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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.

Now through - 15 November 2019 - Aurora, Illinois 
We are so incredibly excited & honored to partner with the National EMS Museum with their traveling exhibit, "The Art of 
Emergency Care." The Aurora Regional Fire Museum marks the first stop for this traveling exhibit, and we are honored 
to showcase the history, technology, and service EMTs provide for our community.
Open to the public in the upstairs of the Aurora Regional Fire Museum.

8 - 12 October 2019 - Nashville, Tennessee
Firehouse expo, Music City Center.

10 October 2019 - Ottawa, Canada
Ottawa Fire Truck Pull in conjunction with the Ottawa Fire Service.  Lansdowne Park, Aberdeen Square,1000 Exhibition 

12 October 2019 - Black Mountain, North Carolina
The Black Mountain is celebrating 100 years of service.
Join us for this special celebration.
10 am – Social / History Display                                           
11am  – Parade
1 pm  –  Flag Ceremony
1:30 pm – Station Activities / Truck Displays / Truck Rides
5 pm – Closing Ceremonies

13 October 2019 - Newton, New Jersey
Sussex County Community College Fall Foliage Muster. Old and new fire trucks, emergency service helicopters, hotdog
& hamburger giveaway & bounce house. Doors open 10 am, awards at 2 pm. Join us on the Public Safety Training 
Academy grounds, 114 Morris Turnpike. For more info call 973-948-7897 or email

13 October 2019 - Hingham, Massachusetts
Annual Bare Cove Fire Museum & Mass. Antique Fire Apparatus Assoc., Antique Fire Truck Picnic noon - 4 pm. 
The event you will not want to miss, it gets bigger & bigger each year!  Come have some fun at the museum & keep in 
touch!  Please RSVP. Massachusetts Antique Fire Apparatus Association (MAFAA)
This is a members only picnic. You must be a member of a fire museum or SPAAMFAA affiliate to attend.

13 October 2019 - LaPlata, Maryland
The Southern Maryland Volunteer Firemen’s Assoc. (SMVFA), will host an antique fire apparatus muster at the Maryland 
Fire & Rescue Institute - Southern Maryland Training Academy, 10375 Audie Lane.   
There will also be several pieces of modern apparatus on display to reflect changes that have been made in technology 
with the design of fire apparatus. Visitors will be able to see like apparatus side by side so those changes in technology 
will be obvious. We encourage all apparatus to attend both department and privately owned. Each registered apparatus 
will receive a participation plaque & several awards will be presented after judging is complete. Food will be available for 
purchase & restroom facilities available on site. Event will be held Rain or Shine. There is no parade or flea market.
Registration is free. Pre-registration should be received by 9/26/19.  Registration form visit
1100 - 1145 Registration 
1200 Opening Remarks 
1230 Pumping Demonstrations 
1400 Judging 
1530 Awards 
Questions contact Tim Delehanty

19 October 2019 - Allentown, Pennsylvania
Mack Trucktoberfest.  Mack Trucks Historical Museum & Custom Center.  Actual address 2402 Lehigh Parkway South.  
Note: for GPS, use 11 Grammes Rd.  registration forms

26 October 2019 - Lutherville, Maryland
Fire Museum of Maryland Lantern Night 6 - 8 pm.  
A family-friendy 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 in for 1/2 price!

26 October 2019 - Mundelein, Ilinois
Northern IL Fire Museum Mundelein Swap Meet.  Mundelein High School, 1350 W. Hawley St.  For reservations email or call 262.620.0669.  Visit us on Facebook
or our web site

2 November 2019 - Toronto, Ontario
Ontario Fire Buff Associates 28th Fire Service Collectibles Show & Sale.
If you are looking to add to your firematic collection or purchase a Christmas gift for that special someone, or you have 
anything of firematic nature that you wish to sell, such as books, photos or slides, toys, diecast or plastic models, patches, 
pins, or other fire memorabilia, please join us.
Sales tables are readily available at no charge. For further information, please call Robert Herscovitch at (416) 497-8968.

2 November 2019 - West Sacramento, California
The Pioneer Mutual H & L Society invites you to the grand opening of the Sacramento Regional Fire Museum.  
10 am - 2 pm.  Location:  3650 Industrial Blvd., Suite # 160.  

2020 - Dover, Pennsylvania
108th Firefighters Assoc., of York County Convention/Parade.  Hosted by Dover Township FC

25 - 26 January 2020 - Massillon, Ohio
25th Annual Jackson Fire Expo hosted by the Jackson Profession FF’s.  Jackson High School School, 7600 Fulton Dr., 
NW.  Presenters will be: Battalion Chief Sean DeCrane (Ret.), Cleveland, Ohio FD -Tactics, Training, and Fire Prevention 
based on the latest UL Research and Assistant Chief Joe Pronesti, Elyria, Ohio FD
-Size up, Attic and Basement Fire Tactics, Managing a MAYDAY, Training Ideas, and LODD Close Call Reviews

8 - 9 February 2020 - Brentwood, New York
Long Island Fire EMS Mega Show Weekend.  Suffolk County Community College. Sports and Exhibition Complex, 
1001 Crooked Hill Rd. Hosted by the Islip Town FF’S Museum.  Proceeds benefit the Islip Town Firefighters Museum  Vendor application

15 February 2020 - Leesburg, Florida
Florida Antique Bucket Brigade will be hosting the 2nd Annual Antique Fire Apparatus Show.  Held in conjunction with the 
Florida Chapter - ATCA Vintage Truck Show.  To be held at Paquette’s Farmall Museum, 615 S Whitney Rd.  All rigs are 
invited to attend the 3 day event but our show will not be until Saturday the 15th. All motorized & hand drawn are welcome.  
Prize money for longest distance driven/transported IN/OUT of state.Pumping contest to be held weather permitting with 
prizes awarded for first water.
Drafting will be permitted all day. Awards for fastest water/Best of Show/oldest motorized/oldest non motorized and
contestants favorite.  Please join us for this event.  There is a lot to do at this facility & a lot of interesting antique trucks & 
tractors.  For more info please visit our website at or our FB page.  
You may also contact Bob Romig at 863-393-2675 or bobrfire17@aol.comHoward Peiffer at 386-503-8242 or  More info on the entire show can be found at

27 - 29 February 2020 - North Charleston, South Carolina
Join us for the 2020 SPAAMFAA Winter Convention.  Since no chapter bid for the 2020 Winter Convention, SPAAMFAA 
National will be hosting an abbreviated 3 day event.
We will offer “Explore on Your Own” info regarding the many attractions in Charleston.  There will be no scheduled bus 
tours. But you can enjoy visiting with friends old & new or shop ’til you drop at the Tanger Outlets.  
Thursday will feature 2 seminars, Waterous Apparatus 1904-1938 and Photo Karaoke.  
Friday evening will include the Chapter Presidents’ & Membership Meetings.  There will be an indoor Flea Market on 
Saturday & a banquet.   
Host hotel is the Crowne Plaza Charleston Airport Convention Center, 4831Tanger Outlet Blvd.  For reservations call the 
hotel directly  843.744.4422 by January 26. Mention SPAAMFAA for the special rate of $124 per night.  
For copy of complete brochure with individual/vendor registration forms & schedule visit
Banquet deadline February 10, 2020.  No refunds after February 15, 2020.
For more info contact Candy Bennett, or 843-889-5098

21 March 2020 - Peotone, Illinios
Fire & Police Swap Meet, Will County Fairgrounds, 710 S. West St., 8 am - 2 pm.  Sponsored by the Peotone FF’s.  
Indoor & outdoor spaces will be available.  Contact Pat Holohan cell 815.482.8454

24 - 25 April 2020 - Jackson, Michigan
43rd Great Lakes International Antique Fire Apparatus Assoc.,(GLIAFAA) Swap & Sell (fire apparatus parts, equipment 
& FD related items only). St. John Elementary School in Jackson. Early setup and seminar Friday.  
Info Dave Watts  All money generated will go to the Great Lakes Chapter.   
Watch for our flier & registration forms   Facebook

1 - 3 May 2020 Kearney, Missouri
66th Annual Firefighters Assoc., of Missouri (FFAM) Convention. Hosted by Kearney Fire & Protection District Calling all antique fire apparatus owners.  We want to see your truck at the 2020 convention. 
Trophies will be awarded in several classes for our emergency apparatus show on May 1st & 2nd. 
Visit us on Facebook
Questions call  816.628.4122            
Registration forms

2 - 3 May 2020 - Dunkirk, Maryland
Southern Maryland Volunteer Firemen’s Assoc., (SMVFA) Convention.  Hosted by Dunkirk FD.

15 -17 May 2020 - Harrisburg, Pennsylvania
Lancaster County Firemen’s Assoc., Annual Fire EXPO.  Harrisburg Farm Show Complex, 2300 North Cameron St.  
PA Route 22 at I-81 Exit 67. Advance ticket sales start January 2020 - May 1, 2020.  
Admission $9 at door. Children 9 and under free.

17 May 2020 - Webster, Massachusetts
Southern New England FAA Tri-State  (MA, CT & RI) Firefighters  Meet.  Memorial Beach Park, Memorial Beach Dr.
Video of 2018 meet

4 June 2020 - Los Angeles, California
Hope for Firefighters raising funds for widows, orphans & disabled firefighters. The largest firefighter event of its kind in 
the nation, held the 1st Thursday in June each year.   11:30 am - 2:30 pm.  Bucket brigade, hose cart pull, timed suit up 
& life net competitions. For schedule, maps, forms & other info visit.

5 - 6 June 2020 - Dover, Ohio
HRN Firefighter Field Day.  Tuscarawas County Fairgrounds.
Business Combat Challenge Friday night
Firefighter Events on Saturday 
Kids Challenge & Food Trucks
More Events this year plus a Fire Truck Parade!
Supporting great charities, like Aluminum Cans for Burned Children & United Way of Tuscarawas County.
2020 will be even bigger!

6 June 2020 - Westminster, Maryland
Chesapeake Antique Fire Apparatus Assoc., Annual Muster & Flea Market. Pleasant Valley VFC, 2030 South 
Pleasant Valley Rd. Held rain or shine.  Visit us on Facebook

10 - 13 June 2020 - Syracuse, New York
NY State Assoc., of Fire Chiefs 114th Conference & Fire 2020 Expo.  At the Oncenter Convention Center.
Visit  for schedule & registration. Also visit us on Facebook

18 - 20 June 2020 - Wallkill, New York
Hudson Valley Volunteer Firemen’s Assoc., Convention & Parade.  Your host Wallkill Hook, Ladder & Hose Co.  

27 June 2020 - Reynoldsburg, Ohio
Central Ohio Antique Fire Assoc (COAFAA), 31st Annual Muster & Fire Memorabilia Flea Market. Ohio Fire Academy, 
8895 E. Main St., 10 am - 3 pm.  Display of hand, horse-drawn & motorized pieces of fire apparatus from the 1800’s 
through the 1900’s, including demos of engines pumping from a body of water.  Admission is free to the public. 
Displays of current firefighting equipment & activities for kids.  Food vendors will be available. 
Facebook  For more info email Bill Davis  
Dan Gilmore or Andy McConnell

28 June 2020 - Jamesburg, New Jersey
Tri-Counties Fire Assoc.,  29th Annual Antique Fire Apparatus Show, Thompson Park, Forsgate Dr. & Perrinville 
Rd. off exit 8A of New Jersey Turnpike.

12 - 15 August 2020 - Rochester, New York
The Central NY, Genesee & Thousand Island
chapters will be hosting the Summer 2020 SPAAMFAA Convention.  Host hotel will be Double Tree & muster site will be 
at Cobb's Hill Park. Details to follow when available.

15 August 2020 - Ottawa, Canada
Bytown Fire Brigade 3 rd Annual Pump Day. Mooney’s Bay Park & Beach, 2960 Riverside Dr. 10 am - 4 pm.   
Join us for this free event & see Fire fighting at work over the decades, from present time, to a number of the Brigade’s 
antique fire apparatus going back to 1850.  Pumpers will pump; there will be lots to see for all ages.
T he highlight of the day will be Man vs Machine pumping demonstration at 2:00 pm, where we will put our 1928 American 
LaFrance pumper against our 1850 Hand Pump.
Please note that food will be available for purchase on site. The Event is free for one & all to attend. Donations to the 
Bytown Fire Brigade are always welcomed & Bytown items will be available on-site for sale. 
2019 video group FB page. web site. 

21 (Friday) August 2020 - Ferndale Michigan
20th Ferndale Emergency Vehicle Show in downtown Ferndale.  More details when available.
Email Anthony J. Rzucidlo

19 September 2020 - Fulton, New York
Fulton Fall Cluster Muster, 3rd annual antique fire muster, 10 am - 3 pm.  Location: CCW Barrett Dr.  
Email Mark Sherman  On Facebook
More details as I receive them.

27 September 2020 - York, Pennsylvania
7th Annual York Fire Muster, Cousler Park, 1060 Church Rd. Featured apparatus Ward LaFrance. For more info email 
Bob Visit us on Facebook  
Video of the 2017 muster by Mike Villanova

3 October 2020 - Madison, New Jersey
Stay tuned for details.

4 October 2020 - Emmitsburg, Maryland
39th 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  Candlelight and Memorial Services will be live-streamed 

10 October 2020 - Farmville, Virginia
Old Dominion Historical Fire Society Annual Muster.  Wilck's Lake Park, 9 am - 3 pm.  Register on the ODHFS website 
after July 1  For more information contact Floyd Greene at  

2021 - Minersville, Pennsylvania
67th Schuylkill County Volunteer Firemen Convention.  Hosted by Minersville FD.
Video from 2019 Convention.

14 - 17 July 2021 - Portland, Oregon
The Pacific NW Chapter of SPAAMFAA has announced it will be hosting the 2021 SPAAMFAA Summer Convention. 
City & state to be determined. Stay tuned for more info.

2022 - Somewhere In Sunny Florida 
Florida Antique Bucket Brigade will be hosting the 2022 Winter SPAAMFAA Convention.
Contact Bob Romig

15 - 17 September 2022 - Mohegan Lake, New York
The Mohegan VFA is hosting the 116th Annual Westchester County VFA Convention & Parade.  This is in conjunction with 
their 100th Anniversary.  Parade Saturday, 9/17.  Additional info will be posted when available on their web site.

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.