UPDATE (8/20/2020): Unfortunately, due to the continuing circumstances of the COVID-19 pandemic, the 2020 carnival has been canceled. We hope to bring back the event in 2021! Thanks for your support. The original post is below.
We regret to announce that the 2020 Beacon Hose Carnival, which was scheduled for June 11-13, is being indefinitely postponed due to the COVID-19 pandemic.
A number of factors went into our decision, but the top consideration was the health and safety of our community and our members. Nobody looks forward to life returning to some sense of normalcy more than us, but based on the latest guidance, our society will not yet be in a position in mid-June during which we can encourage large gatherings.
We hope to be able to reschedule the event for sometime later in the year, but only if conditions permit us to do so safely — a decision that will be made in conjunction with public health and elected officials. Be sure to follow us on social media to keep up with the latest updates.
Continue reading 2020 Beacon Hose Carnival Canceled
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!
Continue reading 2019 Carnival Wrap: Raffle Winners and More
UPDATE: Thanks for your support!
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!
Continue reading 7 Acts Announced for 2 Stages at Beacon Hose Carnival
UPDATE: Thanks for your support!
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.
Continue reading 2019 Carnival Set for June 13-15; Buy $10,000 Raffle Tickets Here
On behalf of all of us at Beacon Hose, thank you for the incredible support at our 2018 carnival. For the third year in a row, we smashed all of our records — and ran out of some food along the way — and that’s all thanks to the wonderful showing by our neighbors and friends.
Here are the big winners for our raffle — we sold out of tickets! Look for the return of the raffle next year. Thanks for your support!
1st ($10,000): John Flach (890)
2nd ($2,000): Justin Merithew (1115)
3rd ($1,000): Kim Winslow (1822)
4th ($1,000): Joe Martins (2126)
5th ($1,000): Sherrie Lubinski (2104)
6th ($100): Deb Hogestyn (935)
7th ($100): George D. (1688)
8th ($100): Peter Zalewski (1174)
9th ($100): Ken Hanks (1379)
10th ($100): Dan Wiley (1225)
11th ($100): Bob Meyernick (849)
12th ($100): Jen VanEtten (921)
13th ($100): Matt Rau (211)
14th ($100): George Marenna (2389)
15th ($100): Ray Binkowski (2007)
16th ($100): Bob Uhelsky (612)
17th ($100): Jose Silva (1813)
18th ($100): Alice Nolan (1419)
19th ($100): Mike Rudenko (315)
20th ($100): Bruce Carlson (2485)
21st ($100): Allan McDaniel (227)
22nd ($100): Steve Bigert (541)
23rd ($100): Krystin Gaetano (1121)
24th ($100): JoAnn Riley (453)
25th ($100): Sandra Kiesel (2111)
26th (10 Yard Goats tickets): John Purdy Sr. (304)
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!