You need to relax. Take a break. Have a cigar. You can’t rush a cigar and that’s one of the best things about them.
Central PA has a rich history of tobacco cultivation and cigar manufacturing. In fact, some of the oldest cigar shops in the country are right here in Central PA. Many local bars, restaurants and social clubs regularly host cigar dinners and events. A cigar dinner features food (and usually drinks) that best pair with the flavors of the selected cigars or are inspired by the cuisine of the cigar’s country of origin. Cigar dinners and events are a great way to learn more about cigars and connect with other cigar enthusiasts.
Watch Larry David break down the difference between the cigar and the cigarette and then look over our listing of local cigar events.
The Fort Indiantown Gap Community Club (9-65 Fisher Ave., Annville) hosts a cigar social with food and a cigar rolling demonstration with master cigar roller Jesus Castanon on July 18 from 2-4 p.m. Check out our profile of Jesus Castanon before you go.
The Vineyard at Grandview (1489 Grandview Rd., Mount Joy) hosts a cigar and wine night featuring live music from Overload Junction, food from Lancaster Brgr Company and cigars from Cigars For Good on July 18 from 5:30-8:30 p.m.
POUR (114 N. Prince St., Lancaster) hosts Cigar Sunday with cigars and whiskey samples every third Sunday of the month on its patio. This month’s event takes place on July 19 from 3-6 p.m.
John Wright Restaurant (234 N. Front St., Wrightsville) continues its cigar dinner series on July 30 at 6:30 p.m. The dinner features Moroccan food and drink. Check out the menu here. Tickets are $60 including cigars or $50 without cigars.
Bulls Head Public House (14 E. Main St., Lititz) hosts a D&S Cigar dinner on August 3 at 5 p.m. The dinner includes hors d’oeuvres, a two-course meal, and three different Montecristo cigars. Tickets are $60.