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Sat, Sep 21


Hermann Amphitheater

SmokeFest 2024

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

SmokeFest 2024
SmokeFest 2024

Time & Location

Sep 21, 2024, 11:00 AM – 5:00 PM

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


About the event

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

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


General Admission ticket includes cigars from both General Cigar Company and  Oliva Cigar Company, samples from all of the whiskey distilleries present*, samples from BBQ competitors (be sure to vote for your favorite!), 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 Friday evening pre-event cocktail party,  early entry on SmokeFest day (at 10:30am), special LARGE covered seating (tables, chairs, and fans included), two extra cigars, a gift bag with goodies, access to the silent auction, and complimentary entry into the Cigar Fuma Seminar.

The No-Sticks 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 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, 2 complimentary 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:  

Stephen Jones is a talented musician who frequently plays at local venues. He is a singer & songwriter, who offers a mixture of classic rock, some country selections, and a few surprises!


2nd musician TBD

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 donted $5000 toward the NEW facilty in Columbia, MO for the Fisher House AND $1000 to the local food bank just in time for the holidays. AMAZING!  Thank you to last year's SmokeFest attendees for these wonderful gifts! 

*Distilleries who have committed to attending this year's SmokeFest will be listed here:

Other vendors present will include: Ortmann Woodcrafts; and Vedough's--Pipes, Strings, & Curious Things. 


  • 1 hour 30 minutes

    VIP Pre-Event Cocktail Party

    HogsHead Lounge

  • 30 minutes

    VIP Early Entry

    VIP Tent
3 more items available


  • SmokeFest GA (Early Bird)

    Sale ends: Aug 01, 6:05 PM

    Early Bird Ticket available through August 1, 2024. Includes entry to event, 4 cigars, samplings from all distillers at the event, samples from the amatuer BBQ competitors, Cigars 101 seminar, live music on the stage, access to the silent auction.

    Tax: +$4.74 Sales Tax
  • VIP Ticket

    Sale ends: Sep 20, 5:00 PM

    VIP Ticket includes: Includes all benefits of the General Admission Ticket, and in addition a Cocktail Party at HogsHead at 6pm on Friday, September 20; EARLY entry to SmokeFest(10:30am); special large covered seating (chairs, tables, and fans included); 6 cigars; entry into the Progressive Cigar Seminar; and a gift bag with extra goodies.

    Tax: +$11.37 Sales Tax
  • No Sticks Ticket

    Sale ends: Sep 20, 5:00 PM

    Includes: Entry into the amphitheater for SmokeFest; samples from all whiskey vendors present, samples from the amatuer BBQ competitors; live music; access to the silent auction items. Does NOT include cigars.

    Tax: +$3.79 Sales Tax
  • Seminar: Progressive Tasting

    Sale ends: Sep 20, 5:00 PM

    A progressive tasting through the layers of a specially-selected cigar. VIP Ticket holders automatically have entry to this Seminar.

    Tax: +$1.42 Sales Tax



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