Drew Estate has cancelled the remainder of its 2021 in-person events, including its 25th anniversary celebration, DE25, scheduled for September 25 in Dallas. Also cancelled is the remainder of the Drew Estate Barn Smoker events.
The cigar-maker cites the Delta variant of the Covid-19 virus as the reason for the cancellations. The affected events include Barn Smokers in Connecticut (August 13-14), Kentucky (October 6) and Florida (November 18-19). Barn Smoker attendees will receive a full refund of their ticket price within three to five business days of this announcement, and will have the first opportunity to purchase Barn Smoker tickets next season.
In a statement, the company said “While we have only announced a postponement of DE25, because we do not yet know exactly when circumstances will allow us to reschedule in 2022, we will at this time provide a full refund to all who purchased tickets directly from Drew Estate, and all such ticket purchasers will have the first opportunity to purchase tickets when DE25 is rescheduled. DE25 attendees who purchased a ticket or table directly from Drew Estate/Eventbrite will also receive their refund within 3-5 business days, however if they have purchased a ticket through a retail partner, they should contact that retailer directly. “
Also effective August 14, Drew Estate personnel will no longer attend any shows or multi-vendor or in-store events. These events will be moved on-line when it is feasible.