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


“A Picture with Mom” a special event sponsored by the Chester Merchants Association.  Come and have your picture taken with mom with a beautiful floral backdrop.  In front of imagiNations and NJ Ballroom Dance Center at 44 Main Street in Chester.  This is free but we are happily accepting donations for the Chester Food Pantry.  Event runs from 12 noon to 3 pm on Mother’s Day, May 14th, 2017.

Chester Spring Brew Fest, May 20th & 21st, 2017 at the Municipal Field in Chester.  Sponsored by the Chester Merchants Association, WDHA Radio 105.5, Harrington Contractors.  Sample craft beer and ales, listen to music by Crab Daddy, vendors, crafters and lots of good food.  12 noon to 5 pm….rain or shine.  tickets available online at or locally from Objects of Desire, The Whistling Elk, imagiNations, NJ Ballroom Dance Center.

Dennis & Judi of 101.5 NJ Radio will be in Chester on November 8th from 12 noon to 2 pm. They will be located in The Courtyard adjacent to Objects of Desire Boutique and will play music, chat, play games and give away stuff….Come and have fun!


The Colonial Prospect Lodge #24 of Free and Accepted Masons is having an OPEN HOUSE “Square and Compass Day” on Saturday, October 10th from 10 am to 2 pm….if you are interested in learning what Freemasonry is all about…feel free to attend!

The Lodge is located at 370 Main Street in Chester…the email address is


101.5’s Dennis & Judi Coming To Chester!
October 4th – 12 pm to 2 pm
Fun, games, Music – this was cancelled due to the hurricane and will be rescheduled soon.


July 11th – Bluegrass Festival & Pig Roast, Municipal Field, Chester – sponsored by the Community Presbyterian Church…10 am to 8 pm….fun, good times!


Chester Wine Festival 2015 – 2nd Annual Sat. & Sun. June 20th & 21st at the Municipal Field in Chester – 12 pm to 5 pm….Wine, Food, Music!  Tickets available on line at or at the gate.

Bus Trip to Philadelphia Flower Show 2015 – Wed., March 4th – check out the blog post on this fun event  – join in the fun and beat the winter blues!


November 15, 2014 – Chester Community Church Holiday Extravaganza 10 am to 3 pm….check our post for details or call the Community Presbyterian Church for more information.


December 6th thru 13th, 2014 – Festival of Trees “Christmas Now & Then” – at The Barn at Highland Ridge Park, 100 North Road, Chester, NJ

A community wide celebration featuring decorated holiday trees in a rustic winter wonderland setting.  All proceeds benefit the Senior Resource Center.  Check event schedule and time schedule for the event on for all  details.


 Chester Ghost Walks – Friday and Saturday Nights 7:30 to 9:30 – Meet up at the Cannon on Main Street – October! To register


Harvest Festival – this weekend October 11-12 on Main Street in Chester.


Chester Farmers Market

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 Firemans Carnival & Fireworks June 24-28

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 10am-8pm

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

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

Annual Peach Festival – August 2nd

At the Community Presbyterian Church on Main Street, Chester

from 10 am to 4 pm! 

COME EARLY For the Peach Pies…they sell out fast…and stay all day for the Country Auction, Crafters and Rummage Sale.

Chester NJ

Peach Festival at the Community Presbyterian Church in Chester NJ

Donations will be accepted from Saturday, June 21st thru Mid July from 8:30 am-8:30pm.  Call 908-879-5091 for more information



….named after the old Nat King Cole song…Roll on those lazy…well you know!  11 AM TO 5 PM
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 Fall Craft Show –  Sept  6 & 7

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



3 comments on “Events

  1. Pingback: 10 Reasons Why You Need to Bring Your Date to Chester | Chester Street Talk

  2. Susan Sommariva
    August 2, 2015

    Will the Ghost Tour be held this year?

    • elegantparis
      August 2, 2015

      Hi Susan, I am thinking that it will but I do not know for sure. The Ghost Tour is put on by the borough of Chester’s recreation commission–so if you call the borough they may be able to tell you! Barbara

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