Annual Contest

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JULY 19-22, 2018

Sloppy Joe’s Bar in Key West will host its 38th Annual Hemingway® Look-Alike contest July 19-22, 2018.  The contest is one of many events in Key West to celebrate the birthday of Ernest Hemingway and honor his work as author and sportsman.

The competition starts with the first preliminary round on Thursday, July 19th, second preliminary round on Friday, July 20th, and finals on Saturday, July 21st.

From each preliminary round finalists are chosen. Last year’s competition had over 160 Look-Alikes taking the stage with 16 contestants from Thursday night preliminary and 14 from Friday night preliminary going on to the final round.

Look-Alikes are everywhere, it’s a load of fun! Come early, get a good seat and watch the competition.

After the finals, the party spills over into the streets, where the Street Fair on Duval continues with food, drinks, entertainment and fun for everyone!