CHAMPS Trade Show

CHAMPS Trade Shows has set the bar for B2B counterculture events since their debut in 1999. The longest-running, largest, and most popular trade show for smoke shops, glass artists and counterculture brands in the US hosts multiple events throughout the country each year. The show is high-energy vibes packed-full of thousands of wholesale buyers, manufacturers, suppliers, artists, and more.

Their trade shows go beyond, to offer a live glass-blowing contest known as CHAMPS GLASS GAMES™ that offer up over $150,000 in cash and prizes and provides a unique visual experience for attendees. The show is high-energy vibes packed-full of wholesale buyers, manufacturers, suppliers, artists, and more.

When Brandon founded NHM Distributing in 2009, he utilized trade shows as a way to get the name out. CHAMPS was a huge resource in expanding our inventory and growing our business. Since then, our team attends multiple shows every year, including Chicago, Atlantic City, Denver, and of course, Las Vegas.

The NHM team loves hitting up CHAMPS Trade Shows for multiple reasons: to meet our customers in person, explore the latest in the smoke shop industry, and have a little fun.

NHM Attendance at Past CHAMPS Trade Shows

2021: CHAMPS Las Vegas (Summer)

2020: CHAMPS Las Vegas (Winter)

We’re hitting the road with the Yo Mobile and we are psyched! Yung Sam and Stud are taking the newly wrapped whip on a road trip while the rest of the crew is en route to meet them there. We’ve got 25mm electric nails and seamless flat tops to flex at this show.

2019: CHAMPS Las Vegas (Summer)

The Yo Dabba Dabba Cyclone Sets get their big debut at this upcoming show! They have been so well received by our shops, we’re excited to show them off. Summer in Vegas is no-doubt a scorcher, so we gotta keep cool with margaritas at our favorite spot: Firefly. 

We have B, Tina, Britt, Amylynn, and Stud holding it down at this show! Gonna be a good one!

2019: CHAMPS Chicago

We’re stoked for our first CHAMPS in the windy city. With our office based in Phoenix, we rarely travel to the midwest, so it’ll be great to see some of our midwest and east coast shops in the flesh! Lit Britt and Stud (Adam) are manning the booth at this show, from the 29th to the 31st. They’re excited to celebrate Halloween and explore ChiTown in their downtime.

2019: CHAMPS Las Vegas (Winter)

Shhh…we’re playing the ultimate wingman at this winter’s Las Vegas show. Stud has a Vegas crush so (naturally) we hunted her down and hired her to help man the booth. He has no idea. We think this will help the interaction, you know, less pressure and build up. We can’t wait to see the look on his face as sparks fly. Will report back with updates. 

Update: Sparks did not fly.

2019: CHAMPS Atlantic City

Terp Tina & Lit Britt take Atlantic City! The dynamic duo are traveling cross-country to meet shop owners face-to-face and check out the latest the smoke shop inventory has to offer at our first Atlantic City CHAMPS. These two are always a good time, so we can’t wait to hear the stories when they get back. Giiiirlll Power!

2018: CHAMPS Las Vegas (Summer)

We’ve been to a lot of summer CHAMPS shows in Vegas, but this one was on fire (literally.) This year everyone figured out why they tell us we can’t light up on the showroom floor. Shit catches on fire! Never a dull CHAMPS Las Vegas, that’s for sure. 

2018: CHAMPS Las Vegas (Winter)

A growing business gets a bigger booth, baby! We are expanding to showcase all of our diverse offerings at this CHAMPS show. We have a big team making their way out for this one: B, Amylynn, Britt, Tina, and Lindsey. We’ve got waterpipes, kratom, Yo Dabba Dabba, and more, come check us out!

2015 – CHAMPS Las Vegas (Winter)

2014: CHAMPS Las Vegas (Summer)

2014: CHAMPS Las Vegas (Winter)

Our in-house dab tools brand, Yo Dabba Dabba, has been a leader in the dab tools game from the start. This niche within the industry is evolving so fast, it’s exciting to be a part of it. We are debuting the latest most innovative style dab nail at CHAMPS. Can’t wait for you to see it! 

The Domeless Quartz Nail makes dabbing easy and full of flavor. Come by our booth and check out the newest style of nail to hit the market!

2013: CHAMPS Denver

2013: CHAMPS Las Vegas (Summer)