Events July 23, 2017 and later

May 27 - Oct 31, 2017
The Historic Chester Courtesy Coach
Weekends and Monday Holidays
Location: See complete details below.

Explore and Experience Historic Chester...for FREE!

A complementary transportation service− THE HISTORIC CHESTER COURTESY COACH − is available to and from 2 of Chester's renowned locations. Runs on weekends and Monday holidays (from May to the end of October) to enhance your Historic Chester Experience.

Details of Service

*Gladstone Station Train Arrivals: 11:05 am, 12:05 pm, 1:05 pm (At Station)

*Gladstone Station Train Departures: 4:30 pm, 5:30 pm. 6:30 pm (At Station)

* Continuous loop from Alstede Farms to the Historic Shopping & Dining District on Main
Street from 11 am to 6:30pm with stops cycling every 20 minutes.

THE HISTORIC CHESTER COURTESY COACH stops are marked by signage with the official logo and are located at:
*Alstede Farms (Back Parking Lot)
*92 Main Street (Next to the Chester Clock)

For details, call 908-879-7189

**The Historic Chester Courtesy Coach is sponsored by Alstede Farms and The Historic Chester Business Association.

 

 

 

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Jul 1 - 31, 2017
WIN A $500 SHOPPING SPREE: SOC Summer Photo Contest!
Location: Social Media Contest on Facebook and Instagram

Post Your Favorite Summer Shopping or Dining Experience at The Streets of Chester Shopping Center for a Chance to WIN a $500 SHOPPING SPREE!

Entering the Contest is as easy as 1-2-3!

1) Post a photo of your shopping or dining experience taken at The Streets of Chester Shopping Center on the official SOC Social Media accounts during the dates of July 1st and 31st, 2017.
- For Facebook: Post directly to the SOC Page Feed.
- For Instagram: Tag The SOC Instagram Account @streetsofchestershoppingcenter

2) Include the contest hashtag #SOCSummerPhotoContest on your submission and indicate where (which store or eatery) your shopping experience took place. In addition, be sure to share or repost the official contest announcement on your own Facebook or Instagram accounts.

3) The photo with the most "LIKES" by end of day July 31st, 2017 will be our Grand Prize SHOPPING SPREE WINNER!

*To be eligible to win, all entries must "LIKE" or "FOLLOW" The Streets of Chester Shopping Center's Social Media Accounts.

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CONTEST RULES

1.To enter the photo contest, you must post a picture of your shopping experience at The Streets of Chester Center (SOC) on EITHER the official SOC Facebook page (https://www.facebook.com/thestreetsofchestershoppingcenter/) or Instagram page (https://www.instagram.com/streetsofchestershoppingcenter/). Photo must include the hashtag #SOCSummerPhotoContest, as well as where (which store or eatery) the shopping experience occurred.

2. Sweepstakes begins 12:00AM EST on Saturday, July 1, 2017 and ends at 11:59pm EST on Tuesday, July 31, 2017.

3. Grand Prize Winner will be selected from the photos with the most "LIKES" of all eligible entries received on or about July 31, 2017.

4. (1) Grand Prize of $500 worth of gift cards from SOC stores will be awarded. Prize is non-transferable: no substitutions or cash redemptions.

5. Winner will be notified on August 1st, 2017 via Facebook message or direct message via Instagram. Awarding of prize will take place the week of August 14th. Date and time to be determined.

Contest is sponsored by The Streets of Chester Shopping Center.

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Jul 10 - 28, 2017
Highlands Farmers Adventure Camp
9 am - 1 pm
Location: Alstede Farms, 1 Alstede Farms Lane, Chester, NJ 07930

Join us this summer for 3 1-week sessions. Learn how we take care of the land that produces our delicious and nutritious food! Our Farmers will learn about animals and how to take care of them, where our food comes from and what it takes to take care for it as well as down-in-the-dirt gardening activities, craft projects and more!

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Jul 19 - 23, 2017
Morris County 4-H Fair
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Location: Chubb Park, Chester, NJ

Purpose:To showcase and celebrate the many achievements of Morris County 4-H members.
Provide wholesome family fun for the community.

Activities & Attractions:

Project animal shows (i.e. dog, goat, herpetology, horse, poultry, rabbit, cavy and small animals)
Live music, performances & demonstrations
Delicious food including chicken bbq and rootbeer floats
Amusement rides, pony rides, hay rides, petting zoos, Tricky Tray, watermelon eating contest, cake decorating contest, and dress-a-pet contest.
Dates: July 19-23, 2017
Location: Chubb Park, Chester, NJ.
Times:
July 19 - 6:00pm-10:00pm
July 20 - 4:00pm-10:00pm
July 21 & 22 - 10:00am-10:00pm
July 23 - 10:00am-4:00pm

Sponsored by the Morris County 4-H Association in support of the 4-H Youth Development Program of Rutgers Cooperative Extension.
Admission: None

Parking: $5.00 donation (Friday after 6:00pm, $10.00 donation for fireworks)

For complete details, visit: http://morris.njaes.rutgers.edu/4h/Fair.html

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Jul 22 - 23, 2017
Customer Appreciation Weekend at Alstede Farms
11 am - 5 pm each day
Location: Alstede Farms, 1 Alstede Farms Lane, Chester, NJ 07930

On the weekend of July 22nd and 23rd - Customer Appreciation Weekend at Alstede Farms: Our way of saying thank you to our customers - enjoy admission discount, games, contests, prizes, antique farm equipment display and free movie night on Saturday. We look forward to seeing you Saturday and Sunday at the farm!

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Jul 23, 2017
Sail, Sail, Your Boat!
1:00 pm to 3:00 pm
Location: Cooper Gristmill 66 State Route 24 Chester, NJ 07930-2411 - (908) 879-5463

Decorate boats and sail them in the Cooper Gristmill tailrace. Children must be accompanied by an adult and are required to wear enclosed-toe shoes or boots. Boats may be purchased for $10 (Friends Members $5) or borrowed.

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For additional information, please call 908-879-5463.

Directions: Copper Gristmill is located on County Highway 513 (old Route 24) in Chester Township, NJ. 1.3 miles west of the Route 206 intersection.

GPS: 66 Washington Turnpike (old state route 24), Chester, NJ 07930

Online Map Directions: 74 County Highway 513, Chester, NJ 07930

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Jul 23, 2017
Chester Gazebo Concert Series - Cast of Strangers
6:00 pm to 7:30 pm
Location: Gazebo (Municipal) Field on Main Street in Chester, NJ

FREE CONCERT IN THE GAZEBO PARK IN CHESTER!

Come join us on a lazy Sunday afternoon (evening) for some great music in a wonderful Main Street setting. This band covers popular songs from the 60s through 2016.

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Jul 29, 2017
1880's Music Day at Milltown
1:00 pm to 4:00 pm
Location: Cooper Gristmill 66 State Route 24 Chester, NJ 07930-2411 - (908) 879-5463

Enjoy the magical sounds reminiscent of musical events performed in Milltown over a century ago. Join musicians by playing fiddlesticks and animating the limber jacks.

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Admission: (Suggested Donation for Mill Tours)

$3 Adults, $2 Senior Citizens, $1 Children 4-6, FREE for children under age 4
Friends of Fosterfields and Cooper Gristmill members - FREE with valid membership card.Discounted fees for special events.

For additional information, please call 908-879-5463.

Directions: Copper Gristmill is located on County Highway 513 (old Route 24) in Chester Township, NJ. 1.3 miles west of the Route 206 intersection.

GPS: 66 Washington Turnpike (old state route 24), Chester, NJ 07930

Online Map Directions: 74 County Highway 513, Chester, NJ 07930

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Jul 29, 2017
Drop & Shop at The Hive
2:00-4:00 pm
Location: The Hive at the Chester Springs Shopping Center, 197 Route 206 North, Chester NJ

Are you wondering how you are going to get all of your shopping and last minute errands done in a day? Drop your child off at the Hive located at the Chester Springs Shopping Center (next to Shop-Rite) for our Saturdays Drop 'n Shop program! Let the children have fun at the Hive while you get your errands done efficiently. We offer: Drop In Art (ages 4-12) Drop In Minecraft (ages 6-12) Cost: $5 per hour per child online ($8 at door); $10 per 2 hours online ($15 at door) Questions? Contact Jane at (908) 531-8433 or jane@mcartsworkshop.com

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Jul 29, 2017
Open Mic Night at The Hive
6:30pm
Location: The Hive at the Chester Springs Shopping Center, 197 Route 206 North, Chester NJ

Calling all musicians, poets, fans! Artists of all genres are invited to step up to the stage at The Hive. Come on out and perform or just enjoy and watch the show! Spoken word artists, musicians, comedians, dancers or actors are welcome to create memorable performances. The atmosphere is very supportive. The focus is the stage and the person(s) performing. With the help of many talented artists and an inspiring atmosphere, performer feel free and safe to grow as artists and as people. Visit our Facebook page at CHESTER OPEN MIC NIGHTS to get updates and latest pictures. Questions? sarah@mcartsworkshop.com or 908-883-0159

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Jul 29 - Aug 13, 2017
Peach Harvest Festival
11 am - 5 pm Saturdays and Sundays
Location: Alstede Farms, 1 Alstede Farms Lane, Chester, NJ 07930

Enjoy scrumptious peach treats galore: Peach Muffins, Pie, Crumb Cake, Ice Cream, and more! Take a Scenic hayride to our peach orchard to pick your own. Lots of Family Fun activities! Three weekends!

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Aug 5, 2017
Sail, Sail, Your Boat!
1:00 pm to 3:00 pm
Location: Cooper Gristmill 66 State Route 24 Chester, NJ 07930-2411 - (908) 879-5463

Decorate boats and sail them in the Cooper Gristmill tailrace. Children must be accompanied by an adult and are required to wear enclosed-toe shoes or boots- No bare feet! Boats may be purchased for $10 (Friends Members $5) or borrowed.

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Admission: (Suggested Donation for Mill Tours)

$3 Adults, $2 Senior Citizens, $1 Children 4-6, FREE for children under age 4
Friends of Fosterfields and Cooper Gristmill members - FREE with valid membership card.Discounted fees for special events.

For additional information, please call 908-879-5463.

Directions: Copper Gristmill is located on County Highway 513 (old Route 24) in Chester Township, NJ. 1.3 miles west of the Route 206 intersection.

GPS: 66 Washington Turnpike (old state route 24), Chester, NJ 07930

Online Map Directions: 74 County Highway 513, Chester, NJ 07930

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Aug 6, 2017
Peach Pancake Breakfast
8:00 am - 12:30 pm
Location: Alstede Farms, 1 Alstede Farms Lane, Chester, NJ 07930

Enjoy a Hay Wagon ride around our beautiful farm and a delicious ‘all you can eat’ breakfast featuring our own delicious peaches and pancakes along with eggs, bacon, and more!! Price includes breakfast, admission to our pick your own fields and orchards and live entertainment from 12 – 4 pm!

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Aug 12, 2017
Corn Muffin Baking
11:00 am and 2:00 pm
Location: Cooper Gristmill 66 State Route 24 Chester, NJ 07930-2411 - (908) 879-5463

Make a batch of corn muffins using Cooper Gristmill-ground cornmeal. While the muffins are baking, tour the Gristmill. Children must be accompanied by an adult. Call 908.879.5463 by August 9 to pre-register. Cost: $10 per family/1 place setting ($5 Friends members). 1 muffin tray per family/place setting and additional place settings can be purchased at the time of registration.

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For additional information, please call 908-879-5463.

Directions: Copper Gristmill is located on County Highway 513 (old Route 24) in Chester Township, NJ. 1.3 miles west of the Route 206 intersection.

GPS: 66 Washington Turnpike (old state route 24), Chester, NJ 07930

Online Map Directions: 74 County Highway 513, Chester, NJ 07930

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Aug 13, 2017
Peach Pancake Breakfast
8:00 am - 12:30 pm
Location: Alstede Farms, 1 Alstede Farms Lane, Chester, NJ 07930

Enjoy a Hay Wagon ride around our beautiful farm and a delicious ‘all you can eat’ breakfast featuring our own delicious peaches and pancakes along with eggs, bacon, and more!! Price includes breakfast, admission to our pick your own fields and orchards and live entertainment from 12 – 4 pm!

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Aug 17, 2017
Peach Muffin Baking
11:00 am and 2:00 pm
Location: Cooper Gristmill 66 State Route 24 Chester, NJ 07930-2411 - (908) 879-5463

Make a batch of peach muffins with Cooper Gristmill-ground flour. While the muffins are baking, tour the Gristmill. Call 908.879.5463 by August 13 to pre-register. Cost: $10 per family/1 place setting ($5 Friends members). 1 muffin tray per family/place setting and additional place settings can be purchased at the time of registration.

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For additional information, please call 908-879-5463.

Directions: Copper Gristmill is located on County Highway 513 (old Route 24) in Chester Township, NJ. 1.3 miles west of the Route 206 intersection.

GPS: 66 Washington Turnpike (old state route 24), Chester, NJ 07930

Online Map Directions: 74 County Highway 513, Chester, NJ 07930

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Aug 19, 2017
Lace Creations at the Gristmill
1:00 pm to 4:00 pm
Location: Cooper Gristmill 66 State Route 24 Chester, NJ 07930-2411 - (908) 879-5463

Watch incredible demonstrations by the nimble fingers of the Lost Art Lacers of North Jersey as they perform the centuries-old arts of bobbin lace-making and tatting. Try your hand at bobbin lacing.

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For additional information, please call 908-879-5463.

Directions: Copper Gristmill is located on County Highway 513 (old Route 24) in Chester Township, NJ. 1.3 miles west of the Route 206 intersection.

GPS: 66 Washington Turnpike (old state route 24), Chester, NJ 07930

Online Map Directions: 74 County Highway 513, Chester, NJ 07930

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Aug 19, 2017
Chester Food Truck Festival
11:00am-7:00pm
Location: Municipal Field, Main Street in Chester, NJ

SATURDAY, AUGUST 19TH
CHESTER FOOD TRUCK FEST!

(Rain Date: Sun. August 20th)

25 Fabulous Food Trucks with delectable delicacies to WOW even the fussiest foodie! A local benefit for the Chester First Aid Squad and The Historic Chester Business Association; Supporting the Chester Food Pantry.

Admission: $5.00
Kids under 10 are FREE
(Bring blankets and chairs - seating not provided. No outside food, drinks, coolers or knappacks.)

Food, Fun, Live Music and Great Kid Activities!
Vendor Village - 50/50 - Beer & Sangria Garden, Too!

Stroll Chester's charming, brick-lined sidewalks with over 80 specialty shops featuring antiques, crafts, clothing, jewelry, home furnishings, pet products, confections and wonderful eateries. For brand-name shopping and additional dining, visit The Streets of Chester Shopping Center. There is something for everyone here in Historic Chester, NJ!

For complete event details, visit http://justjerseyfest.com/

***WE ARE ALSO ASKING ALL ATTENDEES TO BRING A NON-PERISHABLE CANNED OR BOXED ITEM TO HELP SUPPORT THE FOOD PANTRY.

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Aug 26, 2017
Industrial Crafts Day
11:00 am to 4:00 pm
Location: Cooper Gristmill 66 State Route 24 Chester, NJ 07930-2411 - (908) 879-5463

Enjoy early industrial crafts demonstrations by a tinsmith, tin piercers, a blacksmith, weavers, spinners and more! Crafters will have items for sale. Cost: $3 Adult, $2 seniors, $1 child.

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For additional information, please call 908-879-5463.

Directions: Copper Gristmill is located on County Highway 513 (old Route 24) in Chester Township, NJ. 1.3 miles west of the Route 206 intersection.

GPS: 66 Washington Turnpike (old state route 24), Chester, NJ 07930

Online Map Directions: 74 County Highway 513, Chester, NJ 07930

www.morrisparks.net

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Sep 9 - 10, 2017
44th Annual FALL Craft Show
10:00 am - 5:00 pm (Rain or Shine)
Location: Gazebo/Municipal Field,134 Main Street, Chester, NJ
(Music Provided By S.C.3. Entertainment on Sat. & Sun.)


CHESTER CELEBRATES 44 YEARS OF FALL CRAFT SHOW

**RATED #1 IN NEW JERSEY AND ONE OF THE TOP 50 CRAFT SHOWS IN THE NATION**

Over 200+ Tents Filled with the Finest Handmade Crafts.

The most talented artisans on the East Coast will exhibit and sell their unique hand-crafted creations at the upcoming Chester Fall Craft Show, which will take place on September 9th and 10th at Municipal Field and Perry Street in Chester, NJ. This year marks the 44th anniversary of the award-winning 'rain or shine' weekend event, which is produced by the Historic Chester Business Association (HCBA).

Rated #1 in New Jersey and one of the Top 50 "Best Crafts Show in The Nation" by America's Premier Art and Craft Show Magazine, Sunshine Artist, previous shows have set all-time attendance records, with crafters and artisans from throughout the region offering an array of select, hand-crafted furniture, jewelry, apparel, ornaments, home accessories and more.

"For the past 44 years, Chester has been the home to one of the Northeast's most celebrated arts and crafts event." says Kathy Barbieri, President of the HCBA, "This is the perfect time for attendees to join in the celebration and kick-off their holiday shopping with one-of-a-kind gifts."

During this special weekend in September, Chester will host thousands of people from all over the country who come to enjoy this two-day, juried and tented arts & crafts expo. But this is not just an event to satisfy the artistic soul—be sure to stroll the brick-lined sidewalks and visit over 80 specialty shops featuring antiques, crafts, clothing, jewelry, home furnishings and accessories, gourmet pet products, confections and wonderful eateries.

Whether it's a decorative piece for your own home or a distinctive holiday gift for a friend, Chester is the place to discover that special something.  Children under 12 are free (no pets please).  Also, don't forget to enjoy all the natural beauty of the season, as Chester is home to wonderful parks and farms offering fun for the whole family.

Note: If you are a vendor and wish to exhibit at this show, visit http://www.chestercraftshow.com.

Admission: $5.00 per person

***$1.00 Off Single Admission with a printed copy of this event listing**

Crafters interested in participating in the show can call 973-377-6600 or visit www.chestercraftshow.com.

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