Weekend Event Picks

One thing I love about Key West is the way the Conch is toasted as the seafood of choice. How about entering something neat like the Conch Shell Blowing Contest? This is a great event, super in every way. Just dandy for all ages and held at the Oldest House Garden.

this is the way to enjoy an island, Welcome to the Conch Republic Island Town. Winners of the quirky Duval Street conch honk contest are treated to free drinks at Sloppy Joe's.

Medals are given in multiple age groups for the quality, duration, sexy dress and novelty of the costume worn. You need to dress uniquely to separate yourself from the other blowers.
Reid L.

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Conch

Zany is the Conch Honk Contest. The famous life of a conch is treasured. We love the cats, and all of the friendly felines that inhabit Hemingway home. Cats are all over the Key West home where Ernest Hemingway lived in the 1930s. I have two kitties in my hotel back yard tonight at sunset. They are so cute, but keep their distance. Slowly they get closer and closer to me when I am around, so it might be time for a florida wild cat documentary. I would bring one to show Lion King Kitty-pooh-juniors, but my car is going to the shop.

It is me and wild cat land. The Presidential Gates are opened and closed for some of the most notable characters that have ever visited Key West. Stop at China Garden west on bikes for a great meal.

Mack W.

Conch Blowing Fest

322 Duval Street
Key West FL 33040
305-294-9501
More: http://oirf.org

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