The Beacon Hose Firemen’s Carnival is one of Beacon Falls’ most anticipated annual events, taking place each year in early June. From Thursday to Saturday, an estimated 10,000-12,000 townspeople and visitors from afar join us for a weekend of great fun, food, music and more. We also host a parade Saturday at 6 p.m., when dozens of departments bring their members and apparatuses to march down Main Street.
2019 EVENT: This year’s carnival will be held June 13-15. We’ll be open from 6-10 p.m. on Thursday, 6-11 p.m. on Friday and 3-11:30 p.m. on Saturday. Click here for some details about this year’s event, and we’ll have more coming soon. In the meantime, check out last year’s menu.
RAFFLE: One person will win $10,000 in cash on Saturday night of the carnival! Raffle tickets are on sale now until they’re sold out (which happened last year right after the parade ended) for $20 each. They’re available at the firehouse, through Beacon Hose members, at local businesses, at our events, and online by clicking here.
DONATIONS: We are always thrilled with the turnout at our carnival, but we also seek sponsorships and donations to offset the substantial costs of hosting the event. Businesses seeking to sponsor the carnival can click here for more information and to donate. Beacon Falls residents and friends of Beacon Hose who would like to donate can click here.
PARADE REGISTRATION: All fire departments and other organizations are invited to participate on our parade, which will step off at 6 p.m. on Saturday, June 15, and proceed about a mile down Main Street. Organizations interested in participating in our parade can register here.
BENEFICIARIES: During the carnival, Beacon Hose raises thousands of dollars — all of which is put back into the community with fire prevention programs, youth sports teams, community events, scholarships for Beacon Falls students, holiday programs, aid for less fortunate families, and perks for our volunteers.
LAST YEAR: The 2018 carnival was held June 7-9 and we enjoyed our most successful event in history. Mother Nature smiled upon us with tremendous weather and our turnout was historic. A heartfelt thanks goes to everybody who joined us and support our departments throughout the three days.
HISTORY: Beacon Hose’s carnival and parade became an annual tradition in 1963 and has a fascinating history of changes and milestones. Check out the history and archive carnival photos here.