The 23rd Habano Festival Kicks Off

Between Monday, February 27th and Friday, March 3rd, aficionados, experts, the 23rd edition of the Habano Festival will take place in Havana, Cuba.

The 23rd edition of the Habano Festival kicks off with the opening of the trade fair with more than 270 exhibitors from 10 countries. That same night, Club Habana will host the Welcome Evening, which will revolve around Montecristo and its much-appreciated Línea Open.

The Mid-week evening will take place at El Laguito Protocol Room and will feature Bolívar and La Casa del Habano. It will celebrate the brand’s 121st anniversary with the presentation of a new vitola.

The grand finale will be the Gala evening on Friday, March 3rd, at Pabexpo. This evening will be dedicated to Partagás, the Habanos Awards Ceremony and the traditional humidor auction. The auction catalogue can be found at and 

The International Seminar will start with the Conference “The Partagás brand as seen through Vitolfilia”, presented by Mr. Fernando González García, President of the Cuban Association of Vitolfilia, and Ms. Zoe Nocedo, member of the Association, at the Havana Convention Center. Throughout the week, the same venue will host different masterclasses on the Habanos-making process, as well as tastings and pairings with different products.

At the Habanos World Challenge, participants will have to demonstrate their knowledge of the different stages of Habano making and enjoyment. The successors of Tarek Gamayel and Fadi Hammad, winners of the last edition, will be determined through a series of tests.

The program of activities at the 23rd Habano Festival will be rounded out by visits to plantations, which this year will take place in in the Vuelta Abajo zone, in the Pinar del Río region, as well as visits to the Partagás and La Corona factories to gain first-hand knowledge about the whole Habano-making process.

The price for the festival program: EUR 3.150,– 


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