Smokin' in the Panhandle

Cigar Festival - Navarre Beach, Florida, April 2023









“Smokin in the Panhandle”


A & W Ventures LLC. in partnership with Navarre Cigars, presents “Smokin’ in The Panhandle”, a grand cigar festival for enthusiasts from all over the country and the Greater Navarre Area. The festivities will be hosted at select venues . We will also be partnering with local restaurants, bars, liquor distributors, and nightclubs to showcase the area’s food, music, and of course, cigars from Florida’s Emerald Coast. Portions of the Proceeds from this event will go to support the efforts of charities that are near and dear to our community: Cigars for Warriors and Navarre Xpress/C3 Sports. We invite YOU, yes YOU, to come and enjoy this event of epic proportions with us.


Featured Lounge

Navarre Cigars is one of the featured cigar lounges of Smokin’ in the Panhandle. It has been in business since early 2021 and has already made its mark in the Navarre and Gulf Breeze communities as THE premier cigar lounge in the area. With its ample selection of premium and boutique cigars and their friendly and knowledgeable staff, you can not only choose cigars that suit your taste to go but can also enjoy relaxing while smoking in their 2000 square foot luxury smoking lounge, Navarre Cigars “The Best Place to Smoke on the Gulf Coast”!!!

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Smokin’ at the Resort

Meet and Greet

Benefiting Cigars for Warriors

Island Resort, Fort Walton Beach


300 Manos From Seed to Smoke

Meier & Dutch

Best Western Pavillion

Chill and Smoke

Navarre Cigars

Linens and Leaves

All White Party

Cigar Factory

Hosted by A&W Ventures


Blaze n Brew

Day Party

St. Michael’s Brewery

Smokin’ in the Panhandle

Navarre Cigars

Event Venues

Island Resort at Fort Walton Beach

Beach Front Resort near Destin in Fort Walton Beach since 1966
Think of us as your friend with the beach house at our Resort in Fort Walton Beach. For generations Our family friendly resort on the Gulf of Mexico has been, and is, your Destin, Fl beach vacation destination. Whether you’re vacationing with your kids or marrying your sweetheart beside a beach sunset, book your trip now, let us take care of everything while you make memories at our Fort Walton Beach resort. 

Navarre cigars

Navarre Cigars offers an upscale, relaxing environment for BOTL and SOTL on the Emerald Coast. Come in and work, spend time with friends or enjoy a date night. With wifi and a beer and wine bar, you’ll be comfortable staying here all day.

Cigar Factory

Cigar bar and lounge featuring a large selection of premium hand rolled cigars, craft cocktails, cold beer, fine wine and a variety of spirits.

Best Western Navarre Waterfront

Navarre is the Emerald Coast’s best kept secret! Located on U.S. Highway 98, we invite you to share our breathtaking view of Santa Rosa Sound. The Best Western Navarre Waterfront is convenient to Pensacola Beach, Ft. Walton Beach and one mile from the sugar white sands of Navarre Beach.

The Club at Hidden Creek

The Club at Hidden Creek in Navarre, Fl is well known for its excellent conditions, lush landscape, rolling terrain and scenic layout. Hidden Creek is an 18-Hole Championship Public Golf Course designed by Ron Garl and plays 6,823 yards from the back tees.

St. Michael's Brewing Company

We are a brewery located in the heart of Navarre, FL. Come visit our tap room or sit out in the beer garden and enjoy a pint or two of our handcrafted beers named in honor of our local heroes, protectors, and defenders.

Host Hotels

Hampton Inn & Suites Navarre

Click here” to check availability at the Hampton Inn & Suites Navarre and book at the Local Event Discount Rate!

Hampton Inn Fort Walton Beach

The Hampton Inn Fort Walton Beach is located directly on the beach on Beautiful Okaloosa Island and
less than a quarter of a mile from the Emerald Coast Convention Center.

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Island Resort Fort Walton Beach

Think of us as your friend with the beach house at our Resort in Fort Walton Beach.  Click here for special cigar festival rates

Venessa Blackmon I Group Housing Coordinator I The Island Resort

1500 Miracle Strip Pkwy SE I Fort Walton Beach, FL 32548

850-337-9194 I


The best cigar festival of 2023

Party and smoke, eat and drink by the beach!

Guest speakers

Karen Berger

Passion, loyalty and courage—those are three words Karen Berger, owner of Don Kiki Cigars and this year’s Tobacco Businesswoman of the Year, uses to describe herself. In the cigar industry, Berger is what many may consider to be a triple threat. She’s a retailer, brand owner and tobacco grower known for her business savviness and dedicated work ethic.


Chevalier Life

Chevalier Life is an online marketplace where you can find unique products to live your best “Cigar Life”. Chevalier Life is a Cultural Vibe. So live it to the fullest! Smoke the Cigar, Sip the Whiskey, Sing to the Music, and Savor the Cuisine. If you need to reach us, please don’t hesitate to email us at


BOLD. STRONG. CONFIDENT…more than a hat!
My vision was to create a hat that is affordable but illuminates quality and fashion. Slicklidz was birth from my own passion for quality fashionable unique hats.
A slicklidz hat is made from the best material and much love was put into each hat. Bold. Strong. Confident….more than a hat! Get slick with us!

Cigar Brands

Beer Vendors and Distillers




Greetings from Sweet Home Alabama! My name is Erika J Hubbard. I am the founder of Tap that Ashé and Cigars are for Girls. Both are located in Birmingham AL home of the Magic City Classic.
I look forward to serving as an Ambassador for this amazing event and I’m humbled by this opportunity. #PSSITA



Hello from sunny FL! I’m Erica, a veteran who loves to enjoy a great cigar. As one of the Ambassadors for this event it is my pleasure to welcome you to “Smokin in the Panhandle”!!



My name is Sandra Price and I am the Founder of PC Cigar Society in Panama City, Florida. It is my pleasure to serve as Ambassador of Smokin’ In the Panhandle. Lovers of the Leaf you are in for an VIP experience! I can’t wait to fellowship with you #peopleschoice

Lars the Swede

Lars the Swede

I’m a Veteran who likes to fish and ride my Harley…as well as a fine cigar. I’m looking forward to meet you at this great event.



Greetings from the beautiful Emerald Coast of Florida!

I am Marci known as Smokin Diva to my #FOTL! My passion is planning and coordinating events centered around the cigar culture. As the Brand Ambassador for Navarre Cigars it is an honor and a pleasure to be a part of this one of a kind cigar festival!! We look forward to welcoming you to the area as we relax and fellowship while “Smokin in the Panhandle”!! #pssita

Instagram @smokin_diva850

Festival Sponsors

A & W Ventures

Non Profit Sponsors

A portion of the proceeds from the Smokin’ in the Panhandle cigar festival benefits our non profit organizations.

Navarre Xpress Sports

Navarre Xpress Sports is a 501(c) 3 non-profit organization. They utilize sports programs through a volunteer base to impact the physical, mental, and moral development of athletes and to promote good sportsmanship and responsible citizenship. We ask you to support these athletes through our ongoing fundraising efforts. Donations will help provide transportation, lodging, and team expenses to further guide and mentor these athletes on their journey to reaching the next level. We want them to receive maximum exposure for their hard work and dedication. Their programs include:

Navarre Xpress Track Club
C3 Elite 7×7 Football
These programs have produced multiple college athletes while promoting “education first”, prioritizing mentorship, and fostering leadership qualities in student athletes. They are an affiliate of the Amateur Athletic Union (AAU). Their vision is to offer athletes and volunteers opportunities to develop to their highest potential through a national and local network of sporting events helping all to perform and achieve success at a national level.

Cigars for Warriors

Operation: Cigars for Warriors, a 501 (c) 3 approved charity that provides premium cigars and accessories to US troops serving in active war zones.
Operation: Cigars for Warriors has sent out over 1.1M cigars to deployed military units since May of 2012.
Operation: Cigars for Warriors relies on donations from cigar smokers just like you. If you find a moment of peace and pleasure when enjoying a premium cigar, please consider donating a cigar or two and sharing that pleasure with a fellow aficionado who is serving our country.

Hampton Inn Navarre

7710 Navarre Pkwy, Navarre, FL 32566

Hampton Inn Ft Walton Beach

1112 Santa Rosa Blvd., Fort Walton Beach, Florida, 32548

Best Western Navarre Waterfront

Navarre Pkwy Navarre, Florida, 32566

Best Western Navarre Waterfront

The Island Resort

1500 Miracle Strip Parkway Southeast Fort Walton Beach, Florida 32548

The Club at Hidden Creek

3070 P.G.A Blvd, Navarre, FL 32566

Navarre Cigars

1813 Alpine Ave, Navarre, Florida 32566

Navarre Cigars

St. Michael’s Brewing Co

2199 FL-87, Navarre, FL 32566

St. Michael's Brewing Co

Cigar Factory

14 S Palafox St, Pensacola, FL 32502

Come join us!


April 2023







1813 Alpine Ave

In Alpine Shopping Center

Navarre, FL 32566