Entertainment & Culture

Charlemont is home to distinguished lectures on religion and culture with the Charlemont Forum, the award winning summer chamber music of Mohawk Trail Concerts, the excitment of Yankee Doodle Days and the Reggae Fest, and live music at various local venues.

Charlemont Businesses

Charlemont Forum

An ongoing lecture series that explores the causes of and possible solutions for one aspect of the current divisions in American political culture. Committed to inquiry not advocacy, the Charlemont Forum engages humanities scholars from various fields, including religious studies, American history, literature, and media studies to bring information and discussion on important topics. 

Former speakers include:

Friends of the Charlemont Fairgrounds

The Friends of the Fairgrounds was organized for the purpose of restoring the Charlemont Fairgrounds. We hold one major event, Yankee Doodle Days, in late July. Over the years we have built the information booth and the horse /ox draw arena and stands. We have also brought the restrooms up to code and they are once again useable. The Exhibition hall has also been brought up to code, and it has brought much enjoyment to our fair.

Mohawk Trail Concerts

For over 40 years, Mohawk Trail Concerts has been performing amazing music at that Charlemont Federated Church. 

From their website: "Although the mainstay of our programs is the traditional chamber music repertoire, there is also a generous sprinkling of light music, rarely heard masterpieces, and occasionally new compositions."