The 2020 editions of two of the country’s most well-known and well-attended cigar events won’t be happening due to ongoing concerns about public health safety amidst the ongoing spread of coronavirus. On Friday, Casa de Montecristo announced that both the Texas Cigar Festival and Smokin’ In the Carolinas are canceled this year.
“While the team has been hard at work preparing amazing festivals for you, we put the health and safety of our guests, associates, and community first,” the retailer wrote. “Given the information and guidance provided surrounding large gatherings we have had to make this difficult decision to ensure the safety and wellbeing of our guests.”
The Texas Cigar Festival had already been delayed once, having to reschedule from April 18 to Aug. 8. Cigarfest 2020 and Big Smoke Meets Whiskyfest, both major consumer cigar events, have been forced to reschedule as well.
Ticket holders for both events will receive a full refund through Eventbrite.