There are a number of annual cigar events that attract thousands of cigar smokers from across the United States. The biggest cigar event of the year is the International Premium Cigar and Pipe Retailers Convention and Trade Show. Although this event is not open to the general public, many amateur cigar bloggers have been able to gain access during prior years as members of the media. However, the IPCPR now requires all online media to join the organization as Internet Media Members before admittance will be granted. Contact the IPCPR in advance to see if you qualify.
Here are a few of the major cigar events held every year in the U.S.
Other than the major national cigar festivals, cigar makers are always traveling to local tobacco shops across the U.S. to host smaller cigar events. If you do not want to travel out of town to attend a major cigar festival, chances are that a smaller cigar event is coming to a tobacconist near you. Click for updated schedules of cigar events planned by General Cigar and Altadis USA, the two largest premium cigar companies in the United States.
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