Ernest Hemingway look-alikes spoof bull run in Key West

By Troy Blevins, Online Editor, Producer
Published On: Aug 06 2014 10:59:14 AM EDT
Updated On: Jul 20 2014 04:05:36 PM EDT

Florida Keys News Bureau

KEY WEST, Fla. -

Ernest Hemingway look-alikes took part in Saturday's Running of the Bulls in Key West -- a take-off on the annual run held in Pamplona, Spain.

The event was a part of Key West's Hemingway Days festival, honoring the American author who lived and wrote on the island during the 1930s.

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The bull run featured scores of past winners and competitors in the annual "Papa" Hemingway Look-Alike Contest, parading through Key West's historic downtown with life-size replica bulls on wheels, the Florida Keys News Bureau reports.

The event took place outside Sloppy Joe's Bar, which was frequented by Hemingway during his decade-long residence in Key West, with a route proceeding along part of the island's famed Duval Street.

According to the Florida Keys News Bureau, the look-alikes followed the Pamplona parody with a pre-birthday cake and celebration saluting the anniversary of Hemingway's July 21 birth.

The festival concludes Sunday.

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