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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.

29 January 2016 - Allendale, Michigan
Engine House #5 Museum, Night at your Museum. History comes alive as you and your
kids interact with historical characters from the past.  Light refreshments will be served.
$5 in advance, $7 at the door.

6 February 2016 - Tarrytown, New York
Elmsford FD, 2016 Lt. Andy Fredericks, FDNY Memorial Seminar.  Westchester Marriott
Hotel Ballroom, 670 white Plains Rd., 7:30 am - 1 pm.  Email seminar@elmsfordfd,com  For maps, directions and registrations visit

7 February 2016 - Lutherville, Maryland
Great Baltimore Fire Motor Coach Tour.  Learn about the 3rd worst fire in US history.
On Feb. 7, 1904, 86 downtown blocks and 1500 buildings were destroyed in 30 hours.
Held on the fire's 112th anniversary weekend, 1 - 4:15 pm.  Bus leaves from Fire Museum
of Maryland, 1301 York Rd. Free parking, refreshments served afterwards.  To register

17 - 20 February 2016 - Houston, Texas
SPAAMFAA Winter Convention hosted by the Texas Gulf Chapter.  Headquarters hotel,
Clear Lake Hilton.  Saturday, muster and flea market (indoor & outdoor) in Clear Lake Park,
1/2 mile from the hotel. Parade Saturday 10:30 am.  Field trips include, Star Fire
Museums Warehouse, airport Terminal Museum, Houston FD, training facility, Galveston Strand,
Lone Star Flight Museum, shopping and San Jacinto Battleground.     
Please visit for a video preview of what's to come. 
Home site  for registration etc.

20 -21 February 2016 - Brentwood, New York
Long Island Fire, Rescue & EMS Mega Show.  Suffolk County Community College Sports

21 February 2016 - Emigsville, Pennsylvania
Winter is the time that most people work on their privately owned apparatus.
The Old Farts Firefighters of York county are holding a Firematic Flea Market,
Alert FC, #1, 3118 N. George St. 9 am - 4 pm. If you are interested in a table please
contact Bob 

5 March 2016 - Lutherville, Maryland
Fire Museum of Maryland Family Fire Safety Day, 10 am - 4 pm.  Bring your fire
extinguisher to be tested for a small fee, buy new extinguishers, participate in
fire safety demos.

19 March 2016 - Peotone, Illinois
4th Annual MABAS 7 Fire Investigators "Fire & Police" Swap Meet Fundraiser. Public welcome.
Will County Fairgrounds Atrium Building, 710 West St., 8 am - 2 pm.  Indoor and outdoor spaces
available.  Antiques, collectibles, toys, emergency lights, sirens etc., etc.  Food concessions
available.  Last year we had over 60 vendors and 500 attendees. For more info visit
Contact Pat Holohan or Jerry Dole

25 March 2016 - Cincinnati, Ohio
25th Miles Greenwood Historical Fire Apparatus Society Auction.  Cincinnati A/C Company,
2080 Northwest Dr. (note - no steps & ample parking).  Preview 6 pm, auction
7 pm.  Your auctioneer Howard Kuhnell 513-831-6398

25 - 26 March 2016 - Cincinnati, Ohio
Miles Greenwood Historical Fire Apparatus Society Indoor Fire Memorabilia Flea Market. 
Cincinnati A/C Company, 2080 Northwest Dr., (note - no steps & ample parking). 
Friday 1 - 6 pm, Saturday 8 am - 2 pm.  Admission $3 daily or $5 for both days.  Flea
Market info & tables contact Mark Radtke 513-721-5622

26 March 2016 - Georgetown, Massachusetts
C'mon up north for the New England FOOLS Fire Buff Photo Night.  Black Swan Country Club,
258 Andover St., 5 - 11 pm.  New England's premium firematic event. Presentations

4 April 2016 - Cheraw, South Carolina
Rekindle Society' 8th Annual Fire Truck Parade.  Lineup 9:45 am, Cheraw High School.
11 am - 2 pm display.  Info Roy Allison 843-439-0285

19 (Friday) April 2016 - Winchester, Virginia
9 am - 12 pm Firetruck Rodeo, Millbrook High School.  Hundreds of fire engines, old and new. 
Watch as firefighters drive the huge machines backwards and forward through tightly spaced
cones to the tick of a stop watch.  Held rain or shine. For registration
5:30 pm Firefighter's Parade.  Now the largest and one of the oldest firefighters' parades in
Contact for both events

23 - 24 April 2016 - Allentown, Pennsylvania
Union Historical Fire Society Spring Melt & Fire Memorabilia Auction.  Allentown Fairgrounds
Agri-Plex, 302 N. 17th St. Saturday, Auction opens 9 am, preview 7 am.  Sunday, Spring Melt
Fire Antique and Memorilbila Marketplace opens 9 am.

30 April 2016 - Jackson, Michigan
Great Lakes International Antique Fire Apparatus  Assoc., Swap & Sell.
200 W. Ganson St.  8am - 2 pm. Registration deadline April 13.
Admission $3.  Host hotel Comfort Inn, 2435 Shirley Dr. 
Contact Lee-Ann For up to date info and registration 

30 April 2016 - Rutherford, New Jersey
4th Annual Rutherford Extrication Competition.  Meadows Office Complex,
301 State Rt 17, 11 am - 5 pm.

3 - 4 May 2016 - Kinzer, Pennsylvania
Lancaster County Firemen's Assoc., Convention.  Hosted by the Kinzer Fire
Company who is celebrating their 100th anniversary.  Watch for updates

7 May 2016 - Lutherville, Maryland
Fire Museum of Maryland Annual Steam Show.  Hose wagon rides and
demos with hand and horse-drawn apparatus, kids contest, working steam
engines, antique models, working draft horse, Dalmatians and food vendors.
Fun day for the whole family.

13 - 16 May 2016 - Harrisburg, Pennsylvania
Lancaster County Firemen's Assoc., Fire Expo.  Harrisburg Farm Show
Complex.  Contact John

22 May 2016 - Swedesboro, New Jersey
Dedication of the Cradle of Liberty AFAA Fire Museum, former
Repaupo Fire Station, 7 Repaupo Station Rd.  More details to follow.

2 June (Thursday) 2016 - Los Angeles, California
19th Annual Hope for Firefighters Event, benefiting the LA Fire Department
widows, orphans & disabled Firemen's Fund.  Location Hope St., between 3rd St.,
and Hope Place, 11:30 am - 2:30 pm.  Live music, delicious meals prepared by
fire stations, fire apparatus and demos, raffle, prizes, trophies and exciting
Firefighter Muster games with more than 20 sponsored teams competing for
top honors.  Entry is FREE!  Meals cost $8.
Contact Heather Ross 310-776-0933

4 June 2016 - Westminster, Maryland
Chesapeake Antique Fire AA annual muster. Carroll County Farm Museum,
500 S. Center St.  Visit us at or on Facebook

5 June 2016 - Newark, New Jersey
49th Annual Fire Muster and Parade.  Located at 49 Washington St., at the
Newark Museum and in Washington Park.  Our event is on the first sunny Sunday
in June of every year.  It is possibly the longest running antique apparatus muster
in the nation.  There is food, beverages, vendors, activities and more!  Contact

5 June 2016 - Cincinnati, Ohio
6th Annual National Fire Heritage Muster.  Gwen Mooney Funeral Homes & Historic
Spring Grove cemetery and Arboretum, 4389 Spring Grove Ave.  10 am - 4 pm.
Vintage and contemporary fire apparatus displays.  Miles Green Fire Apparatus Society. 
Pumping, firematic flea market and Fire Safe House demos.  FREE admission and parking. 
For info contact Paul Tieman 513-753-5990

12 June 2016 - East Islip, (Long Island) New York
2nd Annual Long Island Antique Fire Apparatus Photo Shoot.  Presented by the
Long Island Antique Fire Apparatus Assoc.  Heckscher Park, 9 am - 3 pm.  
Inviting all antique fire and rescue apparatus (1800 - 1990) whether FDS.EMS or
privately owned from across the northeast.  Going for the Guiness World Record
for most fire trucks pixed in a group.  Group hotel rates will be available.  Join us
for a day of firematic history including, fire museum displays, firematic photo
displays from LI, NJ and CT, pumping of hand drawn fire engines and more.
Contact Event coordinatorTom Rinelli

15 - 18 June 2016 - Verona, New York
NYSAFC 110th Annual Conference and Fire Expo, turning Stone Resort.
Over 300 exibitors.  For complete details and registration visit

18 June 2016 - Wyndmoor, Pennsylvania
Wyndmoor Hose Co. #1 annual muster and fireworks, 3 - 7 pm.  Cash awards
and trophies. Fun for the whole family. Free admission. Food provided to
apparatus owner participants. Email

18 June 2016 - Corbin, Kentucky
Appalachian Foothills Fire Muster.  Hosted by Woodbine Fire & Rescue.
On the grounds of Emanuel Baptist Church, 720 Browning Acres Rd. 

18 - 24 June 2016 - Ocean City, Maryland
Maryland State Firemen's Assoc., 124th Annual convention & Conference. 
Parade Wednesday, June 22, 1 pm, in downtown Ocean City. 
For registrations and details visit  and

24 -25 June 2016 - McAdoo, Pennsylvania
113th Six County Firemen's Assoc., Convention hosted by the McAdoo FC.
Parade June 25.  Registration and judging begins at 099 and parade at 1400.

26 June 2016 - Jamesburg, New Jersey
Tri-Counties Fire Assoc., annual muster.  Thompson Park, Forsgate Dr. & Perrinville Rd.,
off exit 8A of New Jersey Turnpike.  Registration 8:30 am, parade 10:30 am.  Tree shaded
picnic and vendor area, drafting and firematic flea market.  Contact David Napier 732-938-2685

8 - 16 July 2016 - Wrightwood, California
2016 Hal Bruno Comfort Zone Camp, for children of fallen firefighters, ages 7 -17 who have been
honored at Emmitsburg.  Lions Camp at Teresita Pines.

9 July 2016 - Harrisburg, Pennsylvania
PA Pump Primers 41st Annual Muster.  Held rain or shine at Riverfront Park.
Watch our web site for updates and registration form.

10 - 16 July 2016 - Dunbar, Pennsylvania
Fayette County Firemen's Assoc., Convention.  Hosted by Dunbar and Morrell

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

15 - 17 July 2016 - Oaks, Pennsylvania
Keystone Firefighters Conference at the Greater Philadelphia Convention Center
(King of Prussia area).  Friday: Forcible Entry Academy Saturday: Pride and Polish
apparatus show and firematic flea market with many antiques on display in the main
exhibit hall all 3 days.  Over $2000 in prize money for antique apparatus,  Also
Jr/Explorer Firefighter competition at noon.  Sunday: Fire Truck Rodeo at 9 am.
Trophies for competition winners.  Hours Saturday 10 am - 5 pm, Sunday 10 am -2 pm.
For more info and full schedule visit
or on Facebook or contact Bob Romig

16 July 2016 - Trexlertown, Pennsylvania
Good Will FC #1 100th Anniversary and host of the Four County Firemen's Assoc.,
parade.  Please check our web site for updates

17 July 2016 - Davisburg, Michigan
2nd annual Family Safety Day, at noon, part of the Oakland County Fair.  If you are
interested in participating or need more info contact Dave Page
For map & directions  More details to follow

23 July 2016 - Shoemakersville, Pennsylvania
"Step Up and Lead" Fire Service Leadership Seminar.  Location Shoemakersville
FC.  9 am - 3 pm.  Limited seating, please register as soon as possible.

23 July 2016 - Shartlesville, Pennsylvania
Shartlesville FC #1 annual Lights and Sirens parade.  Judging 3 - 6 pm, step off
at 7 pm.  Games, food and music 6 - 11 pm.   All trucks welcome.  Monetary
awards for longest distance, loudest truck and more.  Contact
Please put "parade" in subject line.  Follow us on facebook

29 - 30 July 2016 - Frankenmuth, Michigan
Great Lakes International AFAA Annual Fire Muster.  Heritage Park, 601 Weiss St.
Friday: registration 2 - 5 pm. Chicken dinner 6 pm.  Saturday: registration 8 - 10 am,
flea market 8 am, parade lineup 10:45 am with step-off at 11 am, opening ceremony
at noon, pumping and static display all day.  Please visit us at for updates and further info.  Or on Facebook

29 - 30 July 2016 - Niverville, New York
Columbia County VFA 91st Convention.  Hosted by Niverville FC who is celebrating
their 100th Anniversary.  Location Kinder Hook Town Park, Farm Rd. Parade July 30,

3 - 6 August 2016 - Elkton, Maryland
Cumberland Valley VFA, 115th Annual Convention and Parade.  Hosted by the
VFA of Harford and Cecil Counties.  Parade August 6.  Parade contact John Denver
jdenver@singerly,com 443-945-3316

6 August 2016 - New Hampton, New York
Catskill Fire Cats 490th Annual Fire Truck Show, Muster and Family Day.  Orange
County Fire Training Center, 9 Training Center Lane, 9 am - 4 pm rain or shine!

7 August 2016 - Pennsauken, New Jersey
Cradle of Liberty Antique Fire Apparatus Assoc., in conjunction with the Camden
County Board of Chosen Freeholders, Annual Muster and Firematic Flea Market.
Cooper River Park, North Park Dr., and airport Highway.  10 am - 3 pm.  Free to
apparatus owners and spectators. More details to follow. 

10 - 13 August 2016 - Middletown, New York
SPAAMFAA convention and Muster.  Hosted by the Fairchester Hose
Haulers of the Hudson Valley.  Seminars by Marvin Cohen, Dept. Historian and
Sanford Fire Apparatus author, John Burzichelli, Ward LaFrance author, John Calderone,
Battalion Chief, FDNY, Fire Apparatus Journal author, and Ed May, Gold Leaf and Paint
Restoration Expert.  For info contact Robert Reynolds 845-343-4746 or Luke Payntar

14 August 2016 - Warminster, Pennsylvania
German American Firefighters Assoc., is again teaming up with Gibson Road Antique Fire Assoc.,
to present the 33rd Annual Muster.  10 am - 3 pm. Location: Vereinigung Erzgebirge German
Club, 130 Davisville Rd.  Free admission and parking.  We appreciate our joint musters in the past
and look forward to another great joint muster.  Contact

16 - 20 August 2016 - New Orleans, Louisiana
IFBA Convention.  Details available soon at

18 - 19 August 2016 - Gallitzin, Pennsylvania
Central District 124th Annual Convention at Gallitzin FC #1.

21 August 2016 - Millville, New Jersey
Glasstown Antique Fire Brigade muster and firematic flea market.
Wheaton Art Center.

 3 - 4 September 2016 - St. Thomas, Ontario
34th Annual St. Thomas Fire Muster Days.  2 days of family entertainment! Muster
competitions, antique fire trucks and apparatus, emergency service displays and demos,
food, vendors, fire truck rodeo, HUGE car show, parade, interactive children's area, and
so much more! Hosted by the St. Thomas Professional Firefighter's Assoc.

4 September 2016 - Mount Horeb, Wisconsin
Fire Department of Mount Horeb Fire Muster.  Details not yet available.

9 - 11 September 2016 - York, Maine
Maine State Federation of FF Convention.  Hosted by York Fire Department
who is celebrating 100 years of service.  Saturday, 7 - 10 am parade lineup,
parade 10:30 am.  Sunday, 9 am muster at York High School, team captains
must attend meeting at 8:30 am.

10 September 2016 - Shoemakersville, Pennsylvania
Shoemakersville FC #1 Lights and Siren Parade, 4 pm.  After the parade we will house our
1927 American LaFrance and hold a special 9/11 Remembrance Ceremony.  Parade is
open to all FC's, Police Depts., EMS agencies, Military units and privately owned fire
apparatus.  Note:  previous date was changed to allow for this event.  For more info
and registration visit  or on facebook at

10 September 2016 - Lutherville, Maryland
Fire Museum of Maryland Cruisin' For Heroes.  10 am - 2 pm.  Baltimore County Sheriff's
Dept., salute to fire, police, EMS and military personnel.  With antique fire engines demos
and car show.

11 September 2016 - Shippensburg, Pennsylvania
Heroes Fighting Cancer Combat Challenge.  Shippensburg Fire Activity Center, 33 W.
Orange St., Teams will compete in the following events:  High Rise Pack Carry, Hose Hoist,
Victim Rescue & Kaiser Sled,  We will also have a Junior Firefighters division.

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

22 - 24 September 2016 - Hastings on Hudson, New York
110th West Chester County VFA Convention.  Your host

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

25 September, 2016 - East Greenwich, Rhode Island
Rhode Island Antique Fire Apparatus Society 12th annual Antique Fire Apparatus and
Equipment Show.  New England Tech, 1 New England Tech Blvd.,10 am - 3 pm.  Admission
is free! Display of antique motorized fire apparatus and other fire memorabilia.  Fire Safety
Smoke House, Smokey the Bear and Sparky the Fire Dog for the kids.  For registration visit

2 October 2016 - Fryeburg, Maine
Firemen's Muster, dry hose, wet hose, ball squirt and more.  Part of Fryeburg Fair,
Contact Corliss Watson 207-890-7334

9 October (tentative date) 2016 - York, Pennsylvania
Fire Muster and Flea Market.  Details to come.

2 - 5 August 2017 - Sackets Harbor, New York
SPAAMFAA Convention hosted by the Thousand Island Hose Haulers. Home base
hotel will be in Watertown, TBD.  Muster site at Madison Barracks Polo/Parade Grounds,
on Lake Ontario.  Further details posted as they become available,  Contact is
Bill Blunden

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.