The 2020 edition of the Texas Cigar Festival is the latest event to be postponed by the COVID-19 pandemic, as Casa de Montecristo has announced that the event is being postponed until Aug. 8. The retailer cited a directive by the city of Houston advising people to avoid large groups, particularly where people will be in close contact in others.
“As always, we believe it is our role and responsibility to prioritize the well-being of our guests, our associates and our communities,” the company said in an email. “Following the guidance of public health officials and government agencies, including the city of Houston, the Centers for Disease Control and the World Health Organization, we are taking this precautionary step.”
The event has been rescheduled to Aug. 8, and tickets will automatically transfer over to that new date with no action required. For ticket holders who will be unable to attend on the new date, they are directed to submit a refund request through Eventbrite or to email [email protected] by May 30, 2020.
The Texas Cigar Festival joins Cigarfest 2020 and Big Smoke Meets Whiskyfest as major consumer cigar events that have been forced to reschedule in recent days.