The Chicagoland Emergency Vehicle Show is one of the Midwest’s largest public emergency vehicle shows with over one hundred fire engines, police cars, ambulances, and emergency vehicles participating throughout the weekend. Generous participation is provided by over fifty local fire, police, and public safety agencies, allowing the public to safely witness amazing real-life situations. Demonstrations include vehicle crashes with hazardous materials needing heavy duty extrication and medevac helicopter response, and S.W.A.T. team high-risk entry maneuvers. Children’s activities, fire truck rides, water fights, and safety displays. In keeping with our public safety theme, vendors will also offer police and firefighting related memorabilia and collectibles.

New Location in Downtown Aurora!

The 18th Annual Chicagoland Emergency Vehicle Show is pleased to be moving to a new location in downtown Aurora adjacent to the Aurora Regional Fire Museum. The show will be held on several streets and parking lots adjacent to the museum and Aurora’s central fire station.

The new location makes the show more visible to the public, will enable fire apparatus to draft out of the Fox River, and allows an expanded demonstration area and schedule.  The day will feature static displays of new and vintage emergency vehicles, live demonstrations of rescue operations, safety displays, children’s activities, and more.

Emergency Vehicle Registration

Pre-registration is always encouraged for faster check-in and staging, but this year, there will be no fee for private collectors who wish to register on-site the day-of-show. Registration and vehicle staging begins at 8am. All vehicles are asked to arrive and be staged before the show opens to the public at 10am.

Flea Market Vendor Spaces

A large, level parking-lot behind the museum with access to electricity and water is designated for flea market and food venders. The Aurora Fire Department and Aurora Regional Fire Museum will be open for visitors.

  • Vendor spaces are outdoors, on blacktop
  • Vendors must provide their own tables
  • Vehicles and tables must fit in the space(s) purchased
  • Each “space” is the size of a single parking stall (approx. 9ft x 18ft)
  • Spaces are $30each, electricity is avaliable for an additional fee.