Old Home Day Committee

About Old Home Day

Old Home Day is an event held in Charlton, Massachusetts on Labor Day weekend at the end of each summer. Established in 1897, the event brings friends, neighbors, family, and visitors together with a true community spirit. It is a tradition begun over 120 years ago when the citizens of Charlton gathered at the end of summer, before the beginning of the fall harvest and the onset of winter.

The essence of Old Home Day consists of a tradition, which reminds us all that we are part of a community. It offers a chance for folks to join and reflect on the important things required to be a citizen here in a small town in Massachusetts. This day celebrates the town, the people and the past, and it’s so much fun!

The entertainment and many of the activities vary from year to year, but are free of charge. It is a day filled with exciting entertainment, traditional events, friendship and fun to the residents of Charlton, neighboring towns, extended families, acquaintances and anyone who wants to know what Charlton is really all about!

2021 Old Home Day Dates

We are so looking forward to our event for 2021 and are planning on making it the “best ever”.   There will be the usual Fireworks on Saturday night September 5 (rain date Sunday, September 6), a really big parade and about 90 vendors.  We’ll have the horses from Blessings Farm and lots of great entertainment including Liam Coleman!  Come to our next meeting date of June 7, 2021 at 6 p.m. at the Senior Center, bring your ideas and help us plan."  

Old Home Day will be celebrated on Monday, September 6, 2021!


Thanks to Our 2019 Donors!

  • Anastasi Insurance Agency, Inc. 
  • Bay STATE mobile Vet, Inc
  • Camosse Masonry Supply
  • Charlton Optical
  • Casella
  • Cornerstone Bank
  • Country Bank for Savings
  • Charlton Road Race Committee
  • Diane Dabrowski - Alliance Realty
  • Incom, Inc
  • Slim’s & Berthiaume
  • Karl Storz Endovision, Inc.
  • Linda Thurston
  • Boombas 24 Hr. Towing
  • Millennium Power
  • O’Malley’s Truck and Auto Body
  • Overlook Masonic Health Center
  • Savers Bank
  • Ted’s Package Store
  • MTD Micro Molding
  • 508 Base LLC

Old Home Day 2019 Award Winners

  • Quinn Beck – Youth Service Award
  • Rita Reil – Community Service Award
  • Sue Crockett – Community Service Award
  • Linda Davis – Community Service Award
  • Jack Bacon – Posthumous Award 
  • Camosse Masonry Supply – Business Award
  • Debra Ciesluk – Parade Marshall
  • Kathy Kuehl – Citizen of the Year

2021 Activities & Events

The Old Home Day Committee of Charlton, Massachusetts announced the dates for the 124th  Old Home Day weekend celebration to be held from Saturday September 4th through Monday, September 6, 2021

All are welcome to enjoy the free entertainment and take part in the spirit of the community!

Information - Gazebo on Common 

Soap Box Derby on Muggett Hill Road at 7 a.m. 

Road Race - 9 a.m. at Common

Liam Coleman - music  at Bandstand

Shepherd Hill Vocalists - at Bandstand

Lee Irish Step Dancers - at Bandstand

Bad News Jazz Band & Blue Orchestra at Bandstand

Awards Ceremony - 2 p.m. at Bandstand

The Singing Trooper - 2:30 at Bandstand

Parade - Steps off from Overlook 3:30

All Day

Stilt Walker - Common

Grizzly Adams Photos - Common near Gazebo

Scottish Highland Games - Field behind Library

Train Rides -

Blessing Farm Pony Rides - Field behind Library