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Midwest Cigar Summit bows second annual “Top 10 Reasons To Smoke Cigars” contest

Formerly called “The Havana Cigar Fest,” the name had to be changed because Cigars International, who has a trademark on the term “Cigar Fest,” threatened the group with a lawsuit over the use of the phrase.

This year’s contest will take place at Hickory Grove Park, just outside of Peoria, IL  on Saturday, September 8, 2007.

According to the information on the Midwest Cigar Summit website, during previous years, beginning in October of 2003, a few of the festivals were held in Havana, IL. And not unlike Havana, Cuba, the town has a history of cigar making that dates from the 1850s to 1960.

The top 10 winners of the 2007 “Top 10 Reasons to Smoke Cigars” contest will be chosen by members of the Central Illinois Gentleman’s Cigar Society. Their names will be posted on the website and printed on the back of the T-shirts made for this year’s Summit.

One of the current entries posted on the contest page is: “Because Fred Thompson does.” Another entrant wrote, “Because it irritates my mother-in-law,” among dozens of others you’ll find on the site.

Each of the winning entrants will receive a T-shirt and other prizes, as well as being the guests of  honor at the Summit on Sept. 8. If you’d like to be part of all the fun and madness, you can email your entries, which must include your name and location to: [email protected]

For all the details on the “Top 10 Reasons To Smoke Cigars” contest Round 2, click here and good luck. £

~Gary Korb

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Gary Korb

Gary Korb

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Gary Korb has been writing and editing content for CigarAdvisor.com since its debut in 2008. An avid cigar smoker for over 30 years, during the past 12 years he has worked on the marketing side of the premium cigar business as a Sr. Copywriter, blogger, and cigar reviewer. A graduate of the Newhouse School of Public Communications at Syracuse University, prior to his career in the cigar business, Gary worked in the music and video industry as a marketer and a publicist.

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