Update: The 2020 carnival has been indefinitely postponed due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Disregard any dates below. Stay tuned for more news.
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.
2020 EVENT POSTPONED: This year’s carnival is being indefinitely postponed due to the current COVID-19 pandemic. We hope to be able to reschedule later in the year if possible and will post more information when it’s available. In the meantime, you can check out last year’s menu.
RAFFLE: One person will win $10,000 in cash! Raffle tickets will be on sale soon $20 each, although we still have some details to sort out. They’ll be available at the firehouse, through Beacon Hose members, at local businesses, and online.
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 soon 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 a date to be determined, 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, local youth organizations, community events, scholarships for Beacon Falls students, holiday programs, aid for less fortunate families, and perks for our volunteers.
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.