The Chicago Pipe Show 2010

This is the largest and most well attended pipe show in the US.
Exhibitors and attendees come from all over the world. Last year there were visitors from 65 different countries.
The official show dates are on the weekend, but if you can make it earlier, there are pre-show dates with workshops, seminars and trading. The Pheasant Run Resort (about 45 mins from the Chicago O’Hare Airport) is a beautiful resort with lots of amenities.
Feel free to bring your wife (or significant other). There is a spa, comedy club, theater, fine dining and golf. There is lots of shopping nearby and last year there was an organized shopping day for the ladies.
Official Name:
The Chicagoland Int’l Pipe & Tobacciana Show

Pre-Show Dates:
April 28, 29 & 30 (Wed, Thurs & Fri)
Show Dates:
May 1 & 2 (Sat & Sun)
Post Show:
May 3 (Mon)
Show Schedule:
APRIL 29 (Thursday)
– 5:15PM Craig Cobine/ Dunhill Focus Group
Location: Mega Center
– 7:30PM Tad Gage/ Charatan Focus Group
Location: Mega Center
– 9PM Pipe Makers Only/Private Party
Location: *To be determined

    APRIL 30 (Friday)
    – 7AM Pre-Show registration (first come basis)
    New Location: Smoking Tent
    – 9AM to 4PM CPCC Pre-Show
    Location: Mega Center
    – 9:30AM to 4:30PM Limo & Champagne rides/ High End Shopping Mall
    Location: Resort Main entrance area for Departure
    – 12PM to 5PM Welcome Table, for pick up of exhibitor registration
    information, dinner tickets, payments and questions.
    Location: Mega Center
    – 4PM UPCA Annual Meeting/Vernon Vig
    Location: Ruby Room
    – 5:15 PM “The Mystique of Perique”
    Mark Ryan, owner of D & R Tobacco and Poche’ Perique Tobacco, will give a seminar on “The Mystique of Perique”. He will talk about what Perique is, how it is grown, processed and what it is used for. He will also be there to answer any questions.
    – 7PM to 10PM Welcome Buffet Dinner (free to those attending our Show)
    Location: St. Charles Ballroom
    – 8:45PM International Pipe Makers Forum/French Pipe Makers, including Jacques Craen/ moderator is Rex Poggenpohl
    Location: New Orleans Ballroom
    – 8:45PM Antique Pipe Accessories Seminar /Dr. S. Peckus
    Location: Turquoise Room
    – 9:PM Tobacco Related Arts and Crafts “Silk Scarf Adventure, Part II/
    Linda Cobine. Each attendee will be given an 11” by 60” oblong silk scarf to work with. Linda will show you the various techniques in colors to apply to your scarf, such as the fool-proof aluminum method of painting, the Monet inspired water-color method, the Tom Sawyer technique, etc. Each attendee will be able to take their final colored scarf home, free of charge, as a memory of the 2010 Chicago Pipe Show.
    Location: Broadway Ballroom, above the Main Stage Theater
    MAY 1 (Saturday)
    – 7AM to 10AM Set Up for Pipe Show
    Location: Mega Center
    – 10AM to 5PM Pipe Show
    Location: Mega Center
    – 11ish AM Silent Auction starts
    Location: Mega Center
    – 12PM Private Ladies Luncheon for Exhibitors’ wives
    Location: St. Charles Ballroom Salon 5 & 6
    – 5:PM Show closes for the day
    – 5:15PM
    Location: Turquoise Room
    Mr. Michael Gold, of Arango Cigar Co.
    He will discuss the current and pending Illinois State tobacciana taxes, tobacco availability, tobacco issues with the Food and Drug Administration, what the tobacco industry is currently doing, etc. He will gladly try to answer your questions.
    – 6:30PM CPCC Pipe & Cigar Dinner Cocktail Party
    Location: New Orleans Ballroom
    – 7PM CPCC Pipe & Cigar Dinner
    Location: New Orleans Ballroom
    At this dinner the Doctor of Pipes awards will be given to the new recipients.
    – 9:30PM
    Mr. Rob Cooper
    Location: Turquoise Room
    “The State of the Estate Pipe Market”. Rob will do a question and answer type of forum this year about pipes and the pipe market bringing his audience up to date with the latest in trends of popularity and prices of estate pipes based on the current economic situation.
    – 9:30
    Location: Jade Room
    Presentation pending final confirmation.
    MAY 2 (Sunday)
    – 6:30AM to 9AM Exhibitor Breakfast
    Location: St. Charles Ballroom, Salon 3
    – 8AM to 9AM Pipe Show set up
    Location: Mega Center
    – 9AM to 5PM Pipe Show
    Location: Mega Center
    **Multiple times during the day on Sunday
    Reverse Auction
    Location: Mega Center, where the Silent Auction was on Saturday This is new to the Show and will be run by Judd Perlson. Announcements on the microphone, 30 minutes before starting This will involve the seller of the item to bring his item/s to a specific area and show those gathered what he/she has for sale and to start with his/her highest price and go down with the price until someone bids on the item/s or you decide not to sell the item. If you sell an item, the only cost to the seller (to the Show) is $1.00 for up to $50.00, $2.00 up to $100.00 and $5.00 over $100.00. We have been doing this Reverse Auction at the CPCC meetings and the member’s love it.
    – 12ish PM Show Awards given out
    Location: Mega Center
    – 1PM UPCA Smoking Contest
    Location: Tent
    – 5:PM Show closes
    MAY 3 (Monday)
    – 8AM to 12PM Post Show (last chance to buy before going home)
    Location: Terrace Café Area
    Show Flyer
    Official Show Site
    Pheasant Run Resort
    Videos from Chicago Pipe Show 2009
    Our Coverage of Last Year’s Show
    The 2009 Chicagoland Int’l Pipe & Tobacciana Show
    Chicago Pipe Show 2009 Report

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    • Special request, I would like one of everything that’s FREE… I won’t be able to make it, I’ll be working…