2019 Carnival Wrap: Raffle Winners and More

On behalf of all of us at Beacon Hose, thank you for the incredible support at our 2019 carnival. Every year, we are humbled by the support of our community, neighbors, and friends who wait in long lines and spend their hard-earned money to support our community causes and our membership. Rest assured that all the proceeds from this year’s event, as always, will be used to give back to our community and provide for our staff of volunteers.

Here are the big winners for our raffle. Look for the return of the raffle next year. Thanks for your support!

1st ($10,000): John Esposito (1259)
2nd ($2,000): George Marenna Jr. (1650)
3rd ($1,000): Gretchen Giordano (1494)
4th ($1,000): Peter Monti (0030)
5th ($1,000): Chris Mekdici (0131)
6th ($100): Kathy Konner (2222)
7th ($100): Flora Fratta (1181)
8th ($100): Steve Brunelle (1948)
9th ($100): Eric Montanile (1357)
10th ($100): Dorothy Gleason (1636)
11th ($100): John Esposito (1258)
12th ($100): Mike Bernard (1500)
13th ($100): George Scott (2101)
14th ($100): William Braun (1239)
15th ($100): Jason Seaman (1023)
16th ($100): David Dallabrida (2247)
17th ($100): John Pellicano (1961)
18th ($100): Matthew Keogh (0955)
19th ($100): Sam Muttick (2440)
20th ($100): Casey Harrigan (1495)
21st ($100): Anna Dutkanicz (1977)
22nd ($100): Kristy Labrecque (0418)
23rd ($100): Rob Macchi (1712)
24th ($100): Alan Green (0430)
25th ($100): Danielle Hein (0808)

If you have any suggestions for what we can do better at next year’s carnival, please don’t hesitate to let us know here. Thanks again for your support!

Reflecting on the 1-Year Anniversary of the May 2018 Tornado

May 15, 2018 … one of the craziest days (and weeks) in the history of Beacon Falls. An F-1 tornado ripped through town, leaving more than 95 percent of our community without power and still leaving its scars in many locations across town. Bear with us for a minute as we remember that wild week and offer a whole lot of appreciation.

Luckily, there were no serious injuries and we all know that the storm could have been a lot worse in so many ways.

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7 Acts Announced for 2 Stages at Beacon Hose Carnival

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We’re super excited to announce the full entertainment lineup for the 2019 Beacon Hose carnival and parade!

Our Liberty Bank Main Street Stage will once again be featured in the center of North Main Street, closing down the northbound lanes from June 13-15 and giving us a real block-party vibe. New is our Riverview Backstage, which will transform the staircase and landings at Volunteer Park into an amphitheater for the first two nights and Saturday afternoon. Here we go!


  • Thursday, June 13: Jimi Jam and The Rehabs, featuring Beacon Hose’s own Jimmy Martin, returns for a second straight year to open up the festivities with classic rock and more from 6:15-9:45 p.m.
  • Friday, June 14: Party rock is coming to Beacon Hose with the carnival debut of Just Below Me — those guys feature a unique blend of rock, pop, hip-hop, and country, and they’ll be with us from 6:30-10:30 p.m.
  • Saturday, June 15: Nobody sends us out with a bang quite like our friends from Hazzard County, and the state’s best country cover band is back after a crazy fun debut last year. HazCo hits the stage right after the parade ends at 7:15 p.m. and plays ’til the cops kick ’em off the street at 11:15 or so.


  • Thursday, June 13: Beacon Falls’ own Jim Sisti brings his mind-blowing talents to Beacon Hose for a pair of interactive magic shows at 6:30 and 8 p.m.
  • Friday, June 14: Just two days after their graduation from Woodland High, the youngsters of the 3 O’Clock Losers hit the stage for a 90-minute encore performance from our Octoberfest at 6:30 p.m.
  • Friday, June 14: After the sun goes down, you’ll have to see what Daniel GreenWolf: Celtic Magician can do. He takes the magical art of illusions and adds fire … so you might want to be down there at 8:45 p.m.
  • Saturday, June 15: For the third straight year, the Beacon Falls Youth Theater Group will show off its spring performance for our carnival crowd. A 30-minute showing of Peter Pan will begin at 4:30 p.m. — enough time for the kids to wrap up and get set to march in our parade at 6 p.m.

We’ve got lots more to announce soon — our free raffle for Laurel Ledge students, our dunk tank featuring Woodland students and teachers, and much more — so stay tuned!

For more information about the 2019 Beacon Hose carnival and parade, click here. To purchase tickets for the $10,000 raffle, click here.

2019 Carnival Set for June 13-15; Buy $10,000 Raffle Tickets Here

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Beacon Falls’ favorite tradition is coming back — the 56th annual Beacon Hose Firemen’s Carnival is set for June 13-15, 2019!

We’re extraordinarily excited for this year’s event, which will help us celebrate the 120th anniversary of our department. An estimated 10,000-12,000 visitors have poured through our grounds in each of the last three years, and we’re hoping for the same turnout — and same great weather — this June.

You know what’s back in 2019? Our enormous raffle with $17,000 IN CASH PRIZES, including a $10,000 GRAND PRIZE. Scroll down for more information, including how to buy your ticket.

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Beacon Hose’s Annual Easter Meat-O Set for April 13

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Beacon Hose is set to host the latest edition of one of our most popular events: the Easter Meat-O!

Our Easter Meat-O night will be Saturday, April 13, from 6-9 p.m. at the firehouse. An $8 admission fee includes a delicious buffet dinner. The features of the night are games of chance (pay per game) to win something special for your Easter table. We’ll have hams, kielbasas, roasts, seafood, raffle baskets, mystery eggs, and more up for grabs!

Reservations are a must if you want to attend the event — but the event will be self-seated with no specific table reservations. Only those 21 and older are allowed, and the event is BYOB (alcohol is allowed). To reserve seats, please call Erin Swan-Buhl at 203-841-9307, email her at erin7773@frontier.com, or send us a message via social media or our website.