Haute Event: The Midwest’s Largest Lux Cigar Festival

If you’d consider flying to Cuba to smoke some of the highest quality cigars in the world, how about a quick trip over the state line to Indiana? The second annual Midwest Smoke Out, the largest cigar show and exhibition in the Midwest, will be held Thursday, April 7 at The Venue at Horseshoe Casino in Hammond, IN, a 20 minute drive from downtown Chicago.  The event attracts cigar enthusiasts from around the country for a night of premium cigars, fine spirits and wines, gourmet foods and more. Puff, puff pass.

With visitors from 16 states and Canada at the show last year, international cigar executives Carlito Fuente, President of the Dominican Republic-based Tabacalera A. Fuente y Cia, and Rocky Patel, Founder of Rocky Patel Premium Cigars will appear as special guests. The list of participating manufacturers includes Rocky Patel, CAO, Xikar, General, Fonseca, Gran Habano, Arganese, Falto, Double Gun and more.

Just 2,000 tickets will be available for $150 each and include a coupon book good for more than 16 free cigars with a total retail value of over $200, so attendees get their money back and more. There will also be spirits, wine and beer tastings, gourmet foods to sample and cigar-related gifts on display. This year, the ticket price also includes a one-year membership (or renewal) to Cigar Rights of America (CRA), a $35 value.

Tickets and a limited number of luxury suites for the event are now on sale at www.midwestsmokeout.com.