Rocky Mountain Cigar Festival 2019 Recap

This year’s edition of Colorado’s largest cigar event—Rocky Mountain Cigar Festival—marked the event’s milestone 10th anniversary.

Rocky Mountain Cigar Festival (RMCF) has steadily grown since it’s inauguration, and in its 10th year, it continued apace, setting records such as the event’s fastest sell-out (89 days), most vendors (133), and most cigars included with entry (48 (GA), 86 (VIP), and 126
(Executive VIP)). For the sixth year running, RMCF was held at the the Omni Interlocken Hotel—a resort-like atmosphere complete with a 27-hole championship golf course, pool-side bar, and other amenities.

While the official event was held on Saturday, Aug. 24th, the festivities have long-since expanded, with a large number of attending manufacturers hosting individual brick-and-mortar events throughout Colorado for the three days leading up to Saturday’s mega event. And for the second year running, we at Cigar Dojo hosted our own small gathering at Cigar Dojo Studios, featuring a live recording of Smoke Night LIVE’s Cavalcade of Stars. In addition, Cigar Dojo hosted a second event this year at the nearby Aloft Hotels.

As with past events, manufacturers such as LFD, AJ Fernandez, and Alec Bradley (among others) have been known to showcase cigars tailored exclusively for the RMCF. Drew Estate formally launched the 2019 edition of the Undercrown DOGMA, featuring updated packaging for 2019. And, in a similar fashion to last year’s exclusive Feng Shui collaboration, Cigar Dojo kicked off yet another limited-edition collaboration at the event—partnering with Aganorsa Leaf on a special project known as Bonsai.


Rocky Mountain Cigar Festival 2019 Omni Interlocken Hotel

Rocky Mountain Cigar Festival 2019 pavilion attendees

Rocky Mountain Cigar Festival 2019 pool tables

Rocky Mountain Cigar Festival 2019 pavilion chandelier

Rocky Mountain Cigar Festival 2019 attendees

Cigar Dojo booth Rocky Mountain Cigar Festival 2019

Alec Bradley booth Rocky Mountain Cigar Festival 2019

Rocky Mountain Cigar Festival 2019 attendees

Rocky Mountain Cigar Festival 2019 scenery

Event Highlights

  • 1,952 consumers attended RMCF 2019
  • 133 vendors
  • 121 booths
  • Cigar goodie bags (General, VIP, & Executive VIP)
  • Show-special prices (some of the best deals we’ve seen)
  • Event-exclusive cigars
  • Appearances from cigar celebrities
  • VIP cigar pairing sessions (Davidoff, Asylum, Ventura)
  • Colorado’s top breweries & distilleries
  • Live music
  • Drink and food tickets
  • Drawings, manufacturer freebies, and extra prizes
  • Billiards (play with the pros – aka “The Angels of Billiards”)
  • Afterparty sponsored by LFD Cigars

Cigar Personalities

  • Tony Bellatto
  • Matt Booth
  • Robert Caldwell
  • Juan Cancel
  • Luis Cuevas Jr.
  • Omar de Frias
  • Michael Giannini
  • Tony Gomez
  • Willy Herrera
  • Bill Ives
  • KC Johnson
  • Klaas Kelner
  • Tom Lazuka
  • Glynn Loope
  • Skip Martin
  • Nick Melillo
  • Dean Parsons
  • Rocky Patel
  • Terence Reilly
  • Riste Riatevski
  • Jim “Island Jim” Robinson
  • Steve Saka
  • Claudio Sgroi
  • Jack Toraño
  • Oscar Valladares
  • Danny Vazquez
  • Dan “Surrogates Dan” Welsh
  • Fabien “Dirty Fabien” Ziegler