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Frank Kramer, left, and Mark McAllister, right, show their looks during the semi-final round of the Hemingway Look-Alike Contest Saturday, July 21, 2018, at Sloppy Joe’s Bar in Key West, Fla. The highlight event of the island city’s annual Hemingway Days festival attracted 151 men who vied for the coveted title. Ernest Hemingway lived and wrote in Key West during much of the 1930s. FOR EDITORIAL USE ONLY (Andy Newman/Florida Keys News Bureau/HO)
Michael Groover, answers a journalist’s question after winning the Hemingway Look-Alike Contest Saturday, July 21, 2018, at Sloppy Joe’s Bar in Key West, Fla. It was the ninth time that Groover has competed in the contest, the highlight event of the island city’s annual Hemingway Days festival that ends Sunday, July 22. FOR EDITORIAL USE ONLY (Andy Newman/Florida Keys News Bureau/HO)
July 17, 2019
5:30 p.m. Meet the “Papas.” Get to know the previous winners of the “Papa” Hemingway® Look-Alike Contest and this year’s Look-Alike Contestants at Sloppy Joe’s.
July 18, 2019
5:00pm: Thursday night Contestants must check in at registration table
6:00pm: Scholarship Presentations
6:30 pm: Sloppy Joe’s Look-Alike Contest Preliminary Round One.
July 19, 2019
5:00pm: Friday night Contestants must check in at registration table
6:30 pm: Sloppy Joe’s Look-Alike Contest Preliminary Round Two.
July 20, 2019
Noon: Get your photo taken with Papas, this year’s Look-Alike Contestants and the Bulls.
1:00 pm: Sloppy Joe’s 20th Annual Running of the Bulls’ Of the ‘running,’ Hemingway once remarked, ‘Pamplona is no place to bring your wife.’ Not the case here. There are no young Spaniards, just Papa’s making the mock run in the streets. Ha! We do actually have young Papa wanna-bees making the run.
6:30 pm: Sloppy Joe’s Look-Alike Contest FINAL Round, Papa 2019 to be announced
July 21, 2019
10:00am Bloody Mary’s with Papa
10:00am Sloppy Joe’s Annual Arm Wrestling Contest.’ The Arm Wrestling Championship is the finale to the week’s events. Contestants will sign up to fill one of the seven weight categories. Same day registration begins at 10:00am the contest begins at 11:00am.
Women’s competition will have two weight divisions: up to 129lbs; and over 130 lbs. Men’s competition will have five weight divisions: up to 149 lbs: 150 lbs. to 169lbs.; 170 lbs. to 189 lbs.; 190 lbs. to 215 lbs.; and 216 lbs. and up. Men will be required to weigh in.
$5 Arm Wrestling Contest Entry Fee. Prizes awarded.
For Sloppy Joe’s Look-Alike Event information, call (305) 296-2388, ext 121, or email firstname.lastname@example.org .