Yesterday I had the pleasure of attending Famous Smoke Shop‘s Cigarnival in Easton, PA. About an hour and a half drive from home. I have visited this location before and the store and restaurant there are quite nice and the building that houses the entire operation is massive. They have plenty of space outside to erect a huge main tent, two large tents and several small tents. This was quite an enormous undertaking. Apparently the way it worked was that attendees chose from several levels of packages which determined when they were to arrive. This resulted in two waves of attendees. The venders were arranged in the two smaller tents and attendees lined up to go through and meet the reps and manufacturers and collect their cigars. After the first wave lunch was served and after the second wave there was dinner, followed by raffle drawings. Throughout the day there were interviews by Tommy Z with all of the cigar makers, and there were specials in the store all day long, as well as various deals, t-shirts, etc. in some of the small tents. Saturday at the peak I think there were probably 1500 people in attendance.
Lot's more to the story and some photos and a video at CigarCraig.com