Hemingway Look-Alike Contest July 17-21, 2024

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Hemingway Look-Alike Contest – Key West’s Most Whimsical Tribute to Papa Hemingway

Welcome to the official webpage of the Hemingway Look-Alike Contest, Key West’s most iconic and whimsical tribute to one of the greatest literary figures of the 20th century, Ernest Hemingway. Held annually in sunny Key West, this event celebrates Hemingway’s life in Key West and enduring legacy in a way that’s as unique and spirited as the man himself.

At the heart of the festivities is the Hemingway Look-Alike Contest, where participants from around the world don their best Hemingway-esque attire and compete to be named “Papa.” This isn’t just a contest of physical resemblance; it’s a celebration of Hemingway’s larger-than-life persona. Contestants are judged not only on their physical similarity to the great writer but also on their embodiment of his spirit and zest for life.

Adding to the excitement is the playful “Running of the Bulls” event, a nod to Hemingway’s love for Spain and its traditions. But in true Key West style, we swap real bulls for wooden sawhorses on wheels. It’s a spectacle filled with humor and camaraderie, perfectly encapsulating the fun-loving spirit of both Hemingway and Key West.

This event isn’t just for Hemingway enthusiasts or look-alikes; it’s a gathering that invites all to enjoy the vibrancy of Key West, the thrill of friendly competition, and the warmth of a community that knows how to celebrate life. Whether you’re a literature buff, a Hemingway admirer, or just in search of a good time, the Hemingway Look-Alike Contest is an experience you won’t want to miss.

Features of the Event:

  • Look-Alike Contest: A spirited competition where the resemblance to Hemingway is just the beginning.
  • Running of the Bulls: A humorous twist on a Spanish tradition, with Key West’s unique charm.
  • Celebration of Hemingway’s Legacy: Immerse yourself in the world of Ernest Hemingway through stories, and an atmosphere that echoes his adventurous life.
  • Community and Camaraderie: Meet fellow Hemingway fans and become part of a tradition that celebrates one of literature’s giants in the most joyous way possible.

Join us for an unforgettable event where the spirit of Ernest Hemingway is alive and well, and the essence of Key West’s fun-loving culture is on full display. We can’t wait to see you here!

To discover more about the Hemingway Look-Alike Contest, the Hemingway Look-Alike Society auction, and other complimentary events, please visit keywestlookalikes.com .