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
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.
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