The Drew Estate Barn Smokers events are returning in August 2021. The inaugural Barn Smoker event was held in 2014 in Hopkinsville, Kentucky. Due to the global Covid-19 pandemic, the 2020 program was canceled. Drew Estate’s founder and president, Jonathan Drew, says, “Last year was tough for everybody, and we all missed celebrating American tobacco, smoking, and having a drink together … but 2021 is going to prove that we are all unbeaten and unbowed. This year’s Barn Smokers will have a bit more special meaning than before because we’re finally going to be together again in #fellowship after a long period of isolation. I’m excited to bond with everyone and raise money for our Cigars For Warriors peeps.”
The event showcases the farms that Drew Estate sources some of the brand’s rare specialty tobaccos. Event attendees get to see all aspects of the tobacco farm, from growing, processing, finishing, and even cigarmaking. While learning all about the farm, guests get to sample special Drew Estate cigars, get event-only cigar swag to take home, eat local cuisine, and sampling premium spirits. An event that is also a party all rolled into one.
Like everything else in the world, new protocols are in place to keep attendees safe. The company will host three separate Barn Smokers event locations. Changes also include splitting the events into two days and having fewer guests at each day’s event. Drew Estate will also follow any local protocols required to ensure safety at the events. The first event is at Connecticut River Valley, Connecticut, on August 14th and 15th. The Kentucky Barn Smoker event will follow in Hopkinsville, Kentucky, on October 9th and 10th. The final leg of the series is the Florida Barn Smoker, which will take place on November 13th and 14th in Clermont, Florida.
There are three ticket tiers available for each 2021 Barn Smoker: General Admission, VIP, and VIP Plus Dinner. General Admission tickets let you attend one day of the Barn Smoker Event, includes a swag packet, and gets you 10 Drew Estate cigars. The VIP ticket will have early access to the farm to join Drew Estate for their Tabak Especial breakfast experience and receive exclusive VIP Barn Smoker swag. The VIP Plus Dinner ticket will include an invitation to dinner with Drew Estate Ambassadors on the Friday night before each Barn Smoker, early access for a Tabak breakfast experience, and admission for both days of the 2-day farm events.
Tickets and more information about the 2021 Barn Smokers are available at http://www.barnsmoker.com.