Events September 28, 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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Sep 23 - Oct 29, 2016
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 a moonlight hayride, a roaring campfire, hot or cold cider, venture through our corn maze at night (bring your flashlight) and enjoy the sounds of a country music DJ. Family friendly - nothing scary!

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Sep 28, 2016
Fall Open House at Country Curtains
6:30 pm
Location: Country Curtains at The Streets of Chester Shopping Center
Route 206 South, Chester, NJ 07930

Join Us for a Fall Open House! Come FALL in love with Country Curtain's new line of bedding and window treatments.

Light Refreshments, Special Promotions & Door Prizes!

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Oct 2, 2016
FREE Taste & Learn with French Chocolatier Laurent Carratie
Two Sessions: 2pm and 4pm. Registration Required Call 908-955-7591
Location: J. Emanuel Chocolatier, 461B Main Street (behind Redwoods Grill), Chester, NJ

Meet the Experts and Learn Industry Secrets

Experience a delectable 'Taste of France' without the jet lag!

Come and discover what you might find when you visit a chocolate shop in France.

Laurent Carratie's love for his work and extensive experience in French Pastry and Chocolate will be easily recognized as he demonstrates and offers tastings of his specialty chocolate selections.


Agenda:

• Introduction/resume
• Discuss differences between French/European style chocolate as compared to American chocolate.
• Discuss single origin chocolates
• Taste the differences
• Discuss working with chocolate in pastry
• Demonstration of putting together chocolate pieces
• Q&A
• More tastings...

Details:
Pre-registration is required.
Call (908 955-7591) or email us (info@jemanuel.com) with the time, name and number of people attending.

Location:
J. Emanuel Chocolatier, 461B Main Street (behind Redwoods Grill), Chester, NJ

Date/Times:
Sunday October 2nd.
This event will last between 60 and 90 minutes
Two sessions - scheduled to start at 2:00 and 4:00

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Oct 6, 2016
GRAND OPENING! Excel Urgent Care
10am-2pm
Location: Excel Urgent Care, 2 North Road - Unit E & F, Chester, NJ 07930

Join Us in Celebration of our GRAND OPENING!

Excel Urgent Care of Chester proudly serves our community by offering quality and compassionate medical care for you and your family.

Come tour our state-of-the-art facility and meet our friendly staff. FREE FLU SHOTS while supplies last*
Food and refreshments wil be served. We want to get to know the community we serve. View our beautiful facility. Learn about our various medical
services. Mayer Janet Hovan wil be joining us as well.

For details, call 908-888-2541

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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.

CLICK HERE to view the weekend SCHEDULE OF EVENTS.

THIS YEAR'S SPECIAL HIGHLIGHT:
The 3rd Annual CHESTER FOOD FEST: Soup & Chili Cook Off.

CLICK HERE to view the Official SOUP & CHILI COOK OFF WEBPAGE

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

SOUP & CHILI COOK OFF: 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 IN CHESTER, NJ


FOOD, FUN, RAFFLES and LIVE ENTERTAINMENT

CLICK HERE TO SEE OFFICIAL EVENT WEBPAGE

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Oct 16, 2016
Cider Press Demostrations at the Annual Harvest Celebration
11:00 am to 5:00 pm
Location: The Cooper Gristmill Display (Main Street) - Downtown Chester

As part of the Historic Chester Business Assocation's Annual Harvest Celebration, see the Cooper Gristmill's apple cider press demonstration booth on  Main Street in Chester. We will be located near the Stained Glass Boutique, 76 E. Main Street and will be one of many activities throughout Chester.

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Oct 29, 2016
A Miller's Halloween at The Cooper Gristmill
1:00 pm to 3:00 pm
Location: Cooper Gristmill 66 State Route 24 Chester, NJ 07930-2411 - (908) 879-5463

Come in costume for a fun-filled afternoon! Enjoy spooky story telling at 1pm & 2:30 pm, make corn husk dolls, create creepy crafts, and play old time games. In the Gristmill, be alert for spooks, spiders, skeletons, and surprises!

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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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Nov 12 - Dec 18, 2016
Experience Historic Chester this Holiday Season!
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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 18th, 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!

*Manhatten Holiday Carolers
The festive troubadours will be performing throughout downtown Chester on November 26th, December 3rd, 10th and 17th, 12:30pm to 4:30pm.

*Sculpted Ice Works
Saturday, December 17th, 11am-3pm

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 November 27th and December 4th, 12pm-3pm

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 (tentative dates of December 11th and 18th)

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

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