If this show was the Des Moines Iowa pipe show...ok , I could see you having only a few spots to host to show.
but this is the Chicago pipe show..there has to be numerous places in the Chicagoland area that would host this show. Why in the world it is still held at the dumpy pheasant run is beyond me...and then they pass out a letter last year begging people to stay at this dump to support the show ? Sorry...wouldn’t bring my wife either.
You hit on a major issue. If things aren't solidified soon, many of the exhibitors and attendees who have to make plans further out won't have any choice but to cancel altogether.Hopefully the organizers will find an alternate soon, before the international attendees decide to cancel out and/or make other arrangements. It's a tough situation. Clearly Pheasant Run was aware of their financial situation but chose not to alert clientele like the CPCC.