June 27, 2018- (Key West, FL).  Key Lime Festival Kicks Off at Key West Lighthouse with Gravity-Defying Key Lime Pie Drop

Key West Art & Historical Society has once again teamed up with Key Lime Festival producers David Sloan and Marky Pierson to catapult America’s favorite citrus celebration – the Key Lime Festival – into the limelight with the second annual Key Lime Pie Drop contest and party at the Key West Lighthouse, 938 Whitehead Street, this Saturday, June 30 from 11:00am-2:00pm.

Those with a taste for engineering adventures are invited to enter for a chance at fame, fortune, a trophy, and a crisp $100 cash prize. To secure your free entry and pie for the contest, register at keylimefestival.com. Points will be awarded based on factors such as where and if you land on the target and the condition of the pie when it lands.  Additional trophies will be awarded for “Most Creative Design,” “Best Decorated,” and “Best Key Lime Theme.”  Costumes are encouraged for contestants and spectators alike.

Drop a pie or just enjoy the spectacle from the ground.Sloan and Pierson will open the event with a ceremonial pie-drop at 11:00am, with registered contestants gathering at high noon to begin dropping their pies from the lofty Lighthouse platform to the target below.

Food vendors, a full bar provided by Tiki House Key West, hot tunes by Soundwaves’ DJ Top Jimmy, SnoCones, a kids’ zone with face painting and giant waterslide, and loads of limey fun for all ages round out the kick-off competition event!

Sponsored by Key West Key Lime Pie Co Southernmost Beach Café, Keys Auto Center, Tiki House Key West, Key West First Legal Rum Distillery, The Southernmost Scavenger Hunt, Charlie Mac’s, Eden House, Steve’s Authentic Key Lime Pie, and Amsterdam’s Curry Mansion Inn. Visit Keylimefest.com for rules and a full schedule of other events slotted for this year’s fest, or call Society Events Coordinator Dani Holliday at 305.295.6616 x 114.  Your Museums.  Your Community.  It Takes an Island. 

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Key Lime Festival co-founders David Sloan and Marky Pierson (1st and 3rd from left), Society Operations Manager Shawn Cowles (2nd from left) and Executive Director Michael Gieda with daughter Kaleilee Gieda, invite creative minds to attempt to outsmart gravity at the Key Lime Kick-Off Party & Key Lime Pie Drop, Saturday, June 30, from 11am-2pm at the Key West Lighthouse, 938 Whitehead Street.