Get hand-rolled cigars at Sunday's Cigar Heritage Festival in Ybor

Because it's no fun to sit around the fire pit vaping.

Watch hand-rolling demonstrations at the Ybor City Cigar Festival on Dec. 2. - Thomas Münter via Flickr/CC2.0
Thomas Münter via Flickr/CC2.0
Watch hand-rolling demonstrations at the Ybor City Cigar Festival on Dec. 2.

Smoking cigarettes will kill you and vaping will... well, we don’t quite know what it’ll do yet. But give me a cigar and a glass of brandy and I’m content to not inhale around the fire pit all night. That’s not why I’m jazzed about the Cigar Heritage Festival, though: I’m psyched about the history. Ybor is rich with Cubano and cigar history (CL’s housed in the oldest brick cigar factory in Ybor) and at this fest you can meet the Fuente family, see hand-rolling demos and — of course —take your pick of cigars. And hey, who knows, maybe you can even get in on a game of dominos.


Cigar Heritage Festival |Centennial Park, 19th St., Ybor City | Dec. 2: 11 a.m.-5 p.m. | yborcitycigarfestival.com

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Cathy Salustri

Cathy's portfolio includes pieces for Visit Florida, USA Today and regional and local press. In 2016, UPF published Backroads of Paradise, her travel narrative about retracing the WPA-era Florida driving tours that was featured in The New York Times. Cathy speaks about Florida history for the Osher Lifelong Learning...
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