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Nationwide Listing of Musters, Parades and Special Events

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they are still scheduled. Bad weather, lack of participants and vendors may cause
rescheduling, cancellation or change of venue.

6 June - 1 August 2017 - Denver, Colorado

Denver Firefighters Museum Exhibit: Unpredictable,Dangerous and Vital.  Wildfires in the American West. Wildfires are 

an increasingly important issue in the United States.  Learn more about the science of wildfires, and the effects on our 

community and environment.

9 - 15 July 2017 - Adah, Pennsylvania

Fayette County Firemen’s Assoc., 79th Annual Convention.  Hosted by the Adah VFD.  Saturday:  Parade 4 pm.  For 

more details and schedule visit us on Facebook.

13 -16 July 2017 - Attleboro, Michigan

North Attleboro Firefighter’s Kids Day.  The North Attleboro FF Kids Day Assoc., is a non-profit organization run by the

North Attleboro FF’s their families and friends.  Over the course of the last 30+ years, they have raised and donated 

tens of thousands of dollars for local charities and causes.  This event includes, Touch-A-Truck, Fireworks, Fire Truck 

Parade and much more.  Please use our contact page for inquiries  For complete schedule  Also visit us on Facebook

15 July 2017 - Stroud, Oklahoma

1st Annual Mother Road Fire Truck Show and Muster. Route 66 in Stroud.  The entire highway will be shut down in 

Stroud for this event.  Event will include a fire truck show and fire kitchen chili cookoff.  Rental booth and sponsor space 

available.  Contact Adam Chace  for info.  Free admission! 

15 July 2017 - Hudson, New York

Water Wars: Who Will “Rain” Supreme!  FASNY Museum of Firefighting, 10:30 am.  Come spend the the morning with 

the firefighters of the South Schodack FD and learn to operate a real fire hose. Younger children will have the 

opportunity to use equipment more suited to their size: wildfire packs that squirt water!

16 July 2017 - Vestaburg, Michigan

Richland Township FD, third Annual Fire Truck Light Parade.  Parade begins at dusk.  Lineup 8 pm at County Garage, 

corner of Caris and Vestaburg Rds.  Parade route Caris south to 3rd St., 3rd St., to Crystal Rd., south to Deaner Rd., 

west to Caris Rd., north to 5th St., east to practice field entrance.  Fireworks to follow at Vestaburg Football Complex.  

For more info contact Adam Josephus 989-304-1692.

16 July 2017 - Davisburg, Michigan

3rd Annual Family Safety Day  Location Oakland County Fair.  A fun filled day of learning how to stay safe, seeing 

antique and modern emergency vehicles and much more. Must register by July 6. We are 

accepting emergency vehicles (new, antique, unique etc.) for display, offers for demonstrations, booth/table set-ups etc. 

Info contact Dave Page 

17 - 21 July 2017 - Denver, Colorado

Denver Firefighters Museum Jr FF Camp, ages 8 -12, 12:30 - 3:30 pm.  $65 per child. Please note: After registration is 

confirmed, the Denver Firefighters Museum adheres to a no refund, no credit, no substitution policy.  If you are unable 

to attend, please consider your payment a tax-deductible donation.

20 - 21 July 2017 - Allendale, Michigan

Engine House 5 Fire Museum, Art Behind Firefighting Camp.  Ages 9 -13, 10 am - noon (children with special needs 

will need to have an adult accompany them). Explore the beautiful artwork created throughout firefighting history. Use 

a variety of traditional and contemporary media to create individual and collaborative artwork. Our group project will 

become a display in the museum for everyone to enjoy. $50 per person.

22 July 2017 - Meriden, Connecticut

8th Annual Silver City Fire Fest.  Hosted by the CT Fire Photographers Assoc., 9 am - 3 pm.  Comfort Inn 900 E. Main St.  

A day for firebuffs, emergency model builders and collectors, apparatus and photographers.  Outdoor apparatus displays, 

indoor model and photography displays and vendors.  Fire Fest has something for anyone interested in emergency service.  

Contact Mike Quinn 203-213-3056 On Facebook

22 July 2017 - Deale, Maryland

Deale Volunteer Fire Department Parade, 6:30 pm.  

22 July 2017 - Parksville, British Columbia

Parksville VFD is celebrating it’s 75th Anniversary with an Open House and Show and Shine.  Firefighting apparatus 

on display, 10 am - 3 pm, in parking area adjacent to the fire station.  Facebook 

22 July 2017 - Succasunna, New Jersey

Antique Fire Assoc., of New Jersey Annual Spring Muster. Horseshoe Lake Park, Eyland Ave., 9:30 am - 2 pm. Visit 

us on Facebook  For registration form For info contact 

Mike 973-886-0429 

22 July 2017 - Chicago, Illinois

6th Annual Fire Up for a Cure, 11 am - 5 pm, St. Xavier University, 3700 W. Third St.  Teams of FF’s from across IL and 

Boston competing head-head in a series of challenges.  All in the name of Pediatric Cancer. Tug-of-war, inflatable 

jousting, fire truck push, obstacle course and dodgeball.  Activities - all ages  

Registration  Contact

23 July 2017 - Swansea, Massachusetts

Swansea Fire Apparatus Parade and Muster.  Swansea Veteran’s Memorial Pk, Route 6.  Parade 11 am (staging10 am), 

opening ceremony 12:30 pm.  Fire muster, concessions, kids activities and fire apparatus display.  For more info contact

27 (Thursday) July 2017 - Mt. Airy, Maryland

Mt. Airy Volunteer Fire Co., annual parade 6:30 pm. RSVP for parade  Email 

Web site

28 - 29 July 2017 - Frankenmuth, Michigan

Great Lakes International AFAA Annual Fire Muster.  Heritage Park, 601 Weis St.  Pumping, flea market, parade and 

BBQ.  Host hotel Bavarian Inn, 1 Covered Bridge Lane.  Visit us at 

for updates and further info. Facebook

29 July 2017 - Milton, New York

Milton Engine Co., #1 will be hosting the Ulster County VFA Firemen’s Parade.

30 July 2017 - Newberg, Oregon

Newberg Classic Fire Apparatus show, Swap Meet and Junior Firefighter Challenge Course, 9 am - 4 pm.  Renne Field, 

6th and Blaine Sts.  Largest display of classic fire apparatus and emergency vehicles in the Pacific Northwest.  Part of 

the Newberg Old Fashioned Festival, July 27 - 30.  Contact Matt Simek

2 - 5 August 2017 - Watertown/Sackets Harbor, New York

SPAAMFAA Convention hosted by the Thousand Island Hose Haulers.  Home base hotel is the Hilton Garden Inn, 

Watertown, 315-788-1234 $139 includes breakfast.  Be sure to use code SPAAMFAA.  Holiday Inn next door, $129, 

315-779-1234, also use code SPAAMFAA.  For tours, events, registration etc.,please visit our web site  Our Facebook page 

Contact Bill Blunden

3 - 5 August 2017 - McConnellsburg, Pennsylvania

116th Cumberland Valley VFA Convention hosted by the McConnellsburg VFC. Parade Saturday at noon. Prize list.

4 (Friday) August 2017 - Clifton, New York

Clifton Fire Department Annual Parade, 7 pm. 

4 (Friday) August 2017 - Ossining, New York

Ossining Fire Department Annual Parade. 

5 August 2017 - Salem, Massachusetts

Salem Willows Firemen’s Muster.  173 Fort Ave., noon - 3 pm.  Antique hand pumped fire engine muster where crews 

pump their machines to see who can shoot the longest stream of water.   This is the oldest organized sport in the US.

Visit us on Facebook

5 August 2017 - New Hampton, New York

Catskill Fire Cats Annual Fire Truck Show, Muster and Family Day.  Orange County Fire Training Center, 9 Training 

Center Lane, 9 am - 4 pm, rain or shine. 

On Facebook

5 August 2017 - Angels Camp, California

Gold Country Firemen’s Muster, Calaveras County Fairgrounds.  Enjoy an olde time tradition of friendly firemen’s 

competition and camaraderie.  Antique engine competitions, hand pumpers, kids games, bucket brigades, hose carts 

and equipment display.  For more info  209-984-5887 or 209-768-0016

5 August 2017 - Lockport, New York

The Friendship Fire Departments Miss Daisy, 5th size Silsby steamer, will be pumping at the Lockport Caves display 

beginning at 11 am.  It is part of the 200th Anniversary celebration of the building of the Erie Canal.  Lockport Caves

5 August 2017 - Honey Brook, Pennsylvania

Honey Brook FC #1 and the Borough of Honey Brook are celebrating their 125th Anniversary with a parade and housing.  

Parade registration 8:30 am - 12:30 pm, at Honey Brook Elementary School. Stepoff 1 pm.   After the parade please join 

us for a celebration.  Contact Fire Chief John Robb or Dawn Robb

6 August 2017 - Pennsauken, New Jersey

Cradle of Liberty Antique Fire Apparatus Assoc., Annual Muster, Firematic Flea Market.  Cooper River Park, North 

Park Dr., and Airport Highway.  10 am - 3 pm.  Fire truck displays and drafting.  Both fire company and privately owned 

apparatus are welcome.  No registration fee.  Free admission.  Please join us for a family friendly event.  Fire safety 

house and activities for the kids.  Photo area for fire apparatus photographers.  

8 - 9 am Flea Market setup

8 - 10:30 am on site apparatus registration

9 am - 3 pm Flea Market

10 am - 3 pm Muster activities

3 pm. Competition awards presentation

For apparatus and vendor registration forms  We are also on Facebook

6 August 2017 - Alliance, Ohio

Greater Alliance Carnation Festival Fire Truck Pump-In and Muster.  Glamorgan Castle, 200 Glamorgan St., 9 am - 4 pm.  

This event is a Carnation Festival fan favorite and has something for all ages. From watching the engines pump into the 

Glamorgan Castle lakes, to the Muster competitions and of course food (available for purchase).This event is FREE and 

open to the community.

10 (Thursday) August - Libertytown, Maryland

Libertytown Volunteer Fire Department parade.  Starts promptly at 7 pm.  Held rain or shine.

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 August 2017 - Lamar, Pennsylvania

Nittany Valley VFC 3rd Annual Firemen’s Competition. Events:  Battle of the Barrel, Tug-o-war, Tetherball and Bucket 

Brigade.  Please register by July 19th. 

12 August 2017 - Succasunna, New Jersey

Roxbury Fire Co #1 100th Anniversary Parade.  Parade starts at 1pm sharp, Kenvil Ave., and Main St.  Route down Main 

St., to Roxbury FC #1 fire house.  Food and beverages at fire house after parade.  Held rain or shine! Come and celebrate 

with us.

12 August 2017 - Medford, New York

Medford FD 95th Anniversary Celebration.  Firefighters parade down Rt. 112 with firefighters from all over Long Island.  

Start time 6 pm.  Please join us after the parade in Firemen’s Park on Peconic Ave.

12 August 2017 - Crothersville, Indiana

Pompier, Pump and Playpipe Society of Indiana will be hosting their annual muster alongside Jeff Rider’s Annual Antique 

Engine show.  1628 South US Hgwy 161, 10 am - 3 pm.  Contact Jeff Rider for more information  

12 August 2017 - Hudson, New York

FASNY Museum of Firefighting Puzzle Me a Story with firefighter Jerry, 10:30 am.  Come listen to FF Jerry read the 

exciting story “Firehouse.”  Afterwards help FF Jerry complete the giant puzzle, putting all the pieces in the right order 

based on the story.  Then make your own puzzle to take home.  For children ages 3 - 8.

12 August 2017 - Millerton, New York

Millerton Fire Department is hosting the Dutchess County 

VFA Convention Parade, 4 pm.

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 Hall.  Gates open 7:30 am for vendors setup.  Spaces $20 each.  

For further details and registration visit Facebook  


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 at 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 - 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.  There is 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 an apparatus parade, antique fire muster, kids activities 

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

of activities and registration forms visit  For 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

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.

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 - 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 

events:  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.  Or 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 Cente, r3535 S. Kipling St., 10 am - 2 pm.  Sorry 

no pets allowed.  Facebook

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  

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 a 

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 - 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 Traverse 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

21 - 22 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

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

18 - 20 May 2018 - Harrisburg, Pennsylvania

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

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.