At the end of February 2022, the ProCigar Festival made a return in the Dominican Republic. The ProCigar Festival is one of three main cigar events in the premium cigar industry, and celebrates the handmade smokes and culture of the Dominican Republic.
As part of the festivities, the cigar factories in the Dominican Republic were opened to the public to offer an insight into the manufacture of cigars in the Dominican Republic.
During the ProCigar Festival, the days are filled with exciting trips to the tobacco fields and tours of cigar factories, while nights are packed with lively cigar dinners, where delicious Dominican smokes can be enjoyed in the presence of the cigarmakers.
ProCigar Festival 2022
The 2022 ProCigar Festival took place on February 22nd-25th, commencing in Santiago.
As well as tobacco field and cigar factory tours, guests of the festival were invited to insightful workshops and seminars to discover more about the cigar industry, while being lucky enough to try out some new and unreleased cigars.
Paresh Patel, the owner and Director of Havana House, was lucky enough to be in attendance of this year’s ProCigar Festival in the Dominican Republic.
Paresh states: “The ProCigar festival this year was an amazing chance for me to meet lots of different people in the industry, meeting old friends and making contacts with new faces that we will hopefully be working with in the future!”
ProCigar Gala Dinner
The ProCigar Fest hosts a gala dinner each year with an auction to raise money to support charities and organisations in the Dominican Republic. In 2022, all proceeds raised were donated to the Voluntariado Jesús con los Niños (A non-profit organisation for sick children), the Hospicio San Vicente de Paul (A retirement home for low-income elders) and A Home for my Family (ProCigar’s charitable initiative to provide housing for industry employees).
This year, nearly $350,000 was raised during the auction.
We look forward to next year’s ProCigar Fest and hope to be there again to enjoy the wonderful cigars from the Dominican Republic.