Welcome!

The Friends of the Charlemont Fairgrounds is a 501 (c)(3) organized for the purpose of restoring the Charlemont Fairgrounds. Volunteers from the Friends of the Charlemont Fairgrounds produce Yankee Doodle Days at the end of every July as their major annual event. Over the years we have built the information booth and the horse/ox draw arena and stands. We have also brought the restrooms and the Exhibition Hall up to code, which has added much enjoyment to our fair.

Representatives of the Friends of the Charlemont Fairgrounds have worked with the Massachusetts Historical Commission to put the application in order to submit for Historical Nomination of the grounds. A small percentage of members hopes to one day see the grandstands restored to their original state. There is a larger group that thinks the grandstand is beyond restoration, and the Fairgrounds should be used and enjoyed in its current state. If you have an opinion, please consider joining to become a part of the conversation – and the fun!

Consider filling out a Friends of the Charlemont Fairgrounds membership application today!

2013 Yankee Doodle Days!

Friends of the Charlemont Fairgrounds is proud to sponsor Yankee Doodle Days each year in July at the Charlemont Fairgrounds in Charlemont, Massachusetts. This is a volunteer-produced weekend event, full of wonderful activities for children of all ages. While Yankee Doodle Days is perhaps best known for its illuminating Fireworks display and a tremendous and thunderous Demolition Derby, don't miss loads of terrific local vendors, exhibits, demonstrations, competitions, food and entertainment!

Whether you plan to apply as a vendor, exhibitor, contestant -- or just want to have some good fun -- everything you need to know about Yankee Doodle Days, including a detailed schedule, can be found here.

Day Hours Highlights
Friday, 7/26/13 5pm - 10pm Food, Games, Vendors, Petting Zoo, Belanger Amusements, Classic Cars, Pie Eating Contest, Exhibits, Book Signing, 500 Hats Knit-a-thon, One Sharp Marriage, Chainsaw Carvings and ATLAS FIREWORKS!
Saturday, 7/27/13 9am - 9pm Ox Draw, Kids' Ox Draw, Truck Pull, Food, Games, Vendors, Petting Zoo, Belanger Amusements, Celtic Heels Dance Troupe, North County Line Dancers, Jody Scalize Phyzical Comedy, Exhibits, Book Signing, 500 Hats Knit-a-thon, Crafts Market, One Sharp Marriage, Chainsaw Carvings, Ricardi Birds of Prey and BINGO!
Sunday, 7/28/13 9am - 9pm Kids' Decorated Bike Parade, Kids' Pedal Tractor Pull, Horse Pull, Food, Games, Vendors, Petting Zoo, Belanger Amusements, Zydeco Connection, Exhibits, 500 Hats Knit-a-thon, Crafts Market, One Sharp Marriage, Sheep Show, Kids' Coin Hunt, Celebrat Charlemont Raffle and STONEY ROBERTS DEMOLITION DERBY!

Yankee Doodle Days

Other Annual Events

  • Chili Cook-Off
  • Chowder Fest
  • Father's Day Pancake Breakfast
  • Hobby Horse Bazaar
  • Tag Sales
  • Bake Sales
  • Friends' Food Truck at Riverfest
  • Friends' Food Truck at your event!
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