The Association of Dominican Cigar Manufacturers has postponed its Procigar Festival 2021 scheduled to take place in February, due to concerns about the coronavirus.
The festival, which last year drew 700 people, may still be held next year, depending on how well newly developed virus vaccines perform and what the situation is as the year progresses.
“We went ahead and postponed [the festival] for February, but we have not made a final decision on not holding it,” Oriana Veloso, executive director at Procigar, told Cigar Snob. “We do not want to cancel this until we are sure it cannot be held safely.”
The festival, if it goes forward at some point, will be the 14th annual gathering, and features factory and tobacco field tours, dinner parties, seminars and appearances by cigar industry celebrities.