NOW LIVE: A Never Before Seen Interview with Sports Legend Michael Jordan

Cigar Industry

2020 Cigar Events Calendar

Dec 27, 2019 | By CA Editors
2020 Cigar Events Calendar
The closing dinner of the 2018 Habanos Festival in Havana, Cuba.

The year 2020 will be a busy one for cigar events. Many are open to consumers, while some are restricted to the trade. Not only will we see the return of Puro Sabor, the Nicaraguan cigar festival, there is also going to be a cigar event that’s the first of its kind, a combination of Big Smoke and WhiskyFest

Puro Sabor, January 21–25
Grenada, Managua and Estelí, Nicaragua

Nicaragua has become the leader in producing handmade cigars for the U.S. market, and the Puro Sabor Festival allows guests to see the country’s cigarmakers on their home turf. Turmoil in the country led to the cancelation of the 2019 show, but calmer times have returned to Nicaragua, and the festival returns in 2020. The three-city event includes time in Estelí, the cigarmaking capital of Nicaragua. 

Visit nicaraguancigarfestival.com for more information

Tobacco Plus Expo, January 29–31 (Industry Only)
Las Vegas, Nevada

The year’s first cigar trade show features a mix of products for sale, including cigars. The handmade cigar industry is becoming a larger and larger presence here.

Visit tobaccoplusexpo.com for more information.

ProCigar Festival, February 16–21
La Romana and Santiago, Dominican Republic

The cigarmakers of the Dominican Republic throw a superb party, a weeklong event that begins in La Romana, home to Tabacalera de Garcia and the Casa de Campo Resort, then moves to Santiago, where most Dominican cigars are made. Every night features a dinner with free-flowing cigars, and the final evening has an auction for charity.

Visit procigar.org for more information.

Habanos Festival, February 24–28
Havana, Cuba

This huge event brings together cigar distributors, retailers and smokers from all over the world. This year there are evenings dedicated to Bolivar, Montecristo and Romeo y Julieta, the focus of the final evening. The festival concludes with a black-tie dinner, where large humidors containing cigars (some of them quite rare) are auctioned for charity.

Visit habanos.com for more information.

Tobacconists’ Association of America Convention, March 22–26 (Industry Only)
Los Cabos, Mexico

This smaller trade show is open only to members of the TAA, and it brings together many handmade cigarmakers. Some of the cigars sold at this event will appear as exclusives sold only at the member shops.

Visit taa.memberclicks.net for more information.

Big Smoke Meets WhiskyFest, April 3–4 
Hollywood, Florida

Cigar Aficionado magazine’s first Big Smoke of 2020 is going to make history, for it is being combined with WhiskyFest. The two-night show is open to consumers and will feature some of the world’s finest cigars (smoking is allowed in the room) and some of the world’s finest Scotch, Bourbon, rye, Japanese whisky, Canadian whisky and more. There will also be whisky seminars during the evenings, and a cigar seminar on Saturday morning.

The event takes place at the Seminole Hard Rock Hotel & Casino in Hollywood, Florida, which has underwent a $1.5 billion expansion that includes the world's first guitar-shaped hotel. Tickets are on sale now.

Visit bigsmokewhiskyfest.com for more information.

PCA Convention and Trade Show, July 10–14 (Industry Only)
Las Vegas, Nevada

Much of the cigar industry will gather in Las Vegas to write business and show off new products at this trade show, which is traditionally the largest of its kind in the cigar business. This will be year 88 for the show.

Visit premiumcigars.org for more information.
 
InterTabac Trade Show, September 18–20 (Industry Only)
Dortmund, Germany

A show once dominated by Cuban cigars has received increasing interest from the non-Cuban world.

Visit intertabac.de for more information.

Las Vegas Big Smoke Weekend, November 20–22
Las Vegas, Nevada

Cigar Aficionado’s Big Smoke returns to Las Vegas for the 25th anniversary of this event. It’s an entire weekend of cigar smoking, with two nights of Big Smokes, two days of cigar seminars and the biggest names in the premium cigar industry. Tickets for the seminars often sell out early.

Visit thebigsmokes.com for more information.

Habanos Festival ProCigar Puro Sabor Big Smoke

More in Cigar Industry

See all
2020 Cigar Retailer Survey: The Hottest Cigar Brands In America

2020 Cigar Retailer Survey: The Hottest Cigar Brands In America

In a cigar world turned upside down by a pandemic, some things remain constant. Consumers continue to …

Jul 27, 2020
2020 Cigar Retailer Survey: How Covid-19 Has Impacted America’s Cigar Retailers

2020 Cigar Retailer Survey: How Covid-19 Has Impacted America’s Cigar Retailers

The Coronavirus pandemic has hurt many American cigar retailers, closing some cigar shops, forcing …

Jul 27, 2020
2020 Cigar Retailer Survey: Toros Supplant Robustos As Best-Selling Size

2020 Cigar Retailer Survey: Toros Supplant Robustos As Best-Selling Size

The cigar world was long dominated by the robusto, the short, plump size that has been the most …

Jul 27, 2020
Cigar Factories in Honduras To Remain Open

Cigar Factories in Honduras To Remain Open

Despite certain areas of Honduras returning to lockdown status due to Coronavirus, cigar operations …

Jul 21, 2020
ITS Hub to Replace InterTabac Trade Show This Year in Dortmund

ITS Hub to Replace InterTabac Trade Show This Year in Dortmund

Messe Dortmund has rescheduled the Intertabac cigar and tobacco convention as the ITS Hub, a hybrid …

Jul 16, 2020
Fake Instagram Accounts Try to Scam Cigar Community

Fake Instagram Accounts Try to Scam Cigar Community

Over the past few weeks, our Instagram followers–along with the editors at Cigar Aficionado –have …

Jul 9, 2020