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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.

Updated 11/25/2023

13 -14 January 2024 - Massillon, Ohio
Jackson Professional Firefighters Fire EXPO. 
Exciting things are happening, we are in the process of finalizing details.  
EMS Saturday 8 am - 5 pm. Fire Sunday 8 am - 5 pm.
Registration is now open 
We are planning some changes and will release 
details when available. Watch our Facebook page  and mailers for updates.  

2 - 4 February 2024 - Uniondale, New York
Long Island Metro Fire/EMS Expo. Hosted by the New York State Association of Fire Chiefs and Islip Town Fire/EMS 
Museum Educational Center. Nassau Coliseum.
Featuring vendor exhibits and educational seminars for fire and EMS personnel of all ranks. 
This event benefits the museum and the association, supporting their shared mission to serve the fire and emergency 
services personnel of Long Island and New York state.
Facebook event page
Exhibitor registration
Attendee registration: $25 per day (includes entry to the expo and seminars)
FREE parking! 

21 - 24 February 2024 - Virginia Beach, Virginia
Virginia Fire Rescue Conference sponsored by the Virginia Beach Fire Chiefs Assoc.
Pre sessions begin Feb., 19 & 20.
Visit for more info.

21 - 24 February 2024 - Memphis, Tennessee
The Board of Trustees of SPAAMFAA in partnership with the Fire Museum of Memphis would like to invite you and your 
family to join us for the 2024 SPAAMFAA Winter National in the city of Memphis.  Crowne Plaza Memphis Downtown, 
300 North Second St. To make reservations use this link
If you decide to call the hotel (901.525.1800) and book that way, let them know you are with the SPAAMFAA GRP and 
you will get the member rate. 
Tours include a visit to Graceland, iconic home of Elvis Presley, as well as tours of local fire departments, the Memphis 
communication center, and Memphis repair shops.
Muster - Saturday 2/24/23, 9 am - 3 pm (registration 8 am).
If you have any questions/concerns, please contact Daniel at 901.636.5650
For further details, schedule and to register visit 


2 - 3 March 2024 - Monroeville, Pennsylvania
4th Annual Monroeville Fire & EMS Show.  Monroeville Convention Center, 209 Mall Plaza Blvd.  
Sat:  10 am - 5 pm
Sun:  10 am - 4 pm
Admission $6, children under 10 free.

16 March 2024 - Cincinnati, Ohio
The Miles Greenwood Historical Fire Apparatus Society will be holding their Fire Memorabilia & Equipment Flea Market  
from 9:00 AM to 2:00 PM at the Cincinnati Air Conditioning Co., 2080 Northwest Dr. Cincinnati, OH 45231.  Set-up will be 
on Friday March 15th. from 2 – 6 PM.  Tables are $20.00 each in advance and $25.00 each market day. Admission $5.00. 
Information & tables: Mark Radtke or 513-721-5622. Food will be available.  
Free onsite parking. The facility is handicap accessible.   The last market was a tremendous success, don’t miss out!

15 - 20 April 2024 - Indianapolis, Indiana
FDIC International Conference. Visit for event schedule.
More details when available.

20 - 21 April 2024 - Allentown, Pennsylvania
Union Historical Fire Society Annual Spring Melt Fire Memorabilia Auction (Sat) & Flea Market (Sun).  Agricultural Hall, 
302 N.17th St. Come visit the nations premier and largest fire memorabilia auction and marketplace.
The marketplace contains over 300 vendor spaces. Find fire antiques to fire apparatus parts and used fire equipment.
General Admission tickets can be pre-purchased and will have its own entry line separate from day of event ticket sales. 
Sunday Early Buyer passes available for $25 from 7 am to 9 am
2 Day Early Buyer passes available for $50 from 3 pm to 6 pm on Saturday and 7 am to 9 am on Sunday
General admission tickets are $10.00 each ages 12 and up, under age 12 ticket is not required. 
Tickets on sale 1/13/24 at 12 am.
Watch for more details & updates.

26 April - 5 May 2024 - Winchester, Virginia
Part of the Shenandoah Apple Blossom Festival. Fire Truck Rodeo & Firefighter’s Parade.  More details when available.  

4 May 2024 - International
International Firefighters’ Day (IFFD) is a time where the world’s community can recognize and honour the sacrifices 
that firefighters make to ensure that their communities and environment are as safe as possible. It is also a day in 
which current & past firefighters can be thanked for their contributions.
International Firefighters’ Day is observed each year on 4th May. On this date you’re invited to remember past 
firefighters who have died while serving our community or dedicated their lives to protecting the safety of us all. At the 
same time, we can show our support & appreciation to the firefighters world wide who continue to protect us so well 
throughout the year.
By proudly wearing & displaying blue & red ribbons pinned together or by participating in a memorial or recognition 
event, we can show our gratitude to firefighters everywhere.
The IFFD ribbons are linked to colours symbolic of the main elements firefighters work with – red for fire and blue for 
water. These colours also are internationally recognized as representing emergency service.  

5 - 11 May 2024 - Pottsville, Pennsylvania
Pottsville Fire Dept., is hosting the 70th Schuylkill County Firefighters Convention.  Parade May 11. 
More details when available. 

17 - 18 May 2024 - Harrisburg, Pennsylvania
Lancaster County Firemen’s Assoc., Annual Fire Expo.  PA Farm Show & Expo Center,
2300 N. Cameron St., PA Route 22 at I-81 Exit 67.  All proceeds from the exhibition are used to support Lancaster County 
fire fighters and emergency services personnel with education, training, and related programs and services.
Check our web site for a video , ticket info & more details when available.

18 May 2024 - Alexandria, Virginia
Friendship Veterans Fire Engine Assoc., is celebrating their 250th Anniversary with a non-motorized antique fire 
apparatus muster.  It will be held in Alexandria in front of the vintage 1855 firehouse at 107 South Alfred St.  Hours will 
be 10:00 am to 2:00 pm. Set-up for exhibitors will begin at 6:00 am. 
The event will showcase hand-drawn and horse-drawn hose carts, hose carriages, hand-pumpers, and other firefighting 
apparatus from the 1700’s and 1800’s.
Contact Bill Kehoe secretary
Registration form 

19 May 2024 - Mountain View, California
Mountain View FD 150th Annivesary Parade 12:30 pm.  Parade begins in front of the Fire & Police Admin., building at 
1000 Villa St.  Will head east on Villa St., towards Castro St. & south on Castro, ending at City Hall Plaza.
There will also be a Public Safety Recruitment Fair, Downtown Mountain View, Castro St., & City Hall.  There will be a 
disaply of antique fire & police vehichles including a working steam fire engine from the early 1900’s pulled by horses.  
This is a free family event.  You can register your vehicle for the parade here
Questions call Robert Maitland 650-903-6825 

24 - 25 May 2024 - Johnson City, Tennessee
America’s Muster.  Highways & Heroes.  Visit for update and host hotel.  Info being formally released Nov., 15, 2023.

29 May 2024 - Yarmouth, Nova Scotia, Canada
Yarmouth Fire Department's 100th Anniversary - Horse Power to the Motorized Apparatus Age.  
Location: Firefighters' Museum of Nova Scotia, 451 Main St.
Yarmouth Fire Department final transition from Horse Power to the motorized age occurred in 1924, although the first 
motorized Ford Model T arrived in town in 1919 - explore the details and history with us in 2024.

1 June 2024 - Hancock, New York
The Catskills Leatherheads SPAAMFAA chapter will be holding our 2nd annual muster.  We will again be holding this at the 
Hancok VFD Fireman's field located on Park St. More details when available.

1 June 2024 - Westminster, Maryland
The Chesapeake Antique Fire Apparatus Association will hold their 54th annual spring muster & firematic flea market, at 
the grounds of Pleasant Valley Community FC, 2030 South Pleasant Valley Rd.  More details when available.

4 - 8 June 2024 - York, Pennsylvania
White Rose Fire Preservation of York PA SPAAMFAA chapter is hosting the 56th SPAAMFAA National Convention.  
In conjunction with the Professional Car Collectors’ Society & The American Truck Historical Society.  
The 11th annual York fire muster will be held on Saturday, June 8th from 8 am - 3 pm at the York Expo Center.
Here is the link for hotel reservations Four Points by Sheraton York, 1650 Toronita, York.
Convention includes :  Black Diamond Chapter of SPAAMFAA  2nd largest collection of fire trucks on the east coast, 
Strasburg R & R and PA Train Museum, Fire Muster & Firematic Flea Market and more.

7 - 9 June 2024 Wappingers Falls, New York
We will be celebrating the 75th Anniversary of the New Hackensack Fire Company in 2024 & hosting of the Dutchess 
County Vol., Firefighters Parade on June 8 at 3 pm. There will be a Mardi Gras style fun parade on Friday, food trucks, 
live bands, raffles, and fireworks.
Visit for food truck application.
Questions email  

15 June 2024 - Ono, Pennsylvania
Lebanon County Firefighters Assoc., Convention and Parade.  Hosted by Ono FC
More details when available.

15 - 20 June 2024 - Ocean City, Maryland
Maryland State Firemen’s Assoc., 126th Annual Convention, Conference & Parade.
More details to follow.

22 June 2024 - Valley Stream, New York
Valley Stream FD Engine 4, 100th Anniversary Parade.  More details when available.

22 June 2024 - Peotone, Illinois
Peotone Fire & Police Swap Meet. Sponsored by Mabas 7 Fire Chief Assoc.
Peotone Fire & Police Swap Meet is coming back “Under New (Old) management. Pat Holohan & John Doyle will be on 
the Management Team. This fundraiser event will be in Memory of the Late Chief Jerry Dole. Proceeds will be directed to 
the Mabas 7 Kankakee Fire Chiefs Organization for much needed Fire Personnel Training Programs. 
Note: Vendor Packages will be available in the
middle of December. More details when available.

22 June 2024 - West Seneca, New York
The Greater Buffalo Fire Muster. Firemen’s Memorial Exhibit Center of WNY, 4141 Seneca St.  Hosted by Genesee Valley 

23 June 2024 - Jamesburg, New Jersey
Tri-Counties Fire Assoc.,  32nd Annual Antique Fire Apparatus Show & Firematic Flea Market.  Thompson Park, Forsgate 
Dr. & Perrinville Rd. off exit 8A of New Jersey Turnpike. More details when available.
Video of our 2023 event
Info David N. 732.938.2685 email or Gary A. 732.477.9180 email 

29 June 2024 - Lewisburg, Pennsylvania
William Cameron Engine Co., 150th parade & celebration.  Parade at 10 am. More details when available.

TBD July 2024 - TBD
 86th Annual Fayette County Fireman’s Assoc., Convention.  More details when available.

13 July 2024 - Harrisburg, Pennsylvania
 Pennsylvania Pumpers Primers SPAAMFAA Chapter muster. Always the second Saturday in July. More details when

25 - 27 July 2024 - Caledonia, New York
125th WNYVFA Convention hosted by the Avon & Caledonia Fire Departments. 
Sat. 7/27:  Antique Fire Muster 2 - 5 pm.  Followed by the grand parade @JW Jones Hall - 353 Leicester St.,Caledonia. 
Fire Apparatus Display, Drafting, Firematic Flea Market, Kids Activities, Apparatus Judging & Competition Award
Come See Fire Apparatus Past and Present.  Fun for the whole Family.  More details when available.

26 - 27 July 2024 - Frankenmuth, Michigan
27th Annual Great Lakes SPAAMFAA Chapter Fire Muster & Firematic Flea Market. Details when available.  

31 July - 3 August 2024 - Hagerstown, Maryland
123rd Cumberland Valley Volunteer FA Convention & Parade. Host Volunteer Fire Company of Halfway Maryland.  
More details when available.

1 - 3 August 2024 - Halfway, Maryland
Cumberland Valley Volunteer Firefighters Association 123rd Convention.  Hosted by the Volunteer FC o f Halfway.  
Apparatus Muster and Fire Memorabilia Sale on Saturday, August 3.
More details when available.  Follow us on Facebook & the web

3 August 2024 - Alexandria, Virginia
The Annual Friendship Firehouse Festival
The Friendship Veterans Fire Engine Association (FVFEA) holds its annual Firehouse Festival each year on the first 
Saturday in August. The popular family event features antique fire apparatus, craft booths, displays by Alexandria 
merchants, and live music.  
Held every year on the first Saturday in August.
Registration must be received by May 1, 2024
Registration link
More details when available.

9 - 10 August 2024 - Dallastown, Pennsylvania
Firefighter’s Assoc., of York County PA Convention & Parade. Host is Yoe (now SAFER) as they consolidated with 
Southern Area Fire and Emergency Rescue - SAFER.  Yoe is commemorating their 125th Anniversary.  Parade 8/10 at 
noon.  Come out for a day of fun, fellowship & fire trucks.  Kids games, fire safety displays & firefighter challenge.

10 August 2024 -  East Marion, New York
East Marion Fire Dept., 125th Anniversary parade.
More details when available.

24 August 2024 - Hanover, Pennsylvania
Pleasant Hill VFC 3rd annual Antique Fire Muster at the carnival grounds,  3003 Baltimore Pike. 
More details when available.

31 August 2024 - Dayton, Ohio
Miami Valley Antique Fire Apparatus Assoc.,  SPAAMFAA chapter presents their 27th annual Antique Fire Apparatus 
Show/Muster.  Location: Carillon Historical Park, 1000 Carillon Blvd. We invite you to participate by displaying your 
antique fire apparatus. Bring the entire family for a “step back in time” at this wonderful historic park.
More details when available.
Visit us on Facebook

28 September 2024 - Herculaneum, Missouri
30th Annual Jeffco Fire Engine Rally.
Herculaneum City Park, 776 Joachim Ave.
2022 parade video  More details when available. Watch our page for updates.

6 October 2024 - Madison, Wisconsin
Dane County Fire Chiefs Assoc., Fire Truck Parade.
We always hold our parade on the Sunday of the start of Fire Prevention Week. It is usually 1:00 - 3:00 p.m. CST.
Join the Madison Fire Department and other Dane County fire departments on State Street and the Capitol Square to 
help kick off Fire Prevention Week! The parade begins on lower State Street (near Lake Street) and proceeds to the 
Capitol Square.
After the parade, fire trucks will be on display along Mifflin and Carroll Streets. Tour the fire trucks and get to know area

12 October 2024 - Farmville, Virginia
The Heart of Virginia Antique Fire Apparatus Muster sponsored by the Old Dominion Historical Fire Society.  Wilck's Lake 
Park, 1623 W. Third St., Farmville Virginia 10 am - 3 pm.  Free Admission. Public Welcome. Static Displays and pumping 
from the lake. Fire Memorabilia Flea Market.  Food and drinks available on site. This family event celebrates the history of 
the fire service.  Open to all antique & in-service fire & rescue apparatus.   
If you desire to stay in the area, it is recommended that you make your reservations early. With two colleges in Farmville, 
there is always something going on every weekend and the hotels fill up fast.  Apparatus and Flea Market Registration 
available on the ODHFS website at after July 1, 2024.   For more information contact Floyd Greene at 

2025 - Hudson, New York
FASNY Museum of Firefighting’s Muster.  Are you a fire apparatus collector or admirer?  Well, look no further.  Our next 
muster is tentatively scheduled for 2025.  Stay tuned for further details.

4 - 8 2025 March - Kissimmee, Florida
Florida Antique Bucket Brigade (FABB) is hosting the 2025 SPAAMFAA winter convention.  Host hotel is The Wyndham 
Orlando Resort, 3011 Maingate Lane in Kissimmee.  Rate $149 which includes breakfast. Stay three nights before or 
three nights after for same room rates during convention.
Shuttle service to all the amusement parks - Animal Kingdom park only 10 minute drive from hotel.
Thursday 3/6 - Ybor & Tampa City tours & stop at the Tampa FD Museum.
Friday 3/7 - St. Augustine, FL for a tour of the city & all its historical events
Wednesday night - Presentation by Retired D/C Kathy Weaver - Fire response during the Space Shuttle Era and beyond.
Thursday night - Presentation by Pete West from Virginia on "White Fire Apparatus chassis, pre-WWII on fire trucks
Saturday: Fire muster will be from 9 am to 2 pm with awards presented at 3 pm.
Firematic Flea market: Thu., (noon - 5) Fri. 8 am - 5 pm) & Sat. (8 am - 1 pm)
Contact Bob Romig  For further details and updates visit our Facebook page & web site


26 July 2025 - Mellenville, New York
Mellenville Volunteer Fire Co #1 100th Anniversary.  Show & Parade.  Stay tuned for more details when available.

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.