 

show for police and fire patches and other related memorabilia.  Admission $4.  6 foot tables $20 each, and must be 

paid in advance.  For more info and reservations contact Dave Sprinkle

15 October - Newton, New Jersey

9th Annual Fall Foliage Fire Muster at Sussex County Public SafetyTraining Academy, Hampton Twp., 10 am - 2 pm.  

GPS use 114 Morris Turnpike, Newton, NJ.  Medivac landing, smoke house trailer and bounce house for kids. Vendor 

space available. Contact for more details.  


17 - 21 October 2017 - Nashville, Tennessee

Fire house EXPO, Music City Center.

21 October 2017 - Allentown, Pennsylvania

Mack Trucktoberfest.  Mack Trucks Historical Museum and Custom Center.  Actual address 2402 Lehigh Parkway 

South.  Note: for GPS use 11 Grammes Rd.

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 here’s 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 Facebook

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.

14 November 2017 - Nashua, New Hampshire

Triple Nickle Fire Memorabilia Auction.  St. Philip Greek Orthodox Church, 500 W. Hollis St.

7 - 10 February 2018 - Kissimmee, Florida

Florida Antique Bucket Brigade is hosting the SPAAMFAA 2018 Winter Convention.  Please watch our web site or Facebook  for updates. Contact Bob Romig

17 March 2018 - Peotone, Illinois

6th Annual MABAS 19 Fire Investigators, Fire and Police Swap Meet.  Will County Fairgrounds Atrium.  Again we will 

be offering the same expanded indoor space rental and outdoor area for apparatus viewing and vendors.  Anyone 

wishing vendor information please contact Pat Holohan  Cell 815-482-8454  or Jerry Dole  815-739-3486  Visit us on Facebook

23 - 28 April 2018 - Indianapolis, Indiana

FDIC International Conference.  Indiana Convention Center and Lucas Oil Stadium.  For complete schedule

28 April 2018 - Jackson, Michigan

41st Great Lakes International Fire Apparatus Assoc., Swap and Sell.  Jackson County Fairgrounds, 200 W. Ganson St., 

8 am - 2 pm.  Admission $3.  Registration deadline April 13, 2018.  After that date tables will be $10 more each.  

Contact Flyer  Registration

Web site

28 - 29 April 2018 - Allentown, Pennsylvania

Union Historical Fire Society Annual Spring Melt Fire Memorabilia Auction and Flea Market.  Agricultural Hall, 302 N. 

17th St.  For more info visit

12 May 2018 - Epsom, New Hampshire

2nd Annual Walter Sanborn and John Sawyer Memorial Fire Truck Show.  Location: Webster Park.  Main entrance 

1044 Short Falls Rd., 10 am - 2 pm. The show will be dedicated to the memory of Walter Sanborn and John Sawyer, 

both longtime chiefs and vehicle enthusiasts.  Please watch our Facebook page for more details as they become 


18 - 20 May 2018 - Harrisburg, Pennsylvania

Lancaster County Firemen’s Assoc., Fire EXPO.  Harrisburg Farm show Complex.

23 June 2018 - Spencer, North Carolina

4th Annual NC Transportation Museum Fire Truck Festival.2017 truck and emergency vehicle count was 94!  Details 

as they become available.  For questions contact June Hall 704-636-2889 ext. 268.

14 July 2018 - Village of Port Lambton, Ontario, Canada

St. Clair Parkway Fire and Safety Awareness Day.  Brander Park.  Further details to be announced.  Email  View a video from last year here

1 - 4 August 2018 - Pennsauken, New Jersey

Cradle of Liberty Antique Fire Apparatus is hosting the SPAAMFAA 2018 Summer Convention. Muster, Copper River 

Park, North Park Dr., and Airport Highway, Pennsauken.  Host hotel Holiday Inn, Route 70, Cherry Hill, NJ.  Watch our 

web site for updates  Also on Facebook  Checkout a video of our 2013 

SPAAMFAA Convention by Mike Villanova.

13 - 14 April 2019 - Allentown, Pennsylvania

Union Historical Fire Society Annual Spring Melt Fire Memorabilia Auction and Flea Market.  Agricultural Hall

302 N. 17th St.  For more info visit

27 February - 2 March (tentative dates) 2019 - North Charleston, South Carolina

Palmetto Lowcountry Vintage Fire Apparatus Assoc.,  is hosting the SPAAMFAA Winter National Convention.  Host 

hotel Crown Plaza at Tanger Outlet. Details and exact dates TBA.

17 - 20 July 2019 - Jeffersonville, Indiana

Indiana 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.