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The Key Lime Festival 2014, Key West Florida, U.S.A
Key LImes flavor our soups, pies and martinis - our soaps and our salts. More importantly, they flavor our lives, which are as unique to the Florida Keys as the tart and juicy fruit. The Key Lime Pie Festival is a celebration of both our citrus and eccentrics. Come on down for a real taste of what the Keys are about!
Are You Crazy for Key Limes?
The little lime called citrus aurantifolia embarked on quite a journey before becoming a Key Lime. Like many residents, she arrived from somewhere else, and knew immediately this was a place she could call home. She planted herself, dug in roots, branched out and began a fruitful career. Today she is known across the globe, but maintains her roots where she started, right here in the Florida Keys.
Schedule of Events: July 3th-5th 2014
Locals and tourists alike celebrate Key Limes every day, but in the Florida Keys we like to pay our respects and celebrate the things that make our islands so unique in a big way every now and then. Our celebrations are big, odd, fun and unforgettable. They have a lot of style served with a delicious side of pizzazz.
2-5pm | Green Parrot, Kelly's Caribbean, Island Dogs, to The Other Side Bar
You are the judge as 20 local bars compete for the coveted Key Lime Cup in the Key Lime Martini & Margarita Championships. $20 gets you 4 bars, 20 tastings and a leisurely stroll through some of dowtown Key West's finest watering holes!
11am-2pm | Key West Key Lime Pie Co. | Greene Street
Do you like pie? Do you like really big pies? Do you want to sample the delights of the largest Key Lime Pie in the history of mankind? Head to Greene Street for the World's Largest Key Lime Pie! See the pie! Taste the pie! Take photos with the pie and amaze your social media friends! Slices are just $2 and benefit The Key West Firehouse Museum. Be a part of the World Record with a souvenir t-shirt.
11:30am | Key West Key Lime Pie Co. | Greene Street
Eat Your Heart Out! Take a front row seat to see who will be named the Mile High Key Lime Pie Eatin’ Champion as 10 brave contestants tie their hands behind their backs and dive face first into a mountain of Key Lime goodness at this world famous event.
11am-1pm | Smokin' Tuna Saloon | 4 Charles Street
We are The Champions! There are no losers when it comes to Key Limes, and winners will abound at The Key Lime Pie Championships. Come and sample the best of the best Key Lime concoctions as restaurants, home bakers and professional chefs square off in the Key Lime Cup’s Key Lime Pie Championships. $10 gets you as many as 5 slices and a People’s Choice vote.
8-10:30pm | Green Parrot Bar | 601 Whitehead Street
Tart and Tasty! Feeling a little tart? Has the Miss America Pageant let you down for more than a decade? See what a pageant was meant to be as Marky Pierson turns the Green Parrot yellow for The Miss Key Lime U.S.A Pageant. Ten finalists will compete for this prestigious title. One of them could be you!