Join the convo! Shopping, Dining & Activities in Chester, New Jersey

Summertime in Chester NJ

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There are sooooo many things to do in Chester this summer!

We just had an amazing Wine & Food Festival last weekend….hmmm sorry you missed it…but keep up with us here and catch the next one!

Here’s a few examples of activities that are sure to delight you and of course they haven’t happened yet!  So get your calendar out and mark off the dates so you can attend and have the best time in Chester NJ.

If you know of something going on in Chester let us know and we will post it!


Chester NJ

Chester Farmers Market is Sponsored by the Rotary of Chester-Long Valley

Sponsored by The Rotary Club of Chester – Long Valley.
Every Sunday starting tomorrow June 22nd and running thru Oct. 5th
(Please note though that it will not run on Sept 7th due to the Craft Show)
The market is held on Perry St. from 10 am to 3 pm.  Enjoy!


Chester NJ

Carnival & Fireworks in Chester Sponsored by the Chester Vol. Fire Dept.

This Annual event sponsored by the Chester Vol. Fire Co. will be held at Chubb Park…Food, Games, Rides and Entertainment!  The Fireworks will be held Friday Night at approximately 10:15 pm….a noisy spectacle to be enjoyed by all!!!!   Woohoo!  For more information visit

6th Annual BlueGrass Festival and Pig Roast Saturday, July 12th from 10am-8pm

Chester NJ

Bluegrass Festival & Pig Roast Chester NJ sponsored by the Community Presbyterian Church

A treat for your senses…anyway your ears and taste buds…this event will be held at the Gazebo Park on Main Street.  This is a free event…there will be activities for the kids, live bands, vendors and an instrument auction. 
The MC is Duke Degroat and the Sound is by Stirling Audio.  If you have questions call 908-443-1294 or visit
Donations will be happily accepted and all proceeds will benefit BYG Work Camp; which is a mission group composed of 7 local area churches that travel to Appalachia every summer to rebuild homes with Appalachia Service Project.  This summer 140 volunteers will spend a week making many families safer, warmer and drier through home repairs.  So support this fun and worthy event and play a part in making people happier!!!

4-H FAIR – July 18 – 21

Chester NJ

4-H Fair at Chubb Park in Chester NJ

The annual 4-H Fair will be held at Chubb Park, July 18-21. 4-H Fair Hours:
July 17 – 4:00pm-10:00pm, July 18 & 19 – 10:00am-10:00pm, July 20 – 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)
 This is a fabulous event for the family!  I have so many great memories of 4-H Fairs when I was a kid…my sister and I rode in many of the 4-H horse shows around the state..showing at Chubb Park was always a pleasure!  4-H is a fabulous organization to involve kids in! 
Click Here for more info…and…check out the “club list” where you can find out about the different clubs within Morris County. If you are interested in joining a club,  contact the 4-H office and they will connect you with the leader. If you have an interest that is not listed, let them know!  They are happy to help you develop a club centered around your interests.
For more information about the 4-H Fair, 4-H clubs, or about becoming a 4-H volunteer, visit the 4-H Fair website at  or contact the 4-H office (973) 285-8300 x3 or

Peach Festival – August 2nd – 10am to 4pm

Chester NJ

Community Presbyterian Church Peach Festival 2014

Held at The Community Presbyterian Church on Maint Street…there are going to be delicious pies….come early for them as they sell out!  Lots of Peaches!  There will be a country auction, crafts, and a great rummage sale.  Don’t miss it – its a lot of fun!
Right now the Community Presbyterian Church is collecting donations for the Peach Festival starting tomorrow –  Saturday, June 21st.  So bring on the stuff you need to get rid of and drop it off at the Church for a worthy cause.  Donations will be accepted from 8:30 am to 8:30 pm….or call them for more information at 908-879-5091.

Running in tandem with the Peach Festival – The Chester Merchant Association is running a fun sale called….

THE LAZY HAZY CRAZY DAYS OF SUMMER SALE – Aug. 2 & 3 – 11 am to 5 pm

….named after the old Nat King Cole song…Roll on those lazy…well you know!
Shops in Chester will be running sidewalk/flea market type sales – there are sure to be some good bargains and it will be fun to Come to Town….Go To The Peach Festival…and then stroll along Main Street and Visit our Sidewalk Sales. 


Chester NJ

Chester Craft Show sponsored by HCBA

This is the big craft show that Chester is pretty famous for…this is the 41st year of the show.  Wow!
It will be held at the Gazebo Park on Main Street as always from 10 am to 5 pm.  There is a $5 admission fee and this event benefits the HCBA.  For more info visit their website at

Oh My, Chester NJ is the Place to Be!  So get here!!!!



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