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News & Events

Special Events

 

 

  • 38th Annual 4th of July & Veterans Bar-B-Que is July 4, 2020 from 12pm - 4pm, event admission is FREE! Flag raising and Veteran remembrance begin at 12pm before the Bar-B-Que. Games begin at 1:00 pm on the village green. Cost for BBQ is as follows: ages 13+ is $9; ages 5-12 is $6 per person and children under 4 eat free. Everyone is encouraged to bring a home-made pie to be judged by our expert panel. Proceeds from the pie auction go to Charlton Park to help keep this event FREE to the public!

    The Veterans Association Pork Bar-B-Que Buffet will run from 12:30 pm - 4 pm in the Walnut Grove.


  • 49th Annual Gas & Steam Engine Show CANCELED

    49th Annual Gas & Steam Engine Show CANCELED

    The Gas & Steam Engine Show is July 10-12, 2020. You'll see the history of steam and gas engines, tractor parades, a working sawmill and more. Admission is Adults $6.00, Kids $4.00 ages 5 - 12.

    Tractor pull and show program will be available soon.



  • Civil War Muster CANCELED

    Civil War Muster CANCELED Civil War Muster July 17 - 18, 2020 - see history come alive with hundreds of re-enactors depicting Confederate and Union Infantry, Cavalry, and Artillery units. Shop on Sutler Row, play parlor games, see military demonstrations. Admission is Adults $6.00, Kids $4.00 ages 5 - 12 years, 4 and under are free. The schedule of daily events will be posted soon.

    Click Here for 2020 Reenactor & Sutler Registration Packet.



  • Great Lakes Longbow Invitational CANCELED

    Great Lakes Longbow Invitational CANCELED

    Great Lakes Longbow Invitational August 6-9, 2020 the GLLI is a full weekend of longbow shooting & browsing traditional archery vendors. There will be shooting events for all ages and skill levels. Admission is Adults $6.00, Kids 15 & under enter and shoot for free. For more information visit www.michiganlongbow.org



  • Outdoor Youth Day

    Outdoor Youth Day

    The 7th annual Outdoor Youth Day will be taking place from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. on September 12. It is a FREE day of fun where kids can get hands-on experience in many different outdoor activities. Hiking, Archery, Bird watching, Fishing, Target Shooting, Biking, Trapping, Canoeing and Kayaking, Fly Tying, Working Dog Demonstrations and MUCH MORE! For more information call Barry Conservation District, 269-948-8056, or visit www.barrycd.org.



  • Fall Harvest Festival and Tractor Show

    Fall Harvest Festival and Tractor Show

    The Fall Harvest Festival is September 18-20, 2020 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.




  • All Hallows Evening is October 24, 2020 from 3pm - 6pm. This family oriented event begins with trick - or - treating through the Historic Village. Take a tram ride, enjoy a glass of cider, and find your way through the maze. There will also be a costume contest and awards. Admission is $4.00 per person,12 and under are FREE!




  • 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, 2020, from 11 a.m – 4 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 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. Please note - cash or check only at the gate.

    For more information on the Of Christmas Past celebration, contact Historic Charlton Park at (269) 945-3775.

​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.