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!

2022 Old Home Day Dates 

Old Home Day will be celebrated on Monday, September 5, 2022!


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Thanks to Our 2021 Donors!

508 International 

Alliance Realty -  

Bay State Mobile Veterinary 

Cornerstone Bank 

Country Bank 

Diane Dabrowski, Realtor 

Incom, Inc.

Karl Storz 

Linda Thurston 

Millennium Power 

MTD Micro Molding 

Nichols Enterprises 

O’Malley’s Truck & Auto Body 

Savers Bank

Ted’s Package Store

Old Home Day 2021 Award Ceremony

Award Ceremony to take place at 2 p.m. on Monday, September 5, 2021, in front of the Library

Each year the Charlton Old Home Day Committee seeks nominations for Community Service Awards for Charlton businesses or residents. The awards are intended to recognize the volunteer work in the community, schools and service to fellow citizens. The awards are not intended for those, who during their traditional occupation complete their tasks, but for those who perform the good deeds purely out of volunteerism and civic duty.

Whatever the endeavor, these people deserve to be recognized and applauded for their efforts.

All nominations should be sent to the Charlton Old Day Committee by July 1, 2022

Youth Community Service Award – Established in 2011, this award is intended to recognize the positive contributions of a young member of the community who has altruistically pursued humane efforts in improving the world in which we live. Such an award is to establish an example for others of a young age to follow. 

Individual Community Service Award – This award is given to those who have made contributions which have brightened our little corner of the world.                          

Business Award – This award is intended to recognize local businesses, who, on a regular basis, support community events, groups or activities. 

Honorary Parade Marshall - This award goes to longtime residents who, during their lifetime here in Charlton, have consistently improved our quality of life.

Citizen of the Year – This award would be of the highest honor with consistent presence and repeated acts of major impact.

Posthumous Award – given to a departed citizen who gave much to the community. 

2022 Activities & Events

The Old Home Day Committee of Charlton, Massachusetts announced the dates for the 125th Old Home Day weekend celebration to be held from Saturday September 3th through Monday, September 5, 2022

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

Bicycle Stunt Show - 12:30 at Basketball Court - Watch the Video!

Awards Ceremony - 2 p.m. at Bandstand

Parade - Steps off from Overlook 3:30

All Day

Grizzly Adams Photos - Common near Gazebo

Scottish Highland Games - Field behind Library

Blessing Farm Pony Rides - Field behind Library