Sloppy Joe's | Hemingway® Look-Alike Contest 2020 cancelled
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Hemingway® Look-Alike Contest 2020 cancelled

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Joe Maxey, second from left, celebrates his victory at the Hemingway Look-Alike Contest Saturday, July 20, 2019,at Sloppy Joe’s Bar in Key West, Fla. Competing for the eighth time, Maxey beat 141 other contestants to claim top honors. The competition highlighted activities during the yearly Hemingway Days festival that honors author Ernest Hemingway who lived in Key West during the 1930s. FOR EDITORIAL USE ONLY (Andy Newman/Florida Keys News Bureau/HO)

JULY 23-26, 2020 – CANCELLED

Dear Look-Alike Family:

Over the last several weeks we have adjusted how we live, work, and interact with each other.  We have done so to ensure we keep our family and friends safe.

As businesses across the country begin to open, Sloppy Joe’s remains closed.  Florida Keys officials are working on a five phase reopen plan, and at this time the Keys are not expected to reopen to visitors in May. Sloppy Joe’s is also working on a reopening strategy which will be revised as new guides are issued by our local agencies.

Working together, the Look-Alike Judges and Sloppy Joe’s agreed this year’s Hemingway® Look-Alike Contest will be cancelled.  Sloppy Joe’s staff and customer safety has always been our highest priority. Since the next few months are still uncertain Sloppy Joe’s 40th Hemingway® Contest has been rescheduled for July 22-24, 2021.

Contestants who have already entered the contest will be contacted and given the choice of refund or to apply entry to 2021 contest.   

We look forward to next year’s contest when we can welcome each of you and all gather safely to have one BIG PARTY! 

Take care and be well.

From the entire Sloppy Joe’s family

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