Sloppy Joe's | The Hemingway® Look-Alike Contest

The Hemingway® Look-Alike Contest

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JULY 20-22, 2017

Sloppy Joe’s Bar in Key West will host its 37th Annual Hemingway® Look-Alike contest July 20-22, 2017.  The contest is one of many events in Key West to celebrate the birthday of Ernest Hemingway and honor his work as author and sportsman.

The competition starts with the first preliminary round on Thursday, July 20th, second preliminary round on Friday, July 21st, and finals on Saturday, July 22nd.

From each preliminary round finalists are chosen. Last year’s competition had over 140 Look-Alikes taking the stage with 12 contestants from Thursday night preliminary and 12 from Friday night preliminary going on to the final round.

Look-Alikes are everywhere, it’s a load of fun! Come early, get a good seat and watch the competition.

After the finals, the party spills over into the streets, where the Street Fair on Duval continues with food, drinks, entertainment and fun for everyone!

The infamous Hemingway Look-Alike Society invites you to join the Society. They will be at Sloppy Joe’s to sign-up new members.

Visit the Hemingway Look-Alike Society (HLAS) web site at:



Caribbean Street Fair Vendor information call Literacy Volunteers of America.

 Vendor Application info:  Call 305-304-0578 or  Email:

(305) 294-5717 • Open Daily 9am – 4am (Noon on Sunday)