News & Events
News & Events

Special Events

Our special events promise to be fun for the family, so be sure to mark them on your calendar. Never been to one of our special events? Come check them out! You won’t regret it.

Click here to view the 2015 event calendar!

  • Happy Tails Dog Run and Outdoor Youth Day

    Happy Tails Dog Run and Outdoor Youth Day

    The Happy Tails Dog Run will take place at Historic Charlton Park on September 12. You can opt to run/walk the 5k with or without your dog or walk one mile with your dog. Click here to register!

    The 2nd annual Outdoor Youth Day will be taking place from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. on September 12 also. Check out the event flier for more information on this fun event!

  • Walk In The Spirit Pow Wow

    Walk In The Spirit Pow Wow

    Walk in the Spirit Pow Wow September 19-20, 2015 from 10:00am - 8:30pm on Sept. 19 and from 10:00am - 5pm on Sept. 20. The public is invited to experience Native American culture through a traditional pow wow including authentic dancing and drumming, arts and crafts and native foods. Admission is Adults $6.00 and Kids $4.00 ages 5 -12.

    View the event flier here.







  • Fall Harvest Festival and Tractor Show

    Fall Harvest Festival and Tractor Show

    The Fall Harvest Festival is September 25-27, 2015 from 8 a.m. - 5 p.m. each day. The public is invited to experience first-hand the fall harvest techniques and activities from the early-to-mid 1900s. Admission is Adults $6.00 and Kids $4.00 ages 5 -12.

    View the event flier here.


  • Arts and Eats

    Arts and Eats

    Arts and Eats is a free self-driving tour of Allegan and Barry Counties and the surrounding rural region on October 17 and 18. Partner organizations collaborate to bring you quality experiences in art, local food, and agriculture in those little out-of-the-way places that beg to be discovered. Historic Charlton Park will be a Central Venue host multiple artists for the Barry County Artists Exhibition.

    People are invited to discover our rural areas, forests, and towns by exploring back roads and out of the way places. Visit with local artisans in their studios, see working farms featuring specialty food crops, fiber, and heritage animals. Should hunger strike, stop in one of the local gems that serve food made with ingredients from area farms and producers. Arts and Eats raises awareness and appreciation of the region's human and natural resources. The tour reminds us about the benefits of buying and consuming locally grown foods and supporting Michigan artists as entrepreneurs. The tour is an opportunity to contribute to a sense of place and to support local economies. To learn more about Arts and Eats, visit their website.

  • All Hallows Evening

    All Hallows Evening

    All Hallows Evening October 24, 2015 from 3pm - 6pm. This family oriented event begins with trick - or - treat through the Historic Village. Take a hay ride, enjoy a glass of cider. There will be the annual costume parade, followed by costume judging and awards. Admission is $4.00 per person,12 and under are FREE!

    View the event flier here.


  • Of Christmas Past

    Of Christmas Past

    Historic Charlton Park’s turn-of-the-century village is the setting for Of Christmas Past! Come out and enjoy the sights, sounds, tastes and activities of the late 1800’s. On Saturday and Sunday, December 12 & 13, 2015, from noon to 5:00 p.m., you are invited to tour the village & enjoy Christmas at Historic Charlton Park.

    Adults and children are welcome to try their hands at traditional crafts and ornaments, including hand-dipped candles. Tour the village in a mule-drawn wagon (additional cost) and stop at the Carlton Center Church to listen to live music. Everyone is encouraged to sample traditional holiday fare, wassail, and fresh roasted chestnuts. The gift shop will feature an array of holiday toys, games and keepsakes for all ages. St. Nicholas will also be stopping by!

    Admission to Christmas Past is $6 for adults and $4 for children 4 to 12. There is no additional cost for crafts. For more information on the Of Christmas Past celebration, contact Historic Charlton Park at (269) 945-3775.

    View the event flier here!

​Dogs: Dogs are welcome at any time! Please keep them leashed (maximum length 6 ft.) and pick up after them. Dogs are not allowed in the buildings. Before you decide to bring your furry companion, please consult the event schedule - certain events are loud and may cause your pet undue stress.