The Beacon Hose Firemen’s Carnival is one of Beacon Falls’ most anticipated annual events. An estimated 8,000 townspeople and visitors from afar join us for a weekend of great fun, food, music and more.
2023 EVENT: The 2023 carnival happened June 29-July 1 — thanks to everyone for their support! We’ll have more information about the 2024 carnival soon, and all the information below will be updated when the dates are announced.
RAFFLE: One person will win $10,000 in cash, and 24 others will also win cash prizes! Raffle tickets will soon be on sale for $20 each. They are available at the firehouse, through Beacon Hose members, at Gabe’s Automotive, 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: All fire departments and other organizations are invited to participate on our parade, which is set for Saturday, July 1 at 5 p.m. Click here for more information and to RSVP.
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, perks for our volunteers, and even some wish-list emergency equipment.
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.