Two Guys Smoke Shop announced yesterday a new multi-vendor, two-day event to take place this Fall known as the New England Cigar Expo. This event will take place Friday and Saturday September 29th and 30th 2023 at Dreamer’s Ranch in Windham, New Hampshire.
Two Guys Smoke Shop has been presenting annual cigar dinner events celebrating their anniversary since they first started back in 1985. Their events are unlike any other event in the country. All attendees are automatically in a game show where they could win some valuable prizes. In the past they have given away Harley Davidson Motorcycles, automobiles including vintage antiques to new Mercedes Benz. Classics including a Rolls Royce with 250 minted silver bars in the trunk, the Smokey and Bandit Trans-Am, the Back to the Future DeLorean and even a tanker truck of 10,000 gallons of gasoline. Its always a who’s who in the cigar industry attending and even in the audience, you never know who might show up.
David Garofalo, founder of Two Guys Smoke Shop along with Dan Davison of United Cigars held the press conference to announce the new annual event today, saying the reason behind this was due to the fact that the annual Two Guys Anniversary party was becoming too difficult to host, primarily due to venue bookings since many venues do not want the cigar smoke aspect. Instead, this event will take its place. “Over the years, cigar dinner venues have always been difficult to find, especially big enough to handle the 500+ people crowd the sold-out events attract, and a venue which will allow and tolerate all their cigar smoke. Over the years, it has grown increasingly tougher to find a place” said David Garofalo, owner, and founder of Two Guys Smoke Shop, “we thought we may have to stop the events altogether.”
Crossing Life Church and Community Center in Windham New Hampshire owns and operates Dreamers Ranch, which provides a platform of programs for mentoring youth of greater Boston and southern New Hampshire. Teaching life skills through regenerative farming practices and growing entrepreneurial skill sets using resources from the ranch. Regenerate soil and regenerate lives they say, Dreamers Ranch is a working farm, community garden and cattle ranch. Two Guys Smoke Shop needed a place to operate and grow their event and Dreamers Ranch needs resources and attention to grow their charity, so this is the plan for 2023 and hopefully going forward. A whole new event is planned, taking what was Two Guys Smoke Shop’s Anniversary Party and morphing it into a new and larger event with a cause attached to it.
The anniversary party has been a 500-person event for some time now. This event will host 1,000 people. It will open at 5PM Friday September 29th, for VIP ticket holders and 6PM for the rest of the two-day event ticket holders. There will be single day tickets for just Saturday for those who do not want to attend the Friday night dinner.
On Friday September 29, 2023, beginning at 6pm, The New England Cigar Expo’s Opening Night Cigar Dinner begins with some of the biggest brands and people in the cigar industry including: Nelson Alfonso from Byron Cigars, Jorge Padron from Padron Cigars, Oliver Nivaud from United Cigars, Jose Dominguez from Jose Dominguez Cigars, Nick Perdomo from Perdomo Cigars, Carlos Guillermo Gonzalez from YaYa Cigars, Rafael Nodal from Aging Room Cigars, Eric Newman from Diamond Crown Cigars, Christian Eiroa from CLE Cigars, Rocky Patel from Rocky Patel Cigars, Justo Eiroa from Aladino Cigars, Terence Reilly from Aganorsa Leaf Cigars, Tony and Carson Serino from Serino Cigars, Nestor Miranda from Nestor Miranda Cigars, David and Gianna Garofalo from Garofalo Cigars, Litto Gomez from La Flor Dominicana Cigars, Johan Zwaan from Davidoff Cigars, Glen Case from Kristoff Cigars, Rick Rodriguez from West Tampa Cigars, and even some surprise guests expected.
Roast prime rib dinner will be served, live music, comedy, and a game show event where someone will win an 800-pound cow. No, you won’t be handed the rope attached to a cow, but a new 16 cubic foot freezer with fresh, flash frozen, butchered meat which will yield about 24 Roasts, 28 T-Bones, 10 Sirloin Steaks, 10 Sirloin Tip Steaks, 28 Rib Eye Steaks, 6 Round Steaks, and over 150 pounds of ground beef. There will also be Short Ribs, Flank Steak, Stew Meat and Brisket.
Saturday, day 2, the expo opens at 11am with a Meet & Greet with the biggest names in the Cigar Industry, a live broadcast at 12 noon of The Cigar Authority Podcast, live music, comedy, a food truck pavilion with some of the best local food trucks around and cocktails available. At 4pm, there will be four round micro-wrestling event held at 4PM. There will be ring-side seats for the VIP ticket holders and only standing room for all other attendees. The duo teases some “professional comedians” doing commentary for this but didn’t specify who.
“I think this is going to be a lot of fun and talked about for years to come” said Garofalo, “this will be our first attempt at a 2-day experience, but I expect non-stop enjoyment throughout the two-day Expo. Getting cigar smokers together to enjoy premium cigars is always a great time.”
This two-day event is the first of its kind in the New England market, bringing cigar smokers together with various experiential activities throughout the weekend. Each guest will receive 38 cigars with the 2-day pass or 20 cigars with the Saturday only 1 day pass. VIP ticket holders will also have access to early entrance and goodies including an after hours event on Saturday night. Tickets for the New England Cigar Expo can be purchased beginning on Saturday May 6, 2023, at 10am at any Two Guys Smoke Shop location, 304 South Broadway Salem NH, 741 Lafayette Road Seabrook NH and 15 Spit Brook Road Nashua NH or beginning at 11am on May 6 th by phone at 1-888-2-CIGAR-2 that’s 1-888-224-4272.