The Merchants of Chester
List of Annual Events for
2014

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Winter Carnivale
Sunday - February 16, 2014
10:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m
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Main Street, Chester Village Center, Chester, CT
Free parking is available at the Water Street and Maple Street parking lots, both are a short walk to the center's activities. Courtesy shuttle bus into town from commuter lot at exit 6, provided by Chester Village West. 22nd Annual Winter Carnivale includes Public Outdoor Ice Carving Competition, Chili Cook-off, Tractor Parade, Gallery Openings, Receptions, Shop Events and more! See website for schedule of events. Arrive Early!
Dress Warm... this is an OUTDOOR Event.

Winter Carnivale LLC,
16 Main Street,
Chester, CT 06412

(860) 526-1200 for more info


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Four on the fourth
The Chester 4 mile Road Race

Chester Rotary Club Sponsor
Friday - July 4, 2014
NEW Start Time: 9:00 am SHARP
Main Street, Chester Center, Chester, CT . Course: Through the hills of Chester Location: Chester Center at the Flag Pole. Free parking is available at the Water Street and the Maple Street parking lots, both a short walk to the center.
Four on the Fourth The Chester 4 mile Road Race Chester Rotary Club Sponsor Competition prizes for participants and festivities for onlookers. Live Music.
Registration: $20 pre-June 24th, $25 day of race.
Contact: Chester Rotary Club
www.chesterrotary.org

 



RiverQuest and CT Audubon are joining up again for their Seventh Annual Eagle Cruises, February and March. Cruises depart from Haddam, CT, Eagle Landing State Park, Route 82, (across the river from the Goodspeed Opera House).

Bring your winter spirit and join us aboard RiverQuest as we cruise the lower Connecticut River in search of eagles, hawks, ducks, seals and other winter wildlife.

The extremely quiet RiverQuest has a heated, enclosed cabin, but dress warm so that you can enjoy the beauty and solitude of the river on our open decks. Listen and observe as our seasoned, experienced naturalists point out and educate all on our local wildlife and other points of interest. Bring your binoculars or borrow ours. Complimentary coffee/tea.

Numerous weekend and weekday dates/times are available for these 2-hour cruises. For information, reservations, please visit: http://www.ctriverquest.com or call 860-662-0577.

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CONCERTS IN THE GALLERY
SUNDAYS through April, 4 - 6 pm
Leif Nilsson Spring Street Studio & Gallery, 1 Spring Street in Chester Center. BYOB, Bistro Seating. $10 donation. The Pattaconk 1850 Bar and Grille is offering 1/2 off an appetizer and $3.50 for a glass of wine or a beer, before or after the concerts.




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CONCERTS IN THE GARDEN

Leif Nilsson Spring Street Studio & Gallery
1 Spring Street in Chester Center.
Thursdays May - August - 7 pm - 9 pm
Sundays November - April - 4 pm - 6pm
Check the site for more cool information about the bands.
$10 donation - BYOB - Outdoor Bistro Style Seating in the Amphitheatre. inside the gallery if inclement weather.


Chester Agricultural and Mechanical Society Country Fair

Fri to Sun - August 22 - 24, 2014
Fri. 5:00 p.m. - 11:00 p.m., Sat. 8:00 a.m. - 11:00 p.m. and Sun. 9:00 a.m. - 6:00 p.m.
Location: The Chester Fair Grounds
Description: Traditional New England Fair
(860) 526-5947
Chester Agricultural and Mechanical Society
P.O. Box 646
Chester, CT 06412
http://www.chesterfair.org/


 
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May Day Night Art Gallery and Shop Opening Receptions

Friday - May 2, 2014
5:00 - 8:00 pm
Main Street, Chester Center, Chester, CT
Free parking is available at the Water Street and the Maple Street parking lots, both a short walk to the center.
May Day Night Art Gallery and Shop Opening Receptions.
(860) 526-1200 for more info

The Chester Rotary Club Lobster Festival
Saturday - September 6 or 13???, 2014
The Chester Fair Grounds
Description: Fundraiser for the Rotary Club, Lobster dinner and Live band.
Live Music till 10pm+
Serving time Time: 5 -7pm
For more info: please visit our website: www.chesterrotary.org




Come Home to Chester Days
Fri/Sat - Sept 19 and 20, 2014
5:00 - 8:00 pm
Main Street, Chester Center, Chester, CT. Free parking is available at the Water Street and the Maple Street parking lots, both a short walk to the center.
Come Home to Chester Days Art Gallery and Shop Opening Receptions.
Contact: Sosse Baker
(860) 526-9822
76 Main Street







 
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Memorial Day Parade
Monday - May 26, 2014
Cedar Lake Swimming and recreation opens.
Parade Time: 9:00 am SHARP
Chester Center and West Main Street
Info: (860) 526-0013

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Small Town Concer Series

http://www.cbsrz.org

Featured Artists to include:
Lauren Agnelli, Meg Gister, Hillyn Natter, Rodney Maxwell, Brian and Rose Wolfe, Dana Takaki, Rachael Aikens and Matthew Male


 

Chester Townwide Tag Sale
Saturday, May 24, 2014
8am to 3pm

Location: all over town; maps at Town Center
Description: Usually over 60 tag sales throughout town run by local residents and businesses. Maps with locations of all sales are distributed at the Town Center for $1 each.
More info: kris.seifert@gmail.com
860-526-8440 / 860-510-3268
Sponsored by the Chester Republican Town Committee

 



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Halloween Pumpkin Festival and Parade
Friday - October 24, 2014
Pumpkin carving contest!
5:00 - 8:00 pm
Main Street, Chester Center, Chester, CT. Free parking is available at the Water Street and the Maple Street parking lots, both a short walk to the center.
Halloween Pumpkin Festival and Parade
Pumpkin carving contest along with Costumed Art Gallery Openings
Halloween Parade and Halloween Hayrides in the Laurel Hill Cemetery. Costumes are encouraged. Dancing in the village center to monster mash music is mandatory. Shops and Galleries will be offering treats. Bring a carved pumpkin to The Local Beet for a raffle ticket to merchant donated prizes.
The Local Beet, 16 Main Street 860-526-5554 for more info





 
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Midsummer Nights Stroll
CANCELLED



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Holiday Night Town Christmas Tree Lighting and Caroling
Friday - December 5, 2014
5:00 - 8:00 pm
Main Street, Chester Village Center, Chester, CT
Free parking is available at the Water Street and the Maple Street parking lots, both a short walk to the center. Town Christmas Tree lighting, Caroling, Art Gallery and Shop Opening Receptions and Previews.
Contact: Town Hall
(860) 526-0013
Town Hall / Tree lighting
P O Box 218
Chester, CT 06412



 

 

 

 


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