Events July 11, 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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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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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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Events after July 11, 2017

Jul 15, 2017
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 15, 2017
Rainbow Child Care Center's Community Summer Social
10:30am-12:30pm
Location: Rainbow Child Care Center, 395 Route 24 West, Chester, NJ 07930

Join us on Saturday, July 15th! SUMMER SOCIAL is an annual summer bash hosted by Rainbow Child Care Center to celebrate families and community members....and we hope you will be a part!

GAMES - ENTERTAINMENT - FOOD - ACTIVITIES - PRIZES - FUN!

For more information, call (908) 888-2561

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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 21 - 23, 2017
Customer Appreciation Weekend
11 am - 5 pm
Location: Alstede Farms, 1 Alstede Farms Lane, Chester, NJ 07930

Join us for free movie night on Friday night and then come back on Saturday and Sunday for fun, games and more! See website for details.

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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 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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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 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 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 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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Sep 9, 2017
National Milling Day!
1:00 pm to 3:00 pm
Location: Cooper Gristmill 66 State Route 24 Chester, NJ 07930-2411 - (908) 879-5463

Celebrate Oliver Evans' 262th 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 16, 2017
Miller's Pancake
1:00 pm
Location: Cooper Gristmill 66 State Route 24 Chester, NJ 07930-2411 - (908) 879-5463

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 23 - 24, 2017
18th Annual Chester Lion's Club Oktoberfest!
12:00 noon to 8:00 pm
Location: Chubb Park, West Main Street, Chester, NJ

The Chester Lions Club presents their 18th Annual Oktoberfest, located at Chubb Park on September 23 and 24, 2017 from noon to 8pm, rain or shine.

Admission is $6 for adults. Children 12 and under are free.

Live music, professional dancers and entertainers, and activities for children are available. Authentic German food including bratwurst, smoked pork chops, hot dogs, German potato salad, sauerkraut and pretzels are available. For dessert tasty apple strudel, beehive cake, plum cake, apple crumb cake, and more are for sale.

On Saturday the Oktoberfest will feature an antique car show. The car show is free with admission. For more information about our event,

For details visit www.chesterlionsclubnj.com

 

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Oct 14 - 15, 2017
34th 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
*Apple Press Demonstrations
*Antique Cars
*Wood Carving Demo
*Pumpkin Painting

*Colonial Musketeers and much, much, more!!

SCHEDULE OF EVENTS to be posted September 2017

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Oct 14, 2017
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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