Cigar Aficionado

Nicaraguan Cigar Festival Planned

Tickets went on sale today for the second Nicaraguan Cigar Festival, an event that celebrates the country's cigars, tobacco and culture.

This year's festival runs April 5 to 8 and will start with a welcome cocktail dinner in the capital of Managua. Festival highlights include lunching in the tobacco fields of Jalapa, touring Estelí, Granada and even visiting a volcano, all while smoking premium cigars.

The festival was established by the Nicaraguan Guilders Association, which was formed in 2007 and is comprised of the following: Padrón Cigars; Joya de Nicaragua; Placensia Tobaccos; Oliva Cigar Family; My Father Cigars (Pepin Garcia); Rocky Patel (Tabacalera Villa Cuba, S.A); Scandinavian Tobacco Group; N.A.C.S.A; AJ Fernandez Cigars; San Rafael Tobaccos; GK; and Drew Estate Tobacco Co.

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To read Gordon Mott's blog coverage of the first Nicaraguan Cigar Festival, click here.

Click here for David Savona's blog coverage of the first Nicaraguan Cigar Festival.

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