Throughout the country, many cigar events are held every year. Perhaps two of the most well-known are the Texas Cigar Festival and the Big Smoke. Each of these gatherings is a great time for aficionados. There are a lot of samples given out by some of the biggest companies and the best names in the tobacco industry. This is a great way to get to know some of the newer lines that have come out. Potential customers can meet the people behind the scenes who hand-roll the sticks that aficionados buy all year long.



The first happening is the Texas Cigar Festival. It is held in April of each year in Houston, Texas. Those who attend purchase a ticket that offers them a gift bag that has many samples in it. In 2012, there were thirty manufacturers on hand and the gift bag featured twenty nine different smokes. There were other items included such as a cap or a t-shirt, a cutter, and a great deal of information on the different tobacco companies that were in attendance. This is one of the biggest cigar events in the country. Of course in addition to the samples, the guests were all treated to mouthwatering food, great alcoholic beverages, and there was even a mechanical bull for those who were brave enough to give it a try. It would also be worth mentioning that there was the chance to mingle with over six hundred other tobacco lovers who were in attendance.



Another of the cigar events that is well worth mentioning is the Big Smoke. This is held in different locations throughout the year. In 2012, there will be two different meetings scheduled. One is in Las Vegas on November 9th-11th and one is in New York City on November 29th. It also features booths from some of the leading producers of quality smokes in the tobacco industry. A ticket to this gathering will also allow the attendee to sample one stick from each booth. There is also great food and beverage slated to be served. The beverages include various types of wine, beer and premium selections of liquor. The cities that they are being held in also have a lot to offer those who wish to take in some sites after the gathering.



Both of these cigar events require no special dress code. It is important to note, however, that most of those in attendance usually dress in business casual attire. This laid back approach is meant to foster a feeling of hospitality and relaxation.



These cigar events are a great way to get to know the other people who also enjoy this popular past time. It is also a superb way to get a sneak preview of the lines that might be coming out soon from each of the manufacturers participating. Everyone enjoys meeting different people and learning about what draws them to a specific brand or flavor profile. Of course, it is also a lot of fun to get to sample products that may be unfamiliar otherwise. Attending one of these functions is a great way to discover a new favorite stick for the humidor!

POSTED ON Oct 14, 2017

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