The Great Smoke 2018 takes place on February 10th, 2018 at West Palm Beach, FL, and tickets are on sale now! The four-day extravaganza includes pre and post parties, a VIP Private Dinner, and an after event brunch to allow you to recuperate. Smokey Butts and I attended The Great Smoke 2017 and it is a cigar event you should definitely attend. You can check out our post on our visit to The Great Smoke 2017 HERE.
Schedule of Events
Thursday, February 8th, 2018: The Great Smoke Kickoff Party
Friday, February 9th, 2018: Pre Event Party
Friday, February 9th, 2018: Exclusive VIP Private Dinner
Saturday, February 10th, 2018: The Great Smoke 2018
Saturday, February 10th, 2018: After Party
Sunday, February 11th, 2018: Big Delicious Brunch
The Great Smoke 2018 Kickoff Party
Pre Event Party
The Pre Event Party is hosted by Rocky Patel of Rocky Patel Premium Cigars. The event takes place at Smoke Inn Boynton Beach from 7:00 pm – 10:00 pm and is free. The event includes live music, food, drinks, cigar specials, and prizes.
VIP Private Dinner
The VIP Private Dinner takes place at Ruth Chris Steak House and is hosted by Nick Perdomo. The event is limited to 60 guests and starts at 7:30 pm. The VIP Private Dinner costs $135 and includes Caesar salad; crab stuffed mushroom appetizer; your choice of ribeye steak, chicken, or fresh salmon; mashed potatoes; sauteed mushrooms; creamed spinach (yuck!); cheesecake or chocolate sin cake; and water, soda, tea, and coffee. You’ll also receive a commemorative gift pack from Perdomo Cigars.
The Great Smoke 2018
The main event takes place at The South Florida Fairgrounds, 9067 Southern Boulevard, West Palm Beach, FL. The event takes place from 1:00 pm – 5:00 pm for Base Ticket holders or 12:00 pm – 5:00 pm for VIP Ticket holders. All tickets include more than 40 premium cigars; a variety of wines, spirits, beer, and food; and a commemorative bag. You’ll receive cigars from Ashton, Oliva, Kristoff, Arturo Fuente, Padron, La Flor Dominicana, Drew Estate, Rocky Patel, Dunbarton Tobacco & Trust, Foundation Cigar, and more!
The Spearmint Rhino Gentlemen’s Club West Palm Beach hosts an After Party from 6:00 pm until you run out of dollar bills or get kicked out. The After Party is hosted by Scott Weeks of Recluse Cigars. There are free shuttles from the main event to the Spearmint Rhino, as well as $150 bottles of Absolut vodka and two for one whiskey, bourbon, and scotch. There is no indication that you get a free shuttle back to the event but I certainly hope so! This event is free but I suggest you bring a ton of cash for a lap dance, a bottle of Absolut, and money to tip the entertainment.
Big Delicious Brunch
The Big Delicious Brunch takes place at Smoke Inn Boynton Beach from 12:00 pm – 3:00 pm. The Brunch is hosted by Oliva and Colibri, and includes all you can eat food and bottomless Mimosas and Bloody Marys. After three days of events, you might need a Bloody Mary. The event features four food stations including omelets, Belgian waffles, prime rib, and more. The event costs $35 and includes a free cigar.
VIP Private Dinner
Tickets are $135 and includes a four-course dinner and a gift pack of cigars from Perdomo Cigars.
The Base Ticket is $150 and includes more than 40 premium cigars; a variety of wines, spirits, beer, and food; and a commemorative bag. You can also purchase a Base Ticket for yourself and a non-cigar smoking significant other for $220. So, if you have a loser buddy at the office who eats but doesn’t smoke, bring him!
The VIP ticket includes the Base Ticket goodies, entrance to the event one hour before the main event, preferred parking, access to a VIP lounge, private beverage area, and full wait staff. You can also purchase a VIP Ticket for yourself and a non-cigar smoking friend or lover for $220. Actually, there is no requirement that your companion be either a friend or a lover, so pick up a homeless person on your way to the event so you can write the whole thing off as a charitable contribution.
Big Delicious Brunch
Tickets for the Big Delicious Brunch cost $45.