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winton

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The slow smoke contest requires the pipe be in your mouth when you tamp. Basically, they don't want you to surgically move one twig of tobacco around and only burn one piece at a time.
The show is fairly slow on Wed, building to Friday / Saturday and then tapers down on Sunday and Monday morning. There is still fun things happening on Sunday. Also, that is when lots of deals are made. Cash is easier to haul home than briar.

 

midwestpipesmoker70

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I am looking forward to this years show. It has been a couple of years since the last one I attended. Not sure how much money I will be able to spend...come on tax return! I haven't decided on the slow smoke contest. I have never participated before.

 

winton

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THE CHICAGO FEAST

HERE ARE THE CHOICES FOR OUR 2018 SATURDAY NIGHT BANQUET.

MENU SALAD AND BREAD:Field greens salad: romaine, California iceberg and baby greens garnished with English cucumbers, tear drop tomatoes and julienne vegetables with selection of Ranch or Italian dressing.Chef's selection of hearth baked breads and rolls served with creamery butter.
MAIN COURSE SELECTIONS AVAILABLE:Roasted Prime Rib of Beef (8 oz.) served with natural Au Jus and creamy horseradish sauce. $50.00

Chicken Alexandra - pan seared and brushed with honey mustard and crusted in pecans, walnuts and sun dried cranberries, set on sautéed baby spinach with calvados buerre blanc. $47.00

Salmon Americana - pan seared and topped with shrimp and scallops with lobster creme. $47.00

Roasted Vegetable Pasta - portobello mushrooms, zucchini, asparagus, baby bokchoy and grilled artichokes nestled on a bed of pappardelle pasta. Complimented with a sun dried tomato asiago broth. $42.00

DESSERT:Alternating settings of flourless chocolate cake and New York cheesecake with raspberry infusion in a graham cracker crust.Coffee, decaf/instant coffee, tea and iced tea.A cash bar will be available.
Everyone attending the dinner will be entered in a drawing for a box of fine cigars donated by five dinner sponsors.Please make you dinner selections in advance.
DINNER RESERVATION FORM:NAME: ______________________________________________Number of dinners Amount due_______ of Roasted Prime Rib of Beef dinners @ $50.00 = $________________ of Chicken Alexandra dinners @ $47.00 = $________________ of Salmon Americana dinners @ $47.00 = $________________ of Roasted Vegetable Pasta dinners @ $42.00 = $_________Total amount due for all dinners reserved = S_________
DINNERS MUST BE ORDERED AND PAID BEFORE 5 PM SATURDAYMAY 5, 2018

 

mso489

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I think the "New York" pipe show in New Jersey, and the "Chicago" pipe show in St. Charles, Illinois are the two largest in the U.S., aren't they? But there are a number of excellent shows around the country, and the North Carollina TAPS show next Saturday, April 7, is one of the best. I'll have to confer with my budget to see if I can make it, but when I've gone, it has been first rate.

 

winton

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THE CHICAGOLAND INTERNATIONAL PIPE & TOBACCIANA SHOW

2018 SCHEDULE OF EVENTS
WEDNESDAY May 2, 2018

9 am Pipe Making Seminar, Mega Center Annex, Pre-registration required

12 pm Chicago Pipe Show 6,000 square foot smoking tent opens
THURSDAY May 3, 2018

8 am Pipe Making Seminar, Mega Center Annex, Pre-registration required

4 pm International Charatan Collectors Society, Turquoise Room (Tower)
FRIDAY May 4, 2018

9 am – 4 pm, Smoke and Swap, Tent (6 am vendor line up, 8 am set up)

9 am Chicago Bowl, the pipe smoker’s award for English Flakes opens in the tent.

9:30 am – 4:30 pm Champagne Limo to Premium Outlet Mall, Hotel Lobby

12 pm – 5 pm Welcome Table, Hotel across from indoor/outdoor pool

3 pm UPCA Annual Meeting, Ruby Room (Tower)

4 pm Heroines of the Pipes, Manduela and Ann Julie video

7 pm – 10 pm Welcome Buffet Dinner, St. Charles Ballroom

7:30 pm presentations at Welcome Dinner

9: 00 pm What Most Pipemen Don’t know about Peterson: McCardle Suite

9 pm Ladies’ Tobacco Related Arts & Craft Program, Turquoise Room (Tower)

9 pm Pipe Repairmen Roundtable, Sapphire Room (Tower)
SATURDAY May 5, 2018

7 am Exhibitor Set up, Mega Center

10 am – 5pm Chicago Pipe Show, Mega Center

9 am Chicago Bowl, the pipe smoker’s award tor English Flakes opens in the Show.

11 am – 3+ pm Silent Auction, Mega Center

12 pm Private Ladies’ Luncheon for Exhibitors, St Charles Ballroom Salons 5 & 6

7 pm The Chicago Feast banquet, New Orleans Ballroom

9 pm Doctor of Pipes Meeting, Arnold Palmer Suite (Tower)
SUNDAY MAY 6, 2018

6:30 – 9:30 am Pipe Show Breakfast, St Charles Ballroom, Salons I, III, IV

8 am Study of Tobacco in the Bible (Tent)

8 am Exhibitor Set up, Mega Center

9 am – 5pm Chicago Pipe Show, Mega Center

11 am Chicago Bowl, the pipe smoker’s award for English Flake ends..

12 pm Show Awards Presentation, Mega Center

1 pm UPCA United States of America National Pipe Smoking Championship, Tent
MONDAY MAY 7, 2018

8 am – 12 pm Post Show, Terrace Café Area
Please keep in mind that all of the above activities are subject to change or cancellation, even at the last minute, due to illness or unforeseen circumstances.

 

shaintiques

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Yeah I'll be taking some pics and video. Also planning to bring a very aged tin of Virginia Woods to crack open and share.

 

mikethompson

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Someone please make a post with plenty of pictures after the fact, or even a thread, just so that those of us who are living vicariously can join in.

 

winton

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I was at Pheasant Run on Wed. Sorry no pictures. Simply a planning meeting. A guy on another forum, said he was at Pheasant Run this weekend. Perhaps I will meet him there tomorrow. I can't wait to see so many of my friends in a few weeks.

 

michaelmirza

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I haven't made it to a meeting of the Chicago Pipe Club since last April, because of moving, having a baby, and seeming to always have unmovable events on club nights. Excited to see you and the other club members at the show, John!

 

winton

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Mike, the April meeting will be at 8 to 8. The owner now has two locations. The May meeting will be at the new location in the northern suburbs. Always welcome to see you, but we don't want you to go to the wrong location.

 

winton

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Smokingpipes published a story about the last pipe that Lars Ivarsson made, before he died. This has been donated to the silent auction for the Chicago Pipe Show. The link is below. We would like to thank the Ivarsson family for their support and generosity.
https://www.smokingpipes.com/smokingpipesblog/single.cfm/post/one-last-gift

 

winton

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Yesterday, the Chicago Pipe Show opened! The pipe finishing class has started. I met several pipe makers that I have seen each year. There was a small crowd in the tent last night. The guys at the table I was sitting at discussed pipes, tobacco, work, motorcycles, travel, wives, and all the other topics that men talk about. The torrential rain was interesting, but the tent was dry.
The crowd will start getting bigger tonight and MUCH bigger the rest of the weekend. Be sure to talk to me if you see me. I am the bald guy, with a grey hair and beard. I probably will be smoking a pipe.

 

ssjones

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I updated the title to be the official picture thread for the 2018 show, so show those pix!
My buddy Dave is there on his bike, and definitely not digging the rain (BIG dud, BIG beard).

 

pianopuffer

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Where are the pics!? As someone who cannot attend this year, I was hoping for some lovely pipe porn. This thread misled me.....

 
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