The Chantilly Show is back in business—but one of the hobby’s larger shows won’t be quite normal just yet.
CSA Shows announced Thursday that the Dulles Expo Center, which hosts the event at its facility just outside Washington D.C., has reopened and the October 23-25 sports card and memorabilia show will be held without autograph guests and with limited capacity in the building.
The company’s April and July shows were canceled because of limits on public gatherings. Now, events can happen but only 1,000 people will be allowed into the building at the same time. If you shop around and leave to get lunch, there’s no guarantee you’ll be able to get back in. The 1,000 person limit includes dealers, show staff and cleaning crews.
Fask masks will be required, temperatures will be taken at the door and social distancing will be enforced including lines, spacing between booths and increasing aisle widths.
For all three days there will be full-day tickets and half-day tickets sold. Half-day tickets are broken up into morning and afternoon time slots.
Show organizers are encouraging advance ticket sales for “expedited entry.”
Hand sanitizing stations will be inside the building and increased cleaning will take place in high contact areas of the North Hall of the Expo Center, where the show will be located.
The show’s hours will be Friday, October 23 from Noon to 8:30 PM EST; Saturday from 9 AM to 6:30 PM and Sunday 9 AM to 4:30 PM. Half-day sessions will last four hours with a 30-minute break between the morning and afternoon sessions.
Ticket information is available on the show’s website.