The 2019 edition of the Habanos Festival will be held from February 18 to 22, celebrating the 500 year anniversary of the Cuban captial.
Habanos announced that the brands to be especially featured at the festival are San Cristóbal de la Habana, Hoyo de Monterrey and Trinidad. Guests to the festival can expect visits to the Vuelta Abajo tobacco plantations, tours to the most famous Habanos factories, lectures and master classes as well as the second edition of the Habanos World Challenge Contest.
Once again, the festival will close with a Gala evening with the traditional humidor auction benefitting the Cuban health care system.
XXI Festival del Habano Program
February 17, 2019 (Sunday): Registration at the convention center
February 18, 2019 (Monday): Registration, press conference, Habanos World Challenge Preliminary Contest, Trade fair opening, welcome evening
February 19, 2019 (Tuesday): Registration, visits to tobacco plantations
February 20, 2019 (Wednesday): Registration, seminar opening, master lecture by Eusebio Leal Spengler, master seminar on rolling parejos with pigtails (Miguel Bargaza), lunch at El Bucán, book presentation: Lo Llamaremos Cohiba (Adargelio Garrido de la Grana), tasting, Habanos & Wines (Ribera del Duero Alliance), evening dedicated to Hoyo de Monterrey Gran Reserva Cosecha 2013
February 21, 2019 /(Thursday): Registration, factory visits, lunch at El Bucán, tasting, Habanos Moments
February 22, 2019 (Friday): Registration, Habanos World Challenge Finale, Closing of seminars and the trade fair, farewell lunch at El Bucán, Gala evening dedicated to Trinidad and its 50th anniversary, humidor auction.
More information on the festival will be available soon at www.habanos.com