Events March 27, 2018

Mar 24 - Apr 8, 2018
Easter and Springtime Family Festival at Alstede Farms
Times vary by day - please see website
Location: Alstede Farms, 1 Alstede Farms Lane, Chester, NJ 07930

Enjoy springtime fun during the Easter and Springtime Family Festival at Alstede Farms. We'll have our baby farm animals, Easter egg hunts, a cozy campfire with marshmallows to toast, the Easter bunny, and lots more! Check our website for schedule of events and event times.

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Mar 26 - 30, 2018
Spring Break Camps at The Hive
Location: The Hive, 197 Route 206 North, Chester NJ (next to ShopRite)

JOIN US FOR AN EXCITING STAY-CATION IN CHESTER! Half-day or full-day camps available. Join for one day or more, up to all 5 days! 9:00am - 1:00pm half-day 9:00am - 3:00pm full-day TOPICS TO ENGAGE EVERYONE! Mornings are filled with inspiring art projects followed by exciting science exploration in age appropriate groups. Snack (nut free) is provided by MCAW. Bring your own Bagged Lunch (nut-free please). Afternoon choose Chess, arts & crafts, Minecraft, Makerspace, games, or participate in the Lego Challenge of the day! Lots more! Visit our website to learn more or to register.

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Events after March 27, 2018

Mar 31, 2018
Visit the Easter Bunny at the SOC
12:00pm to 3:00 pm
Location: The Streets of Chester Shopping Center (on the lawn outside Olympia Sports)
270 Route 206 South
Chester, NJ 07930

Hippity-Hop on over to The Streets of Chester Shopping Center on Saturday, March 31st for a visit and selfie photos with the Easter Bunny! Visits are FREE. Bring your camera and your kids - friendly pets are also welcome.

The Easter Bunny will be available in his "Springtime Garden" on the lawn outside of Olympia Sports from 12:00pm-3:00pm. (In the event of rain, a tent will be provided to keep the Easter Bunny and his visitors nice and dry).

Spring-Themed Lawn Decor provided by

Live DJ Music provided by S.C.3. Entertainment.

Easter Bunny provided by Clowns and Gowns Entertainment

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Mar 31, 2018
Drop-In Art and Minecraft at The Hive
Location: The Hive, 197 Route 206 North, Chester NJ (next to ShopRite)

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

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Mar 31, 2018
Open Mic Night at The Hive
Location: The Hive, 197 Route 206 North, Chester NJ (next to ShopRite)

Calling all musicians, poets, fans! 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. Visit our Facebook page at CHESTER OPEN MIC NIGHTS to get updates and latest pictures. Questions? or 908-883-0159

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Apr 1, 2018
Easter Sunrise Service at Alstede Farms
6:30 am
Location: Alstede Farms, 1 Alstede Farms Lane, Chester, NJ 07930

Our Sunrise Service on Easter Sunday is a Christian Ecumenical service that celebrates the true meaning of Easter. The service starts at 6:30 am on the hill behind our Farm Store. Allow yourself about 10-15 minutes of time before hand to walk up to the hill from the parking lot. We will also have a hay wagon ride available for anyone that needs assistance. Please note that we will be closed for business on Easter Sunday.

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Jun 2 - 3, 2018
20th 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 20th Annual SPRING CHESTER CRAFT SHOW being held on Saturday and Sunday, June 2nd and 3rd.

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.


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.

Also - Be sure to stop by the I LOVE CHESTER / STREETS OF CHESTER INFORMATION BOOTH at this event and register for the FREE Basket Raffle.

(Note: If you are a vendor and wish to exhibit at this show, please visit

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Jun 10, 2018
Chester's 18th Annual CLASSIC CAR SHOW
10:00 am - 3:00 pm - Plus All-Day Shopping 'till 5pm
Location: Along Main Street in Historic Chester, NJ

Take a Stroll Down Memory Lane!

On Sunday, June 10th, Chester will be bursting with Classic Cars and Trucks along Historic Downtown Main Street!

This Thrilling Motor Exhibit is FREE to the public. Display includes the finest classics, customs, muscle, special interest, antiques, pro street cars and more.

Exhibitor Registration - $10 (Registration Table located at the top of Perry Street.)

Schedule of Events

- 8:00 am - 10:00 am: Exhibitors Register their Vehicles
- 10:00 am - 3:00pm: Show times
- 3:00 pm: Trophies awarded at 25 Main Street. (Note: Vehicle must be registered to be eligible for trophy.)

Trophy Categories are as follows:

Historic Downtown Main Street Exhibit
• Best Engine
• Best Truck
• Best Paint
• Peoples Choice
• Best in Show
• Top 5 Winner

plus All Day Shopping throughout Chester! Musical entertainment includes DJ-Doc South. Portion of proceeds to benefit Cancer Hope Network.

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

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Jun 30, 2018
Taco Palooza
Location: Municipal Field on Main Street, Chester, NJ 07930

Details of Festival to be announced in March 2018.

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Sep 8 - 9, 2018
45th 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.)



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 8th and 9th 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 45 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

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

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Oct 13 - 14, 2018
35th 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 (tbd)
*Antique Apple Press Demonstrations
*Blacksmith Demo
*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
Jazz - Folk - Pop

*The Morris Music Men Barbershop Chorus


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