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

World Key Lime Pie Eatin' Contest | Saturday, July 4th | 12pm

Southernmost Beach Cafe | 1405 Duval Street | $20 to Compete, Free to Watch
Do you have what it takes to be crowned the Mile High Key Lime Pie Eatin' World Champion? Register now if you think you can devour a 9" Key Lime Pie faster than the competition. This world famous event receives national media exposure and ranks among the sweetest competitive eating contests around. Entries are just $20 and include notoriety, a Key Lime Pie and the chance to be a champion!  Click here to learn more. 

Key Lime University: Hooker Pie with Chef Paul Menta | Saturday, July 4th | 2pm

Key West Legal Rum Distillery | 105 Simonton Street | $29
Only 20 Tickets Available!
Make your very own Key Lime Pie with local celebrity chef and distiller Paul Menta and learn the fascinating history behind the earliest version of the dessert as it was prepared by the fishermen known as sponge hookers in the Florida Keys.

Key Lime University: Key Lime Cocktails with Crystal | July 3rd | 6pm

Key West Legal Rum Distillery | 105 Simonton Street |$29
Learn to make a killer Key Lime Cocktail with local mixologist Crystal Villegas at Key West's First Legal Rum Distillery. Ingredients, liquor and souvenir glass included. Space is limited.

Key Limes & Coffee | July 2nd | 9:30am

White Tarpon | 700 Front Street
The Fascinating History Of Key Lime Pie | July 2nd | 9:30am
Which Key Lime Pie ingredient was created to stop sexual urges? What do Key Lime Pie and the Alamo have in common? Where can you really find the best Key Lime Pie in town? Join festival co-founder, chef and food writer, David Sloan to find out during his lively talk on the fascinating history of Key Lime Pie.

Key Lime University: VIP Key Lime Pie Baking Experience | July 3rd 

Amsterdam's Curry Mansion Inn | 511 Caroline Street | $100
Only 8 Tickets Available!
Bake an authentic Key Lime Pie with a 5th generation Key West native in the very kitchen where Key Lime Pie was first created! Pastry crust? Check. Real meringue? Check. Old school recipe? Check. Sheila Sands-Devendorf is a true Conch with a recipe passed down through her family. She was featured on CBS Sunday Morning for her pie prowess and knows the stories of the island like only a real native can. Meet in the famous Curry Mansion kitchen, drink a little wine and bake a pie together. This rare and exclusive culinary adventure is extremely limited. The experience lasts about  90 minutes and also includes a glass of wine and an autographed copy of the Key West Key Lime Pie Cookbook. Each of the 8 participants will be rewarded with a slice of the pie they helped bake.

Key Lime Scavenger Hunt | Friday, July 3rd | 3:30pm

Conch Republic Seafood Company | 631 Greene Street
Get ready to see Key West like never before on this whirlwind adventure with a Key Lime Twist!
Grab your team of 2-5 people and sign up for the Key Lime Scavenger Hunt on Friday, July 5th.
Clues will lead your team to famous Key West sights, iconic landmarks, hidden local favorite places, and of course a bar or two along the way. Earn the most points and the you’ll lead your team to victory and take home the grand prize and the ultimate bragging rights!

Check in for this family friendly event starts at 3:30pm outside Conch Republic Seafood Company at 631 Greene Street and the hunt runs from 4-6pm with the announcement of winners to follow.
$30/per person with up to 5 people per team.

Key Lime Cookbook Signing, Champagne Reception, Mansion Tour & High Tea |
Friday, July 3rd | 4:30pm

Sip Champagne on the veranda of the 1869 mansion where Key lime pie was first created and meet Key Lime Festival co-founder and Key West Key Lime Pie Cookbook author David L. Sloan. Ticket price includes a glass of Champagne, an autographed copy of David L. Sloan's Key West Key Lime Pie Cookbook and the opportunity to explore the public rooms of the Curry Mansion, including the famous widow's walk and the kitchen where Aunt Sally created the first Key lime pie. Sloan's cookbook includes the fascinating history of Key lime pie, rare native recipes, plus 20 recipes each for crusts, fillings, toppings and sauces that you can mix and match to create more than 150,000 varieties of Key lime pie. The Curry Mansion was once home of Florida's first millionaire. Tickets must be purchased in advance. Autographed cookbooks and Champagne will be provided at the event. 
Champagne, Autographed Cookbook and Self-Guided Mansion Tour: $25
Champagne and Self-Guided Mansion Tour Only (No Cookbook): $10

Key Lime Pie Drop!  | Friday, July 3rd |  11am-2pm 

Key West Light House | 938 Whitehead Street
Celebrate the 2019 Key Lime Festival with the sweetest and tartest party around! Come to the Key West Lighthouse to see Key West's most creative minds attempt to outsmart gravity by finding a way to drop a Key Lime Pie from the top of the lighthouse to the ground... without damaging the pie!  

Entry is free, but you need to register to guarantee we have a pie for you.  

Please only register if you are submitting a pie-drop entry. Attending the event is absolutely free! 

Key Lime Cocktail Sip & Stroll  | Saturday, July 4th |  2pm-4pm 

Starts at Charlie Mac's | 404 Southard Street
If you like to drink & judge, this is the event for you. Decide who makes the best Key Lime cocktail on the island as 10 bars compete for your vote with the finest margaritas and martinis in Florida. Travel between six bars at your own pace between 2pm-4pm.  $30 includes a souvenir sampling glass, judging card and samples of 10 or more drinks. The Sip & Stroll starts at Charlie Mac's 404 Southard Street. Winners will be posted the following day.  Click here to learn more. 

The Key Lime Pie Hop | Sunday, July 5th | 2pm - 4pm

Starts at Conch Republic Seafood Company | 631 Greene Street
Join your friends for a leisurely stroll through the town where Key Lime Pie was born with stops to sample five variations of Key West's favorite dessert. From classic to creative, your taste buds are guaranteed a good time on this popular, self-paced, culinary event. Sample the best of the best of our island’s Key Lime Pie! 
$30 (includes 5 pie samples and a 2020 Key Lime Festival T-Shirt)
Limited Availability - Tickets Sell Fast! Get your tickets now! 
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Key Lime Festival Swag

T-Shirts are FREE with Registration for Key Lime Pie Hop or Sip & Stroll Events

* Limit 1 T-shirt per person*