The smell of funnel cake and the sound of families enjoying themselves will fill the air in Washington Crossing this week.
Starting Tuesday evening, the Upper Makefield Fire Company’s annual benefit carnival began in the township.
The carnival started Tuesday and will continue through Saturday. The fun runs daily from 6 p.m. to 10 p.m.
The springtime tradition takes place on the field at 1077 River Road (Route 32), across from the U.S. Post Office.
The Taylorsville Road firehouse and a nearby open field in what is now the River Knoll neighborhood hosted the fire company’s inaugural carnival in 1979. A few years later, the carnival was relocated to Washington Crossing Historic Park, where it is held to this day.
Tickets are on sale at the carnival and online at the fire company website.