Bethlehem, PA (September 23, 2020) – Cigars International (CI) announced today that the company will host “Virtual CIGARFest 2020,” a weekend of entertaining events, special guests, informative interviews and over-the-top raffle prizes on Friday, October 16th and Saturday, October 17th.
Virtual CIGARfest 2020 kicks off on Friday, October 16th at 10:30 AM EST and runs through Saturday, October 17th at 5 PM EST. All events will be broadcast on the CIGARfest Facebook page, where cigar fans can join in and chat with their favorite cigar makers. For those unable to watch live, each interview will also be uploaded to the Cigars International YouTube channel, once the interview is complete.
Steve McDevitt, director of sales and customer service for Cigars International, said, “We cannot put into words how disappointed we were in having to cancel CIGARfest 2020, and we couldn’t let the year go by without having a virtual event. Let’s face it, nothing can replace enjoying a cigar with friends, both old and new, in person. But we can get pretty darn close. Virtual CIGARfest 2020 will be the next best thing to the real thing, and we’re all ready to make this the premier virtual cigar event of the year.”
Cigar celebrities from Drew Estate, Oliva, Altadis U.S.A, Macanudo, CAO, Diesel, Quality Importers, Xikar, Rocky Patel, Perdomo, Room101, and Southern Draw will make special appearances during virtual CIGARFest 2020. Each event will be fully interactive, with cigar makers taking questions from the online audience. Additionally, those watching live will have opportunities to win exciting prizes during each and every segment.
All cigar lovers of legal smoking age can enjoy Virtual CIGARFest2020. There are no ticket sales, sign-up requirements or other prerequisites for participating.
For more information about Cigars International’s Virtual CIGARfest 2020 and to see the full schedule of events, please visit the Virtual CIGARfest 2020 Facebook page at https://www.facebook.com/CIGARfest.
About Cigars International
A subsidiary of Scandinavian Tobacco Group, Cigars International (CI) was established in 1996 and is the largest internet and catalog retailer of handmade cigars and accessories in the U.S. Headquartered in Bethlehem, PA, CI has more than 1 million active online customers referred to as CI Nation, and annually distributes over 20 million catalogs to consumers across the country. CI has retail stores in Bethlehem and Hamburg, PA, and recently expanded to Texas, opening stores in Dallas and Fort Worth. The company is on target to open two new retail locations in Florida by the end of 2020. For more information, please visit Cigarsinternational.com.
About General Cigar Company
General Cigar Co. is a leading manufacturer and marketer of handcrafted cigars for the premium market in the US. The company is owned by Scandinavian Tobacco Group.
Committed to delivering cigars of the finest quality, General Cigar’s skilled artisans produce Macanudo®, Cohiba®, La Gloria Cubana®, Partagas®, CAO®, Punch®, Hoyo de Monterrey®, Excalibur® and several other leading premium brands in the company’s Dominican, Honduran and Nicaraguan factories. In addition, the company cultivates proprietary tobacco which is used exclusively in its blends and has a dedicated R&D practice that develops new varieties of tobacco and revitalizes vintage seeds. Based in Richmond, VA, General Cigar sells through wholesalers and retailers in the US. General Cigar also operates Club Macanudo®, a cigar bar in New York City.
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