CATS Festival 2017

Important Info:

Each “Ticket Holder” will receivetickets until Friday morning at the Host Hotel (La Quinta North Stone Oaks) 10am-4pm. All you need to bring is your ID! Please remember what name you utilized during your payment.

Host Hotel info can be found by clicking here


Thursday May 25:

CATS FEST Warm Up Party

Time: Thursday May 25; 6pm till “Whenever”
Location: Redland Cigar Co
All CATS Festival ticket holderswill receive one of the legendary Redland Cigar Co’s specially made cigars. Storm will havethe list of ticket holders and all of the delicious cigars, so just bring yourself and go see him to score this tasty smoke!

Meet the legendary Shorty Rossi!!
Luigi “Shorty” Rossi (born February 10, 1969) is the star of Pit Boss, a reality series (now cancelled) on Animal Planet. He is also the owner and talent manager of Shortywood Productions, a company that works with little people in the entertainment industry and Shorty’s Rescue, an organization set up for Pit Bull rescue.
After injuring himself in a stunt, Rossi became interested in service animal training. One of his pit bulls has been involved in the Americans with Disabilities Act community ever since. At present two of his dogs are registered service animals, with one in training.

Shorty has written a tell-all memoir titled Four Feet Tall and Rising, which was released in 2012.

He is credited with over 40 tv shows and movies. He is a huge supporter of the Troops. He is the first Celebrity Advocate for Cigars For Warriors Charity 501(c)3.

Friday May 26:

10am- 4pm: Pre-registration opens at the Host Hotel La Quinta North Stone Oaks. We will have the New York City celebrity DJ TFoxxx outside playing music. There will be artisan booths and more activities your enjoyment!

12pm-4pm “CATS San Antonio Troop Support Margarita Competition”

This event is hosted by La Quinta North Stone Oaks.
For participation details and registration, click here!

“Drew Estate VIP Dinner“
Date: May 26, 2017
Time: 5pm-7:30pm
Location: Tejas Rodeo Company
401 Obst Road
BelVerde, TX 78163


1) Only VIP Sponsors and VIP Ticket holders may attend. There is no exception, even if a VIP Ticket Holder has purchased a companion ticket, the companion ticket holder may not attend the VIP Dinner..
2) Dress: traditional most men wear nice jeans and shirt to business casual. The women tend to dress up. Remember it is outside under the pavilion. When you leave your going to a outdoor party beneath tents.
Your ticket purchase entitles you to the following:
1) Participant for VIP dinner
2) Entry into the FREE VIP raffle of very very nice prizes.1 in 3 VIP Ticket Holders will win an amazing prize!
3) Eating with Texas reps and owners of your favorite company.
4) Early entrance to the main CATS Festivalvenue at 11am on Saturday, one hour before General Admission attendees.
This even sells out every year, and there are currently only a small number of tickets remaining. Past attendees know that there are always a lot of extra goodies. From top end cigars to small but nice gifts from the stellar sponsors, these items will not be finalized until the event as sponsorship is fluid.
Most of all, this is abeautiful social event and appreciation of our deployed troops.
One attendee of last year’s VIP Dinner said“This VIP dinner event is worth the whole ticket price, if there was absolutely no other events or free stuff”.

Stogies World Class Cigars CATS PRE-PARTY
Co-Sponsored by Drew Estate.
Time: 7pm-11pm
(The vendors may leave at 11pm, but attendees are welcome to party all night long!)

Location: La Quinta North Stone Oaks. The Host Hotel.

Drew Estate has graciously placed another cigar in your goodie bag you pick up that morning.
There will be the live music with the legendary band that plays every single night of the Sturgis Motorcycle Rally, by extreme demand. Ms Vaughn of Deadwood Tobacco Co. has generously sponsored to have them play every day!! Every day/night will be a different sound.

Plenty of adult beverages!! Make sure you get a room at Host Hotel (La Quinta North Stone Oaks), if you decide to tie one on, then it is a short walk to your room!!

Saturday May 27:

Stogies World Class CATS’ Cigar Round Up

11am VIP entry
12am General Admission entry
Location: Tejas Rodeo Company.

This year we are shaking things up a bit. The festival grounds will be behind the Rodeo Arena a bit down that road.All attendees will receive a strip map so they can find their way around!
This year is our first year to sell cigars!! Stogies World Class Cigars has graciously agreed to facilitate these cigar sales, with a portion of every purchase going back to CFW!! There will be terrific items and phenomenal discounts available, and all benefit the wonderful CFW cause.
You will get watch the amazing JROTC Drill Team (who place every year in the national competition), do their show of throwing rifles In marching precision. These talented folks are amazing! They will also help In the Military MIA and KIA ceremonies. All three will move you completely.
There will be amazing Artisans’ Booths that will have terrific items for you to browse and or buy!

Raffles: We are famous or infamous for our crazy amount of raffle items and how nice they are. There will be a Rebel Arms custom made AR-15 donated to CFW raffle by Rebel Arms and Evil Genius Cigars.
A one of kind Ammo Crate Humidor by One of our Special Forces Instructor (green berets) Ray Tebeck and also one our first recipients. Crazy sick!

Even more cool stuff at the Round Up:

Live Music

Amazing BBQ and a wide selection of adult beverages available for purchase.

First ever Triple Sanction Cook Off. All proceeds benefitingCFW! Many of you will get to be a judge as well. You can help determine who could end up in the World Championships in Novemberwhile trying some of the best chili In the world! This ain’t no wolf brand chili from a can. Attendees not selected to judgecan buy a tasting cup for $5 and go visit each table and decide who will be the open chili champion!

Award Ceremonies. The awards are to let everyone know who has been instrumental in supporting CATS and or CFW.

Op: Cigars for Warriors Pro Rodeo
Time: 7:30pm
Location: Tejas Rodeo Arena

This event is open to all CATS Festival Ticket Holders

ASYLUM Cigars and Cigar Press Cigarolympics. Hosted by the San Antonio Cigar Riders
Time: 7pm-11pm
Location: La Quinta N. Stone Oaks – The Host Hotel

This is a first at any known cigar festival. Cigar Press and Asylum Cigar’s owners came up with this great idea. Every ticket holder is welcome to participate at no cost!
You can choose to compete in of the competitions. Long ash contest, furthest flick contest, human size Jenga, and more. Competeand win great prizes from Asylum and Cigar Press!!

Sunday May 28:

“Drew Estate Support our Troops Event”
Time: 12pm-5pm
Location: Tejas Rodeo Co.

The 3rd Annual Sir Beards A lot Beard and Mustache Competition
Time: 12pm-5pm
Location: Tejas Rodeo Co

Hosted by Sir Beards-A-Lot – a phenomenal source for almost anything you want for your facial hair!

Calling all Amateur and Professional men with beards, goatees, mustaches and of course our lovely ladies to come out with their fake beard and or mustache!!
You could win trophies and amazing gift baskets, and the overall champion will win some great cash!!!
Day 2 of the 2nd Annual CATS Fest 2017 MILDBILL’s Chili Cookoff May 27-28 – benefiting CFW!

Live music

Great raffles

Go home OR stay for the first wedding cigar festival/ event history!!

The wedding of the lovely Allison Trainer and Andrew Unhassobiscay (oon-has-o-bi-sky)
Time: 5pm
Location: Tejas Rodeo Co
Ceremony performed by the newly ordained Minister Storm Boen.

Time: 6pm-10pm
Location: La Quinta North Stone Oaks

Come back to the hotel and meet and greet the newest couple the Unhassobiscays!
There will be food, beverages and entertainment.

At the end of all this fun, we highly encourage all CATS Festival attendees to go home and pass out for a week!

Host Hotel:
La Quinta North Stone Oaks
1017 N. Loop 1604 E
San Antonio, TX 78232

Questions please contact