An event every day that begins at 1:00 pm, repeating until July 23, 2021
Dozens of stocky, bearded men resembling Ernest Hemingway are to return to Key West for the 2021 Hemingway Look-Alike Contest, af- ter the global coronavirus pandemic preempted the 2020 competition.
Organizers announced recently that this summer’s contest is sched- uled July 22-24 at Sloppy Joe’s Bar, where it began some 40 years ago.
Preliminary rounds are slated for Thursday and Friday, July 22-23, with a reduced entry ﬁeld of 35 contestants each night. The winner will be chosen Saturday, July 24, from about 24 ﬁnalists.
“In (the) past we’ve had upwards of 85 contestants in our preliminary rounds, meaning 85 on Thursday, 85 on Friday,” said Donna Edwards, the competition’s organizer. “We’re limiting the number of contestants at this time; we want to make sure that we’re able to put on a great show and a safe show.”
According to Edwards, the
“Running of the Bulls,” an offbeat promenade of look-alikes with fake bulls, will be staged the afternoon of July 24 on Duval Street.
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