THIS year promises to be the biggest Chester Food Drink and Lifestyle Show to date.

More than 150 exhibitors will attend the three-day event at Chester Racecourse with the widest-ranging offer ever seen on display.

Managing partner of principal sponsors Allington Hughes Solicitors, David Parry, said: “When we agreed to sponsor the event I don’t think anyone had any idea just how big this event was in national terms.”

Channel 4’s Sunday Brunch star Simon Rimmer is confirmed for the Saturday of the show. He is supported by Michelin two-star chef and Abode supremo Michael Caines. River Cottage star Tim Maddams makes his first appearance and is supported by Cheshire celebrity chef, Dave Mooney.

Campers from across Britain and parts of Europe will assemble on the Roodee to enjoy the chance to camp in the middle of the city as part of Camperfest, a show that attracts more than 1,000 people.

New for 2013 is the addition of a visual arts exhibition by the Grosvenor Art Society. More than 40 regional artists showing their works and enjoying the chance to talk about their art.

There is also the 2013 Northern Barista Championships taking place under the guidance of Chester’s Café Trade supremo Steve Kelsey.

The show takes place on Easter Saturday, Sunday and Monday, March 30, 31 and April 1 and is open from 10am.

Children under 12 are free and adults who buy their tickets in advance pay just £6 to get in, with car parking free to all who attend. To buy tickets, visit