Events October 22, 2017

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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Sep 22 - Oct 28, 2017
Harvest Moon Hayride and Night Time Corn Maze Event
6 pm - 10 pm (last ticket sold at 9:00 pm)
Location: Alstede Farms, 1 Alstede Farms Lane, Chester, NJ 07930

Enjoy delightful harvest moon hayrides and night time corn maze fun. Delight in picking your own pumpkin, enjoy live entertainment, sip fresh pressed cider, all while creating the perfect family memories. This event is held Fri and Saturday nights and also on Sunday, Oct. 7th.

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Oct 22 - 23, 2017
Elements Massage Grand Opening and Blood Drive
11am to 4pm
Location: Elements Massage, The Streets of Chester Shopping Center, 270 Route 206 South, Chester, NJ

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Oct 22, 2017
Location: Grove Street Park 7 Grove street - Chester NJ


Our annual Get Fit Sports Challenge will take place on Sunday Oct. 22nd at 70 Grove Street in Chester. This year's theme is Get Fit For The Holidays. Our goal is to raise $25,000 dollars that will be used to help boys and young men facing challenges from a lack of educational opportunities, drug addiction, and the criminal justice system. As a leadership development organization, we aim to help our youth make intelligent, thoughtful decisions that enrich their lives and the communities they live in. At least a $10 donation is required to register.

By giving to this annual event you'll be supporting Platinum Minds and other local organizations with a mission to support our young men so they make better choices and become positive leaders of tomorrow. We ask that you will consider a sponsorship donation of at least $500.00 Your donation will be recognized at our event in several ways. As a sponsor, your name will be placed on all materials and banners that publicize the event as well as announced verbally at the event itself.

Key objectives of the Event include promoting:
• Healthy choices and fitness
• Community and team building
• To raise awareness to the importance of addressing challenges facing our youth and young adults

For additional information about the event and/or to make a donation, please visit:

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Events after October 22, 2017

Oct 28, 2017
A Miller's Halloween at The Cooper Gristmill
1:00 pm to 3:00 pm
Location: Cooper Gristmill 66 State Route 24 Chester, NJ 07930-2411 - (908) 879-5463

A Miller's Halloween at the Cooper Gristmill:

Come in costume for a fun-filled afternoon! Enjoy spooky story telling at 1pm & 2:30 pm, make corn husk dolls, create creepy crafts, and play old time games. In the Gristmill, be alert for spooks, spiders, skeletons, and surprises!


Donations are greatly appreciated.
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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Oct 28, 2017
Howl-O-Ween Pawty at Woof Gang Bakery & Pet Grooming
Location: Woof Gang Bakery & Pet Grooming, The Streets of Chester Shopping Center, 270 Route 206 South, Chester, Nj 07930

Bring your beloved pets for an afternoon of fun at Woof Gang Bakery & Pet Grooming's HOWL-O-WEEK PAWTY!

*Pet Costume Contest with Prizes!* Prizes award for 1st, 2nd and 3rd place.

Plus - Lovable, adoptable rescues from 11th Hour Rescus from 12:00pm-4:00pm.

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Oct 28, 2017
Drop & Shop
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

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Oct 29, 2017
Pumpkin Pancake Breakfast at Alstede Farms
9 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.
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 pumpkin pancakes along with eggs, bacon, and more!! Price includes breakfast, admission to our pick your own fields and orchards.

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Nov 25, 2017
*Official* Shop Small Business (Shop Chester) Saturday!
All Day!
Location: All Throughout Chester, NJ

Between Black Friday and Cyber Monday is a day dedicated to supporting small businesses nationwide.

Amex has just announced the date of its annual post-Thanksgiving Small Business Saturday, which will be on November 25th this year.

The first Small Business Saturday took place in 2010, and since then, the day has joined the consumer-driven craze of Black Friday and Cyber Monday as one of the busiest shopping days of the year. Instead of hitting up the big chain stores and online retailers, Amex's promotion drives business to mom-and-pop shops (including many restaurants) that help fuel local economies.

Last year, over 112 million people* came together to Shop Small® in their communities on Small Business Saturday®.

For details on enrollment for the American Express Statement Credit Cardmember Offer, please call Shop Small at 1-800-235-8916, Mon-Fri, 9am-6pm EST.

Be sure to Shop Small Business - Shop Chester!!

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