Events September 20, 2012

Sep 8 - Nov 18, 2012
Fall Family Fun Days at Alstede Farms!
all day
Location: Alstede Farms, 1 Chesterfield Drive, Chester NJ 07930

Journey Through Our 10-Acre Corn Maze, Pick Your Own pumpkins and more (includes FREE hay wagon rides); Climb our Giant Hay Pyramid; Crawl Through Our Long Hay Tunnel; Visit Our Friendly Farm Animals & Bunnies! Special childrens activities also available Wed., Fri., Sat., Sun., & holidays!

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Events after September 20, 2012

Sep 22 - 23, 2012
Scouts Weekend - FREE admission and hayrides!
All Day
Location: Alstede Farms, 1 Chesterfield Drive, Chester, NJ
Telephone 908*879*7189

We honor our boy and girl scouts this weekend! Anyone wearing a scout uniform will get FREE PYO admission and FREE hay wagon rides all day!

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Sep 22 - 23, 2012
First Anniversary Celebration - Rocky Mountain Chocolate!
11:00am - 6:00pm
Location: 87 Main Street, Chester

Receive a special gift with every purchase. Balloons, samples and visits from Truffles the Bear. Enter to win your very own Truffles the Bear!

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Sep 23 - 29, 2012
Help Us Support the Chester Food Pantry
Sat & Sun 11 to 5 and Tues - Friday 11 to 7
Location: Vintner's Circle - Chester Springs (Shoprite) Mall

Chester Food Pantry Needs Your Help! We will be donating 10% of the proceeds of sales from Sept 23rd through Sept 29th. Now is an excellent time to make wine for the holidays, plus you will be supporting our local community. Please bring in this flyer or mention donation code: VC106CFP10 If you aren't sure you can stop in for this event, but still want to help out...it's OK. Check out our gift bottles that can be used toward any item, class or session whenever you are ready...be sure to enter the donation code when you check out on line. http://www.vintnerscircle.com/catalog/advanced_search_result.php?keywords=occasion&x=0&y=0 http://www.vintnerscircle.com/catalog/advanced_search_result.php?keywords=vintner%27s+circle+gift+bottle&x=0&y=0

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Sep 28, 2012
Holiday Wines - Open House
5pm to 7pm
Location: Vintner's Circle - Chester Springs (Shoprite) Mall

Bring friends and have fun judging a variety of wines while learning about different ways to pair wine with your holiday meals.

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Sep 29 - 30, 2012
NJ Devils Family Fun Days
All Day
Location: Alstede Farms, 1 Chesterfield Drive, Chester, NJ
Telephone 908*879*7189

Enjoy a visit with Team Mascot NJ Devil and Devils alumni players! Get autographs, buy Devils tickets & more! And if you wear your favorite Devils player Jersey or Devils T-shirt, sweat shirt, jacket or hat, you will get FREE Pick Your Own admission plus unlimited FREE scenic hay rides all day long. Learn about becoming an NJ Kids’ Club Member!

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Sep 29, 2012
Movie Night: 'Miracle'
7:00 pm
Location: Alstede Farms, 1 Chesterfield Drive, Chester, NJ
Telephone 908*879*7189

‘Miracle’ - Miracle tells the true story of Herb Brooks (Kurt Russell), the player-turned-coach who led the 1980 U.S. Olympic hockey team to victory over the seemingly invincible Russian squad. Movie time is 7:00 pm. Admission is $3.00 per person. BYO chairs. Popcorn & refreshments available for purchase.

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Oct 12 - 27, 2012
Harvest Moon Hayride and Night Time Corn Maze
Fridays & Saturdays only from 6:00 p.m. to 10:00 p.m.
Location: Alstede Farms, 1 Chesterfield Drive, Chester NJ 07930

Join us for a family friendly evening of farm fun! Enjoy a journey through our Giant Corn Maze at night (Bring your flashlight), a moonlight hayride, a country music DJ by the warm campfire and unlimited cider! Group rates available. S'mores & pumpkin pumpking also available for purchase. This event is available every Friday & Saturday evening from Oct. 12th - Oct. 27rh

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Oct 19, 2012
Spooky Walk of Downtown Chester Creepy Trails & Scary Tales
Friday, October 19th at 7PM, 8PM, & 9PM
Location: Downtown Chester - Location to be disclosed upon Registration.

Explore local lore ...if you dare ... with travel & tales for fantasy & delight. Family friendly walking tours of downtown Chester will take place one night only

Tours lead by local performers, Will Sandoval & Melanie Rivellese.
Cost $5 per person . Advance registration required as space is limited.
To register please visit http://register.communitypass.net/chester. For more information please e-mail the recreation director at recreation@chesterborough.org or recreation@chestertownship.org

This event is sponsored by Chester Arts & Recreation. A partnership of Chester Borough & Chester Township Recreation & Morris County Arts Workshop of Chester.

CLICK HERE  for OFFICIAL FLYER

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Oct 26 - 27, 2012
The Great Pumpkin Carve-Out!
Friday, October 26th from 4-10pm Saturday October 27th from 2-10pm
Location: The grounds of the Spooky Pole Garden and the Spooky Barn at 100 North Rd, Chester.

Join us Friday night for a special trick or treat as local artists show off their talent by carving pumpkins. Take part in the event by bringing your already carved pumpkin for display and judging or take an eerie walk through the illuminated pumpkins. The pumpkins will be lit and displayed both on Friday and Saturday. Enjoy a fun evening with your family provided by MCAW & Chester Recreation by going next door at the Highlands Barn to the 2nd annual Halloween Workshop Featuring live music & performances, refreshments, a haunted tour, face painting, professional storyteller & more.

Sponsorship Opportunities or for more information visit www.mcartsworkshop.com to
find out more about becoming a sponsor of the Great Pumpkin carve out: or how you can support the local public art initiative.

Visit: www.mcartsworkshop.com for more information or go to: www.chestertownship.org to view map

CLICK HERE for official flyer!

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Nov 5, 2012
Chester Recreation's Kids Playtime
10 am to 12 noon
Location: Chester Borough Municipal Building
50 North Road

Chester Recreation is hosting activities for kids on Monday, November 5th from 10 am to 12 noon.

Kickball, crafts, games and a movie!  Great way to get the kids out when the power is pending!

All ages are welcome : )

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Nov 25, 2012
Holiday Acapella Carolers!
1:00 pm to 4:00 pm
Location: Throughout Historic Downtown Chester

The Moonstruck and Three Quarter Time Acapella Quartets can be heard caroling through the streets and shops of Chester and will be performing Holiday favorites on the following Sundays: November 25th, December 2nd, 9th and 16th from 1:00 pm – 4:00 pm.

These female quartets are an extension of the Hickory Tree Chorus of New Providence, New Jersey, an award-winning, championship chapter of Sweet Adeline's International— a worldwide organization of female singers committed to advancing the musical art form of barbershop harmony through education and performance.

Treat yourself and your loved ones to a Historic Chester Experience you will never forget. In-store events, holiday sales, and complimentary holiday treats will be offered at various merchant locations to enchant even the Grinchiest of bargain hunters.

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Dec 1 - 8, 2012
Festival of Trees 2012
Mon., Wed. & Sat.: 10am - 5pm / Thurs. & Fri.: 10am – 8pm / Sun, Dec. 2: 12pm -5pm
Location: The Barn at Highlands Ridge Park
100 North Road, Chester, NJ
Across from Black River Middle School

*Celebrating our 10th Year!*

A community wide celebration featuring holiday trees in a rustic wonderland setting. The trees are uniquely decorated by local businesses, civic organizations and families depicting the Event Theme - "A Time to Remember".

Many trees available for purchase by silent auction! Adults - $5 Senior Citizens - $3 Children 2-12 - $3 (Under age 2 free) Visit from SANTA and photos available on Wed. & Friday 3pm-5pm & Sat. 11am -3pm ALL proceeds benefit the Senior Resource Center
For more information call SRC at 908-879-2202 or email: info@SeniorResourceCenter.org or visi www.SeniorResourceCenter.org

Click here for flyer!

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Dec 2, 2012
Holiday Acapella Carolers!
1:00 pm to 4:00 pm
Location: Throughout Historic Downtown Chester

The Moonstruck and Three Quarter Time Acapella Quartets can be heard caroling through the streets and shops of Chester and will be performing Holiday favorites on the following Sundays: November 25th, December 2nd, 9th and 16th from 1:00 pm – 4:00 pm.

These female quartets are an extension of the Hickory Tree Chorus of New Providence, New Jersey, an award-winning, championship chapter of Sweet Adeline's International— a worldwide organization of female singers committed to advancing the musical art form of barbershop harmony through education and performance.

Treat yourself and your loved ones to a Historic Chester Experience you will never forget. In-store events, holiday sales, and complimentary holiday treats will be offered at various merchant locations to enchant even the Grinchiest of bargain hunters.

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Dec 9, 2012
Holiday Acapella Carolers!
1:00 pm to 4:00 pm
Location: Throughout Historic Downtown Chester

The Moonstruck and Three Quarter Time Acapella Quartets can be heard caroling through the streets and shops of Chester and will be performing Holiday favorites on the following Sundays: November 25th, December 2nd, 9th and 16th from 1:00 pm – 4:00 pm.

These female quartets are an extension of the Hickory Tree Chorus of New Providence, New Jersey, an award-winning, championship chapter of Sweet Adeline's International— a worldwide organization of female singers committed to advancing the musical art form of barbershop harmony through education and performance.

Treat yourself and your loved ones to a Historic Chester Experience you will never forget. In-store events, holiday sales, and complimentary holiday treats will be offered at various merchant locations to enchant even the Grinchiest of bargain hunters.

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Dec 15, 2012
FREE Merry -Monster Truck Rides for Kids! (read more...)
1:00 pm to 4:30 pm
Location: Rides depart from outside 92 Main Street (Winky's Pet Boutique)

The North Pole elves love to play jokes on each other and Santa. This season, they borrowed Santa's sleigh and turned it into a MONSTER TRUCK!

Bring your kids to meet 'Elf Shawn' and his Big Boy-Toy.

*Rides are FREE with A PRINTED COPY OF THIS EVENT LISTING **

Rain, Snow or Shine - Monster Truck Rides will take place on Sat. December 15th ONLY from 1:00 pm to 4:30 pm. Departures are from 92 Main Street (outside Winky's Pet Boutique).

Treat yourself and your loved ones to a Historic Chester Experience you will never forget. In-store events, holiday sales, and complimentary holiday treats will be offered at various merchant locations to enchant even the Grinchiest of bargain hunters.

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Dec 15, 2012
Archie Cobblepot The Clown!
Starts at 12:00 noon
Location: Downtown Main Street in Chester

Archie is a professional balloon artist and physical comedian who utilizes the art of clowning to spread joy and entertainment to all ages.

His Performance in Chester includes balloon sculpture, hilarious live comedy with audience participation, music, a hint of magic, and a lot of fun! He is also a world class kazoo player, but doesn't like to brag. 

Archie specializes in circus events, children's parties, hospital clowning, carnivals, fairs, festivals, corporate events, grand openings, meet and greets, parades, stage performance, print work and product endorsements, and is available for any event you are looking to host.

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Dec 16, 2012
Holiday Acapella Carolers!
1:00 pm to 4:00 pm
Location: Throughout Historic Downtown Chester

The Moonstruck and Three Quarter Time Acapella Quartets can be heard caroling through the streets and shops of Chester and will be performing Holiday favorites on the following Sundays: November 25th, December 2nd, 9th and 16th from 1:00 pm – 4:00 pm.

These female quartets are an extension of the Hickory Tree Chorus of New Providence, New Jersey, an award-winning, championship chapter of Sweet Adeline's International— a worldwide organization of female singers committed to advancing the musical art form of barbershop harmony through education and performance.

Treat yourself and your loved ones to a Historic Chester Experience you will never forget. In-store events, holiday sales, and complimentary holiday treats will be offered at various merchant locations to enchant even the Grinchiest of bargain hunters.

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Dec 20 - 31, 2012
MONEY SAVING COUPONS for last minute holiday shopping
Independant Store Hours
Location: Historic Downtown Chester

Shop Small Business, Shop Chester for your last minute holiday shopping and SAVE BIG WITH COUPONS!

Historic Chester's Shopping & Dining Guide has money-saving coupons to make your last minute hussle & bussle shopping experience merrier & brighter! CLICK HERE to download.

Shop, Dine, and Explore Chester's exciting seasonal offerings. Special in-store events,complimentary holiday treats and post-holiday sales will be offered at various member merchant locations to enchant even the Grinchiest of bargain hunters!

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Feb 15 - 17, 2013
25th Annual Orchid Open House
10am-5pm
Location: Stony Hill Gardens 8 State Route 24 Chester, NJ

You’re invited to our 25th Annual Open House at Stony Hill Gardens in Chester, NJ. Come view our beautiful selection of orchids, enjoy free education talks, complimentary refreshments, door prizes, and more! If you’re getting spring fever and need a dose of gorgeous blossoms, you won't want to miss this great event! This event is FREE to the public.

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