Events February 10, 2016 and later

Feb 23, 2016
For Parents: Discover the Power of Mindfulness
7:00 pm
Location: The Westmont Montessori School
577 Route 24 Mendham, NJ 07945

for details, visit westmontmontessori.org

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Mar 4 - 6, 2016
28th Annual Orchid Open House, Wine and Cheese Tasting
10am-5pm
Location: 8 State Route 24 Chester NJ (Accross from Furnace Rd)

You’re invited to our annual Open House at Stony Hill Gardens in Chester, NJ. Come view our beautiful selection of orchids, enjoy free education talks, complimentary refreshments, and door prizes! If you’re getting spring fever and need a dose of gorgeous blossoms, come to our Orchid Open House.

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May 15, 2016
Chester's 16th Ann. Classic Car & Antique Tractor Show
Motor Show: 10:00 am - 3:00 pm - Plus All-Day Shopping!
Location: Historic Chester, NJ

THIS YEAR'S SHOW IS BIGGER AND BETTER THAN EVER!

On Sunday, May 15th, Chester will be bursting with Two Thrilling Motor Exhibits!

*Classic Cars and Trucks in Historic Downtown
*Antique Tr
actors at Alstede Farms

FREE Transportation to each location via Trolley Car from 11am to 4pm.

Schedule of Events

- 8:00 am - 10:00 am: Exhibitor Vehicle Registration ($10).
*Classic Cars and Trucks register at the top of Perry Street.
*Antique Tractors
register at Alstede Farms.

- 10:00 am - 3:00pm: Show times

- 3:00 pm: Trophies awarded at each of the two exhibit locations. Vehicle must be registered to be eligible for trophy.

plus All Day Shopping throughout Chester! Musical entertainment includes DJ-Doc South.

Portion of proceeds to benefit a local charity (tbd).

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 4 - 5, 2016
18th 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 18th Annual Spring Chester Craft Show, being held on Saturday and Sunday, June 4th and 5th.

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.

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Sep 10 - 11, 2016
43rd Annual FALL Craft Show
10:00 am - 5:00 pm (Rain or Shine)
Location: TWO GREAT LOCATIONS!
*Gazebo/Municipal Field,134 Main Street, Chester, NJ
and
*Perry Street, Chester, NJ


CHESTER CELEBRATES 43 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 10th and 11th at Municipal Field and Perry Street in Chester, NJ. This year marks the 43rd 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 43 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.

Click to View Official Aerial Video!

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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Oct 15 - 16, 2016
33rd 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.

THIS YEAR'S SPECIAL HIGHLIGHT

- The 2nd Annual CHESTER FOOD FEST: Chef Competition - Soup & Chili Contest!

OFFICIAL EVENT SCHEDULE FORTHCOMING - SEPTEMBER 2016

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Oct 15, 2016
Chester Food Fest SOUP & CHILI Food Tasting/Chef Competition
12pm to 3pm
Location: Perry Street in Chester, NJ

SOUP & CHILI CONTEST: A PROFESSIONAL CHEF SMACK-DOWN!

Food Tasting and Chef Competition

SATURDAY, OCTOBER 15TH, 2016
12:00 PM TO 3:00 PM
held on PERRY STREET
CHESTER, NJ

12:00 PM TO 2:30 PM: TASTING & PEOPLE'S CHOICE AWARD VOTING
3:00 PM: TROPHY AWARDS AND RAFFLE WINNERS ANNOUNCED.

FOOD, FUN, RAFFLES
and LIVE ENTERTAINMENT

(Official Chef Bios and Event Schedule forthcoming - August 2016)

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Nov 12 - Dec 24, 2016
Experience Historic Chester this Holiday Season!
n/a
Location: Throughout Chester, NJ

Treat yourself and your loved ones to a Historic Chester Experience you will never forget!

Exciting holiday events, in-store events, holiday sales, and complimentary holiday treats will be offered at various merchant locations to enchant even the Grinchiest of bargain hunters.

Shop Small Business-Shop Chester
and You could WIN during our 12 Days of Giveaways!

Every weekend from November 12th to December 24th, special "holiday helpers" will be strolling throughout Chester randomly giving away HCBA member-affiliated gift certificates and other prizes to unsuspecting shoppers. :)

No purchase necessary. Winners will be posted weekly on our facebook page, as well as on  www.ilovechester.com.

OTHER EXCITING HOLIDAY-RELATED EVENTS IN HISTORIC CHESTER!

*Definitely Dickens Strolling Christmas Carolers

The festive troubadours will be performing throughout downtown Chester on...
(Dates to be announced.)

*Sculpted Ice Works
(Date to be announced)

Don't miss this holiday's crystal-clear performance by the amazingly-talented ice carvers from ICE WORKS, who will create dazzling sculpted ice displays right in Downtown Chester!

Ron Albanese is POLKA DOT the Elf!

This acclaimed, unique children's and family entertainment personality will be performing throughout Downtown Historic Chester on (Dates to be announced)

S.C.3. Presents 'Sounds of the Holidays

S.C.3. Entertainment is Morris County's premier DJ and event company. Now you can see S.C.3. LIVE in Historic Downtown Chester for the Holidays as they play some of the BEST Holiday Classic Tunes to renditions by new artists. Stop by their Holiday Decorated Trailer (along Main Street).

Performing in Downtown Chester on (Dates to be announced.)

Santa Strolling Through Historic Chester

Get ready everyone 'cause Santa Claus is coming to town!

Santa and his helper will be strolling throughout Main Street on (Dates to be announced)

Get the kids - and the camera - ready for a face-to-face encounter with Jolly Ol' Saint Nick himself!

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