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2013 1st ANNUAL C.A.T.S. CIGAR FESTIVAL and Op: CIGARS FOR WARRIORS AFTER HOURS BASH

1st Annual CATS Cigar Festival &Op:Cigars For Warriors, Drew Estate sponsored After Hours Bash Short distance from San Antonio!

C.A.T.S. Cigars Aficionado Trades and Sales & Op: Cigars For Warriors

Saturday, May 25, 2013 at 2:00 PM - Sunday, May 26, 2013 at 2:00 AM (CDT)

Helotes, TX

1st Annual CATS Cigar Festival &Op:Cigars For...

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1st Annual CATS Cigar Festival Sponsored by Drew Estates Cigars, Padron Cigars, Joya De Nicaragua and Famous SmokesSpecial Guests; Cigar Rights of America and Op: Cigars For Warriors, Hosted by JoSabis
&
the Op:Cigars For Warriors, Drew Estate sponsored After Hours Bash in, San Antonio, Texas

Early Bird Tickets Go Off Sale May 14th.  Otherwise you can purchase tickets at the Gate.  You loose out on better price, lunch, and 1.5 hours of getting in earlier for Lunch.

Tickets can be Purchased at the front Gate the day of the Event at JoSabi's, but Cost is 75$, unless you have Active Duty Military Id or Retired Military ID, and Retired Medical ID  it is 65$.   IF it has NOT sold out.

VERY IMPORTANT:  Early Bird Ticket Holders Get a FREE Lunch, $15 off Gate Price, and get in at 12:30 Pm instead of 2pm.  Choiciest spots to make your Territory.  CATS Fest, rewards, we DONT charge more for privaleges to buying early!!!!!!  As always we go against the Mainstream way of doing things.  If you have to cancell ticket(s) must be done on or prior to May 14th.  On a case by case situation will cancellations be considered for refunds May 15th thrue May 24th.

On Mays 14: Last day to get Early Bird tickets, or refunds of tickets.  I apologize for inconvience as contracts are all finalized on this date, per number of attendees

On May 24: at the Staybridge Suites starting at 5pm, for all Festival Attendees STAYING at there Hotel, there will be a welcoming Party, with FREE Cigars, Wine, Beer and Food.

On May 25: at 2pm the C.A.T.S. Festival begans.  Come see our Cigar Celeberties:
Jonathan Drew of Drew Estates, First time in 13 years he has been to Texas!!  Will bringing 5 of their prize winning cigars, a DE Cutter, and DE Hat for EVERY attendee!

Jorge Padron of Padron Cigars, extremely rare sighting of Padron's Principle Owner!!  Will be bringing two of their prized Padron Cigars for each attendee!

Juan Ignacio Martinez Cuenca of  JDN Cigars, Insanely Rare Sighting of JDNs Principle, and He will be bringing two of their prized cigars for each person attending!  


Khuong the CIGAR MONSTER of Famous Smokes Cigars and cigarmonster.com  Khuong Pham, is the Legendary "Cigar Monster" of Famous Smokes Will be bringing 5 of Famous' own blended cigars for each attendees!


Willie Herrera of Drew Estates joined Drew Estates in 2011.  Came on board to add a Cuban influence to the company.  He will be their to sign autographs and roll his Famous new cigar Herrera Esteli, for every person that comes by and see him!!!  THIS IS A BONUS, his lines will be long, and hopefully everyone will be able to grab one.  Main thing is to be able to get to meet him in person!!


For $60 you will be provided with a TON of FREE Cigars (from DE, Padron, Joya De Nicaragua, Famous Smokes, Outlaw Cigars,a DE Cutter, a DE Hat, Sick AKA Swag and FREE LUNCH. 5 Free Tickets to the CATS Fest Raffle, and another special small gift from me.  Alchohol will be there for purchase ONLY. 

IF you buy Gate Tickets, you pay $75, get in at 2pm, and NO Free Lunch.   


Along with all the Insane amount of FREE goodies above, you will receive 5 FREE C.A.T.S. Fest Raffle Tickets!!!!

There will be TWO major Raffles happening during the evening, with TONS and TONS of prizes given away in both. The CATS Festival Drawing will start early so make sure to get there on time.

The Second Raffle is to Raise funds for the charity program Op: Cigars for Warriors, that the C.A.T.S. community fully supports.  As you know by now Op:CFW ship thousands of cigars a month to our troops.  The Op:CFW Raffle, you will purchase those tickets, 100% of the monies go to Op:CFW.

 

There will be three major events all in one weekend.  The C.A.T.S. Welcoming Party hosted by Storm Boen, the Drew Estate Ambassadors and Staybridge Suites, the C.A.T.S. Festival, and the Op:CFW After Hours Bash.  
The Festival starts at 2pm thru 7pm, a short break for resting up for the Op:CFW After Hours Bash starts at 9pm thrue 2am.  All through out the Festival there will be raffle drawings of some INCREDIBLE Prizes given away.  At the Bash their will be a very SPECIAL Raffle that tickets can be purchased to raise monies for Op:CFW.  There will be NO Cigars sold this year.  This year is 100% about giving back to our Cigar Family!!!!!  If you have the desire to spend money, there will be alchohol and a bunch of other very exciting specility booths that fellow CATS Members will be hosting.  There will be live music at both the Festival and the Bash.  

What is C.A.T.S.?  CATS is a FB Group standing for Cigar Aficionados Trades and Sales.  First of its kind, at the beginning went against ALL the cigars social media unsponken rules and continues to evolve and break all the rules!!!  It is a unique place where the cigar smoker is ALWAYS First.  Pure Comraderie, learning, understanding, trades, sales, contests, raffles, and insane amount of Bombs!  Want to check it out click here and click request:

https://www.facebook.com/groups/279242672129307/

What is Op:CFW?  Op: Cigars For Warriors is a program that was started May 1st that sends cigars and cigar related items to our Warriors in the US Military.  This is our way to say in a small way THANK YOU for all you do for us.  A way to let our men and women of the armed forces know that we still remember that they are out there in harms way and living usually in poverty level situations, all to defend our RIGHTS!!  Since May 1st 2012 thru the end of Jan 2013 we will have almost sent 35k Premium cigars.  We have over 40 Donation centers throughout the U.S.  From Cigar Shops to other companies who are not even cigar related but fill passionate about our mission.  Op:CFW is the only known legally Non Profit organization, with 501c3 filed.  We have a full 10seat Board of Directors, Full By-laws, additonal 22 Members of Board, and 24 Event Cordinators.  If you would like to learn more goto.  

http://www.cigarsforwarriors.net/

or you can goto the VERY active FB Forums and see current info:https://www.facebook.com/groups/cigarsforwarriors/


Retailors who would like to know how they can participate, please Contact Storm @ Stormboen@aol.com.  The sponsorhip slots are filling up VERY fast.  

Things are changing daily for improvement.  So check back regulary for updates.  This will always be the minimum of what to expect!!!!
Must be 18+ to attend, NO EXCEPTIONS.

‎***VERY Excited to Announce*** 
that the Legendary Kendall Culbertson of OUTLAW Cigars will be our Special Gold Sponsor for the CATS Festival & Op:CFW After Hours Bash. He has so much love for the CATS Community and support for the Military, he is going way beyond What other "Gold" sponsors are doing, on top of what he is bring for regular Gold Sponsor, he is bringing with him 3 VERY SPECIAL Cigars for each of the Attendees!!! All three of these cigars have hit the scene in a explosion, despite the high demand of these, Kendal is generously going to give each of you one of these. The "Black Powder", the "WTF Maduro" as well as the "Unforgiven Cigar"!!!!!!!!!!!!! PLEASE help me Thank him for his Insane Generosity!!! 
To buy Tickets go here: http://catsfestival.eventbrite.com/ ONLY 26 Rooms left at the hotel!!!!!

 

 LETS GET READY TO PARTY AND SUPPORT OUR WARRIORS!!!!!!



Jonathon Drew one of the most beloved and followed in the tobacco world, will be one of the BIG Headliners of the C.A.T.S. Festival 2013!  He will not only be bringing his crew, The Dirty Fabien Zeigler, the Legendary Blender Willie Herrera, the man with the plan Selim Hanono, he will also be bringing the WHOLE Drew Estate Ambassadors, and just to top that off, he will be bring for each person Attending TONS of cigars, a DE cutter and a DE Hat.  Jonathon Drew is one of the most Dynamic and Charismatic people in all of the Tobacco Industry.  He genuine concern for his consumers is unheard of and his love for the troops our Warriors in unmatched.  For these reasons and many more, he has easily if not the largest, one of the largest followings in the whole world.  He has not been in Texas in over a Decade, so this will be for many people a once in a lifetime opportunity.  He is so excited about getting back to Texas and San Antonio that he and his family will be vacationing during his stay, despite his insane schedule.  That is Love!

One of my favorite interview comments he makes about Drew Estate, while interviewing with Cigar.com which describes Drew Estate the best for me, is as Follows:

 Drew Estate is an "artisanal workshop." I don't "contract manufacture" my cigars in "other people's factories," or claim to have "sub factories in factories." We like to get our hands dirty, experiment, simplify, complicate, and then do it all over again. I think that it was Socrates who explained the Thesis, Antithesis, and Synthesis philosophy. Again, you've got to destroy to rebuild. It's hard for me to predict the future of Drew Estate in terms of the blends because we are not led around by some clueless board of directors who just want to hit sales numbers. We create what inspires us. Having the correct strategic partners on the growing side is always the wild card


 

This is from Jorge Padron, it is an extremely inspirational story of origins, do yourself a favor and take time to read it:

 

L I T T L E HAMMER

 

IN 1962, I ARRIVED IN MIAMI, AN UNKNOWN CITY IN A FOREIGN LAND. I had to start from zero. At first, I received $60 monthly, as government aid given to Cuban refugees. I was thirty-six years old, strong, and in good health. Every time I cashed that check, I felt like a parasite of the country that had taken me in. For many days, I looked for a job and did not find one. Every night, I went home and thought of the future. I was determined to do something so that I could support my family. One day, Raul Fernandez, a friend who worked in the Cuban Refugee Office asked if I had any carpentry skills. I said I did. He gave me a gift – a small hammer – which he asked me to put to good use. The hammer made me feel I had the necessary tool to become self-sufficient and not depend on a government hand-out. During the days, I worked as a gardener. At nights, I did carpentry with the hammer. My dream was to save enough money to open a factory to make great cigars, like the ones we used to smoke in Cuba. Through a lot of sacrifice and hard work, I managed to save $600 - money I made working with the hammer. With that, I made my dream come true and opened Padrón Cigars in 1964. I still have the hammer as a reminder of how it all started. More than forty years later…The hammer is still here and so is Padrón Cigars, the brand the hammer helped build.

 

– Jose Orlando Padrón 1964-2006

 

As a boy, my father would show me a small, old hammer and tell me how it had changed his life. We, his children, grew up hearing the story of el martillito, the little hammer. It became a tradition which we now tell our children. The hammer represents the dedication and hard work that went into building Padrón Cigars. It reminds us of our roots and humble beginnings. It stands for tenacity, integrity, perseverance, commitment to quality…and much more. The hammer helped lay the foundation for what we are today. The hammer has a deep and special meaning for the Padrón Family. This is why we are sharing the story with you.
– Jorge Padrón

 

When PadrónTM is on the label, quality is a matter of family 

Have questions about 1st Annual CATS Cigar Festival &Op:Cigars For Warriors, Drew Estate sponsored After Hours Bash Short distance from San Antonio!? Contact C.A.T.S. Cigars Aficionado Trades and Sales & Op: Cigars For Warriors

When & Where


JoSabi's
17200 HWY. 16 N
Helotes, TX 78023

Saturday, May 25, 2013 at 2:00 PM - Sunday, May 26, 2013 at 2:00 AM (CDT)


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C.A.T.S. Cigars Aficionado Trades and Sales & Op: Cigars For Warriors



C.A.T.S. Cigars Aficionados Trades and Sales

C.A.T.S. Is a Community of cigars smokers who support each other and our Warriors.  It started out as a simple FB group that has morphed into a true Family.  C.A.T.S. members enjoy daily fun, comraderie, amazing specials, special discounts, outstanding opportunities, contests, raffles, and overall enjoyment.  It is a CONSUMER Based group, not dedicated to any one Cigar Shop, or Manufacturer, but dedicated to the Cigar Smoker.
Visit us 
https://www.facebook.com/groups/279242672129307/638889686164602/?notif_t=like


Op: Cigars FOr Warriors
Our top priority is collecting then dispersing premium cigars and accessories to troops serving in combat zones. Our second priority is filling request from military personnel on Forces Afloat in Combat Zones, long term deployments OCONUS in 3rd world environments and other appropriate Areas of operations to be dealt with on a case by case basis. It is our way to honor, show respect and thank those putting it all on the line for us back home. We have received requests from many soldiers who have no one here in the U.S. to send care packages to them, and would otherwise receive nothing.

Cigars are the #1 requested items from our Troops.  Since May 1st, 2012 thru June 1st 2013 Op:CFW has sent out over 80k cigars to our men and women serving in the US armed forces.

This mission that we have taken up is one of great importance as we know that some of these fine men and women would not be able to enjoy well-deserved moments of reassurance and relaxation without the generosity of sponsors and individual donors. Op: Cigars for Warriors is the link between donation and recipient. We hope that you may be able to assist us in continuing this mission now and in the future. We are in great need of corporate sponsors that can send us donations on a regular basis along with individuals that want to send what they can, when they can. Just as every warrior matters, so does every cigar. Please join us in supporting our endeavor to send love, honor, and respect—one cigar at a time to those whose sacrifices never end. 

We hope that you may be able to assist us in continuing this mission now and in the future. We are in great need of corporate sponsors that can send us donations on a regular basis along with individuals that want to send what they can when they can.

Visit us online @
http://www.cigarsforwarriors.net/
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  News and Updates
2013-02-03 03:50:13

On top of having the Gods of the Industry, Jonathan Drew, Jorge Padron, Jay Lundy, Tom Pohler, Khuong the Cigar Monster,
The Legend of the Industry, Willie Hererra of Drew Estate will be at the CATS Festival rolling his famous "Herrera Esteli" Cigars that were just recently released to the public to amazing success and outstanding Reviews. Easily one of the most guenuine people I have ever had the pleasure of meeting. Whether your desire is to shake his hand, sign some autographs, smoke one of his freshly rolled cigars for FREE or all of above, Willie is going to be more than happy to accommodate you. 

Hope you are all excited as I am!! Going to be an absolute blast!!

Hope you are all excited as I am!!  Going to be an absolute blast!!Willie Herrera 

2013-02-03 04:10:16
IM SUPER STOKED TO ANNOUNCE THIS!!!!
As most of you know, Famous Smokes is our Platinum Retailer for the CATS Festival. To become a Plat, involves alot, but the main thing is they donate a HUGE amount of cigars to Op:CFW, which they have been doing for a long time now. Famous Smokes LOVES their CATS and more importantlly, the troops OUR WARRIORS.  
What Im so Stoked about is, the LEGENDARY Khuong the CIGAR MONSTER, at Cigarmonster.com, will be representing Famous Smokes!! Every person that comes by to meet him will get 5 Free Premium Cigars!!!!!!!!!!! He is all ready, to meet every single one of you, sign autographs, get everyone of your Opinions and request for his alternate ego the CIGAR MONSTER!!!! So very cool. May 25 at 2:00pm until May 26 at 2:00am.
Tickets are going FAST!! Order tickets via Eventbrite:
http://www.eventbrite.com/event/5344802448/efbevent
 Khuong the Cigar Monster
 
2013-02-08 20:43:17

Jorge Padron the President of Padron Cigars, will be one of our 3 big headliners at the C.A.T.S. Festival.  Jorge and the Padron Family is synonymous with quality, dedication to family, employees, and to their clientele.  Jorge got his start in the business from his dad, not because he was expected to, but because he wanted to, his love for the industry and leaf are par none.  Jorge is highly educated with an MBA, and a hands on leader, who has earned the respect and loyalty from his employees and consumers alike.  One of the few Cigar Manufactures that has year after year always grown, never taking a step back. "The philosophy of the company has been the same since day one: to produce quality products, and to concentrate on the quality of our products, rather than the quantity that we produced". Jorge has gone from literally living the upstairs room of the factory to being one of the most well known and highly respected men in the industry, yet has never forgotten his origins.

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2013-02-08 22:06:09

From Jonathon Drew:
 
MAY 25th WEEKEND IS GOING TO BE THE DAY FOR ALL CATS AND CFW TO COME OUT AND SHOW OUR APPRECIATION FOR ALL THEY HAVE DONE TO PROVIDE ALL OF US WITH THIS WONDERFUL COMMUNITY. HIT UP THE FELLAS AND GET YOUR TICS NOW SO WE CAN PACK THIS HOUSE AND GET DOWN AD DIRTY. DON'T BE SCARED. DON'T BE SLOW. DON'T BE CALLING YOUR MAMAS AND ASKING PERMISSION. LETS GO CATS. LETS GO CFW

WE CAN DO IT.

2013-02-12 22:35:11
2013-02-19 21:47:04

VERY Excited to announce that on May 24th at the Staybridge Suites, for everyone who is staying there and coming to the Festival, are invited to go to the "Drew Estates Ambassadors Welcoming Party" hosted by Staybridge Suites.  Rob Goodheart, Aaron Glogas, Tom Navarro, Mike Kavouras, Drew Brew, Kim Wotton. Will all be there as host, and a chance to meet everyone in a more intamate setting.  There will be ofcourse FREE Drew Estate Cigars, Wine, Beer, and great food.  There will be some SPECIAL Surprises that night, as well as a surprise guest or two!!!  DONT MISS OUT!!

The Photo was taking last year at the DE Cigar Safari:  The photo shows Rob Goodheart, Aaron Glogas, Tom Navarro, JD, Mike Kavouras (lime green shirt), Drew Brew, Kim Wotton and at the very right is Pedro Gomez. Pedro is not DEA ! but one HELL of a great guy!

2013-02-25 17:59:12

VERY Excited to Announce that my good friend Teresa Merchant Will making an appearance at the C.A.T.S. Festival and Op:CFW After hours Bash!!! I been a fan of hers way before I dreamed up of CATS. Easily one of the best places to read the best cigar and Wine reviews there is, not to mention finding out about all the hottest events, and reading Tremendously insightful interviews. If you are not an avid reader of her Site, you are doing yourself a disfavor.

Thanks to the Lovely and Legendary Teresa Merchant, of SmokingHotCigarChick.com posted about the C.A.T.S. Festival http://smokinghotcigarchick.com/1st-annual-cats-cigar-festival-opcigars-for-warriors-drew-estate-sponsored-after-hours-bash
To buy Tickets: http://catsfestival.eventbrite.com/ 

2013-03-04 02:29:12

VERY EXCITED to Announce that one of the biggest Legends of the industry, Juan Ignacio Martinez Cuenca, of the Jewel of Nicaragua, Joya De Nicaragua will be attending this years Festival.  Joya De Nicaragua has a very Long rich and amazing history in the Cigar world and in the world in general.  They are the Oldest Cigar Manufacturer in Nicaragua.  The CyB, Cuenca y Blanco, was named #1 Cigar of the Year by Halfwheel, famous scale.  Unlike many other scales, Halfwheel using a very scientific method to garner and translate data from every Top 25 scale that is published plus more importantly the actual Public's opinion.  

 

2013-03-08 00:02:04

VERY VERY Excited to ANNOUNCE that the I.P.C.P.R. will be Sponsoring CATS Festival and Op:CFW both!!!! They will be attending as one of our 4 VERY special Guests. 

The International Premium Cigar & Pipe Retailers Association is the oldest, largest and most active trade association representing and assisting retail tobacconists. IPCPR members include retail stores throughout the world selling tobacco products and accessories (premium cigars, tobacco pipes, loose tobacco, cigar and pipe accessories and gift items) as well as manufacturers, distributors and service providers of high quality merchandise. Their Board of Directors, Members and Staff are fully committed to preserving the rights of adults to enjoy legal premium tobacco products!. 

TRULY an Honor having them attending much less sponsoring the event! The WHOLE Texas Rustic Style Dinner will be Sponsored by IPCPR and on top of that, They are Donating a VERY VERY Generous donation of $1500 to Op: Cigars for Warriors. This will almost pay for a whole month of shipping for us, which is HUGE for us. Please help me thank them for their generosity. Very honored to have the 3 gentlemen attend. When you see them please help me thank them all.
Bill Spann, CEO
Dawn Conger, Senior Director of Associate Member Relationships 
Kyle Whalen, Public Relations Manager

Storm

2013-03-16 22:08:11

Cigar.com has stepped up BIG TIME and now they are one of our Platinum Sponsors!!! This means Ton more FREEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEE Cigars for every single person that comes to the Festival!! More Raffle Items. 5000 Cigars for our Troops, via Op:CFW!!! BEST News is Tina Cigar aka Tina Edwards and Kay Cigar, aka Kirsten Dintinger Will be representing them!!!!

From Tina:
I just got the most exciting news today from my boss just when I thought I couldn't love my job anymore than I already do! It turns out that we were able to figure some things out so that Cigar.com can REPRESENT at the first annual CATS Festival!
I started with Cigar.com about 3.5 years ago, and it has been a wonderful and exciting journey ever since. It's a place where we can be ourselves to our customers and make friends while we work! Some of the best friends I have made so far have been my fellow CATS members. I have witnessed the sense of community and bonded with everyone over our love of the leaf. I am so excited to finally get to meet some of you. Our newest team member, Kirsten will also be joining me. She has been in the cigar industry for several years herself and has recently blessed Cigar.com with her contagious smile and knowledge of cigars. We will both be there in May to meet you and spoil the heck out of you with some awesome cigars! Make sure to come say hello. Being from NC myself, it's going to be a joy to hang out somewhere that I don't get picked on for saying, "Ya'll" with side of "Yeehaw!!!!" See you in May!


2013-03-17 17:44:19

Cigar.com has stepped up BIG TIME and now they are one of our Platinum Sponsors!!! This means Ton more FREEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEE Cigars for every single person that comes to the Festival!! More Raffle Items. 5000 Cigars for our Troops, via Op:CFW!!! BEST News is Tina Cigar aka Tina Edwards and Kay Cigar, aka Kirsten Dintinger Will be representing them!!!!

From Tina:
I just got the most exciting news today from my boss just when I thought I couldn't love my job anymore than I already do! It turns out that we were able to figure some things out so that Cigar.com can REPRESENT at the first annual CATS Festival!
I started with Cigar.com about 3.5 years ago, and it has been a wonderful and exciting journey ever since. It's a place where we can be ourselves to our customers and make friends while we work! Some of the best friends I have made so far have been my fellow CATS members. I have witnessed the sense of community and bonded with everyone over our love of the leaf. I am so excited to finally get to meet some of you. Our newest team member, Kirsten will also be joining me. She has been in the cigar industry for several years herself and has recently blessed Cigar.com with her contagious smile and knowledge of cigars. We will both be there in May to meet you and spoil the heck out of you with some awesome cigars! Make sure to come say hello. Being from NC myself, it's going to be a joy to hang out somewhere that I don't get picked on for saying, "Ya'll" with side of "Yeehaw!!!!" See you in May!


2013-03-21 13:10:42

CATS FESTIVAL UPDATE:
As Promised good news or Bad I would let you know. 

Bad news is Juan Cuenca will not be able to make it this year because of a newly developed Family Obligation, he couldnt get out of. 
GOOD NEWS: The Legendary Jose Blanco, the Professor of the Industry, has been able to change his schedule and will be representing Joya De Nicaragua instead!! While I'm sad that Jaun Cuenca cant make, Im VERY Excited that one of our own Jose Blanco will be able to!! 
Jose is one of our BIGGEST and most aggressive Advocates for our Rights as Cigar smokers, on top of it, he has educated thousands up thousands of smokers with his tasting seminars that break down the elements of a cigar and give smokers a peek into the complexities of cigar blending. Jose is easily one of the smartest men in the whole of the industry!!  His Love for the Military and Op: Cigars For Warriors is unmatched, on top of it, he is a devoted CATS Member since the very Beginning!!

2013-03-23 19:14:09

NEWS!!!!!!   March 23, 2012

CATS DIRTY PINT GLASSWARE PRE-SALE!!!! 

GET YOUR OFFICIAL DIRTY CATS AND CATSFEST 2013 LIMITED EDITION GLASSWARE 
There are two designs, the original Dirty CATS logo and the CATSFEST logo. Each logo is laser etched on and will be hand numbered at the bottom of the glass along with a COA. The pre-sale price is $16 each. The price will be increased at CATSFEST. So get your orders in!!!!!

Here's how to order:
Send payment via PayPal to dirtycatsglassware@gmail.com .MARK PAYMENT AS GIFT (trying to avoid fees) and email me at the email address above To confirm your order. PLEASE INCLUDE THE NUMBER OF EACH DESIGN YOU WANT!!!!!!! GLASSES WILL BE READY FOR YOU AT CATSFEST MAY 25th!!!

Contact me if you are attending CATSFEST and do not have a PayPal account. First come first serve at this time I will not be promising any numbers on the series. Last I would to thank MJZ for his help with the CATSFEST LOGO! And Mike @ Smokeshop Etch Art, for making these! Storm for his backing and blessing of this project!!!

Micah Taylor

This is brought to you from Micah Taylor and 100% backed and supported by Storm Boen


2013-04-05 15:25:20

CATS Festival update:
HOTELS:

As many of you know Staybridge Suites sold out. We have found another hotel willing to give us a pretty nice price break. Please share this with any friends who are wanting to go but need a room. Over the next week we hope to have a couple of more hotels. This one gave us a very nice price break which for a holiday weekend is nearly impossible. This hotel was just in the last 2 years completely renovated and is VERY close to the festival grounds, within 10 miles.

Hotel 6
114254 W Loop 1604 N
San Antonio Tx 78254
210-695-6616
69$ for single bed 75$ for Double
Must call Monday, Tuesday or Friday mornings for this price
30 rooms available until April 30th

2013-04-17 09:15:49

CATS FESTIVAL UPDATE: 

VERY Excited to announce that Thor Nielsen the owner and publisher of Cigar Press Magazine and family will be making to CATS Fest and Op:CFW After Hours Bash. As Many of you know Thor has been a member of CATS since the beginning and he is a HUGE Supporter of Op: Cigars For Warriors. His love for the troops is legendary. Most of here are devoted fans of Cigar Press, the magazine that gives it as it really is, not because outside pressures. Always a positive read, with some of the most amazaing photos of the year, throughout the Cigar world. MANY CATS members are in each of his issues. No Doubt there will many who make it this year to CATS Festival will be in issues to come. To think you could be memorialized forever on print. VERY exciting. He will have a booth as well giving away his latest issue for all to get a chance to read one of his legendary issues. Please Help me Thank him and the CP Family for all they are doing for CATS, CATS Festival and most importantly Op: CFW!!!!!!!!!!!!
Get your tickets at: http://catsfestival.eventbrite.com/
 

2013-05-07 11:48:46

****CATS FESTIVAL UPDATE PLEASE READ******
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May 14, Midnight Central, is LAST CHANCE to get Early Bird tickets. Then your Stuck buying tickets at the Gate at 2pm.

Gates will Open at 1230 instead of 2pm. Booths will still open at 2pm. This is for EVERYONE who has bought the Early Bird Tickets ONLY. This way if You bought the Early Bird Ticket, I will buy each person, a Texas Style Lunch and Softdrink!!!!!!!!!!! If you buy tickets at Gate, you DONT get the dinner, and you pay $15 more, and You cant get in until 2pm. This way you can get in and claim your territory! SO instead of like normal Festivals, where you PAY alot more for these simple privileges, Its actually going to COST LESS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Get your Tickets at, catsfestival.eventbrite.com

Also wanted to throw Matthew John Zeigler love. This will be the Banner at the Festival!!! As always he did amazing job!!

2013-05-13 19:17:10

CATS Fest update: If you have missed it Tommy Zman Zarzecki will be at the C.A.T.S. Festival on May 25th in San Antonio Texas!!!!!
You have Until May 14th to get your tickets.
Just a bit about Tommy that some of you didnt know!
Tommy ‘Zman’ Zarzecki 
Tommy Z, is truly an obsessive enjoyer of life. Growing up in the bowels of northern New Jersey, parented by an eccentric Polish father and a neurotic Italian mother, what else could this man possibly be other than a humorist? Zman’s a “real” guy – a throwback to a time when men were kings of the castle, and smoking a cigar in public didn’t label you an outcast and a pariah. He’s totally old – school, a down to earth guy – but when it comes to p.c. tyranny and nanny-state legislature, he’ll draw his sword and swing for the fences. Tommy's gathered a faithful following as a longtime feature writer at Cigar Magazine and his testosterone laden FaceBook community, CROMAG NATION, is the last great bastion for Men’s Men. And now Zman's newest gig pits him as the voice for the one and only Famous Smoke-Shop!
 

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