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Bethlehem, PA (August 13, 2021) – Cigars International announced today that the company is canceling CIGARfest 2021, due to renewed health and safety concerns surrounding the COVID-19 virus. Cigars International will refund all event tickets in full by the end of August.

CIGARfest 2021 was scheduled to be held on Friday, October 15 and Saturday, October 16, 2021 in Pennsylvania’s Pocono Mountains.

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Sarah Santos, president of Cigars International said, “We found ourselves once again faced with a difficult decision relative to CIGARfest. Given that the CDC recommends wearing masks indoors in high transmission areas, which is impractical for a cigar event, we unfortunately saw no other option than to cancel CIGARfest this year.”

Ticketholders for CIGARfest 2021 will receive refunds through Eventbrite, the ticketing platform used for the event. CI Nation customers who purchased CIGARfest tickets with cash will be contacted by Cigars International’s customer service team to process their refunds. Go to for more information.

About CIGARfest
CIGARfest originally started as a small customer appreciation event in 2003 and has over the past 17 years grown into the largest consumer cigar event in the country. Each year, 6,000 of Cigars International’s biggest enthusiasts descend upon Split Rock, PA, for a weekend of great cigars, food, drink, camaraderie, and shenanigans.

Over the years, CIGARfest has helped CI raise tens of thousands of dollars to benefit charitable organizations including Cigars for Warriors, a nationally-recognized charity that supplies cigars and other items to actively-deployed military personnel and veterans, and LifePath, an organization that serves individuals and families impacted by behavioral health, intellectual or developmental challenges in the state of Pennsylvania.

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

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