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Upcoming Events

Founder’s Day 2023

Date: May 6, 2023
Time: 11:00 am - 3:00 pm
Location: J.C. Newman Cigar Co.
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Join J.C. Newman Cigar Company for its third annual ‘Founder’s Day’ celebration at its historic cigar factory, El Reloj, in Tampa, FL.

On Saturday, May 6th from 11 a.m. – 3 p.m., J.C. Newman Cigar Company will celebrate the founding of the company (May 5) and the birthday of its founder (May 26) by opening up the doors to their factory on a Saturday. Visitors can take a tour of the production areas, purchase an item from the factory store or just celebrate outside by enjoying live music, food trucks, lawn games and more!  The event and museum is free and will be open to the public for exploring for the entirety of the day, but we do ask that if you purchase a cigar, you smoke it outside on one of our available tables – ashtrays will be provided! Be sure you are following us on Instagram to get 10% off your purchase in our museum and factory store. There is no charge for tours during Founder’s Day and all are welcome to join and experience the beauty of El Reloj.

Meet the Mifits – a few chickens from our nonprofit “Ybor Misfits” will be available to meet with and take photos!

Parking is free and available across the street on Columbus Ave.

If you have any questions about this event, you can reach us at our Contact Form! We can’t wait to host you as we celebrate the founders of America’s oldest, family-owned, premium cigar maker!

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