Hosted by Oswego Firefighters Local #4773 and the Village of Oswego.


Friday, August 3, 2018

Lights and Sirens Procession

Kickoff 6:30 p.m. - Emergency Vehicle Lights & Sirens Procession (15 miles through North Aurora, Aurora, Montgomery, and Oswego)
Staging 5:30 p.m.-6:30 p.m. - Kickoff at 6:30 p.m. SHARP - Lights & Sirens Procession 6:30 p.m.-7:30 p.m. - Free private dinner for emergency vehicle owners/operators at Oswego FD 7:30 p.m.
Staging begins at 5:30 p.m. at the former Farmers Insurance/Everest College parking lot, 150 S. Lincolnway (Route 31), North Aurora, IL 60542 (just north of the Route 31 I-88 exit and Airport Rd., porta-potties/wash station available in staging) The procession kicks off at 6:30 p.m. sharp and arrives at 7:30 p.m. at Oswego Fire Station #1, 3511 Woolley Rd, Oswego, IL 60543 for a private reception/dinner for emergency vehicle owners/operators beginning at 7:30 p.m. Those who do not wish to stay for dinner will be staged together at the beginning of the procession and can proceed past the fire station at the end of the route. 

In order to better honor our public safety providers and protect the hobby, please no unmarked police cars in the Emergency Vehicle Lights & Sirens Procession unless they are government owned or antique (model year 1993 or older). Tow vehicles and trailers may be parked across the road from the Oswego Fire Station in the Woolley Rd. facing lot of Traughber Jr. High 570 Colchester Dr, Oswego, IL 60543. After the Friday evening festivities, show vehicles (and their tow vehicles and trailers) may be parked in the front parking lot of the Oswego FD Station 1 3511 Woolley Rd, Oswego, IL 60543.

Saturday, August 4, 2018 

21st Annual Chicagoland Emergency Vehicle Show

This year we are excited to be returning to downtown Oswego, Illinois. The location along historic Main St will feature static displays of new and vintage emergency vehicles, live demonstrations of firefighting, police, and rescue operations, safety displays, children's activities, public safety-related equipment, toy and memorabilia vendors, food and more.

Entrance to the event is free to the public. Ample free parking is available throughout the area. There are several parking lots west (downhill) of the showgrounds that can also accomodate trailers.

10:00 a.m.-4:00 p.m. - 21st Annual Chicagoland Emergency Vehicle Show (on Main Street Downtown Oswego)
Vehicle registration and vendor check-in begins at 8:00 a.m. in front of Oswego Public Library 32 W. Jefferson St. Oswego, IL 60543. Please try to arrive before the show opens to the public at 10:00 a.m. The show runs from 10:00 a.m.-4:00 p.m. - This year's show is sponsored by International Truck and hosted by the Village of Oswego and Oswego Firefighters Local #4773. (Handicapped parking available at the Oswego Public Library and behind the shops on the west side of Main St.)


All Day: Public Safety Flea Market (In Tripp Insurance Agency Parking Lot 5 Main St.)
All Day: Free Fire Engine Rides by O'Leary's Fire Truck Tours (Pickup/Dropoff in Alley Behind Floral Expressions and Gifts 26 Main St.)
All Day: Food Available at Multiple Locations Including My Sister's Lil Donut Shoppe, Village Grind Coffee and Tea, Oswego Inn, Oswego Family Restaurant, and a Food Truck
All Day: Shopping Available at Shops in Downtown Oswego
10:00 a.m.: Posting of the Colors (Main St. and Jackson St.)
10:15 a.m.: Oswego Citizen Life-Saving Award Presentation (Main St. and Jackson St.)
11:00 a.m.: Oswego FD Single-Vehicle Crash Extrication Demonstration (in front of Oswego Public Library 32 W. Jefferson St.)
12:00 a.m.: Kendall County Special Response Team (S.R.T.) High-Risk SWAT Extraction Demonstration (in front of Oswego Public Library 32 W. Jefferson St.)
1:00 p.m.: Oswego FD Technical Rescue Extraction off Oswego Public Library Rooftop with Oswego Truck 1 Tower Ladder (32 W. Jefferson St.)
2:00 p.m.: Oswego FD 2-Vehicle Crash Extrication Demonstration (in front of Oswego Public Library 32 W. Jefferson St.)
3:30 p.m. Awards Presentation
Farthest Distance Traveled
Best Emergency Management Vehicle
Best Emergency Support Vehicle
Best Military Vehicle
Best In-Service EMS Vehicle
Best Antique EMS Vehicle
Best In-Service Fire Vehicle
Best Retired Fire Vehicle
Best Antique Fire Vehicle
Best In-Service Police Vehicle
Best Retired Police Vehicle
Best Antique Police Vehicle 1980-1993
Best Antique Police Vehicle 1970-1979
Best Antique Police Vehicle 1969 & Older
Fire Chief's Choice
Police Chief's Choice
International Truck's Choice
Mayor's Choice
Participant's Choice
Best of Show
4:00 p.m.: End of Show



Emergency Vehicle Registration

Pre-registration is encouraged for faster check-in and staging. There is no fee for private collectors who wish to register on-site the day of the show. Registration and vehicle staging begins at 8AM. All vehicles should be staged before the show opens to the public at 10AM.


Flea Market Vendor Spaces

Each vendor space is $50
One vehicle can be parked behind each space
Vendor spaces are outdoors on a parking lot, with no shade
Vendors must provide their own tables
Power is available for an additional $25


Sunday, August 5, 2018


10:00 a.m.-? 
Private Emergency Vehicle Owners Cookout (at the Prestbury subdivision clubhouse in Sugar Grove)
This free private cookout is free to all owners who participate in the CEVS events. It will give collectors a chance to gather and catch up in a relaxed, air-conditioned environment. This will take place at the Cheshire Club located at 15 Winthrop New Rd. Sugar Grove, IL 60554.