Show dates & brief schedule
After the cancellation of the show in 2020 and 2021 for Covid-19 pandemic problems, we have recently decided that the 21st edition of “Ensisheim-Meteorite” show can be again held in the “Palais de la Régence” which remains the forever show magical place. Tables re-arrangements have been planned in the old Regency building and within the annexed tent, in accordance with the law on security distancing requirements.
As already announced on small leaflets distributed at the Munich Mineral Show last October, our Meteorite show will be held as usually, the week preceding the Ste-Marie-aux-Mines “Mineral & Gem” show:
* Friday June 17: 10:00–18:00: professional day (for dealers only, public not allowed).
* Friday 18:00 : official opening of the show in front of the Regency building, followed by a short optional visit of the thematic exhibition (and the genuine Ensisheim meteorite !) in the Regency museum. The end of these visits is scheduled at 18:30 sharp.
* Friday18:30: Official show pre-opening (for dealers, friends & invited guests): welcome words, induction ceremonies, and the traditional friendly drink.
* Friday 20:00 : traditional DINNER PARTY in the big tent set on the square (see below).
Show opening to the public:
* Saturday June 18: 9:30–18:30 (dealer’s access possible from 8:30)
* Sunday June 19: 9:30–16:30
Location: Regency Palace & attached tent, city main square (in front of the church)
* Saturday + Sunday: 5 €
* Saturday only: 5 €
* Sunday only: 3 €
* Children under 12: free
* To avoid fraud, tickets with stamp will be distributed at the entrance
81 dealer tables will be installed in different Regency palace rooms and in a medium sized tent (10.5 x 7 m) connected to the main entrance of the building. The entrance to the Palace is now such that the public must first enter the main tent door and inevitably visit all the tables of the tent before entering the building. Oppositely to the 2019 show, it is not anymore possible to reach directly the Regency buildings.
The “Tent” contains 27 tables, including the 3 consignment tables (see below) that are on the right side of the tent entrance.
The “Pas Perdus” hall (first floor entrance) involves again 5 dealer tables
The “Spiess” space is again fully open and can accommodate 8 dealer tables
The “Egloff” hall now allows placing 10 tables.
The “Regency Room” was not affected by the recent works. It still contains the usual 35 tables.
Maps and travel itineraries could be found soon on the website of the city of Ensisheim:
Nearby hotels are: « La Couronne » (reopened after a substantial restoration) « Domaine du Moulin« , « Logis de l’Ecomusée« , « Niemerich » and « Cheval Blanc » hotels. More information on their location and their characteristics (phone, fax, e-mail, websites) will be given on the official show flyer which will be finalized soon. You could also find it on the city’s website or ask me to send it to you by e-mail.
IMPORTANT: everyone must organize his own accommodation! If you call, they all also speak English and German.
SPECIFIC MESSSAGE FOR DEALERS
The present configuration of the space currently available (buildings + tent) forces us again to assign the tables according to the seniority rule.
The « old exhibitors » (those who have reserved tables for a long time), will have the priority to have their usual tables in the Regency room (or elsewhere if preferred) so as in 2019. I will try to arrange their table(s) the best I can, respecting as much as possible the old layout and their wishes regarding the presence of their usual neighbors.
The « new exhibitors » (those who have rented tables recently and all the newcomers) will receive their tables in the adjacent tent, following the « first come, first served » rule.
Those of you who booked tables in 2019, please inform me quickly whether (or not) you wish to confirm your renting tables this year.
If yes, specify how many tables you want to rent.
I insist that if you cannot come this year, you notify me that you want to cancel. This is very important and absolutely necessary so that I can immediately assign tables to those who are on the waiting list.
All tables (in the building and in the tent) are considered almost equivalent in size (24 tables are 182 x 75 cm and 61 tables are 160 x 80 cm) and in price (single price of 200 euros per table – and not per meter), regardless of the number of tables rented, meaning that there is no more digressive price for those who rent more than one table.
The Palace and the tent rooms are well lit. It’s up to you to decide if your tables need extra lighting. Please note that only LED bulbs are acceptable, with a maximum power of 100 watt per table. Other bulbs are now prohibited.
Tables must be paid preferably in cash (in euros), at the reception desk. French checks are tolerated but not credit cards !
When you pay, you will receive your personalized badges. You are allowed to enter only if you wear your badge.
The reservation of the tables can start from now (March 15).
To register, send me an e-mail:
If you have contacted me before March this year or by end of 2021, it is safer to apply again (just send me a short reminder).
You can also reach me at my new E-mail address:
Please specify the following data:
First name, last name and the country of origin of the main dealer (you) and the same for all your assistants. This is necessary so that we can prepare the corresponding badges.
Nobody can enter showrooms without badges outside opening hours. All dealers and their assistants must wear permanently their personal badge during their stay in the showrooms.
The rules for assistants are the following:
1 reserved table = one dealer and max. 1 assistant, hence 1 or 2 badges awarded;
2 tables, also one dealer and max. 1 assistant, hence 1 or 2 badges awarded;
3 tables, one dealer and max. 2 assistants, so up to 3 badges awarded;
More than 3 tables, still up to 3 badges are awarded; no additional badge is awarded for more than 3 persons per stand composed of 4 tables or more. These people will be considered as the public and will have to pay the entrance accordingly.
Persons without badge are not considered resellers, cannot occupy tables and are not allowed to enter the showrooms on Friday (professional day) nor outside public opening hours on Friday & Sunday.
Selling meteorites elsewhere in buildings or outside (on the main square) is not allowed.
Material to offer for sale
Our show is exclusively dedicated to extraterrestrial material (meteorites, tektites, impactites and related literature). In other words, any other geological material of terrestrial origin, namely minerals, gems, fossils, pearls….is strongly prohibited to display or to offer for sale.
« Consignment tables « : = space where organizers and guests coming from “far away” can offer for sale their « extraterrestrials » at a friendly price.
These 3 additional tables are now located at the entrance of the tent room.
Those who are interested in reserving a small space on these consignment tables (this is free of charge), please contact me and, if possible, specify approximately the amount of space desired. Currently 10 to 20 samples (still flexible number) are allowed to offer for sale.
More information about the Friday show opening program, the Friday Dinner Party, catering possibilities on Saturday and Sunday, show theme (probably “Meteorite hunting by drone”), lectures, travelling tips…will be decided soon and specified on the show flyer available on the show web site or on social networks. You could also receive the flyer by e-mail.
Following a major request, we decided to propose again an exhibition theme that proved very popular in Ensisheim in 2015: a display of the best meteorite samples that reside in private collections.
Everybody is invited to bring along between one and five of your meteorites that you enjoy the most, for their beauty (intrinsic or subjective), rarity or general (scientific, historical, anecdotal…) interest.
The owners will have to justify their selection by summarizing (on the label) the criteria of their choice. And the public will vote to award a prize (3, 2 and 1 bottle of the best vintage of a Pinot Gris wine selection) to the 3 most appreciated meteorites.
This exhibition will certainly be of scientific and artistic interest, but also a funny game in which everyone participates and wins, if not the first prize, at least the pride of having been able to educate or simply bewitch the public, by releasing, perhaps for the first time, his jealously preserved treasures.
Warmly welcoming everyone to attend this special 21st edition of our Meteorite Show, I am now looking forward to hearing from you and staying at your disposal to provide you with any additional information.
Thank you for your interest,
My always friendly wishes to everyone,