Chicago Pipe Show Year 2024 Recap

I once again had the pleasure of attending the Year 2024 Chicago Pipe Show that officially began on Thursday, April 12th and concluded on Sunday, April 14th. And yes, I am worn out after spending four wonderful days in pipe smoker’s Heaven. The show was held for the first time at the Hyatt Regency O’Hare Hotel, and the new venue was spectacular! In addition to the show itself, many seminars were available and in addition to attending a few of those, I was honored to again host the 2nd Annual Battle of the Briar competition.  In that event, three of the world’s finest pipe makers had only one hour to make a pipe and then three judges had the difficult job of determining the winner. You can see that entertaining event featuring those famous pipe makers here:

As many of you know, James Foster (also a Master of Pipes Award Winner) is often found writing terrific articles loaded with great photos for James recently completed about the most comprehensive report on a pipe show that I’ve ever seen for and has generously given his permission to share that wonderful report on my own blog. So, if you want to see many beautiful photos of the year 2024 Chicago pipe show as well as a marvelous recap by James Foster, all you have to do is click here and enjoy: