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Santiago, Dominican Republic — PROCIGAR, the Association of the Dominican Cigar Manufacturers, celebrates the Procigar Festival’s eleventh edition.

The world-renowned Procigar members are proud to host the eleventh annual Procigar Festival where over 400 guests from more than 20 countries will be welcomed. Attendees include suppliers, retailers, consumers and industry associates from all over the world that gather to celebrate the Procigar Festival at the Dominican Republic – the Cigar Country.

The festival starts on February 18th in the luxurious Casa de Campo Resort where guests will be able to relax in the beach and enjoy the country’s beautiful weather. During Monday 19th an afternoon cigar seminar will take place in the hotel.

On Tuesday, February 20th , Tabacalera de García, the biggest cigar factory of the world, will host a tour to their facilities with a guided visit and a delicious lunch by the ocean. In the afternoon, guests will depart to Santiago, the “heart of Cigar Country,” for three days, where they will be able to participate in guided tours of Quesada Cigars, La Aurora, General Cigar, Tabacalera Palma, the Cigar Family Charitable Foundation, De Los Reyes Cigars, PDR Cigars, Tabacalera La Alianza, La Flor Dominicana and Davidoff Cigars factories and tobacco fields. Attendees will also have the option to choose other exciting activities while in Santiago, including the 8 th annual Procigar Poker Tournament with proceeds to local charitable institutions, a beach day at the Gansevoort Hotel, Zipline Adventures, among others. Also, for the very first time, an Official qualification tournament for the Cigar Smoking World Championship (CSWC) 2018 will take place during the Festival.

A wonderful goodie bag is gifted to festival guests, this special bag retails for approximately US$350.00 and includes a limited special edition cigar box, cigar accessories like cutters and lighters, polo shirt, hat, among others spectacular promotional items.

On Wednesday February 21 st, a traditional welcome dinner will be held at the gardens of Teatro del Cibao, where all Procigar members will present either a new, limited or special cigar as a special gesture to all guests. The night will continue with a traditional Dominican dinner and a merengue contest, where the winner will have the chance to choose 100 cigars from one of the cigar brands manufactured by the Procigar members.

A welcome white attire dinner will take place the next day at Santiago’s Monumento a los Héroes de la Restauración on Thursday, February 22 nd , where the attendees will enjoy the nice atmosphere and a wonderful view of the city of Santiago.

The closing ceremony on February 23rd will be celebrated with a gala dinner at the Centro Español, a private Spanish Club in Santiago. Here guests will experience a delicious dinner and an exciting show with live music. This event will culminate with an auction of very special and unique items benefiting the Voluntariado de Jesús con los Niños and the Hospicio San Vicente de Paúl, non-profit organizations dedicated to helping ill children and impoverished elders.

The Procigar Festival is a truly unique and memorable experience that beautifully combines educational opportunities, entertainment, leisure activities, premium cigar smoking with a lifetime of memories and highlights why the Dominican Republic is the number one exporter of Premium Cigar in the world.

For Immediate Release
September 12th, 2018
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