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Texas Cigar Festival - 2016

Serious Cigars - Champions location
Saturday April 23th
6:30PM - 10:30PM
 
Tickets will go on sale Tuesday March 1, 2016 at 10:00AM CST at our 4 stores and online. Our online sales will be done via a ticket agency this year. IT is the same ticket site we used last year. We will have a link to the ticket site posted on the fron of the site before it goes live. It is totally first come first served on the ticket site and in the stores. The VIP tickets are ONLY sold online from the ticket website, NOT IN ANY OF THE STORES.

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Here is some important information about purchasing tickets online. First, the link to the ticket site will be posted here and on the front page of the site several days before tickets go on sale. Don't worry if you do not see a link, it will be there soon. If you are reading this after the 1st, the link will be gone.
 
When you get to the ticket site, there will be two options, General Admission tickets and VIP tickets. The General Admission tickets are the same type tickets we have always issued before. You get the bag of cigars, the food and drinks, etc. Same as always. We have added a new ticket this year, the VIP ticket. Details are below on the VIP ticket.
 
You may only purchase a total of 4 tickets, any combination. Please do not attempt to put more than 4 total tickets in your cart. If you do, the system will not allow you to buy more than 4 and will give you an error. Once you click OK on the error, there are still tickets in your cart, if you want to change the type that are in your cart, you will have to delete them. When you delete them, they go back into the pool and may be lost forever and you may be out of luck. We only want to warn you so that you do not get shut out while trying to fix an issue.
 
Once you have the tickets in your cart, you can go to check out. You have 10 minutes to complete your transaction. Should be more than enough time for you. The tickets are on hold for you once you put them in your cart.
 
There is not a way for you to set up an account ahead of time on the ticket site. There really is no need to do so since you have the time to fill out the form and purchase the tickets.
 
If you have any questions about how it will work, let us know. Sorry for the long winded explanation, just wanting you to know ahead of time how it will work.
 
Ticket prices are $150 plus sales tax for are standard ticket and $275 plus sales tax for our VIP ticket. We have 750 standard tickets and 100 VIP tickets. We have created an addition to the tent for the VIP area.
 
There is a 4 ticket limit per purchase. Any combination of 4 tickets max.
 
All VIP tickets will ONLY, ONLY, ONLY be sold via the online ticket source.
 
VIP tickets include the following:
30 minute early entry into the festival
Private lounge only for VIPs.
30 minutes late departure from the festival
Each VIP will have their own spot to sit in the lounge.
Bonus SWAG in the VIP bag
Only VIPs will be allowed in the VIP lounge
Private bar in VIP lounge
Visits from cigar manufacturers
Passed food service in lounge
1 Year Membership to Cigar Rights of America and a special CRA cigar

 
Here is a preliminary list of the manufacturers::
 
Altadis
Rocky Patel Cigars
Drew Estate
Ashton
My Father Cigars
La Flor Dominicana
Ernesto Carrillo Cigars
Nub/Cain/Oliva/Padilla
Padron - Padron 2000
Perdomo
L Atelier / Tatuaje
J Fuego
Estaban Carreras
Crowned Heads
General Cigar
Xikar
Miami Cigar Co. 
Quesada Cigars
Great Discoveries
Casa Fernandez
Arturo Fuente
Kristoff
Gran Habano
Alec Bradley
Gurkha
San Lotano
La Palina
Nat Sherman
Boutique Blends
Roma Craft

Other manufacturers included: Boveda, Cigar Rights of America and The Guayabera Lady.
 



Texas Cigar Festival - 2015

Serious Cigars - Champions location
Saturday April 25th
6:30PM - 10:30PM
 
Tickets will go on sale Wednesday February 25, 2015 at 10:00AM at our 3 stores and online. Our online sales will be done via a ticket agency this year. We are trying a new method that will be easier for both of us. We will have a link to the ticket site very soon. It is totally first come first served on the ticket site and in the stores. The VIP tickets are ONLY sold online from the ticket website, NOT IN ANY OF THE STORES.
 
Here is some important information about purchasing tickets online. First, the link to the ticket site will be posted here and on the front page of the site several days before tickets go on sale. Don't worry if you do not see a link, it will be there soon. If you are reading this after the 25th, the link will be gone.
 
When you get to the ticket site, there will be two options, General Admission tickets and VIP tickets. The General Admission tickets are the same type tickets we have always issued before. You get the bag of cigars, the food and drinks, etc. Same as always. We have added a new ticket this year, the VIP ticket. Details are below on the VIP ticket.
 
You may only purchase a total of 4 tickets, any combination. Please do not attempt to put more than 4 total tickets in your cart. If you do, the system will not allow you to buy more than 4 and will give you an error. Once you click OK on the error, there are some tickets in your cart, if you want to change the type that are in your cart, you will have to delete them. When you delete them, they go back into the pool and may be lost for ever and you may be out of luck. We only want to warn you so that you do not get shut out while trying to fix an issue.
 
Once you have the tickets in your cart, you can go to check out. You have 10 minutes to complete your transaction. Should be more than enough time for you. The tickets are on hold for you once you put them in your cart.
 
There is not a way for you to set up an account ahead of time on the ticket site. There really is no need to do so since you have the time to fill out the form and purchase the tickets.
 
If you have any questions about how it will work, let us know. Sorry for the long winded explanation, just wanting you to know ahead of time how it will work.
 
Ticket prices are $150 plus sales tax for are standard ticket and $275 plus sales tax for our VIP ticket. We have 725 standard tickets and 75 VIP tickets. We have created an addition to the tent for the VIP area.
 
There is a 4 ticket limit per purchase. Any combination of 4 tickets max.
 
All VIP tickets will ONLY, ONLY, ONLY be sold via the online ticket source.
 
VIP tickets include the following:
30 minute early entry into the festival
Private lounge only for VIPs.
30 minutes late departure from the festival
Each VIP will have their own spot to sit in the lounge.
Bonus SWAG in the VIP bag
Only VIPs will be allowed in the VIP lounge
Private bar in VIP lounge
Visits from cigar manufacturers
Passed food service in lounge
 
Here is a preliminary list of the manufacturers::
 
Altadis - Anejo by Romeo y Julieta Robusto
Rocky Patel Cigars
Drew Estate
Ashton
My Father Cigars
La Flor Dominicana
Ernesto Carrillo Cigars
Nub/Cain/Oliva/Padilla
Padron - Padron 2000
Perdomo
L Atelier / Tatuaje
J Fuego
Estaban Carreras
Crowned Heads
General Cigar
Xikar
Miami Cigar Co. - Nestor Miranda Robusto
Quesada Cigars
Great Discoveries
Casa Fernandez
Arturo Fuente
Kristoff
Gran Habano
Alec Bradley
Gurkha
San Lotano
La Palina
Nat Sherman
Boutique Blends
Illusione - Gigante
Viaje
Cubanacan
Roma Craft

Other manufacturers included: Boveda, Cigar Rights of America and The Guayabera Lady.
 

Texas Cigar Festival - 2014

We've chosen a date for the fifth Texas Cigar Festival: Saturday, April 12th.
The event will be held, as always, a the Champions' back lot location at 6608 FM1960 West (Cypress Creek Parkway). 
 
Tickets went on sale at 10:00AM on February 12. Tickets sold out in about 7 minutes. The website showed zero inventory about 10:04AM. We know there are many disappointed customers out there. We hope to have twice as many tickets for next years festival. We know that does not help anyone out for this year.
 
Here is a preliminary list of the manufacturers, along with the cigar they will provide for the gift bag:
 
Altadis - RyJ by Romeo y Julieta Toro
Oliva Cigar Co. -
Casa Fernandez - Reserva Event Cigar
Perdomo - Perdomo Habano
Xikar - 1.9oz can of Butane
Nat Sherman - Timeless Hermoso
Ortega Cigars - Serie D Maduro #8
Great Discoveries - Perdomo Texas Edition
Torano Family Cigars - Vault D-042
Ashton - San Cristobal Revelation
Arturo Fuente - Double Chateau
Miami Cigar Co. - Nestor Miranda Special Selection
EP Carrillo Cigar Co. - E-Stunner
Gran Habano - GAR Red
Gurkha Cigar Group - Rogue Ruthless
La Palina  - Classic Robusto
My Father Cigars - Jaime Garcia Sur Oeste
Quesada Cigars - Tres Reynas
Rocky Patel - Freedom
J Fuego - Origin Natural
La Flor Dominicana - Double Ligero
AJ Fernandez Cigars - The Bull
Room 101 - Serie HN 808
Kristoff - Galerones Series
Padron - Classic series
Esteban Carreras - Chupa Cabra
Drew Estate - Tabak Especial and Herrera Esteli
San Lotano - The Bull
CAO

Many more to come....
 
Other manufacturers included: Boveda, Cigar Rights of America and The Guayabera Lady.
 

Texas Cigar Festival – 2013 - recap

The fourth Texas Cigar Festival was held on Saturday, April 20, 2013, 6:30pm - 10:30pm. This sold out event was held, as always, at the Champion's back lot location at 6608 FM1960 West (Cypress Creek Parkway). Six hundred and fifty guests were greeted with gift bags containing 30 premium cigars, shirts or caps and a cutter, along with other literature from the exhibitors. Our cigar sculpture this year was an oil derrick.
 
The cigar manufacturers and other exhibitors are what make this such an exciting event. Thanks to you all! Here is a list of the manufacturers, along with the cigar they provided for the gift bag:
 
Alec Bradley - Black Market Toro
Altadis - H Upmann Legacy Toto
Arturo Fuente - Double Chateau Fuente Sun Grown
Ashton - La Aroma de Cuba New Blend El Jefe
Casa Fernandez - Miami Reserva Robusto
Casa Magna - Oscuro Belicoso
Drew Estate - Undercrown Gran Toro
EP Carrillo - Cardinal 56
Esteban Carreras - Covenant / Chupacabra Corona
General Cigars - Foundry Wells
Gran Habano - #5 Robusto
Great Discoveries - Perdomo Texas Edition Toro
Gurkha - Ghost Exorcist XO
J Fuego - Edicion de Familia Robusto Tubos
Jaima Garcia - Reserva Especial Robusto
Kristoff - Corojo Limitada (various Sizes)
L’Atelier - Surrogates Tramp Stamp
La Flor Dominicana - Double Ligero 600 Maduro
Nestor Miranda - Special Selection Coffee Break
Nub - Connecticut 460
Oliva - Serie O Toro
Ortega - Serie D #12
Padilla - Reserva Maduro Torpedo
Padron - Classic 3000
Perdomo - 20th Anniversary 556 SG
Rocky Patel - Freedom Toro
Room 101 - Connecticut 213c
San Lotano - Pinolero Robusto
Toraño Family Cigars - Salutem Robusto Extra
Xikar HC Series - Habano Colorado Toro
 
Other manufacturers included: Boveda, Cigar Rights of America, J Hilburn, The Guayabera Lady and Villiger Cigars.
 

Texas Cigar Festival 2012 - recap

The 2012 Texas Cigar Festival, Saturday, April 14, was a rollicking good time. Another sold-out crowd of 625 cigar-loving folks gathered in the gigantic tent in the parking area behind the Serious Cigars store - Champions location. Guests were greeted with gift bags containing 29 premium cigars, shirts or caps and a cutter, along with other literature from the exhibitors.
 
Guests strolled "cigar alley” and schmoozed with more than 30 cigar manufacturers and other cigar-related vendors. They enjoyed great food, great drinks, including popular beer wall. Some of our more adventurous guests enjoyed riding the mechanical bull.
 
The cigar manufacturers and other exhibitors are what make this such an exciting event. Thanks to you all! Here is a list of the manufacturers, along with the cigar they provided for the gift bag:
 
601 Cigars La Bomba Napalm
Alec Bradley Prensado Churchill
Altadis U.S.A. - Montecristo White Rothchilde
Arturo Fuente Double Chateau Fuente Sun Grown
Ashton - San Cristobal Elegancia Pyramid
Casa Fernandez Miami Toro
Casa Magna Oscuro Churchill Gordo
Don Pepin – My Father Blue Invictos
Discovery Series - Santa Rosa Toro
Drew Estate - Joya de Nicaragua Cabinetta Toro
EP Carrillo Core Line Maduro Predilectos
Esteban Carreras 211 Sixty
Gran Habano - varies
Gurkha Seduction XO
J Fuego Grand Reserve Corojo No. 1 Belicoso
Kristoff - varies
La Flor Dominicana - varies
Nestor Miranda La Sirena Robusto
Nub - Connecticut 464T
Oliva Series O Toro
Padron 2000 Maduro
Perdomo ESV 2002 Robusto
Rocky Patel Zen Robusto
Room 101 Connecticut 213c
San Lotano Oval Petite Robusto
Tatuaje La Riqueza No. 4
Torano Family - Vault Robusto
Xikar HC Series Habano Belicoso

Other attendees included: Cigar Rights of America, Humidipak, Real Men Smoke Cigars, and The Guayabera Lady.
 
Find pics of the event on Facebook:  https://www.facebook.com/seriouscigars
Pics are also available on Flickr:  http://www.flickr.com/photos/seriouscigars
 

Texas Cigar Festival 2011 - Recap

The 2011 Texas Cigar Festival opened to a sold-out crowd on Saturday, April 16, 2011. Like last year, we transformed the parking area behind the Serious Cigars store - Champions location - into a gigantic tented festival. Six hundred guests and more than 30 cigar manufacturers and other cigar-related vendors mingled, enjoyed great food and drinks, and smoked cigars. This year's sculpture was the Texas flag.
 
With early check-in beginning at noon, entry into the festival was smooth as glass when the doors opened at 6:30pm. Guests were greeted with gift bags containing 28 premium cigars, shirts or caps and cutter, along with other literature from the exhibitors.
 
The cigar manufacturers and other exhibitors are what make this such an exciting event. Thanks to you all! Here is a list of the manufacturers, along with the cigar they provided for the gift bag:

601 - Eddie Ortega                                  601 Blue Robusto
Alec Bradley – Alan Rubin                       Family Blend M23
Altadis U.S.A.  - Jose Siejas                    Mi Dominicana Robusto
Arturo Fuente – Cynthia Fuente                Double Chateau Fuente SunGrown
Ashton                                                   La Aroma de Cuba Magnifico
Camacho - Christian Eiroa                       Corojo Nacionales Maduro
Carlos Toraño – Charlie Toraño                Virtuoso Encore
Davidoff                                                 Avo No. 3
Discovery Series – Brian Jensen              Santa Rosa Discovery Series Robusto
Drew Estate - Jonathon Drew                   Acid Toast
EP Carrillo - Ernesto & Ernie Carillo         Core Line Predilectos
Esteban Carreras - Craig Cunningham      187 Sixty or 5150 Sixty
Gran Habano – George Rico                    #5 Blend Robusto
Illusione – Dion Gillato                             Avalitos
J Fuego - Jesus Fuego                            Corojo No. 1 Delirium
Kristoff – Glen Case                                Kristoff Robusto
La Flor Dominicana - Antonio Gomez        Ligero 400
My Father Cigars – Janny Garcia              Jaime Garcia Reserva Special
Nestor Miranda – Nestor Miranda              Special Selection Pyramid
Nub                                                        Connecticut 460
Oliva - Jeff Nolen & Dave Wagner             Series G Cameroon Toro
Padron - Orlando Padron Jr.                     3000 Maduro
Perdomo - Arthur Kemper                         Patriarch Churchill Connecticut
Rocky Patel Cigars - Rocky & Nish Patel   Decade Robusto
Quesada – Manuel Quesada                     Tributo Manolin
Tatuaje - Pete Johnson                             El Triunfador No. 2 Belicoso Fino
Xikar HC - Kurt Van Keppel                       Habano Grande

Other attendees included: Cigar Rights of America, Glenlivet, Humidipak, Real Men Smoke Cigars, Sip Smoke Savor, and The Guayabera Lady.
 
Find pics of the event on Facebook:  http://www.facebook.com/seriouscigars
Pics are also available on Flickr:  http://www.flickr.com/photos/seriouscigars
 

Texas Cigar Festival 2010 - Recap

The first-ever Texas Cigar Festival, held on Saturday, April 24, 2010, was a great success! We transformed the huge parking area behind the Serious Cigars store into a gigantic tented festival. More than five hundred guests enjoyed an excellent buffet of heavy hors d oeuvres, fine wine and spirits, and beer. Attendees met cigar manufacturers and other exhibitors, listened to great music and smoked fantastic cigars. We even had a sculpture of Texas, made from cigar boxes.

As the guests entered the event, they were greeted with gift bags containing 21 premium cigars (including new releases), shirts or caps, cutter, coffee samples, the latest issue of Cigar Press Magazine, along with other literature from the exhibitors.

The cigar manufacturers and other exhibitors made this an unforgettable evening. Thanks to you all! Here is a list of the manufacturers, along with the cigar they provided for the gift bag:

601 - Eddie Ortega                                           Cubao #5
Alec Bradley                                                    Tempus Centuria
Ashton                                                             Puro del Sol Corona Grande
Camacho - Christian Eiroa                                 Room 101 - 305
CAO - Tim Ozgener                                           La Traviata Favorito or Divino
Carlos Toraño - Carlos Llaca                              Exodus 1959 50 Years
Drew Estate - Jonathon Drew                             Tabak Especial Negra Balada Perfecto
El Rey de los Habanos - Pepin, Jaime & Janny   Jaime Ligero Especial
EP Carrillo - Ernesto & Ernie Carillo                    Inaugural Encore
Esteban Carreras - Craig Cunningham                 Habano Natural
J Fuego - Jesus Fuego                                      Corojo No. 1 Toro
La Flor Dominicana - Litto Gomez                       Air Bender Guerros
Nub/Cain - Sam Leccia                                      Nub Habano 460
Oliva - Jeff Nolen & Dave Wagner                      Connecticut Toro
Padron - Orlando Padron Jr.                               Classic 2000
Partagas -Benji Menendez                                 Benji Master Series
Perdomo - Arthur Kemper                                  Patriarch Connecticut Churchill
 Reyes Family Cigars                                        Family Premier Perfecto
Rocky Patel Cigars - Rocky & Nish Patel            Patel Bros. Toro
Tatuaje - Pete Johnson                                      El Triunfador #4
Xikar HC - Kurt Van Keppel                                Criollo Robusto

Other attendees included: Cigar Rights of America, S.T. Dupont, Brizard & Co., Humidipak, Sip, Smoke & Savor, Cigar Press Magazine, and The Guayabera Lady.

Check out video of the event.
Find pics of the event on Facebook
Pics are also available on Flickr