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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.

14 - 15 September 2018 - Wildwood, New Jersey
Annual New Jersey Firemenís Convention/Expo. For complete schedule visit   
Parade Saturday 2 pm. New Jersey Avenue, starts at Cresse avenue and heads North on New Jersey to 20th St. For 
parade and vendor registration

14 - 16 September 2018 - Avon, Connecticut
The Avon VFD will be hosting the 135th Annual CT State Firefighters Assoc., Convention/Parade.  The festivities are in 
conjunction with Avonís 75th Anniversary celebration.  Parade Saturday 9/16, check-in 8 am, Avon High School, 510 W. 
Avon Rd. Parade step-off at noon.  On Facebook  

15 September 2018 - Ballston Spa, New York
Ballston Spa Firemenís Muster, 162 Prospect St., noon -3 pm.  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.  Visit us on Facebook

15 September 2018 - Aspinwall, Pennsylvania
Aspinwall VFD 125th Anniversary Firefighters Parade and Celebration.  Lineup 11 am with step off at 1:30 pm.  Trophies 
to be awarded.RSVp and question contact Asst. Chief  J.C. Teyssier  

16 September 2018 - Citrus Heights, California
16th Annual Northern California Fire Equipment and Memorabilia Swap Meet.  
Co-sponsored by Pioneer Mutual H & L Society, Sacramento Metropolitan Fire District & the CA Chapter of SPAAMFAA.  
Located behind Sac Metro Station 21, 7641 Greenback La.  Vendor set-up starts at 7 am.  Open to public 8 am - 1 pm.  
Free admission and free selling spaces.  For info or to request a space contact Gill Aymeric 916.216.1407  Largest fire 
related swap meet on West Coast.

16 - 22 September 2018 - Greenwood, New York
Orange County Volunteer Firemenís Assoc., Convention.  Saturdayís parade anticipated to be 3 hours.   Judging 
Greenwood Lake Middle School, 8:45-11:55 am,1 pm line up, 2 pm step off, trophies 6:30 pm

19 - 21 September 2018 - Gettysburg, Pennsylvania
Firemenís Assoc., State of Pennsylvania Conference.  Hosted by the Gettysburg FD. There is no parade this year.  
Rooms available at Days Inn, 865 York Road, 717-334-0030

20 - 23 September 2018 - Portland, Maine
2018 marks the 250th Anniv., of the Portland Fire Department and the 55th Annual Maine State Federation of Firefighters 
Convention.  Please note: We have moved the muster site to a central and more suitable location, behind the Gulf of 
Maine Research Institute, 350 Commercial St.  This psace sits on the waterfront and is .4 miles from the Cross Insurance 
Arena.  All convention activities will be in downtown Portland and are in walking distance of each other.

        On September 22nd at 10:00 am over 100 fire Apparatus along marching units and floats will make their way down 

Congress St. in a spectacular parade celebrating the history of the fire service in Maine.

Line up will be on Spring St. outside the Cross Insurance Arena. Parade will go up Spring, making a right on High St. 
From there, it will proceed down Congress St. coming to end at Congress and Pearl St.
    For parade registration and complete schedule  Please note the parade is limited to 150 
pieces of fire apparatus.  We are on Facebook
   For more information contact FF Travis Gibson

22 September 2018 - Fulton, New York
Fulton Fall Cluster Muster, 9 am - 4 pm, 2nd annual antique fire muster.  In conjunction with SPAAMFAA chapters from 
CNY, Rochester and Thousand Islands Hose Haulers.  Event includes invitation to all vintage public safety vehicles and 
apparatus which includes fire trucks, carts and trailers, police and ambulances.  A kid friendly event.  

22 September 2018 - Lakewood, Colorado
West Metro Family Fire Muster.  West Metro Fire Rescue Center, 10 am - 2 pm.  Bring your family to this fun annual 
event and learn how West Metro Firefighters prepare for emergencies. Attendees get to see live fire demonstrations, 
participate in fun activities and learn how to prepare their families for emergencies. Please remember no pets allowed.  

22 September 2018 - Port Monmouth New Jersey
Port Monmouth Fire Co., is looking for vendors to participate in its First Annual Fall Firematic Flea Market.  
If you have any interest please email  Proceeds from this Event will be going towards 
their 1947 Ahrens Fox Restoration.  

23 September 2018 - Hudson, New York
Hudson Valley Day at the Firemenís Home.  Firemen, Families, Friends are Invited to attend Picnic Facilities - 
Music Entertainment - Museum.  Come visit our Brothers and Sisters at the Home. The Largest Collection of Volunteer 
Firemenís Memorabilia in Existence. Parade Line up 1:30 pm. Festivities 2:00 pm. Refreshments.
Legislative meeting 10:00 AM.

23 September 2018 - Olympia, Washington
Pacific Northwest Chapter of SPAAMFAA annual members only muster and fire engine picnic.  Location: Foley Family 
Compound, 2825 Fishtrap Loop NE, beginning at 10 am.  This Must Not Miss event is one of the club's annual highlights, 
and includes a lot of classic apparatus on display, many of which will be drafting from the family pond, a tour of their 
newly/nearly completed Fire Hall, and a fabulous spread offered by professional caterer Jen Foley. 
  Remember, this special event is for PNW Chapter SPAAMFAA members only. Others may also attend, but will be 
asked to fill out a membership form and pay the $15 dues for the balance of the year. Thank you for helping us make this 
event one of the special privileges for those members who have been faithful in their membership year after year.   

29 September 2018 - Farmville, Virginia
Old Dominion Historical Fire Society Annual Muster.  Wilcks Lake Park, 10 am - 3 pm.  For more information & to register 
after June 1, see the ODHFS website at:  Contact Floyd Greene  

29 September 2018 - Herculaneum, Missouri
Jefferson County FFís Assoc., 25th Annual Jeffco Fire Engine Rally Herculaneum City Park, Joachim and Hwy 61-67.  
Apparatus parade 9 am.  Antique and modern apparatus, EMS vehicles, air Rescue helicopter, memorial service, kids 
activities, food vendors and more.  
Contact or visit our Facebook page

29 September 2018 - Chatham, Ontario, Canada
Firefest downtown Chatham, 10 am - 4 pm.  Canadaís largest show of antique fire apparatus and emergency response 
vehicles.   More details when known. 

29 - 30 September 2018 - Frederick, Maryland
The Independent Hose Co., No., 1 will be celebrating itís 200th Anniversary, 10 am - 4 pm.  We are the stateís oldest 
volunteer FC, formed in the mid 1700ís and reorganized in 1818.  Part of our celebration is a Firemenís Festival on 
September 29.  Rolling procession begins promptly at 10 am, from Independent Hose, 310 Baughmanís Lane.  Activities 
at Carroll Creek Park, in historic downtown Frederick. Admission is FREE.  Bucket brigade, hose lay and hose roll, 
Midnight Alarm, first water, hand pumpers, steam pumpers, firefighting activities for the kids and more.  
Apparatus registration is limited but we will try to accommodate all,  so please respond ASAP, or email 
On Sunday, September 30, we are holding an Open House.

30 September 2018 - York, Pennsylvania
5th Annual Fire Muster (The Bulldog Pound) & Flea Market.  Sponsored by the 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 Mack, but all types of apparatus are welcome. Judging at 9:15 am.  Macks will be judged separately and get special 
trophies.  Pumping contests (10 am) , kids corner (1 pm), firefighter challenge contest (9:30 am), flea market (8 am) and 
plenty of food trucks (8:30 am).  Awards 3 pm.
"Wing Eating Contest" at noon.  Enter the contest with a $5 donation to our Emergency Responders Scholarship Fund. 
You will get 10 wings to eat as fast as you can. The first person to finish all ten wings is the winner. We will have prizes 
for the 1st and 2nd place winners. Visit the Quaker Steak and Lube tent the day of the Muster by 11 am to sign up. 
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  
Video of our 2017 muster by Mike Villanova  

October 2018 - Allentown, Pennsylvania
There will not be a Trucktoberfest at the Mack Museum this year.  Event will now be held every two years. Next date is 
tentatively Fall of 2019. 

1 -7 October 2018 - Nationwide
Every October, the National Fallen Firefighters Foundation sponsors the National Fallen Firefighters Memorial Weekend, 
the official national tribute to those firefighters who died in the line of duty during the previous year. Last year, as part of 
this tribute, the Foundation created Light the Night for Fallen Firefighters to recognize the 25th anniversary of the National
Fallen Firefighters Foundation and the National Fallen Firefighters Memorial Weekend. As dusk turns to dark, landmarks 
across the country will glow in respect to the fallen and their families.

5 - 6  October 2018 - Lititz, Pennsylvania
Mack Day, Gerhart Equipment Co., 910 Brunnerville Rd.  Classic and antique trucks will be on display; vendors will be 
selling parts, accessories, memorabilia, and of course, food and refreshments.  Exhibit your own Mack truck, vintage 
circa 1900 to the present, or simply stroll around and enjoy the vehicles.  Admission is free as is parking. 
For more info Doug Maney   

6 October 2018 - Branson, Missouri
Enjoy a Fire Truck Parade at Branson Landing during the National Scott Firefighter Combat Challenge Weekend 11 am.
Antique and current Fire Trucks, plus entertaining surprises, will parade down the Branson Landing Boardwalk next to 
Lake Taneycomo. The parade will begin in the south parking lot, going north past the Branson Landing Fountains - for a 
parade you don't want to miss! Visit Facebook Contact Chris Ely        

 6 October 2018 - Wooster, Ohio
Akron Brass Co., 343 Venture Blvd., is celebrating 100 years with an open house.  Antique fire apparatus of all ages are 
welcome.  Open pumping will be available at the test pond. Each apparatus will receive a commemorative coin. 
There will be tours, refreshments, food vendors, vintage equipment display and more.
Muster entrance is off Old Mansfield Rd.  For info contact Ted Elder
7 October 2018 - Emmitsburg, Maryland
37th 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

7 October 2018 - East Davenport, Iowa
Village of East Davenport 5th Annual Fire Muster and Lights and Siren Parade. Fire truck and emergency vehicle lights & 
sirens parade starts at Modern Woodman Park at 11:30 am.  Should be circling the Village of East Davenport around 
noon.  Great entertainment for the kids.  Learn about fire safety, see Sparky the fire dog and enjoy all of the antique fire 
trucks.  Free event, but donations to the International Fire Museum are accepted.  Event is from noon - 4 pm.  For more info contact 563.391.6431  8 - 10 pm. 

7 October 2018 - Hingham, Massachusetts
Bare Cove Museum is hosting an Antique Fire Truck Picnic.  In association with Massachusetts Antique Fire Apparatus 
Assoc., Noon - 4 pm.  Please RSVP. Bring a firetruck, antique fire equipment or just your love of fire suppression history! 
The BCFM & MAFAA will provide hamburgers, hot dogs, soda, and water. Attendees are welcome to bring side dishes 
and deserts. One family member in attendance needs to be a member of BCFM or a New England Chapter of 
SPAAMFAA. Applications will be accepted at the picnic.

7 October 2018 - Delhi, New York
The Delaware County Historical Assoc., and the Delhi FD present Antique Fire Apparatus Show.  10 am - 5 pm at the
Delaware County Historical Assoc., 46569 State Highway 10.  Antique fire apparatus, fire prevention trailer, fire safety 
demos and display of fire department items.  Lunch will be available and a bake sale.  Adult admission $5, children under 
12 free.  For more info 607.746.3849, or email

  13 October 2018 - Acton, Massachusetts
Acton Fire Department 125th Anniversary Celebration. We have many events planned throughout 2018 wrapping up with 
our 125th anniversary parade & open house. Parade registration from 8 am to 9:30 at the Acton / Boxborough School 
complex on Charter Rd.
 Open house 10 am - 2 pm, parade 10 am.  Antique fire apparatus, Smokey the Bear, Safe House, Fire demos and more.
We will have Parade ribbons, Trophies, and a photo shoot during registration. There will be parking at AFD Station one 
with food trucks, entertainment and demonstrations, etc.  Enjoy pizza cooked in the back of a fire truck.  Join our email list Email

13 October 2018 - Houston,Texas
Houston Fire Fest, Val Jahnke Training Facility, 10 am - 5 pm, free to the public. Houston Fire Fest is a 1 day event being 
held at the Val Jahnke Training Facility. This event showcases Live Fire Demonstrations, Firefighters, Kid's Zone, Antique 
Cars & Fire Trucks, Vendors & Exhibitors, Food & Fun and lots more etc. in the Sporting Goods, Toys & Games, Food & 
Beverage industries.

14 October 2018 Ė Newton New Jersey
10th Annual Fall Foliage Muster on the grounds of the Public Safety Training Academy, 114 Morris Turnpike.  
Set up 9:30 am, show goes from 10 am - 2 pm.  Free admission, free registration, hamburger/hot dog giveaway.  
Information contact or 973-948-7897   

21 October 2018 - Allentown, New Jersey
New Jersey Fire Museum & Fallen FF's Memorial is hosting its' 3rd Annual Open House, Location: 4 Polhemustown Rd., 
10 am - 3 pm. In 2016 it was the first time the collection had been seen in 40 years! 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 

27 October 2018 - Lutherville, Maryland
Fire Museum of Maryland Lantern Night, 6 - 8 pm.  A family-friendly 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 & get 
in for 1/2 price!

27 October 2018 - Mundelein, Illinois
Northern Illinois Fire Museum, Mundelein Fire Swap Meet.  Mundelein High School, 1350 W. Hawley St., 7:30 am - 2 pm.  
Tables $35, admission $5.  For more info or table reservations email   or call  262.620.0669

10 November 2018 - Lutherville, Maryland
Fire Museum of Maryland Five Alarm Party, 6 - 10 pm.  Join us as we honor 250 yrs of firefighting and first responders. 
We will have great food and beverages from local restaurants, caterers, and breweries. Your jaw will drop when you see 
our more-than 40 pieces of fire apparatus. Visit our working fire alarm office and tour our Great Baltimore Fire of 1904 
exhibit. See our huge collection of buckets and badges, hoses and hydrants, axes and alarm boxes, plus fire-themed toys 

17 November 2018 - Cockeysville, Maryland
Please mark your calendars for our 7th Annual Joint Program with the Baltimore City Historical Society.  Presenters 
Stephen Heaver of the Fire Museum of Maryland, James Doran of the Baltimore County Volunteer Firemenís Association, 
and others TBA will discuss the historic work of firefighters in protecting Baltimore County and City residentsí safety.  On Facebook  Admission is free to all.  Free parking on site. Doors will 
open at 1:15 pm. Questions? Please contact HSBC at 410-666-1878 or

26 - 27 January 2019 - Massillon, Ohio
24th Annual Jackson Fire Expo.  Jackson High School, 7600 Fulton Dr., N.W.  Feature presentations by Deputy Chief 
Frank Viscuso, Kearney, NJ FD.  And Cptn. Rod Cloud, Prairie Township FD, West Columbus OH.  

27 February - 2 March 2019 - North Charleston, South Carolina
Palmetto Lowcountry Vintage Fire Apparatus Assoc.,  is hosting the SPAAMFAA Winter National Convention.  Host hotel 
Crown Plaza Airport Convention Center, 4831 Tanger Outlet Blvd.  Registration packet will be in September, 2018 issue 
of Enjine! Enjine!.

13 - 14 April 2019 - Allentown, Pennsylvania
Union Historical Fire Society Annual Spring Melt Fire Memorabilia Auction & Flea Market.  Agricultural Hall 302 N.17th St.  

17 - 19 May 2019 - Harrisburg, Pennsylvania
Lancaster County Firemenís 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 2019 - May 1, 2019.  Admission 
$9 at door. Children 9 and under free.

1 June 2019 - Lititz, Pennsylvania
Lancaster County Firemenís Assoc., 99th Convention.  Registration 8 am, with the meeting at 9 am.  

8 June 2019 - Wakefield, Massachusetts
The Massachusetts Antique Fire Apparatus Assoc. (MAFAA) invites you to our 42nd Anniversary Fire Apparatus Parade, 
Show and Firematic Flea Market.   Visit  for vendor and apparatus registration forms.  We are 
also on Facebook   Visit for a video from 2018.

12 - 15 June 2019 - Syracuse, New York
Fire 2019, 113th Annual Conference & Expo. Hosted by the New York State Assoc., of Fire Chiefs (NYSFAC). Oncenter, 
800 S. State St.  Northeastís largest fire industry, rescue, & EMS expo, featuring exhibits, education, hands-on training, 
and networking.
Conference: June 12-15, 2019
Exhibits: June 13-15, 2019
Exhibit and program times vary.

13 - 15 June 2019 - North Huntingdon, Pennsylvania
Westmoreland County Firemenís Convention.  Hosted by Fairmont Hahntown VFD Station #6.  Watch our web site for 

23 June 2019 - Jamesburg, New Jersey
Tri-Counties Fire Association's 28th Annual Antique Fire Apparatus Show at Thompson Park, Forsgate Dr. & Perrinville 
Rd. off exit 8A of the New Jersey Turnpike. Registration starts at 8 AM, parade starts at 10:30 AM. Tree shaded picnic 
and vendor areas, drafting at the lake,firematic flea market with food and drink by the Jamesburg Fire Company.  
Contact Dave Burns at or  Dave Napier at 732-938-2685

29 June 2019 - West Falls, New York
Members of the West Falls Fire Company will be hosting their 100 year Celebration!!! We ask the community to come 
join us & celebrate with us. We are in the beginning stages of planning our Celebration and will post more as everything 
becomes finalized.

14 - 20 July 2019 - Farmington, Pennsylvania
81st Annual Fayette County Firemanís Assoc., Convention.  Hosted by Farmington VFC.

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 &  
Contact Jeff Rider

17 August 2019 - Kearney, Nebraska
Nebraska Firefighters Museum 10th Anniversary Celebration.  We are looking for volunteers to help plan the event.  We 
can be contacted at or on our facebook page  
Details as they become available

2019 - Yorkanna, Pennsylvania
107th Firefighters Assoc., of York County Convention/Parade.  Hosted by Yorkanna FC

6 October 2019 - Emmitsburg, Maryland
38th 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

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

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

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

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.