Penman Fairs: Chester Antiques Show Fair

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11 - 14 October

County Grandstand, Chester Racecourse
Cheshire, CH1 2LY

Thursday to Sunday 10.30am - 5pm

Chester Antiques Fair
 offers around 40 stands of antiques and fine art extending over 3 floors of the County Grandstand.

The Fair is always busiest 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 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 Fair is now a twice yearly event, offering a good day out, with all the trimmings...      

Restaurant 1539 Fine Dining,  Booking advisable - 01244 304611 

The Turf Restaurant
beside the main Entrance,  
opens at 10am for early arrival coffees, then lunches & teas.

Joy's Bar
  Top Floor, tea/coffee/wine, soups, cakes & sandwiches. 

The White Horse,
gastro pub in the middle of the course.

Exhibitors at the February Fair are  detailed under the "Exhibitors" button, top left of this page.  October exhibitors yet to be finalised.

They include all your regular favourites, except Steve Baron who is taking a sabatical from fairs to give more attention to his Gallery just up the road on Watergate Street. He would love to see you

For the first time at the Fair, we welcomed Steve Welbourne from Hove,  but a Cestrian orriginally, he brought some fine 19th Century watercolours.

Also new to Chester were Vaughan Antiques with delightful jewellery, from Peterborough. Se we had 5 jewellers (apart from costume jewellery) - Plaza, Thomas Glover, T Robert, Shapiro & Co and Vaughan Antiques . Nick Howell, our regular watch specialist, is unable to be with us this time, but promises to return in October.

We welcomed back for a second time the young but highly knowledgeable specialist in Designer Costume Jewellery,
Gemma Redmond from Manchester, whose exciting stock adds a colourful variation to our selection of Jewellery, offering possible purchases to those who don't want to afford the gem-set treasures otherwise on show.

Free Parking is offered to fair visitors, subject to availability or the unlikely event of flooding!

Due to Building Works, we lost a section with 4 stands on the ground floor, plus the City Entrance via Watergate Square.
This space will be re-instated in October!