The 14th Annual Ybor City Heritage & Cigar Festival, benefitting the Ybor City Museum Society, is one of the premier all-ages festivals in the Tampa Bay area. The festival will take place on Saturday, November 17th, from 10 a.m. until 5 p.m. at Ybor Square in Ybor City, Tampa's National Historic Landmark District. This annual daytime festival features cigar vendors, cigar rollers, live music, craft beer, food trucks, an architecture hop, and a kids zone - perfect for the entire family.

Features of the event include:

  • Local and national cigar vendors, plus live cigar rolling demonstrations
  • Celebrate 100 Years of Arturo Fuente with Carlito, Cynthia and Liana Fuente along with Eric Newman and family from J.C. Newman Cigar Company
  • Meet & Greet: J.C Newman Cigar Company, Gurkha Cigars with Randy Veers, San Lotano (A.J. Fernandez Cigar Company) with Jeff Groover, Alec Bradley Cigars with Kevin Casey, Rocky Patel Cigars with Mark Rudicille & Patrick Vivalo, Pride Cigars with Ares Contreras, Giacomo Cigars with Dr. Jack Guggino, Father & Son Cigars and more
  • A live broadcast of the Cigar City Live Radio Show
  • The Cigars for Soldiers collection
  • Special appearance by Ian Beckles, Chidi Ahanotu (Tampa Bay Buccaneers), The Bucs pirate ship and cheerleaders, The Tampa Bay Rays, Tampa Bay Lightning and more surprises
  • Non-stop entertainment on the main stage including a musical tribute to Amy Winehouse from Gwan Massive
  • Live music from The Swingin’ Mooks, Acho Brother, Jack Jasper Band and DJ Blenda
  • A wide assortment of craft beer, wine and other refreshments
  • Cultural food favorites and vendors offering unique items and crafts
  • The Ybor City Museum State Park where you can experience first-hand the heritage of Ybor City
  • The flavors of the Bay Area’s favorite food trucks
  • A Kids Zone in Historic Ybor Square, including games, crafts and activities
  • Exclusive VIP area including an open bar and food from 10 a.m. - 5 p.m., the “Buildings Alive!” historic architecture tour, event t-shirt, cigar, access to air conditioning and private bathrooms.*

Tickets are $5 in advance and $10 at the gate. Children 12 and under are free. Proceeds from the festival will benefit The Ybor City Museum Society. Why not spend the weekend in Ybor City and enjoy the comfort and hospitality of the Hilton Garden Inn Tampa Ybor Historic District.

What: 14th Annual Ybor City Heritage and Cigar Festival
When: Saturday, November 17, 10 a.m. - 5 p.m.
Where: Ybor Square (and surrounding areas),
1911 N. 13th St., Tampa, FL 33605
More: Tickets $5 in advance, $10 at the gate
VIP tickets $60 in advance; $80 at the gate

ALSO: don't forget to attend Fire it Up!, the official kick-off party and smoker, held the night before on Friday, November 16 from 6:30 - 10 p.m. at the Ybor City Museum Garden. Tickets are $45 in advance, $50 at the door. Live music, exclusive cigars, tastings and more.

What: Fire it Up! The Official Heritage and Cigar Kick-Off Party
When: Friday, November 16, 6:30 - 10 p.m.
Where: Ybor City Museum Garden;
1818 E. Ninth Avenue, Tampa, Florida 33605
More: Tickets $45 in advance; $50 at the gate

* Lineup, schedule and VIP meet and greet info subject to change

Download 2012 Vendor Applications:

Cigar Vendor (PDF) | Food Vendor (PDF)

Presale tickets have ended. Tickets are available at the gate on the day of the event.

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