Dear Chicago Pipe Show Friends and Attendees,
After years of waiting through trying times, we are happy to announce that the Chicago International Pipe and Tobacco Show is BACK!
This year’s show marks the 25th anniversary of the show. After many great years at the now defunct Pheasant Run Resort, we hope that you will enjoy our new home at the Marriott Lincolnshire Resort, a beautiful, modern facility located about 30 minutes north of O’Hare Airport. While we are excited by the changes, they come with significant risk. Our upgraded venue burdens us with larger financial obligations at a time when there is uncertainty about attendance. This year, more than ever, we need your support if we are to ensure the future of the show. Our show. Your show.
In order to meet our increased financial obligations, prices have been adjusted, as shown below. We did not come to these changes lightly.
Entrance Fees for the Show – $20
Vendor Tables – $200 (except for prepaid tables)
Friday Welcome Banquet – $20
Saturday Chicago Feast Banquet – see our website www.chicagopipeshow.com for details and reservations.
Friday Buy, Sell, Swap – $20 for Seller ½ table
In order to secure our meeting space, the show contractually commits to booking a certain minimum number of rooms each night. If we fail to meet those levels, CPCC is obligated to make up the difference, so it is critical that we meet these room booking requirements. We kindly ask that you do your best to help us meet this commitment by booking your stay at the official show hotel, the Marriott Lincolnshire Resort. Our negotiated rates of $159-$169 per night are competitive for rooms of this quality in the area. It is equally important that you make your reservation by using the link provided or by mentioning the show if you book by telephone; otherwise, the show will not receive credit for your booking.
All of these changes may tax your over-taxed patience, but please understand that our show is non-profit and that every person who attends and every penny the show collects, goes toward securing the future of our show. We thank each and every one of you for your patience, understanding, and continued support.
President of the Chicago Pipe Collectors Club