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BROOMFIELD, Colo. — The Rocky Mountain Cigar Festival (RMCF) is returning to town on Aug. 26.
The Boulder-based Smoker Friendly event is in its eight year and has grown to become known was "the premier festival of its kind in the country," according to the company. The Omni Interlocken Resort in Broomfield will play host to the festival.
Created to cater to the premium cigar industry, the RMCF attracts more than 2,000 consumers, collaborating with more than 100 vendors within the cigar, craft beer, distillery and lifestyle categories.
Premium cigar vendors for the festival will include celebrity personalities and brand ambassadors such as Jonathan Drew, Willy Herrera, Nish Patel, "Cigar Vixen" Delicia Silva, Tony Gomez, Marcos Padron, Jack Toraño, Berta Bravo "the Guayabera Lady," Rick Rodriguez, Bobby Newman, and Jose Ortega.
Special guests include former National Football League player Ray Lewis with his signature Rocky Patel cigar and Pro Football Hall of Fame Super Bowl MVP Randy White, who will be attending to represent Smokey Mountain Snuff.
According to Smoker Friendly, cigar smokers are often craft beer enthusiasts, and breweries of all sizes will make a strong showing at the RMCF. Beer vendors will include Oskar Blues, Elevation Beer Co., Crabtree Brewing, Grossen Bart Brewery, Odyssey Beer Werks, Small Town Brewing, Upslope Brewing, and Vindication Brewing.
A wide range of spirit vendors, wineries, and Redstone Meadery will also be serving drinks. On hand beverage providers include Breckenridge Distillery, Patrón Tequila, Black Canyon Distillery, 808 Distillery, Woody Creek Cellars, Cockpit Craft Distillery, Copper Muse Distillery, and Black Canyon Distillery.
Additional vendors at the RMCF will include Colibri, Tommy Bahama, Pepsi, Xikar, Lotus/Vertigo Lighters, Boveda, Cigar Press Magazine, General Snus, Laudisi Pipes, Smokey Joe's Clothing, Cigar Rights of America, Landmine Design, and Front Range Anglers.
The festival runs from noon to 6 p.m. followed by an after party hosted by La Flor Dominicana Cigars on the pool patio at the resort.