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Sloppy Joe’s 40th Annual Hemingway® Look-Alike Contest July 22-24,2021

Entry Form Schedule Results Past Winners LAL Photo Gallery

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)

Sloppy Joe’s Hemingway® Look-Alike Contest

Contestants may pre-register by mail, click here for entry form. Confirmation will be emailed to contestants.  Contestant may only select one night to compete.  Each night the judges will select approximately 12 finalists to advance to the final round.

Look-Alike contest preliminary rounds will be July 22 & 23 at 6:30 pm inside on stage  Sloppy Joe’s Bar.  Final round will be held on stage Saturday, July 24th at 6:30pm.

Wednesday July 21st               5:00 pm Meet and Greet the Papas at Sloppy Joe’s

Thursday July 22nd                  5:00 pm contestants check in

                                               6:00 pm scholarship presentation

                                                6:30 pm First preliminary round

Friday July 23rd                        5:00 pm contestants check in

                                                 6:30 pm Second preliminary round

Saturday, July 24th                  12:00 pm photo of with Papas and the Bulls on Greene St.

                                               1:00 pm Running of the Bulls

                                                5:30 pm finalists check in

                                                 6:30 pm Final round to name Papa 2021

There will be no arm wrestling on Sunday this year. Crowd control – if necessary Sloppy Joe’s may limit the number of people inside the bar. This is to be determined. Due to Covid Sloppy Joe’s reserves the right to make changes including canceling part or all of contest events if necessary.  


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