Hemingway Look-Alikes "Run With the Bulls" in Key West

This year's bull run featured dozens of past winners and competitors in the annual "Papa" Hemingway Look-Alike Contest, who paraded through downtown Key West with life-size replica bulls on wheels.

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    Stocky, white-bearded Ernest Hemingway look-alikes ran in the Key West version of the "Running of the Bulls" Saturday afternoon. The event is a much safer take on the annual run in Pamplona, Spain.

    It was all part of the annual Hemingway Days Festival in Key West, which honors the author who lived and wrote on the island during the 1930s.

    This year's bull run featured dozens of past winners and competitors in the annual "Papa" Hemingway Look-Alike Contest, who paraded through downtown Key West with life-size replica bulls on wheels.

    Sloppy Joe's Bar was the headquarters for the event, since the bar was frequented by Hemingway during the ten years he lived on the island. The bull run's route proceeded along part of of Key West's famed Duval Street.

    The look-alikes followed the run with cake and a salute to the upcoming anniversary of Hemingway's July 21st birth.

    The finalists chosen from the 131 entrants will vie for the title of "Papa" in the final round of the look-alike contest Saturday Night at Sloppy Joe's.

    Other Hemingway Day events include literary readings, a marlin tournament and a short story competition directed by author and Hemingway granddaughter Lorian Hemingway.

    The festival concludes Sunday.

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