We are closed for Spirit of Beacon Day, an annual event that shuts down the entire of Beacon Main Street for the day. The whole City gets involved in building floats, polishing fire trucks, and setting up booths along Main St. It’s intention is to bring awareness to non-profit organizations, and celebrate all that Beacon has to offer. The schools, fire stations, businesses, youth groups, recs, and Churches join the parade. It’s loud, fun, and culminates in a block party with prizes, music and food stands.
The Henry St Parking Lot is required for parade attendees - so we are required to close.
Weather permitting we will be open October 7th.
We are also, now, required to close for the Car Show, which also shuts down a section of Main St. In the past seven years, at the request of the organizers and the Beacon Chamber of Commerce, the Flea has been open, providing an alternative event for those who did not want to walk the blocks of ‘Chrome and Steel.’ This year, the City of Beacon feel the need to alleviate congestion caused by closing Main St, and provide attendee parking, so we are now required to close.
I do understand, but I also feel the need to explain that this event is the largest and busiest of our flea year. The vendors store up car related items for the big day. It’s right at the hight of our Fall season, which is short, but preferable for both vendors and customers. The weather is more conducive to standing in a parking lot, both to sell and browse. This year the weather has really hurt us, and we have been leaning on the fact that we’d get a great Fall to make up for the loss of income and presence. Maintaining the momentum of a ‘temporary’ event is impossible when we are forced to close randomly for weather and City events. Having to close, after seven great years, is really disappointing.
The Car Show is great fun, come and enjoy Beacon. We are sad that we won’t be there.
Please visit the stores on Main St, as they also suffer on these big show days.