Events June 7, 2018

May 21 - Aug 24, 2018
Summer Camp at Rainbow ChildCare
6:30am-6:30pm
Location: Rainbow Child Care, 395 Route 24 West Chester, NJ 07930

At Rainbow Child Care, we have lots of fun filled activities planned for the summer, along with many outside vendors coming in to provide additional interactive learning. Please call or come by your nearest Rainbow Child Care Center for more information.

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Events after June 7, 2018

Jun 10, 2018
Chester's 18th Annual CLASSIC CAR SHOW
10:00 am - 3:00 pm - Plus All-Day Shopping 'till 5pm
Location: Along Main Street in Historic Chester, NJ

Take a Stroll Down Memory Lane!

On Sunday, June 10th, Chester will be bursting with Classic Cars and Trucks along Historic Downtown Main Street!

This Thrilling Motor Exhibit is FREE to the public. Display includes the finest classics, customs, muscle, special interest, antiques, pro street cars and more.

Exhibitor Registration - $10 (Registration Table located at the top of Perry Street.)

Schedule of Events

- 8:00 am - 10:00 am: Exhibitors Register their Vehicles
- 10:00 am - 4:00pm: Show times
- 4:00 pm: Trophies awarded (Note: Vehicle must be registered to be eligible for trophy and present for the award ceremony.)

Trophy Categories are as follows:

Historic Downtown Main Street Exhibit
• Best Engine
• Best Truck
• Best Paint
• Peoples Choice
• Best in Show
• Top 5 Winner

plus All Day Shopping throughout Chester! Musical entertainment includes DJ-Doc South. Portion of proceeds to benefit The Eric Koby Adoption Fund.

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!

Questions? Contact Toni Perry at toni@twdirection.com

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Jun 16, 2018
People-Power Day: Using Old Fashioned Tools!
1:00 pm to 3:00 pm
Location: Cooper Gristmill 66 State Route 24 Chester, NJ 07930-2411 - (908) 879-5463

Tour Cooper Gristmill and watch demonstrations of tools powered by hands and feet. See a foot-powered scroll saw, one-and two-man saws, angular boring machine, stone jack, treadle sewing machines, and hand drills. Try some tools yourself.

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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Jun 30, 2018
Taco Palooza
11:00am-7:00pm
Location: Municipal Field on Main Street, Chester, NJ 07930

Taco Palooza - The Only Bad Taco is the One You Didn't Eat!

Hold on to your Sombreros and get ready to shake your Maracas! TACO PALOOZA is rolling into Chester, NJ on June 30, 2018!
A Benefit for the Historic Chester Business Association & I love Chester, NJ . Join us, as we've decided to dedicate a festival to celebrate this delicious creation & our HUGE love for all things TACO! Beer, Sangria, Margaritas, Live Music & Vendors too!

Saturday June 30th, 2018 • Hours 11am-8pm • Municipal Field • 134 Main St, Chester, NJ
Food Trucks, Restaurants, Chefs and Variety of Beer, Sangria & Margaritas (Frozen and Straight Up).... Kids activities, Mechanical Bull - Vendors and great LIVE Music...Peoples Choice Awards for Best Taco & Most Unique Taco. Contests for both the adults & children. (More details to follow)

Tentative List of Taco Vendors: (check back for updates)
• The Bearded One BBQ
• Bro-Ritos Food Truck
• Callahan's of Norwood & Food Trucks
• Cousins Maine Lobster
• Culinary Renegade Wandering Kitchen
• The Guac Spot
• JimmyDawn's
• Ma & Pa's Tex-Mex BBQ
• Mexi-Flip Taco Truck
• My Four Suns
• Taco Shelly's

Come Hungry and Thirsty. Bring chairs, blankets & pop ups. Adults $5 per person . Under 10 Free

We are asking all attendees to bring a non perishable canned or boxed item to help support the local food pantry. Please help those less fortunate.

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Jul 14, 2018
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 19, 2018
Blueberry Muffin Baking
11:00 am and 2:00 pm
Location: Cooper Gristmill 66 State Route 24 Chester, NJ 07930-2411 - (908) 879-5463

Make delicious blueberry muffins using Cooper Gristmill-ground flour. While the muffins are baking you can tour the mill. Children must be accompanied by an adult. Call 908.879.5463 by July 5th to pre-register. Cost: $10 per family ($5 Friends members). 1 muffin tray per family and additional place settings can be purchased at 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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Jul 21, 2018
Natural Art
1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Location: Cooper Gristmill 66 State Route 24 Chester, NJ 07930-2411 - (908) 879-5463

Use grain and natural items collected from around the Gristmill to create artwork. Explore painting, printmaking, rubbings, collage/mosaic, and other art techniques. This event is in the air-conditioned Visitors Center and children must be accompanied by an adult.

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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 28, 2018
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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Aug 2, 2018
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 delicious corn muffins using Cooper Gristmill- ground cornmeal. While the muffins are baking you can tour the Gristmill. Children must be accompanied by an adult. Call 908.879.5463 by July 26 to pre-register. Cost: $10 per family ($5 Friends members). 1 muffin tray per family and additional place settings can be purchased at 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 11, 2018
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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Aug 12, 2018
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 16 - 15, 2018
Peach Muffin Baking
11:00 am and 2:00 pm
Location: Cooper Gristmill 66 State Route 24 Chester, NJ 07930-2411

Make delicious apple muffins with Cooper Gristmill-ground flour. While the muffins are baking you can tour the Gristmill. Call 908.879.5463 by August 4 to pre-register. Cost: $10 per family ($5 Friends members). 1 muffin tray per family and additional place settings can be purchased at 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 18, 2018
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 25, 2018
Industrial Crafts Day at the Cooper Gristmill
11:00 am to 4:00 pm
Location: Cooper Gristmill 66 State Route 24 Chester, NJ 07930-2411 - (908) 879-5463

Industrial Crafts Day features metal and fiber craft demonstrations by a tin smith and tin piercers, a blacksmith, weavers, and spinners. Add to your skill-set by trying traditional crafts, such as weaving and spinning, and create a tin-pierced craft to take home. Crafters will have items available 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 8 - 9, 2018
45th 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 45 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 8th and 9th 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 45 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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Sep 8, 2018
National Milling Day!
1:00 pm to 3:00 pm
Location: Cooper Gristmill 66 State Route 24 Chester, NJ 07930-2411

Celebrate Oliver Evans' 263rd birthday! A famous 1780s inventor, Evans created the first automatic flour mill. See some of Evans' inventions at work in the Cooper Gristmill and view antique printed flour bags.

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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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Sep 22, 2018
Miller's Pancake
1:00 pm
Location: Cooper Gristmill 66 State Route 24 Chester, NJ 07930-2411

Witness the live adaptation of Eric Carle's story, Pancakes, Pancakes! Learn where the ingredients for making pancakes come from, see grain ground into flour or meal, and watch the miller make a pancake.

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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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Sep 29, 2018
Apple Muffin Baking
11:00 am and 2:00 pm
Location: Cooper Gristmill 66 State Route 24 Chester, NJ 07930-2411

Make apple muffins with Cooper Gristmill-ground flour. While the muffins are baking, tour the Gristmill. Call 908.879.5463 by August 2 to pre-register. Cost: $10 per family ($5 Friends members). 1 muffin tray per family and additional place settings can be purchased at time of registration.

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 13 - 14, 2018
35th Annual HARVEST Celebration
11:00 am to 5:00 pm (Rain or Shine)
Location: Downtown Chester, NJ

You couldn’t pick a better way to spend a weekend! 

Come and enjoy this FREE 2-day event in Historic Downtown Chester.

Sampling of Activities include...
*NBC Celebrity -  Produce Pete (tbd)
*Antique Apple Press Demonstrations
*Blacksmith Demo
*Clown Performances
*Face Painting
*Ford V-8 Antique Car Show
*Wood Carving Demo
*Pumpkin Painting
*Pumpkin Carving Demos

*Colonial Musketeers and more!

Special Musical Guests Include:

*Morgan Treni
Singer/Songwriter
Jazz - Folk - Pop
tbd

and
*The Morris Music Men Barbershop Chorus
tbd

 

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Oct 13, 2018
Celebrating Apples
1:00 pm to 3:00 pm
Location: Cooper Gristmill 66 State Route 24 Chester, NJ 07930-2411 - (908) 879-5463

Try a hand-cranked apple peeler and assist with a demonstration of cider pressing as it was done in 1880s Milltown.

Apple head dolls are on display, and you can decorate an apple to take home.This event is at the Cooper Gristmill. 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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