Muletown Pipe Show 2023

Muletown Pipe Show 2023

Man, I love the Muletown show. Fantastic people, cool town, excellent venue — it’s really not to be missed.

Dan Rees from Ohio Briar enjoying a cigar at Muletown

Muletown Pipe Show Location

The Muletown Pipe Show is an annual event held in Columbia, Tennessee, a charming southern town with historic architecture. The show takes place at Briarworks, which is not only a pipe factory, but also a storefront and lounge complete with humidor and bar. Unlike other shows we’ve attended, you can smoke your pipe while you walk around the vendor area.


About the show

This year there were about 40 or so vendors, including carvers, estate sellers, tobacconists, and a few others selling accessories and supplies. It was our first year as a vendor at the show, and it didn’t disappoint. I took 17 pipes and sent 15 of them home with attendees. (Here’s the one that’s still available as of this writing). Plus, we had some Ohio Briar merch (shirts, hats, leather goods, and lighters) for sale. 

Ohio Briar table at the 2023 Muletown Pipe Show


Pipe people

Even though it’s fun to sell pipes, the best part about this show is just getting to meet everyone in person. The pipe community is great at supporting one another, and they’re just a wonderful group of folks to be around.

I had the chance to meet some of the most talented pipe makers anywhere and see their work up close. I was able to get so many great tips from other carvers.

While I didn’t bring home any new pipes, I did come away with some Briarworks merch and tobacco from The Country Squire.

Dan Rees from Ohio Briar with Justin and Nate, the hosts of the Pipes Pours and Pals podcast

With Justin and Nate from the Pipes, Pours, and Pals Podcast

Dan Rees from Ohio Briar and Hester from Hesters Pipes

With Rick from Hester Pipes

Dan Rees from Ohio Briar and The Southern Piper

With the Southern Piper

Dan Rees from Ohio Briar with Pete Prevost from Briarworks

With Pete Prevost of Briarworks

Thank you!

Thanks to everyone who bought something from our table and even just stopped by to say hi. My wife, Laura, and I loved getting the chance to get to know you a bit. And if you didn’t make it to the show this year, definitely mark your calendar for 2024! Watch the Muletown site for more details.


Check out these videos to learn more about the show 

Official sizzle reel which gives you a good idea of the general vibe:


Here's a recap from my good friend the Southern Piper:



And this video from Ethan, the Parsimonious Piper, has a quick interview with me: 


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