Cigars International has announced the cancellation of CIGARfest 2021. The event has been cancelled due to the renewed concerns around the spread COVID-19 virus. Cigars International says tickets purchased will be refunded in full by the end of the month.

This is the second year in a row CIGARfest has been cancelled due to the COVID-19 pandemic. The event had been scheduled for October 15th and 16th in Split Rock, Pennsylvania. CIGARFest is one of the largest consumer events in the country as Cigars International has reported attendance up to 6,500.

In a press release, Sarah Santos, president of Cigars International said, “We found ourselves once again faced with a difficult decision relative to CIGARfest. Given that the CDC recommends wearing masks indoors in high transmission areas, which is impractical for a cigar event, we unfortunately saw no other option than to cancel CIGARfest this year.”

The announcement of the cancellation of CIGARfest follows Drew Estate’s announcements last week that it has cancelled its DE 25 and Barn Smoker events for 2021.