The #POTY (that’s “Party of the Year”) is Back!!!
Friday and Saturday, August 12 and 13…make your way down (or up) to Chattanooga and take part in the Sixth Annual Chattanooga Tweet-Up and Cigar Festival.
In the past, this annual gathering of social-media-savvy cigar enthusiasts has been known for some of the wild stunts and events we’ve attempted to pull off…from the minor league baseball game (where our group was seated next to the Children’s Asthma Association) to the river boat cruise (on which we tried to see if 200 smokers on the top deck could produce more smoke than the steam engine). We played “Cigar Kickball” (where a brand owner broke a rib) and brought in a mechanical bull (thankfully, only folks’ pride was injured).
This year we are taking a more “back to basics” approach…focusing on the herf (that’s a gathering of people smoking cigars, for those who may not have heard the term).
We are working to get plenty of comfortable seating, both indoor and out…lots of shade for the “out” part. We want you to sit down, hang out…have a beer and smoke a cigar with some friends you haven’t seen in a long time…or some new friends you just met. Get to know the brand owners and company representatives. Share stories…make new memories.
Fun ‘n’ Games
We’ve had to make some changes to the schedule and game-plan this year, but we still want to have lots of fun. Instead of our standard raffle gatherings, with the attendant drawing of names and sometimes-long-and-drawn-out awarding of prizes, we are going to award the majority of raffle prizes this year through gamesmanship.
We will have a couple domino tables available and will set times for “Win a Game, Win a Raffle Prize” open play, as well as schedule a Domino Tournament for Saturday afternoon.
The Smooth Draws Radio Show guys will be hosting another “Cigar Trivia” event with great prizes available for winners.
And we have some other ideas on how we might award some of those prizes.
As always, every sponsoring brand will be on sale for the duration of the Tweet-Up for everyone that buys a Tweet-Up ticket. Not only will you get discounts on everything, but there will be manufacturer-sponsored “Buy X, Get X” type deals. Attending reps and brand owners will have scheduled humidor time to tell you all about their products.
There will also be some very special deals available on a few brands that were previous Tweet-Up sponsors…I won’t name them here, but those brands have “shuffled off this mortal coil”…or probably will soon. Bottom line is we are trying to move them out the door, so we’re going to offer some absolutely spectacular deals if you buy a box (20 count), 2 boxes (40), 3 boxes (60) or more.
We have over 30 brands sponsoring this year’s event. Check out our SPONSORS page for a complete and updated list. And if your company isn’t on this list and it really should be…drop us a line at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Wait…did I mention the special sneak preview night?
On Thursday, August 11, we are going to start the proceedings a little early. 5:00 p.m. that day, to be specific. If you have already paid for your ticket, come on out at that time and we’ll give you your event bag. If you haven’t paid for a ticket yet (and we still have some left), that would be a great time to get it done….because the first 100 ticket holders to show up on Thursday will get a meal ticket for a Free BBQ Dinner that evening.
Tickets Still Available…
We’ve closed online ticket sales at this time. Please come by Burns East (108 Jordan Drive, Chattanooga, TN 37421) and get your tickets anytime Friday or Saturday.