Events June 4, 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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Jun 3 - 4, 2017
19th Annual SPRING Chester Craft Show
10:00 am to 5:00 pm (Rain or Shine)
Location: Gazebo/Municipal Field
134 Main Street, Chester, NJ

Call your friends and make plans to attend the 19th Annual SPRING CHESTER CRAFT SHOW being held on Saturday and Sunday, June 3rd and 4th.

We are proud to announce that the Spring Chester Craft Show was ranked as one of the top 60 craft shows IN THE COUNTRY, WITH OVER 150 ARTISTS from around the region.

Admission: $4.00.  No dogs/pets allowed.

****$1.00 OFF* A SINGLE ADMISSION***
PRINT THIS AD AND PRESENT AT THE GATE TO RECEIVE $1.00 DISCOUNT.

Experience a wide variety of hand made items including traditional craft, fine art and country crafts.  Find unique gifts for everyone on your shopping list as well as beautiful handcrafted furnishings for your home. Be sure to stroll through Historic Chester and visit over 80 unique shops and eateries which are just steps away from the show. You will discover a wonderful selection of antiques, crafts, clothing, jewelry, home furnishings and accessories, gourmet pet products, confections and wonderful eateries. The Chester area is also home to wonderful parks and farms offering fun for the whole family.

Also - Be sure to stop by the I LOVE CHESTER / STREETS OF CHESTER INFORMATION BOOTH at this event and register for the FREE Basket Raffle.

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

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Jun 3 - 25, 2017
June is Strawberry Harvest Festival Month at Alstede Farms
11 am - 5 pm
Location: Alstede Farms, 1 Alstede Farms Lane, Chester, NJ 07930

Enjoy scrumptious strawberry treats: homemade strawberry ice cream, strawberry shortcakes, strawberry shakes, etc. and also take a hayride to the strawberry patch to pick your own strawberries! Children's activities also available.

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Jun 4, 2017
Strawberry Pancake Breakfast at Alstede Farms
8:00 am - 12:30 pm
Location: Alstede Farms, 1 Alstede Farms Lane, Chester, NJ 07930

Enjoy a hayride around our beautiful farm and a delicious ‘all you can eat’ breakfast featuring our own delicious strawberries and pancakes along with eggs, bacon, and more! Price includes hayride, breakfast, and admission to our pick-your-own strawberry patch.

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Events after June 4, 2017

Jun 6, 2017
Paint & Wine
7:00pm-9:30pm
Location: The Hive at the Chester Springs Shopping Center, 197 Route 206 North, Chester NJ

Sip your wine or drink (BYOB) while you create your very own version of this painting. No previous experience needed! We will teach you everything you need to know. Come early to meet and greet, find your seat, get your paint, apron & drink. Meet and greet is from 6:30-7pm. Painting is from 7 - 9:30pm The price includes all materials, instruction, aprons and a 16x20 take-home canvas! Alcohol consumption is permitted only for adults over 21. Have a great night out by yourself, with friends, or with a club or group. Private events also available; contact Jane at (908) 531-8433 or jane@mcartsworkshop.com

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Jun 10, 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 jane@mcartsworkshop.com

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Jun 11 - Jul 11, 2017
Chester's 17th 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 11th, 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 - 3:00pm: Show times
- 3:00 pm: Trophies awarded at 25 Main Street. (Note: Vehicle must be registered to be eligible for trophy.)

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 Cancer Hope Network.

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, 2017
Paint & Wine
7:00pm-9:30pm
Location: The Hive at the Chester Springs Shopping Center, 197 Route 206 North, Chester NJ

Sip your wine or drink (BYOB) while you create your very own version of this painting. No previous experience needed! We will teach you everything you need to know. Come early to meet and greet, find your seat, get your paint, apron & drink. Meet and greet is from 6:30-7pm. Painting is from 7 - 9:30pm The price includes all materials, instruction, aprons and a 16x20 take-home canvas! Alcohol consumption is permitted only for adults over 21. Have a great night out by yourself, with friends, or with a club or group. Private events also available; contact Jane at (908) 531-8433 or jane@mcartsworkshop.com

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Jun 17, 2017
Drop & Shop
2:00pm-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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Jun 18, 2017
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 the Cooper Gristmill and watch demonstrations of tools powered by hands and feet. Try some of these unique tools for 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 18, 2017
Father's Day Brunch at Alstede Farm's
9 am - 2 pm
Location: Alstede Farms, 1 Alstede Farms Lane, Chester, NJ 07930

Enjoy a scenic hayride around the farm to Harvest Hall to enjoy a delicious buffet style brunch featuring our homegrown items! Relax in the delightful farm atmosphere with casual open table family style seating. Includes Admission into the Pick Your Own field. Reservations Required...please see our website.

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Jun 18, 2017
Free Ice Cream For Dads at Alstede Farms
10am - 6pm
Location: Alstede Farms, 1 Alstede Farms Lane, Chester, NJ 07930

Celebrate dad and bring him by for a FREDD cone or cup of our delicious homemade ice cream!

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Jun 20 - 24, 2017
Annual Fireman's Carnival and Fireworks!
See Chester Fireman's Website for updates
Location: Chubb Park
West Main Street, Chester, NJ

The 2017 carnival will run from Tuesday June 20th through Saturday June 24th. Hours will be 6:30 - 10:30 PM.

Pay-one-price wristbands will be available Tuesday and Thursday nights. Fireworks will be at 10 PM Friday the 23rd with a rain date of Saturday the 24th.

For complete details, visit http://www.chester-fire.org/  or our facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/chesterfiremanscarnival

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Jun 24 - 25, 2017
Dean's Customer Appreciation Weekend
Saturday the 24th: 9AM - 7PM; Sunday the 25th: 10AM - 6PM
Location: Dean's Natural Food Market
at The Streets of Chester Shopping Center
250 Route 206 South, Chester NJ 07930

Come join in the celebration at New Jersey's Premier Independant Natural Food Store!

Dean's Natural Food Market's is hosting a Customer Appreciation Weekend on June 24th and 25th.

DISCOUNTS. GIVEAWAYS. PRIZES.

All Dean's List Members Will Receive a Secret Reward.
Play Dean's FREE Scratch and Win game and you could....
WIN FREE GROCERIES FOR A YEAR!

Also, Complementary Yoga hosted on Saturday morning at 9am on the lawn outside of Dean's provided by "Glow Yoga".

*20% Everything in the Store (except sale and specially-priced items. Supplies are limited.)
*40% Off Dean's Brand Vitamins.
For complete details, call Dean's in Chester: 908-888-2256

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Jun 24, 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 jane@mcartsworkshop.com

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Jul 2, 2017
Very Berry 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! Price includes breakfast and Pick Your Own admission with scenic hay wagon ride and live entertainment(12 – 4)

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Jul 6, 2017
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 a batch of blueberry muffins using Cooper Gristmill-ground flour. While the muffins are baking, tour the gristmill. Children must be accompanied by an adult. Call 908.879.5463 by June 29 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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Jul 8, 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 8, 2017
9th Annual Front Porch Bluegrass Festival & Pig Roast
10:00 am to 8:00 pm
Location: Gazebo Park / Municipal Field, Main Street, Chester, NJ

*FREE ADMISSION*

Kid's Activities, Live Bands, Vendors, Instrument Auctions. Rain or Shine - Join us under the Tent (bring your own blanket or lawn chairs)

This event will be held at the Gazebo Park on Main Street. Questions? Call 908-443-1294 or visit http://www.frontporchbluegrassfestival.com.

Because of you, we were able to raise almost $10,000 for our mission trip to Central Appalachia last year. This year we will be helping to make homes safer, warmer, and drier. Come and support our mission!

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Jul 8 - 16, 2017
Blueberry Festival
11 am - 5 pm
Location: Alstede Farms, 1 Alstede Farms Lane, Chester, NJ 07930

Bring the Family and Try our Delicious Blueberry Treats: Blueberry Cheesecake and Tarts, Blueberry Ice Cream, Blueberry Peach Ice Cream, Blueberry Pie, and more. Pick Your OWN Blueberries and enjoy lots of Family Fun Activities (Pony Rides, Tractor Train Rides, Moon Bounce, Hay Wagon Rides, Corn Kingdom and much more!!) Something for the whole family!

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