Events July 23, 2016 and later

May 14 - Oct 31, 2016
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 14th to the end of October 2015) to enhance your Historic Chester Experience.

Details of Service

* From Gladstone/Peapack NJ Transit Station to Alstede Farms at 12:05pm & 1:05pm
* Continuous loop from Alstede Farms to the Historic Shopping & Dining District on Main
Street from 12:30pm to 5:00pm with stops cycling every 20 minutes.
* From Alstede Farms to the Gladstone/Peapack NJ Transit Station at 5:30pm & 6:30pm

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 11 - 29, 2016
Highlands Farmers Adventure
9 am - 1 pm
Location: Alstede Farms, 1 Alstede Farms Lane, Chester, NJ 07930

2 sessions: M - F Join us this summer and learn how we take care of the land that produces our delicious and nutritious food! Our Future 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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Jul 20 - 24, 2016
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 20-24, 2016
Location: Chubb Park, Chester, NJ.
Times:
July 20 - 6:00pm-10:00pm
July 21 - 4:00pm-10:00pm
July 22 & 23 - 10:00am-10:00pm
July 24 - 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 23, 2016
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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Jul 23 - 24, 2016
Customer Appreciation Weekend at Alstede Farms
11 am - 5 pm
Location: Alstede Farms, 1 Alstede Farms Lane, Chester, NJ 07930

Join us for Customer Appreciation Weekend! Have fun - win prizes! We'll have sack races, egg toss, pie eating contests, live entertainment, and lots more! All are welcome!

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Jul 24, 2016
Chester Gazebo Concert Series: The Tones
6:00 pm to 7:30 pm
Location: The Gazebo - Municipal Field on Main Street, Chester.
*In the event of rain, the concert will be held at The Highlands Barn, 100 North Street, Chester.

THE TONES

A new groove to classic rock and blues!

Will be performing in Chester at The Gazebo Concert Series on July 24th from 6pm to 7:30pm.

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Jul 26, 2016
Chocolate Summer Boot Camp (ages 8 to 15): Day 1
9:30 am - 1:30 pm
Location: J. Emanuel Chocolatier, 461B Main Street (behind Redwoods Grill), Chester

Announcing the Tastiest Summer Boot Camp for Kids Ever!
Day 1 of this 3 day camp is required in order to attend Day 2 and 3.
Day 1 includes an extensive tour of the J. Emanuel Chocolatier facility. Afterward, we will dive into where chocolate comes from, how it gets here, tasting chocolates, molding and decorating a chocolate lolly.
Pre-registration is required by calling J. Emanuel shop at 908-955-7591 or stopping in.

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Jul 27, 2016
Chocolate Summer Boot Camp (ages 8 to 15): Day 2
9:30am - 12:30pm (ages 8-11); 1:00am - 4:00pm (ages 12-15)
Location: J. Emanuel Chocolatier, 461B Main Street (behind Redwoods Grill), Chester

Continuation of the Tastiest Summer Boot Camp for Kids Ever!
Day 2 and/or 3 are optional. Participants from Day 1 are split into two groups (morning and afternoon) based on age. Day 2 will involve making, decorating and packaging a chocolate flower pot.
Pre-registration is required by calling J. Emanuel shop at 908-955-7591 or stopping in.

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Jul 28, 2016
Chocolate Summer Boot Camp (ages 8 to 15): Day 3
9:30am - 12:30pm (ages 8-11); 1:00pm - 4:00pm (ages 12-15)
Location: J. Emanuel Chocolatier, 461B Main Street (behind Redwoods Grill), Chester

Continuation of the Tastiest Summer Boot Camp for Kids Ever!
Day 3 is optional. Participants from Day 1 and 2 are split into two groups (morning and afternoon) based on age.
Day 3 will involve a summer theme 'Chocolate BBQ'. Students will dip, decorate and package pieces of fresh fruit, cookies, pretzels and make their own smores.
Pre-registration is required by calling J. Emanuel shop at 908-955-7591 or stopping in.

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Jul 30, 2016
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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Jul 30 - Aug 14, 2016
Family Fun Peach Festival
11 am - 5 pm
Location: Alstede Farms, 1 Alstede Farms Lane, Chester, NJ 07930

For 3 weekends enjoy scrumptious peach treats galore: peach cake, peach pie, peach cheese desserts, homemade peach ice cream and more! Take a Scenic hayride to our peach orchard to pick your own peaches and more. And then enjoy live entertainment and lots of Family Fun activities!

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Jul 31, 2016
Peach 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 including Pancakes with our own fresh peach topping, eggs, bacon, sausage, and assorted beverages. Price includes breakfast and Pick Your Own admission with scenic hay wagon ride. Live entertainment included from 12 noon – 4 pm.

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Aug 2, 2016
Advanced Chocolatiers Summer Camp (ages 8 to 15): Day 1
10am to 2pm
Location: J. Emanuel Chocolatier, 461B Main Street (behind Redwoods Grill), Chester, NJ

Day 1 of this 2 day offering will build upon the skills learned in the Chocolate Summer Boot Camp. Students will make a Ganache (truffle center) and mold a hollow piece of chocolate for filling.
Pre-registration is required by calling J. Emanuel shop at 908-955-7591 or stopping in.

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Aug 3, 2016
Advanced Chocolatiers Summer Camp (ages 8 to 15): Day 2
10am - 2pm
Location: J. Emanuel Chocolatier, 461B Main Street (behind Redwoods Grill), Chester

Day 2 of this 2 day offering will build upon the skills learned in the Day 1 Advanced Chocolatier Summer Camp session. Students will fill their hollow mold with the ganache they made on Day 1; They will also decorate truffles, dip strawberries and decorate, and learn the concepts of making fudge.
Pre-registration is required by calling J. Emanuel shop at 908-955-7591 or stopping in.

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Aug 4, 2016
Corn Muffin Baking (Children's Workshop)
11:00 am and 2:00 pm
Location: Cooper Gristmill 66 State Route 24 Chester, NJ 07930-2411 - (908) 879-5463

Make delicious corn muffins using Cooper Gristmill- ground cornmeal. While the muffins are baking you can tour the Gristmill. Children must be accompanied by an adult. Call 908.879.5463 by July 21 to pre-register. Cost: $10 per family ($5 Friends members).

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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 9, 2016
Chocolate Summer Boot Camp (ages 8 to 15): Day 1
9:30 am - 1:30 pm
Location: J. Emanuel Chocolatier, 461B Main Street (behind Redwoods Grill), Chester

Announcing the Tastiest Summer Boot Camp for Kids Ever!
Day 1 of this 3 day camp is required in order to attend Day 2 and 3.
Day 1 includes an extensive tour of the J. Emanuel Chocolatier facility. Afterward, we will dive into where chocolate comes from, how it gets here, tasting chocolates, molding and decorating a chocolate lolly.
Pre-registration is required by calling J. Emanuel shop at 908-955-7591 or stopping in.

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Aug 10, 2016
Chocolate Summer Boot Camp (ages 8 to 15): Day 2
9:30am - 12:30pm (ages 8-11); 1:00am - 4:00pm (ages 12-15)
Location: J. Emanuel Chocolatier, 461B Main Street (behind Redwoods Grill), Chester

Continuation of the Tastiest Summer Boot Camp for Kids Ever!
Day 2 and/or 3 are optional. Participants from Day 1 are split into two groups (morning and afternoon) based on age. Day 2 will involve making, decorating and packaging a chocolate flower pot.
Pre-registration is required by calling J. Emanuel shop at 908-955-7591 or stopping in.

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Aug 11, 2016
Chocolate Summer Boot Camp (ages 8 to 15): Day 3
9:30am - 12:30pm (ages 8-11); 1:00pm - 4:00pm (ages 12-15)
Location: J. Emanuel Chocolatier, 461B Main Street (behind Redwoods Grill), Chester

Continuation of the Tastiest Summer Boot Camp for Kids Ever!
Day 3 is optional. Participants from Day 1 and 2 are split into two groups (morning and afternoon) based on age.
Day 3 will involve a summer theme 'Chocolate BBQ'. Students will dip, decorate and package pieces of fresh fruit, cookies, pretzels and make their own smores.
Pre-registration is required by calling J. Emanuel shop at 908-955-7591 or stopping in.

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Aug 13, 2016
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 18, 2016
Apple Muffin Baking (Children's Workshop)
11:00 am and 2:00 pm
Location: Cooper Gristmill 66 State Route 24 Chester, NJ 07930-2411 - (908) 879-5463

Make delicious apple muffins with Cooper Gristmill-ground flour. While the muffins are baking you can tour the Gristmill. Call 908.879.5463 by August 4 to pre-register. Cost: $10 per family ($5 Friends members).

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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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