The perfect excuse for a long weekend

Autumn Festival Friday kicks off our 2 day fixture festival here at Chester Racecourse. The perfect excuse for an early start to a well-deserved long weekend, Autumn Festival Friday promises an unmissable atmosphere. Friday fixtures have always had a different identity to our Saturday race days. With pent-up excitement and joyous elation at an early weekend, Autumn Festival Friday is the ultimate place to be this 9th September. Plus, as the seasons change, this weekend of racing is an ideal time to soak up the last of the sunshine and bask in the late evening sunny glow.

Why not treat yourself and book into one of our hospitality venues. The White Horse offers a warm and rustic home for the day with cosy wood fires and plush tartan and tweed furnishings. You could stay in the Final Furlong. With it’s cavernous cathedral ceilings and an exclusive track side viewing area, this picturesque picket fenced  location offers easy access access to the entirety of the racecourse.

This year the early bird definitely catches the worm, as we’re rewarding customers that book early with the best ticket prices. Ticket prices are split into different categories, with the lowest price always going to those that book early. This means the quicker you book, the better price you’ll get!

For group bookings, please call the box office on 01244 304610 or email

To give you reassurance when booking, any customer who purchases a ticket for a future fixture will be entitled to a transfer or full refund in the event it is cancelled.

Please note that all tickets will be subject to a £1.25 per ticket administration fee.

For more information, please visit our terms & conditions page.