Please ensure Javascript is enabled for purposes ofwebsite accessibilityJessup Hose Company Carnival | WOLF
Close Alert

Jessup Hose Company Carnival

Facebook Share IconTwitter Share IconEmail Share Icon
Comment bubble

The Jessup Hose Company kicked off its 31st annual Carnival Wednesday in Lackawanna County.

This annual Memorial Day weekend fair features exciting carnival rides for all ages and a lot more.

Admission to the carnival is free, and this year will include the fireman's parade, fireworks, and the popular St. Ubaldo Day Procession of the Saints on Saturday.

Bill Muchal, President of Jessup Hose Company No. 2, spoke with FOX56:

This event has been going on for 31 years. One reason is to get the community together and to make some money for us to pay our bills. Like I said, we work hand-in-hand with Ubaldo. We’re on the same team with different things happening in different areas. We’re here to make the revenue for our organization.

Here's a look the full schedule for St. Ubaldo Day:

May 27

6:15-7:45 a.m.: Drummers and band members from Valley View High School walk throughout town to wake up the dignitaries of La Festa dei Ceri

8-8:30: Wreath-laying ceremony at St. John’s Italian-American Cemetery

10:30: A Mass in honor of St. Ubaldo at the St. Ubaldo Cultural Center, 310 Third Ave.

11:30: Announcement of the 2024 Primo and Secundo Capitani (First and Second Captains)

11:30-noon: Procession of saints, ceri and ceraioli/ceraiole from the St. Ubaldo Cultural Center to the former St. Mary’s Church, 516 Third Ave.

Noon: Raising of the saints

12:30-1:40 p.m.: Each saint gets paraded throughout town, with stops at homes of past ceraioli/ceraiole

4:20: Procession of the large statue of St. Ubaldo, from the cultural center and along the race route in reverse

5:30: The Race of the Saints, starting on Powell Avenue and ending at Jessup Memorial Field Park. At the end of the race, a procession with all artifacts used throughout the day goes from the field back to the cultural center.

Comment bubble

Finale: All artifacts get placed at the cultural center, with a closing prayer by the Rev. Andrew Kurovsky

Loading ...