Chatham SummerFest 2023

Was held Saturday, July 8 - 11:00am-4:00pm

Our annual celebration is always held the Saturday following July 4th. Main Street is closed to vehicle traffic, making it a true small-town festival. Highlights this year included food, sales and entertainment. Download a printable map of village listing CABA member businesses.

About the Parking Shuttle: There was a shuttle bus at Chatham Elementary/HS. It ran from 11:00am-5:00pm and driooed people off on Hudson Avenue and picked them up in front of the Tracy Memorial Village Hall.



"Could You Hug a Cactus?" - free performance

A musical for all ages by the Columbia County Youth Theater
At the Crandell Theatre, 48 Main Street


The Bruce Bowey Magic Show

Of BTC Family Entertainment
On the Main Stage at Chatham Brewing, 59 Main Street


High & Mighty Therapeutic Riding

Visit with the mini horses. 11:30am-1:30pm.
On Park Row


The Great Chatham Bake-Off

Amateur bakers of all ages are invited to show off their baking skills and compete for a blue ribbon. At Berkshire Bank, 52 Main St.
See list of rules | Register


Pie Eating Contest

If you like pie, you won’t want to miss this contest.
In front of Main Street Goodness, 20 Main Street
See list of rules | Register


Jazz Ensemble presented by The Garage

In front of Bimi’s Canteen, 19 Main Street


Wine & Cheese Tasting

At Chatham Wine & Liquor, 53 Main Street


Strolling Magician

Bruce Bowey with temporary tattoos for kids. 12:30-1:30pm


Clown Workshop

Learn to be a “serious” clown actor through fun theater games with Zoe Wohlfeld, a graduate of a Master Clown Program in Paris. Pre-register or show up.
Outside the Morris Memorial, 17 Park Row.


Screening of Indiana Jones and the Dial of Destiny

18 & under admitted FREE!
Adults $11, members $8, Free popcorn.
At the Crandell Theatre, 48 Main Street


Curt & Whistle Pigs

On the Main Stage at Chatham Brewing, 59 Main Street


Joe Adee and the Lugnuts

On the stage at Yianni’s, 29 Hudson Avenue


Rich Hallenbeck and the Landing Party

On the Main Stage at Chatham Brewing, 59 Main Street

Summerfest Vendors

Artisans, Crafters and Food Purveyors


  • 1800’s games, scavenger hunt and book sales courtesy of the Columbia County Historical Society
  • Fire truck for children to explore
  • Prize wheel with the Chatham Area Girl Scouts
  • Corn Hole Competition on Park Row
  • Tie-Dyeing with Erin at Off The Rails Makers’ Market, 25 Hudson Avenue
  • Garden Walk in front of Lea’s women’s clothing boutique, 33 Hudson Avenue
  • Our Community Cares will be at their office ( 25 Hudson Ave) collecting household items such as laundry detergent, cleaning products, and paper goods, as well as Emergency Kit items for neighbors in need. Our wish list for emergency kits is available here, but we are always happy to accept other brands and products.
  • Live music and an artisan fair at Yianni’s Restaurant, 29 Hudson Avenue

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