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Sloppy Joe’s 41st Annual Hemingway® Look-Alike Contest July 21-23, 2022.

Contestants may pre-register by mail through July 14, 2022 or until contest is full.  https://sloppyjoes.com/entry-form/ .  Entry forms will be dated as they arrive in Key West.

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 20, 2022

5:30 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 21, 2022

5:30pm Papa Birthday cake.  On stage at Sloppy Joe’s Bar.

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 41st 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 22, 2022

6:30 pm Sloppy Joe’s 41st 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 23, 2022

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 41st Annual Hemingway® Look-Alike Contest – FINAL ROUND to name Papa 2022.

For Sloppy Joe’s Look-Alike Event information email [email protected] 

Jeff Ownby implores the judges to choose him during the final round of the Hemingway Look-Alike Contest Saturday, July 24, 2021, at Sloppy Joe’s Bar in Key West, Fla. After being postponed in 2020 by COVID-19, the 2021 competition highlighted the subtropical island’s annual Hemingway Days festival that honors late author Ernest Hemingway, who lived and wrote in Key West for most of the 1930s. Andy Newman/Florida Keys News Bureau.

 
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