Cigarnival 2014 at Famous Smoke Shop

Yesterday I had the pleasure of visiting Famous Smoke Shop‘s Cigarnival. It’s a 2 day, multi-vender event held at their Easton, PA location.  I spent several hours there hanging out with the cigar folks and enjoying a few cigars.  I attended this event last year, and they’ve made quite a few improvements in my opinion. They constructed one massive tent this year, as opposed to the multiple tents they had last year.  The food was also stepped up. At dinner time they  brought in some pigs. I swear I saw a woman walking around with a roasted pig head.  Not my thing, but the food I had was good (hotdogs and hamburgers).  There were a bunch of cool things going on at the Cigarnival, besides 800 attendees smoking their brains out, and all the great vendors whom I’m glad I got to spend some time with. Flor de Gonzales hosted a cigar rolling competition throughout the day. Attendees had the chance to put wrappers on pre-made bunches. I thought this was a great way to give consumers a glimpse into the skill it takes to make these great cigars.  There were raffles throughout the day, lots of cigars and humidors and goodies, and someone may have won $100,000 from La Gloria Cubana.  There was also a Drew Estate sponsored Casino in the evening. Last year I remember watching Rocky Patel cheat like crazy, but I didn’t hang around long enough to see if he did that again.  As I had a hour and a half drive home, I cut my visit short. Famous really puts on a great event. The vendors they had were great, the food, the cigars, the people, all top notch.

 

This is going to be a short post, with a bunch of pictures and a video, as I’ve had a busy day going on a motorcycle ride with over one hundred bikes benefiting our local SPCA.  I also had a nice Drew Estate Natural Shorty in the pool this afternoon to commemorate the occasion (the SPCA run, not spending the afternoon in the pool, the water wasn’t cold!) We ended up going back to the SPCA and adopting a new member of the family, Macha, a 3ish year old American Staffordshire Terrier (who are we kidding….she’s a Pitty). We already took a short walk with an Acid Shorty, in honor of Shorty Rossi’s Pitbull rescue efforts.  I actually like this Acid, it’s not overly infused, and once you get past the sweet cap, like the Natural, it’s a nice smoke. She did great on the leash, fortunately nobody told her she had her back left leg amputated three weeks ago. Apparently she was brought in having been found on the side of the road with a badly broken femur. She looks small in this picture, but she’s about 6o pounds. I’m looking forward to many walks with her in the future. I didn’t think we’d adopt another dog so soon, but this one was too special to pass up.

 

Busy weekend!  That’s it for now, until the next time,

 

CigarCraig

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5 Responses to Cigarnival 2014 at Famous Smoke Shop

  1. Craig

    Awesome post. Love seeing a new dog in the pics. I gave taken up your routine and will regularly take my dog (a 6-year old chocolate lab puppy) for a walk and end up at a park by god house where she lays and enjoys the shade while I finish a cigar. They are truly amazing animals send have no doubt she will have a great home.

  2. Great times! I loved both write ups but props to you for the new family member! Congratulations!

    Looks like you’ll have an even more enjoyable cigar walk…looking forward to many more stories!

  3. Patrick

    Your good people mate. I say that rarely.

  4. Joe

    Thank you for the Review, Last year i attended CI Cigarfest in split rock but heard cagirnival was better. I think next year i will buy tickets.

  5. Dan Colley

    Wow !!! From all appearances, that was quite a shindig !!! I’ve always had good experiences when trading with Famous Smoke Shop. It looks like this was no exception to their way of doing business.

    Adopting a dog is an incredibly generous thing for anyone to do. Congratulations to you on the new addition to your family. I know that there will be hours of fun associated with that new relationship.

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