Tuesday, May 4, 2010

2010 Chicagoland Pipe Show

This year's Chicagoland International Pipe & Tobacciana Show was a lot of fun. As usual, it was held at the Pheasant Run Resort in St. Charles, IL. About an hour outside of Chicago. We arrived late afternoon on Friday. Just in time to partake of the free buffet dinner. We hung out with friends for a bit, afterwards, then hit the sack early. We wanted to be well rested for Saturday, the main day of the show.

The event opened promptly at 10am on Saturday. Here are pictures of the huge room, with pipes, tobacco and assorted paraphernalia, as far as the eye can see.

I didn't have much spending money this year, but was still able to come home with souvenirs. I scored all of this tobacco, for FREE.

I also won this nice SMS meerschaum pipe in the silent auction. This would retail for $90. I got it for $55.

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