Sadly, another cigar event has been scrapped—at least for this year. The Procigar Festival, which was initially supposed to be held in December of 2020, had been pushed back in hopes of finding a safe date in early ‘21. Now that Covid numbers are remaining stubbornly high, Procigar has decided to cancel the festival for this year.
As stated by their president, Hendrik Kelner, in their press release: “We have made the difficult decision to cancel our Procigar Festival 2021. We know that this decision is disappointing, but we hope that everyone can understand that right now our priority is to keep the collaborators and participants of the event safe.”
It isn’t all bad news though. Procigar has already announced dates for their 2022 festival! Assuming government projections hold true, Procigar Festival 2022 will run from February 20 to the 25. If it’s anything like past Procigar Festivals, the event will not be restricted to one location in the Dominican Republic. Instead, participants usually move from one area of interest to another. In earlier years, for example, it has gone east to west, spanning from La Romana to Santiago De Los Caballeros.
Hopefully that fun, touring quality is still possible next year. Either way, though, attendees are sure to have a memorable time with friendly folks and top shelf cigars.