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Sat, Sep 17


Hermann Amphitheater

SmokeFest 2022

Annual Charity Event featuring whiskey, cigars, an amatuer BBQ contest, and live music!

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SmokeFest 2022
SmokeFest 2022

Time & Location

Sep 17, 2022, 11:00 AM – 4:00 PM

Hermann Amphitheater, 231 E 5th St, Hermann, MO 65041, USA


About the event

Pre-Sale Ticket Sales are CLOSED. 

Tickets available at the gate on the day of the event, starting at 11am. 

Every attendee MUST be 21+ years of age. Everyone will be carded at the gate. Please bring ID.

This is an outdoor event is held at the Amphitheater in Hermann, located at 231 E. 5th Street, Hermann, MO.

General Admission ticket includes cigars from both Oliva Cigar Company and General Cigar Company, samples from all of the whiskey distilleries present, samples from BBQ competitors, attendance to the Cigars 101 seminar, live music on the stage all day, and access to the silent auction. Bring a lawn chair and enjoy the day! 

The VIP Ticket includes early entry (at 10:30am), special LARGE covered seating (tables, chairs, and fans included), two extra cigars, an exclusive drink from J. Rieger's, a gift bag with goodies, access to the silent auction, and complimentary entry into the Cigar Fuma Seminar.

NEW this year, the Sticks-Free Ticket!  Includes all of the benefits of the General Admission Ticket, except cigars are NOT included. Perfect for the non-cigar-smokers who still want to enjoy sampling whiskey, BBQ, and listening to live music!  

The ONLY ticket available at the gate the day of the event will be the Sticks-Free Ticket. 

However, additional cigars will be available to purchase on site if you need to wait to purchase your ticket the day of the event at the entry gate and would like to smoke a cigar. 

Also NEW this year, the craftsmanship of Ortmann Woodcraft and Kohler Forge with be on display! Both craftsmen will be demonstrating their skills so all participants will have the opporutnity to watch true artisans at work! 

In addition, Jeff Azevedo from Vedoughs Pipes, Strings, and Other Curious Things will be present selling his one-of-a-kind, hand-carved pipes and cigar-box guitars! 

The BBQ competition is open for all amatuer BBQers, and the winner of the competition will bring home bragging rights, a beautiful plaque, and a cash prize of $100! In addition, discounted tickets to enjoy all of the festivities of SmokeFest are available for BBQ Competitors!

Email Colleen to ask for more details if you'd like to participate in the amatuer BBQ competition:

Two breakout seminars: Cigars 101 and Cigar Fuma Tasting. 

Cigars 101 is complimentary to all who purchase event tickets. 

The Cigar Fuma Tasting seminar will be an add-on event ticket (included with the VIP ticket), limited to 20 spots.

We are thrilled to have two talented musicians this year!  Live music on the stage:  

Audra Sergel is a supremely talented singer-songwriter and pianist whose vocal jazz melodies are shaded with influences of the blues, pop, and early musical theater.


Stephen Jones, a favorite who frequently plays at local venues. He is a singer, songwriter, and musician with a repertoire that spans from the 70's through 90's.

This is an outdoor, open-air venue, and this event will occur rain or shine (hopefully shine and not too hot).

If you plan to stay in town for the weekend while attending SmokeFest, please refer to, and click on "Inviting Accomodations" to find the perfect spot in town so you don't have to drive after sampling whiskies. 

Our charities this year, to which ALL proceeds from the event and silent auction are donated are the Mid-Missouri Fisher House

and our local Food Pantry. Last year we were able to raise enough money to donate to the local food pantry that they were able to provide Thanksgiving turkeys to all of their pantry recipients. Thank you to last year's attendees for this wonderful gift! 

Distilleries which have committed to being at SmokeFest 2022 so far: Blacksmith Distillery;  DogMaster Distilling; Fernweh Distilling Co.; J. Rieger & Co.; Nobleton's Distilling House; Samuel Berton Distilling; LionHeart Distilling; Myrtle's Distilled Spirits; Nelson's Green Brier, Nelson Brothers Bourbon, Louisa's Coffee Caramel Pecan Liqueur, High West Bourbon, High West Double Rye. 


  • 1 hour

    VIP Early Entry

    VIP Tent

  • 30 minutes

    Cigars 101 Seminar

    Main Stage
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  • Seminar: Fuma Tasting

    Fumas are small cigars which are rolled from individual cigar leaves. This unique opportunity will allow you to taste the individual elements/leaves of the cigar, thereby giving you a higher level of education and appreciation of cigars! You must also have an event entry ticket to purchase this seminar ticket. VIP Ticket holders automatically have entry to the Fuma Seminar.

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