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Stogie News: Cigar Artisans 2006

6 Sep 2006

Regular readers know most of the cigar events we publicize at take place in the Washington area, primarily because that’s our home beat. But we recently caught wind of Cigar Artisans 2006, an upcoming event in Tampa that sounds too good to not mention.

And, as an added bonus for our loyal readers, we’ve got two FREE TICKETS to give away! So be sure to drop by tomorrow when we announce the contest that will decide who scores this sweet prize.

Normally the tickets run $110 apiece, but given the $300 in free giveaways included with each ticket – including $150 dollars worth of cigars – the lucky winner will receive a prize worth $820. Here are the details:

Cigar Artisans 2006, sponsored by Thompson Cigar of Tampa, brings together the most prestigious names in the cigar industry, such as Arturo Fuente, Padron, CAO, Torano, General Cigar, Altadis USA, La Gloria, Rocky Patel, JC Newman, Camacho, Gurkha, La Perla, Acid, Cusano, Oliva and more.

“It’s a rare opportunity to meet the people behind the major cigar brands and to meet them all at once is exceptional,” said Joe Silvestro, Senior Buyer, Thompson Cigar. “We really loaded the ticket holders with enough freebies and prizes to fill their humidors and enjoy the experience long after the event is over.”

The event consists of two sessions with identical prizes and giveaways including custom painted Harley Davidson Motorcycles, poker tables, golf bags and sets of Razor golf clubs. Ticket holders will receive 25 premium handmade cigars with a value of $150, plus other prizes worth more than $125: including an embroidered travel bag, polar fleece jacket, backpack, ball cap, cigar cutter, lighter, drawpoker and another 8 Cigar sampler. There will be food and an open bar during the event.

Tickets are $110 and can be purchased through Ticketmaster or by visiting this website:

Cigar Artisans 2006 is taking place on Saturday, September 30. But we’ll announce how you can score two FREE TICKETS tomorrow…Right here at See you then.

The Stogie Guys


5 Responses to “Stogie News: Cigar Artisans 2006”

  1. Anonymous Wednesday, September 6, 2006 at 10:34 am #

    Sounds kinda similar to The Big Smoke. I'm interested…

  2. Cigar Blog Moderator Thursday, September 7, 2006 at 9:28 am #

    The difference between Cigar Artisans and a Big Smoke is: Number one, the price is half, number two you get more free cigars, number three is the range of vendors you will meet. Some of the smaller vendors can't make it to Big Smoke events such as La Perla, Gurkha, Camacho and Oliva.

  3. Roberto Westover Sunday, June 10, 2007 at 11:02 pm #

    I work at a local tv station and run live cigar
    reviews show weekly.

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