The 2017 ND Cigar Fest held Aug 5.17 in Minot, North Dakota, was an afternoon filled with contests, games, great food and fantastic cigars.
BotL & SotL from the United States & Canada came together at Elevation / Minot Country Club for the 10th Annual ND Cigar Fest, hosted by Todd Pryor, proprietor of the Great Plains Smoke Shop.
In its 10th year, the North Dakota Cigar Fest is a favourite among cigar enthusiasts from throughout the State and attracts many attendees from the Canadian provinces of Saskatchewan & Manitoba.
@CigarHerf’s Val Bradshaw pictured here with Todd Pryor, Founder of the ND Cigar Fest.
Gurkha Cigars representative Josh Rushlo. Oliva Cigars repesentative Rick Rutz.
Both reps were on hand throughout the event.
There was swag & cigars to the participants of various trivia contests & games of skill.
James T. & Val B. were up for some friendly competition during the Long Ash challenge.
Mother Nature presented some hurdles with both wind & a drizzle of rain.
But the competitors persevered by pampering their cigars & keeping them away from the elements … as best they could!
We’re proud to say that @CigarHerf’s
Val Bradshaw was part of the team that emerged victorious – achieving the coveted 1st Place finish in the North Dakota Cigar Fest 2017 “Long Ash” competition.
The winning team had their choice of fine cigars as prizes.
In addition to supporting Cigar Rights of America and Cigars for Warriors, which garnered a generous outpouring of cigars for the troops, another key aspect to the ND Cigar Fest is the Live Auction that raises money for the Gary Sinese “Wounded Warrior Project”. Gary Sinese Foundation
One of the numerous donations for the Live Auction came from Brother of the Leaf Gerald M., a regular attendee who makes the journey to Minot ND from Winnipeg MB.
Gerald generously donated a beautiful Limited Edition Partagas Ashtray & Cigars.
After a flurry of bids, the winner was Michael W. of Minot ND.
Don A. is another generous supporter of the North Dakota Cigar Fest 2017.
A great time was had by all and we look forward to ND Cigar Fest 2018!