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2016 Big Smoke Las Vegas Dates, Ticket Sales Announced

2016 Big Smoke Las Vegas Dates, Ticket Sales Announced

Lovers of the leaf looking to plan their next cigar adventure will be happy to hear that the dates have been set for Cigar Aficionado's 2016 Big Smoke Las Vegas weekend, the largest cigar celebration in the world. And yes, you can smoke.

The weekend-long cigar fete is scheduled to take place next year from November 11 to November 13 and will once again be held at The Mirage Hotel Resort & Casino on the Las Vegas strip.

Tickets to the event will go on sale April 30, 2016. [Update: Tickets will now go on sale May 15.]

The Big Smoke Las Vegas weekend traditionally kicks off with a Friday Evening party in which revelers have the opportunity to personally meet-and-greet many of the cigar industry's most popular cigarmakers as they pass out their treasured smokes. Celebrants are able to pair these cigars with great food and spirits, and on Saturday night, attendees get the chance to do it all over again with another Evening bash.

Tickets to the seminars consistently sell out months in advance. The Saturday seminars focus on premium cigars and many of the industry's most notable experts attend to speak while the Sunday seminars center on lifestyle activities related to cigars.

[Update: To purchase tickets, click here.]




"DAVE Any news on NY date? I have gone last 6 years with group of 10 and we have been waiting for announcement?" —October 4, 2016 20:28 PM
"It worked today. Thanks Joel" —September 20, 2016 17:34 PM
"Joel, thanks for alerting us to the issue. Our tech department has fixed the ordering system and it should be once again working properly. Thanks. " —September 15, 2016 15:00 PM
"The link to the Big Smoke 2016 through Etix is not working for me and 2 other friends. It won't process any cards. I have been trying for 2 days now and nothing. I have tried the 1-800 number and there is no answer after being on hold for 20 mins. I have sent an email without a reply. Is there another way 3 Combat Veterans can purchase tickets before the price hike for Veteran's Day Nov 11th? Thanks Joel" —September 15, 2016 12:19 PM
"Any idea on when the Big Smoke NYC will be?" —June 8, 2016 15:31 PM
"thebigsmokes.com has all the information for the event and link to buy tickets. From what I understand prices have really went up." —May 16, 2016 12:06 PM
"I am very surprised at the general lack of information provided by CA about the event. You would think there would be a link for ticket sales, what does the VIP rate include, hotel information (is there an event rate?), etc. Hopefully there will be much more information in the very near future and it will be easy to find." —May 15, 2016 22:31 PM
"Etix.com was selling the tickets before April 30th. I am unsure if it was a legit site to buy the tickets." —May 15, 2016 15:39 PM
"All tickets still say $325.00" —May 15, 2016 14:11 PM
"Is there a link for ticket sales? The only site I can find is Etix.com. Is this the official site for sales?" —May 15, 2016 10:44 AM
"It's May 15, 2016 - time for ticket sales for the Las Vegas event. Let's get this started." —May 15, 2016 09:27 AM
" Wait! I'm such a dope I see it November 11 through the 13th I will see you there and naturally I'll be incognito to hide my identity for posting such an ignorant comment " —May 7, 2016 21:45 PM
" So I just went through six webpages trying to learn the actual date for the event in Las Vegas for 2016 and none of these links take me to the actual dates why does it have to be so difficult to navigate something that should be extremely simple? " —May 7, 2016 21:43 PM
"From your article above: Tickets to the event will go on sale April 30, 2016. Please confirm when tickets will go on sale. Thank you." —May 1, 2016 19:58 PM
"Ticket link up?" —April 30, 2016 12:13 PM
"At what time do the Big Smoke Las Vegas go on sale on 4-30?" —April 29, 2016 13:53 PM