Here is a sampling of some cigar events for 2019 - some that have already happened (but occur annually) - and some that are looming large.
There are always Cigar Events going on somewhere, from little Herfs to giant festivals. You just have to look around and keep your nose to the air, as it were. Here is a sampling of some events for 2019- some that have already happened (but occur annually) - and some that are looming large.
February 18-22, 2019 Festival del Habanos Havana, Cuba
The granddaddy of all cigar festivals, this event is a showcase of the Cuban cigar. The event features seminars, Habano factory, and plantation tours and plenty of downtime to explore the beautiful city of Havana. The Cuban cigar industry typically showcases several new smokes at the festival. The festival concludes with a gala black-tie dinner, where large humidors containing cigars (some of them quite rare) are auctioned for charity. Visit www.habanos.com for more information.
March 23, 2019 - Florida Big Smoke Hollywood, Florida
Cigar Aficionado Magazine’s first Big Smoke of 2019 will be held at a new venue. The Seminole Hard Rock Hotel & Casino in Hollywood, Florida is completely smoker friendly. The resort is 20 minutes from the Ft. Lauderdale International Airport and 30 minutes from Miami International. The Hard Rock has golf, spas, pools, fine dining, entertainment and, of course, gambling. All in a luxurious atmosphere. More than 25 premium brand handmade cigars will be passed out by the best in the industry. The night also includes samples of premium spirits, beer, and a light buffet.
A partial list of participants includes:
My Father Cigars
Visit www.bigsmokeflorida.com for more information.
May 1 – 5, 2019 - Cigarfest 2019 Lake Harmony, PA and surrounding area
The 16th annual Cigarfest is held in and around the area of the Pocono Mountains. There will be sales and events by Drew Estate, Perdomo, CAO and Alec Bradley held at various Cigar International Super Stores. At Split Rock Resort in Lake Harmony, Open Play Golf is sponsored by Oliva. Rocky Patel will hold a pre-party bash with special guests Rocky, Nish, Nimmy D, and Hamlet all in attendance. Alec Bradley will host an elegant dinner party. Of course, there will be plenty of cigars, humidors, and accessories for sale.
Visit www.cigarfest.com for more information.
June 29-July 2, 2019 International Premium Cigar & Pipe Retailers Trade Show Las Vegas, Nevada
The annual industry-only trade show is the most important of its kind. IPCPR Trade Show is being held at a new venue, the Sands Convention Center. An opening party sponsored by General Cigar will be held June 28. There are IPCPR Dailey Raffles, education seminars, cocktail receptions, and the show closes with a $10,000 prize drawing. Expect the best in the industry exhibiting their brand new premium cigar lines and cutting edge products.
Visit www.ipcpr.org for more information.
More happenings in the Pennsylvania area include these venues:
Famous Cigar Shop in Easton, PA has over 2000 feet of humidor space and sells thousands of premium brands of cigars. Relax in their lounge with a cocktail or cup of coffee or when weather permits on their patio. Leaf Cigar Bar offers Happy Hour, live music, wing nights, free poker night, and other special events. The restaurant serves lunch and dinner. February 16 – 23, 2019 is Lehigh Valley Beer Week with more details to come.
Visit www.leafcigarbar.com for more information.
The John Wright Restaurant in Wrightsville, PA holds monthly cigar dinners and pairings. The cost is $60 with multiple courses and beer, cocktail and wine pairings. The cost with cigars is $70. It’s an exceptional value.
Visit www.jwrpa.com for more information.
It may seem strange to our competitors that we mention their names and events, but we do it as an offering to our current and prospective customers in an effort to promote “all things cigars”. Check out the aforementioned websites and El Cigar Shop’s blogs at www.elcigarshop.com periodically for upcoming events and outrageous deals on all your favorite cigars.
Cheers!...and don’t forget to Relax and Revel!