The Rocky Mountain Cigar Festival is located in the heart of the Colorado Rocky Mountain Front Range. The 2017 RMCF will be returning to the world renowned Omni Interlocken Resort in Broomfield Colorado! The festival attracts consumers that are geared toward premium high-end product – including premium cigars, hand-crafted brews, unique wine and spirits, excellent food and everything encompassing the finer things in life.
RMCF Attendees have the chance to mingle with the most prominent cigar manufacturers and celebrities from around the world. All attendees purchasing a cigar ticket will be provided with an official festival bag containing over 30 premium cigars samples, cutter, lighter, festival glass, t-shirt, drink tickets and much more. Each attendee is provided with a free meal. Various ticket levels are offered to suit your needs. Please see the ticket section for more information on these ticket levels.
The festival runs from 11- 6pm for VIP attendees and 12 – 6pm for all other attendees.
Highlights of the Festival
Over 1,500 Consumers of Premium Cigars & Fine Product
The Top Premium Cigar Manufacturers from around the world
Premium Tobacco Trade Show in Las Vegas, Nevada – July 13-17, 2017
Annually the International Premium Cigar & Pipe Retailers Association (IPCPR), produces its annual convention and trade show. Back in Las Vegas, after a stop in New Orleans, the much-anticipated tobacco industry event was back in full swing in the city that never sleeps, with clear skies and 100 + degree heat.
The Las Vegas Convention Center was the site if this years event, which as always, attracts the largest, most established and influential premium cigar and tobacco companies like: General Cigar Company, JC Newman, Arturo Fuente, Davidoff, Scandinavian Tobacco, Drew Estate, Perdomo and Rocky Patel – pipe tobacco companies – as well as accessory manufacturers like: Boveda, Rabbit Air, Jet Line and Xicar. Industry media were also represented in exhibitor form, as well as covering the event widely.
After the days trade show and seminars, the industry professionals enjoyed the Vegas nightlife but business remained in play, as Cigar Industry Greats (Rocky Patel, Ashton, Padron, et al.) could be seen having FDA strategy meetings over cigars and cocktails.
The IPCPR, as always, produced a well planned, well-organized and fruitful event for all in attendance, adding their trademark flare by including such luminaries as former New York City Mayor and U.S. Attorney General, Rudolph Guiliani, as the event’s Keynote Speaker and iconic rockers, .38 Special, for their closing event party.
See our photo coverage of the event below and stay posted for our video of this years awesome event.
About the IPCPR (from the IPCPR Website):
Founded in 1933, the International Premium Cigar & Pipe Retailers Association (IPCPR) is the oldest, largest and most active trade association representing and assisting retailers of premium tobacco products and their suppliers. IPCPR is a not-for-profit trade association recognized as the “Voice of Authority and Reason” on premium tobacco related issues. The Association provides its members with assistance in fighting onerous tobacco legislation and regulation, brings retailers and manufacturers together in mutually advantageous business relationships and provides its members with market data, research, services and product information to assist them in profitable operation of their businesses.
The organization formerly named RTDA – Retail Tobacco Dealers of America – changed its name to International Premium Cigar and Pipe Retailers Association in 2007 to distinguish its mission from that of cigarette and machine made cigar sellers and manufacturers.
In February, 2016, IPCPR opened its new headquarters a few blocks from the United States Capitol at: 513 Capitol Court, Suite 300, Washington, DC 20002.
Cigar Auction Event to benefit BOTL DAVE LATINA and his medical expenses.
ATTENTION ALL SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA CIGAR SMOKERS:
For those unaware, David Latina, of the former Azucar Lounge in Corona, formerly of Zafutos Cigar Lounge in Ontario and presently with Havana Cigars in Phoenix Arizona, suffered a tragic freak accident late last year that resulted in paralysis and is on a long road to recovery.
Dave, a retired San Bernardino County Deputy Sheriff, businessman and all around amazing person, is our well-known Brother of the Leaf who has always been there in support of the Cigar Industry.
Let’s SUPPORT HIM and his family by getting together NEXT FRIDAY – February, 17, 2017 @ 5 pm for a CIGAR AUCTION @ ZAFUTOS CIGAR LOUNGE in Ontario, Ca – to help him and his family with non-insurance supplemented expenses; specifically, specialized chair lift and such.
THE AUCTION: There will be a large variety of Premium Cigar (boxes) from various Cigar Manufacturers/Brands for you to bid on, as well as donated items from vendors and businesses for raffle. Of course, Zafutos wide selection of cigars and accessories will also be available, as usual.
This event is your opportunity to support Dave and his family, as well as GET INCREDIBLE DEALS ON CIGARS AND CIGAR ACCESSORIES.
THIS IS A CASH ONLY EVENT (the Auction) – please bring cash! (there is an ATM nearby).
Are you a BRAND OWNER or Cigar Industry professional? Please consider participating with a donation of any sort for raffle.
Are you a business owner of any sort? Please consider donating for the raffle as well.
YOU MAY CONTACT:
Zafutos Cigar Haven @ (909) 980-9943 and speak to staff there about the event
Any cigar aficionado or industry person in Southern California most likely knows Bo Mouissat – Tobacconist Extraordinaire of the famous Bo’s Cigar Lounge chain in Los Angeles County.
Bo’s affinity for cigars has rubbed off on his family, especially his beautiful daughter Mimi Valenzuela, General Manager of Bo’s Cigar Lounges, which features large, well stocked walk-in humidors with 90 + rated handrolled premium cigars, cool and breezy patio seating, opulent decor, high ceilings with excellent ventilation and impeccable customer service.
Bo’s lounges are renowned for their friendly atmosphere, great selection and famous, well attended events by their loyal, diverse following.
Bo’s hosted it’s first annual BOnanza Cigar Event on Saturday January 28th. This multi-vendor selling event, was the first of it’s kind in the area, featuring: 12 cigar manufacturers that came to promote their brands + 3 local Bellflower restaurants: French Quarters – Johnny Rebs – Fronks Restaurant, who all brought their most delicious offerings. Musical entertainment was courtesy of the Cuban Jazz Train and Big ‘D’ and the Blues Street Band!
Craft Beer was flowing all day. and more than 250 people attended throughout the day, enjoying the amazing cigar box specials, as well as raffles for cigar accesories, big screen TVs, and even trips to tour the factories of Drew Estate, Espinosa Cigars and Rocky Patel!
Cigar Manufacturers that participated were:
and special thanks to Delicia the Cigar Vixen, whose series you can now purchase on Amazon