Big Burn Chicago
Originally devised as a way to raise money for the annual Chicago Pipe Show, Big Burn Chicago has carved out its own niche among Chicagoland’s many festivals and events. During this inaugural event, cigar smokers from around the region will flock to the grounds of the Pheasant Run Resort in nearby St. Charles. There, inside a 50,000-square-foot smoking tent and adjoining 6,000-square-foot hookah lounge, they’ll sample cigars from vendors such as Drew Estate, Cao, and Rocky Patel and sip smoke-friendly spirits from distillers including Gentleman Jack and Woodford Reserve. The party extends far past the puffs, with live music and platters of hors d’oeuvres keeping guests engaged and entertained. To pile on the luxury, a raffle will also treat lucky guests to sumptuous prizes including a Mercedes-Benz CLA, Rolex watches, and a Harley-Davidson motorcycle.