The Key Lime Festival
What's More American Than Key Lime Pie?
Key West, FL USA
July 4-7, 2019

Saturday, July 4th | 11 AM-1 PM

The WorldKey Lime Pie Eating Championship!  

Southernmost Beach Cafe | 1405 Duval Street | $20 to Compete. Free to Watch

Enter the Contest to Eat & Win!

Do you have what it takes to be crowned the Key Lime Pie Eating World Champion? Register if you think you can devour a 9" Key Lime Pie topped with a mountain of whipped cream faster than the competition. This world famous event receives national media exposure and ranks among the sweetest competitive eating contests around.  Doors open at 11am. Contest starts at 12pm. Free to watch. Entries are just $20 and include notoriety, a Key Lime Pie and the chance to be a champion.

Cheer on the Champions!

Not up for the challenge?  Take a front row seat and cheer the champions as our brave contestants tie their hands behind their backs and dive face first into a mountain of Key Lime goodness. These pie eaters don't mess around. The whipped cream is piled high, and with two past champions competing, this is without a doubt the best way to start your 4th of July. The event is free to watch and you just might end up on TV. Food, drinks, and Key Lime pie you can eat as slowly as you like are available for purchase at the Southernmost Beach Cafe. 

The Time to Beat!

The current record for eating a 9" Key Lime Pie is held by Trey Bergman of Texas who devoured the entire pie in 51.92 seconds! He beat the previous record of 62 seconds, held by Elliot Zeller of Sunrise, FL. Will you be the one to take Trey's Championship Belt away?
Registration for 2020 Key Lime Festival Events will be open soon!

Highlights from the 2019 Key Lime Pie Eating Contest

Official Rules

  • Please note that all decisions made by judges are final. The official rules are intended as a guideline for spectators and participants. 
  • Each contestant will be served a 9” diameter Key lime pie topped with whipped cream. You do not have to eat the whipped cream, but you must eat the entire pie. 
  • You may not use your hands. They must be kept behind your back at all times. Use of hands will result in a warning, and maybe disqualification if you do it often and intentionally. 
  • The contestant who finishes the pie in the shortest amount of time wins the contest. Judges will determine if the entire pie was completed, but as a rule of thumb, no portions of the pie measuring more than ½ inch should remain. Key Lime Pie is goobly gobbly, so judging 1/2 inch sections can be difficult. In the event of goobly gobbly, the judges will make the best call they can. Judges decisions are final. 
  • When a contestant believes they have finished the pie, they must stand up and put both arms in the air. Judges will immediately inspect the pie to verify. 
  • Visible signs of sickness may result in disqualification. 
  • In the event of a tie, the contestant wearing the most whipped cream and the biggest smile will be named the winner. 
  • Contestants will be issued safety goggles. Things can get messy, so bringing an extra shirt is advised. 
  • The Championship Belt will be presented to the winner. 
Key Lime Festival Production Team
2019 Competitors 
1. Chandler Pierson - El Pollo Loco - Annapolis, MD
2. Brittany Sutton - "B" - Miami, FL
3. David DJ Johnson - "The Slice" - KW
4. Cliff Goodrich - "Fish Fry" - Bradenton, FL
5. Seth Pontecorvo - "ThePaison" - Red Bank, NJ
6. John Maravilla - "Optimus Pie" - Guam
7. Zachary Masi - "Sugar Coma" - Montague, MA
8. Kobe Larson - Junction City, OR
9. Brooklyn Larson - "Super Brooklyn" - Junction City, OR
10. Chris Ferrara - "Da Mayor of Conch Fish Nation" - KW
11. Maxwell Snyder - "Max" - Stow, OH
12. Laurie Thibaud - "Laurie Tee" - KW

13. William Berlanga - "The Ol 3.14" - KW
14. Steffany Stoeffler - "Beef" - Indiapolis, IN
15. Garren Garison - "Nickelback Jack" - Evansvile, IN
16. Chris Shultz - "Touchy Feely" - KW
17. Dan Schwab - "Pie Gao" - KW
18. Brenda Ortiz - "Brenda" - Hollywood, FL
19. Veronica Pink - "Creme Bruslay" - Miami, FL
20. Matthew Inch - "Inchworm" - Hickory, NC
21. Charles Recobs - Louisville, KY
22. Megan - Freebird" - Jersey City, NJ
23. Mark Delio - "Key Lime Killer" - N/A
24. Joseph Gonzalez - Alexandria LA
25. Mary Piszker - KW

2019 Champion

David Johnson Celebrates his Victory at the 2019 Key Lime Pie Eating Contest!
2019 World Key Lime Pie Eating Contest Winner David Johnson
Key Lime Festival Pie Eating Contest at the Southernmost Beach Resort
Key Lime Festival Pie Eating Contest at the Southernmost Beach Resort
Key Lime Festival Pie Eating Contest at the Southernmost Beach Resort
Key Lime Festival Pie Eating Contest at the Southernmost Beach Resort

Key Lime Pie Eating Championships Gallery

Photos Courtesy of Filda Konec