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Top Cigar Events in the United States

By Gary Manelski

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 Premium Cigar Association (PCA) Annual Convention and Trade Show. In the past, this event has not been open to the general public. Contact the PCA at for more information.

Here are some major cigar events held every year in the U.S.

  • The Great Smoke. Smoke Inn Cigars hosts a major annual "The Great Smoke" cigar event at the South Florida Fairgrounds during the month of February or March.

  • Atlantic City Cigar Social. Presented by Cigar Snob at Borgata Hotel Casino & Spa on May 13, 2023, from 1pm to 6pm. For more details, visit

  • Brew City Cigar Festival. Metro Cigars presents an annual Brew City Cigar Festival in Milwaukee, WI during the month of August.

  • Rocky Mountain Cigar Festival. The Rocky Mountain Cigar Festival is held at the Omni Interlocken Resort in Broomfield, Colorado during the month of August.

  • CigarFest. Cigars International now has multiple CigarFests during the month of October, encompassing each of their superstore locations in Pennsylvania (5-8), Texas (12-15) and Florida (19-22).

  • The Big Smoke. Cigar Aficionado Magazine hosts a couple of annual Big Smoke events, the "biggest" of which is the Big Smoke Las Vegas Weekend, which is typically held during the month of November. In addition, there is also a Big Smoke Meets WhiskyFest, which is held during the month of March at the Seminole Hard Rock Casino in Hollywood, Florida.

  • Ybor City Cigar Heritage Festival. This annual cigar festival will be held on December 3, 2023, in Ybor City (Tampa, Florida). For details about registering in advance for this event, please check their website..


In addition to 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, the largest premium cigar company in the United States.




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