Chester Antiques Show offers around 40 stands of antiques and fine art extending over 3 floors of the County Grandstand.
The first two days of the fair are always exceedingly busy in the morning, but quieter pm. If you want to visit in relative peace, do consider arriving after 1pm!
Standards are high, and Vetting plays a significant part in maintaining quality, authenticity and correct informative labels. Many of the exhibitors are members of BADA and / or LAPADA.
Acclaimed as the best of its kind in the North West, the Show proves to be a lure to both exhibitors and visitors who travel long distances to the Show. The venue, ambiance and catering are outstanding – and the City of Chester is full of beautiful architecture, shops, restaurants and hotels for a weekend away!
Established in 1989 by Penmans, the Show is now a twice yearly event, offering a good day out, with FREE PARKING - EXCELLENT CATERING (details below) and 40-45 friendly knowlegeable dealers with wonderful stock!
Catering is outstanding....
Restaurant 1539 offers gourmet food & wines - on the first floor, with wall-to-wall glass front overlooking the whole Course (the shortest in England, established in 1539). Booking advisable - 01244 304611
The Turf Restaurant on the ground floor offers a good choice from sandwiches to main courses, wines, teas and coffees (opens 10am for early arrivals).
Joy's Bar on the Top Floor with seating overlooking the course has tea/coffee/wine, soups, cakes & sandwiches.
The White Horse, ins the middle of the track, is a smart gastro pub with big oak beams and roaring open fires!
The 2016 exhibitors are now re-booking for 2017, and as from Nvember 1st, stands are open for new applicants. However, we carefully maintain a balance of disciplines, so we are not taking any more jewellery dealers, and only one more paintings dealer.
TheChester Exhibitor list on the Penman main site now shows only 2017 exhibitors
Exhibitors in October 2016:
Acorn Antiques, A & J Antiques, F. E. Anderson
Art of the Imagination, Bank House, Baron Fine Art,
Jo Bennett, Mark Buckley, Church Street,
James Dickinson, Fashion Fandango, Garret & Hurst,
W R Harvey & Co Ltd, Howell's, Lake's,
March Antiques, S & A Marsh, Melody's Antiques,
Midwinter Antiques, C S Moreton, Muse Sculpture,
John Newton, Olde Time, Opus,
Phoenix Fine Art, Plaza, T Robert,
Graham Reed, Rowles Fine Art, Shapiro & Co,
Solo Antiques, Trinity Trove, Trivette,
Roger de Ville, Santiago Ventura Real Walker Galleries.