Thank you to everyone who help make 2022 Look-Alike contest a huge success.
2023 entry form to be posted December 2022.
The contest is limited to 80 contestants each night. Contestant may only select one night to compete. Each night the judges will select approximately 12 finalists to advance to the final round.
Confirmation will be emailed to contestants. If entry forms arrive and contest is already full, contestant will be notified.
WEDNESDAY, JULY 19, 2023
5:00 pm Meet the “Papas” at Sloppy Joe’s. Get to know the contestants and previous winners of “Sloppy Joe’s Hemingway® Look-Alike Contest.
THURSDAY, JULY 20, 2023
6:00 pm Hemingway Look-Alike Society scholarship presentations. The society is to announce the winners of its annual scholarships for Florida Keys students. On stage at Sloppy Joe’s Bar.
6:30 pm Sloppy Joe’s 42nd Annual Hemingway® Look-Alike Contest – Preliminary Round One on stage at Sloppy Joe’s. Contestants will be narrowed down to approximately 12 finalists to advance to Saturday night’s final round.
FRIDAY, JULY 21, 2023
6:30 pm Sloppy Joe’s 42nd Annual Hemingway® Look-Alike Contest – Preliminary Round Two on stage at Sloppy Joe’s. Contestants will be narrowed down to approximately 12 finalists to advance to Saturday night’s final round.
SATURDAY, JULY 22, 2023
Noon Photos with “Papas.” Hemingway® Look-Alikes provide a photo opportunity for fans. Greene Street outside Sloppy Joe’s.
1:00 pm Running of the Bulls. This wacky event is sponsored by Sloppy Joe’s Bar and features past “Papa” Hemingway® Look-Alike Contest winners dressed in their Pamplona best — and a breed of “bull” found only in Key West. The fun takes place on Greene street outside Sloppy Joe’s.
HLAS will sell red berets and red bandanas (limited quantities) beginning at 12 Noon on Saturdays. Those wishing to wear tradition white clothing with red sash need to be prepared and bring their own clothing (these items not sold).
6:30 pm Sloppy Joe’s 42n Annual Hemingway® Look-Alike Contest – FINAL ROUND to name Papa 2023.
For Sloppy Joe’s Look-Alike Event information email [email protected]