Chester Antiques Fair Celebrates 30 Years at Chester RacecoursePublished on 6 February 2019
The Chester Antiques Fair will celebrate 30 years when it returns to the County Grandstand at Chester Racecourse from 7 – 10 February.
In 1989, art and antique dealers were lining up to take part in the first Chester Antiques Fair, organised by Penman Fairs. The fair has been running at the Racecourse continually ever since, twice a year, occupying the County Grandstand overlooking the famous Roodee.
The Chester Antiques Fair is organised by Caroline Penman, Ben Cooper and Barbara Bell from Penman Fairs. Caroline said: ‘This has always been a favourite event, located in such an idyllic setting and just a few minutes from Chester’s historic town centre. Many collectors come from miles away make their visit into a long weekend stay.’
Now regarded as the most prestigious event of its kind in the Northwest, the fair continues to offer a wide variety of high-quality art, antiques and collector’s pieces at prices to suit every pocket. With everything for sale, prices run from £20 up to £25,000. All exhibits are labelled with the price, date and description - all of which are carefully checked by the Vetting Committees for quality and authenticity.
Kate Dawson, Head of Sales at Chester Racecourse said: ‘Chester Racecourse is delighted to welcome Caroline and the Penman’s team back to the Racecourse in its 30th year, from launching Chester in 1989, the fair has become a major fixture in the social calendar in the North West. Attracting visitors from across the region and far beyond, we are thrilled to be part of their history and success, being the oldest racecourse in the UK we hope Chester continues to provide the perfect backdrop.’