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September 16, 2023 @ 10:30 am - 6:00 pm$50 – $225
Welcome to Your Cigar Den’s 3rd Annual HavanaFest celebration, September 16th in Central Pennsylvania, where we celebrate the rich cultural heritage of the Caribbean. Everyone is invited!
September is Hispanic Heritage Month—HavanaFest is the perfect way to kick it off and experience the flavors of traditional Cuban cuisine, sip freshly brewed Cuban coffee, and try your hand at rolling a cigar just like they do in Cuba and the Dominican Republic. Wear something fun and comfortable, because this is an outdoor party like Carnaval Miami, with live music, costumed dancers, DJs, and libations!
This year, we’ll be serving up a full Cuban meal with roasted pork, grilled chicken, rice, beans, yucca (cassava), plantains, and of course mojo!
After our inaugural event’s rave reviews, we’re proud to offer our unique connoisseur experience again this year. As a Connoisseur guest, you will arrive 2 hours before everyone else and join at least 15 different cigar vendors for a private lunch, where you will enjoy insider stories, Caribbean foods, a Cuban rum, an authentic Cuban cigar, a selection of 20 premium cigars and 5 BONUS cigars to enjoy throughout the day! You will receive a premium swag package when you arrive.
Connoisseurs also enter the main event 30 minutes before everyone else to secure premium seating. Only a limited number of connoisseur packages are available, so you will need to move quickly to purchase them.
For all the cigar lovers out there who’d rather skip the Connoisseur experience and go straight to the main event, we offer Aficionado tickets. With these tickets, you receive a minimum of 20 premium cigars upon entry that you can enjoy throughout the day. General Admission tickets include access to the Caribbean extravaganza in the main event area on Martin Luther King Jr. Plaza and Fraser Street from 1:00 pm to 6:00 pm.
All ticket holders will enjoy a full Cuban buffet, Cuban coffee, wine, beer, live music, dancers, and the opportunity to roll their own cigar on the Plaza!
Your entry ticket is also a raffle ticket. Every 20 minutes between 1:00 and 6:00, we will be raffling off prizes from 20 different manufacturers. We don’t want to give away the surprise, but 2019 winners took home a bicycle, a Bluetooth cooler, humidors, lighters, flasks, cutters, cigars, and a ton more items, over 200 in all!
Additional libations will be available for purchase in the eating area. Accessories, cigars, and other Caribbean-inspired items can be purchased in the vendor market. Parking is available at the Fraser Street garage next to the main event area and in the Beaver Street garage, half a block away. Street parking and additional garages are located within minutes.
Doors open for Connoisseurs at 10:30 am at Jax Bar and Kitchen on Calder Way.
Doors open for Aficionados and General Admission at 1:00 at Martin Luther King Jr Plaza.