Last weekend, we were lucky enough to attend the Muletown Pipe Show in Columbia, TN. It was our first one! Below are the three things we loved most about it, but the bottom line is 10/10 recommend.
1. The venue
Briarworks is a cool space that’s just endlessly hang-outable.
The show had a really intimate feel to it. We’ve never been to any other pipe shows, but from what other people told us, this is the only one where you can browse vendors while smoking your pipe / sipping a beer / having a cigar.
In the front of the house there’s a bar and seating area with darts, along with a sweet humidor.
All the vendors were set up in the workshop space.
2. The food
We ate like kings in Columbia. There are lots of options in the area, and Briarworks had a food truck right outside for optimal convenience. Here’s where we ate (all walkable from Briarworks):
There was a wait, but we had a great view of the square.
Hattie Jane's Creamery
Try the honeycomb ice cream
3. The people
Dan had tons of questions and people were so generous with their feedback and information. Special shoutout to Sam Adebayo, pipingainteasy.com, Hester Pipes, and Steve from Vermont Freehand for letting him pick their brains.
Rick from Briar Pipes who spilled alllll the color secrets
Sam Adebayo, who did a finishing demo, which we loved. There was also a tobacco blending demonstration which we didn’t make, but heard good feedback about.
Steve from Vermont Freehand, who answered about a million questions.
Legion, from Piping Ain't Easy
Dan with the Southern Piper - check out his YouTube channel.
You will not meet a stranger there. Everyone we met was a real delight. We hope to meet even more people next time!
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