Carnival

The Beacon Hose Firemen’s Carnival is one of Beacon Falls’ most anticipated annual events, taking place each year in mid-October (after being in June for many years). An estimated 10,000 townspeople and visitors from afar join us for a weekend of great fun, food, music and more.

2022 EVENT: After great success moving last year’s carnival to the fall, we’re keeping it there again this year. The 2022 carnival is set for October 14-16. We’ll have plenty of fun and great food, so stay tuned for announcements. In the meantime, you can check out the 2021 menu.

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’re available at the firehouse, through Beacon Hose members, at select local businesses, and online when they go on sale June 25.

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 for the first time in 2022 will be held separately from the carnival. The parade is Saturday, June 25, at 6 p.m. during the Beacon Hose SummerPalooza event. It will proceed about a mile down Main Street. Organizations interested in participating in our parade can register here.

MOBILE APP: The carnival has its very own mobile app! Download the Grandstand app via the Apple Store or Google Play Store. Our app includes an event map, schedules, food and drink info, news about shows, sponsors, and live alerts throughout the carnival.

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.

FAQ: Got a question about the carnival? We may already have an answer. Click here to check out our FAQ, or click here to ask us a question directly.

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.

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