Events September 1, 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 1, 2017
Youth Talent Night at The Hive
6:30pm
Location: The Hive at the Chester Springs Shopping Center, 197 Route 206 North, Chester NJ

Young artists of all genres are invited to the stage at The Hive. Come on out and perform or just enjoy and watch the show! Singers, musicians, comedians, dancers or actors are welcome to create memorable performances. The atmosphere is very supportive. The focus is the stage and the person(s) performing. At the Hive stage, performer feel free and safe to grow as artists and as people.

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Events after September 1, 2017

Sep 2, 2017
Drop & Shop at The Hive
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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Sep 2, 2017
Art Opening: "Warrior Woman" at The Hive
6:00-8:00pm
Location: The Hive at the Chester Springs Shopping Center, 197 Route 206 North, Chester NJ

Join us for the opening reception of the exhibition WARRIOR WOMAN on Saturday, September 2nd from 6:00-8:00pm at The Hive. Light refreshments served. Works will be on display from Sept. 2nd-30th, 2017. Curated by Christy O'Connor.

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Sep 3 - 10, 2017
Apple Pancake Breakfasts at Alstede Farms
8:00 am - 12:30 pm
Location: Alstede Farms, 1 Alstede Farms Lane, Chester, NJ 07930

Join us on 9/3 or 9/10 for our delicious Apple Pancake Breakfast! Delight in each bite of our delicious pancakes with the refreshing, sweet taste of our homegrown apples! Our “all you can eat breakfast” celebrates fall and the new apple harvest and features; homemade apple pancakes, our crisp bacon, farm fresh scrambled eggs, savory sausage, and array of drinks. Tickets can be purchased online or at the door.

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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 9, 2017
Drop & Shop at The Hive
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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Sep 10, 2017
Breakaway to Fun with the New Jersey Devils
11 am - 3 pm
Location: Alstede Farms, 1 Alstede Farms Lane, Chester, NJ 07930

The New Jersey Devils will be here for fans to celebrate the launch of the New Jersey Devils themed corn maze on Sunday, September 10th, 2017. Enjoy a fun day on the farm while meeting some of your favorite New Jersey Devils athletes and navigate the twists and turns of this exciting giant corn maze!

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Sep 10, 2017
Apple Pancake Breakfast at Alstede Farms
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 featuring our own delicious apples and pancakes along with eggs, bacon, and more!! Price includes breakfast (available from 8 am – 12:30 pm), admission to our pick your own fields and orchards plus live entertainment from 12 – 4 pm!

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Sep 12, 2017
Paint & Wine at The Hive
7:00-9:30pm
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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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 16 - 17, 2017
Grand Opening of Woof Gang Bakery & Pet Grooming
9:00am-7:00pm on Saturday; 9:00am-5:00pm on Sunday
Location: Woof Gang Bakery & Pet Grooming, The Streets of Chester Shopping Center, 190 Route 206 South, Chester, NJ

Grand Opening Weekend!

Woof Gang Bakery and Grooming is Chester's neighborhood Pet Store. Our Mission is to offer the very best in Pet Products, Baked Goods and Grooming Services. Please join us as we celebrate the Grand Opening of our Store and be sure to bring your furry friend.

*Free Treats for One Year to the First 20 dogs on Opening Day (Saturday only)*

Refreshments, Pet Adoptions, Vendor Demos for Dog and Cat Food, Treats, Supplements, along with Free Samples of many of the products we sell.

For further details, give us a call at 908-888-2683.

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Sep 22, 2017
Paint & Wine at The Hive
7:00-9:30pm
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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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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Sep 23 - 24, 2017
19th 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 19th 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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Sep 30, 2017
Open Mic Night at The Hive
7:00-11:00pm
Location: The Hive at the Chester Springs Shopping Center, 197 Route 206 North, Chester NJ

Calling all musicians, poets, fans ages 14++! Artists of all genres are invited to step up to the stage at The Hive. Come on out and perform or just enjoy and watch the show! Spoken word artists, musicians, comedians, dancers or actors are welcome to create memorable performances. The atmosphere is very supportive. The focus is the stage and the person(s) performing. With the help of many talented artists and an inspiring atmosphere, performer feel free and safe to grow as artists and as people.

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Oct 12, 2017
Wine with Friends at The Chester Library
7:00pm to 9:00 pm
Location: The Chester Library, 250 West Main Street, Chester, NJ

WINE WITH FRIENDS AT THE CHESTER LIBRARY

Join us for a fun evening of International and Domestic Wines, Hors D'Oeuvres, Chocolate, Silent Auction and Music!

Tickets are $50 per person in advance, $60 per person at the door.

Tickets available for purchase at The Chester Library with proceeds benefiting the Chester Library programs.

Sponsored by The Friends of the Library: www.chesterlib.org

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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 (Sat. Oct. 14th from 12pm-3pm
*Antique Apple Press Demonstrations
*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
Sat. & Sun.
Oct. 14th & 15th from 1pm-4pm

and
*The Morris Music Men Barbershop Chorus
Sunday, October 15th
2pm to 4pm

SCHEDULE OF EVENTS to be posted Early October 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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